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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.


The Lass of Lammermoor

By Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)

I MET a lass on Lammermoor

Atween the corn and blooming heather,

Around her neck red gowd she wore,

And in her cap she wore a feather;

Her step was light, her eyes were bright,

Her face shone out like summer weather;

“Birds sing, sweet lass, they love to see

Sic beauty ’mang the blooming heather.”

O, sic a geck she gave her head,

And sic a toss she gave her feather,

“Man, saw ye ne’er a bonnie lass

Before amang the blooming heather?”

“Pass on, pass on, so fair a ane

Might be less scornfu’; I would rather

Ha’e one whom I ken in her snood,

Than thee in thy bright cap and feather.”