The Highland Balou
Language: Scottish (Scots)
Hee Balou, my sweet wee Donald,
Picture o' the great Clanronald!
Brawlie kens our wanton Chief
What gat my young Highland thief.
Leeze me on thy bonnie craigie!
And thou live, thou'll steal a naigie,
Travel the country thro' and thro' ,
and bring hame a Carlisle cow!
Thro' the Lawlands, o'er the Border,
Weel, my babie, may thou furder!
Herry the louns o' the laigh Countrie,
Syne to the Highlands hame to me!
Translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER
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Submitted by David K. Smythe
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Settings in other languages or adaptations:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858) , title 1: "Hochländisches Wiegenlied" CAT DUT ENG FRE by Robert Alexander Schumann, Heinrich von Sahr.
Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (David K. Smythe) , title 1: "The Highland lullaby", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (David K. Smythe) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Wiegenlied aus den schottischen Highlands", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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