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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Introductory
My Heart ’s in the Highlands
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
MY heart ’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart ’s in the Highlands a chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart ’s in the Highlands wherever I go.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,        5
The birthplace of valor, the country of worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands forever I love.
 
Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;        10
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
My heart ’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart ’s in the Highlands a chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,        15
My heart ’s in the Highlands wherever I go.
 
 
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