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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury. 1875.

Robert Burns

CXXV. Lament for Culloden

THE LOVELY lass o’ Inverness,

Nae joy nor pleasure can she see;

For e’en to morn she cries, “Alas!”

And aye the saut tear blin’s her e’e:

“Drumossie moor—Drumossie day—

A waefu’ day it was to me!

For there I lost my father dear,

My father dear, and brethren three.

“Their winding-sheet the bluidy clay,

Their graves are growin’ green to see;

And by them lies the dearest lad

That ever blest a woman’s e’e!

“Now wae to thee, thou cruel lord,

A bluidy man I trow thou be;

For mony a heart thou has made sair

That ne’er did wrang to thine or thee!”