Treasure Island

Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

My Heart's In The Highlands


Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
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;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Andrew Matthews (2/6/2009 12:16:00 PM)

    I love all of rabbie's stuff, but this is by far my favourite of them, my hearts up there too. (Report) Reply

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