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Come round the heather,
Come o'er the heather,
You're welcome late and early.
Around him fling your royal king,
For who'll be king but Charlie?

Charlie likes to kiss the girls,
Charlie likes the brandy,
Charlie likes to kiss the girls
Whenever they come handy.

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Source: The Penguin Book of Canadian Folk Songs.

Notes abridged from The Penguin Book.

This fragment of a well known Scottish song is interesting as it forms a link between the Jacobite song and the many American verses usually identified as 'Weevily Wheat.' Bonny Prince Charlie was the hero of many Scottish songs. The song has been attributed to Lady Caroline Nairne.

Roud: 729 (Search Roud index at VWML)

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