Hieland Laddie


Where ha' ye been a' the day?
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Saw ye him that' far awa'
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
On his head a bonnet blue
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Tartan plaid and Hielan' trews
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie

When he drew his gude braid-sword
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Then he gave his royal word.
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Frae the field he ne'er wad flee
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Wi' his friends wad live or dee.
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie

Geordie sits in Charlie's chair
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
But I think he'll no bide there.
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Charlie yet shall mount the throne
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Weel ye ken it is his own.
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie











































Hieland Laddie


Were you ever in Quebec?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Stowin' timber on the deck.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you ever in Callao?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Where the girls are never slow.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you ever in Baltimore?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Dancing on that sanded floor.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you ever in Mobile Bay?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Screwing cotton by the day
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you ever in Dundee?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
There some pretty ships you'll see.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you on the Brummalow?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Where Yankee boys are all the go.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Were you ever in Merrimashee?
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Where you make fast to a tree.
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Hey, ho and away we go
Bonnie laddie, hieland laddie
Hey, ho and away we go
My bonnie hieland laddie.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

The words of the original are a fragment of 'a long and very coarse Jacobite ballad' published in Jacobite Relics, 1810. A version of the tune appeared in Playford, 11th edition, 1701.

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