Ye Hielands and ye Lawlands, O whare hae ye been? They hae slain the Earl of Murray, And laid him on the green. He was a braw gallant When he rade at the ring; O the bonnie Earl of Murray He might hae been a king. O lang may the ladies Look frae the Castle down, Ere they see the Earl of Murray Come riding thro' the town. Now wae be to ye, Huntley And wharefore did ye sae? I bade you to take him, But forbade you him to slay. He was a braw gallant When he rode at the gluve; O the bonnie Earl of Murray He was the Queen's luve.
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- by Ivor (Bertie) Gurney (1890 - 1937), "The bonnie Earl of Murray", published 1921 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Benjamin Britten.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) , "Murray's Ermordung", subtitle: "Schottisch", first published 1778-79 ; composed by Johannes Brahms.
Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe
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