Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1836

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Sung by Mr. Wood

Written by Harry Stoe Van Dyk

Composed by John Barnett

Philadelphia, Published by Klemm & Brother 287 Market St

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I hae wander'd mony a night in June,
Along the banks of Clyde,
Beneath a bright and bonnie moon,
Wi' Mary at my side: As summer was she to mine ee,
And to my heart a joy,
And weel she loo'd to raom wi' me,
Her Highland Minstrel boy,
I hae wander'd mony a night in June,
Along the banks of Clyde,
Beneath a bright and bonnie moon,
Wi' Mary at my side

Oh! her presence could on ev'ry star,
New brilliancy confer,
And I thought the flow'rs were sweeter far,
When they were seen with her:
Her brow was calm as sleeping sea,
Her glance was full o' joy,
And oh! her heart was true to me,
Her Highland Minstrel boy.
Oh! her presence could &c.

I hae play'd to Ladies fair and gay,
In many a southron hall,
But there was one far far away,
A world above them all:
And now, tho'u weary years have fled,
I think wi' mournful joy,
Upon the time when Mary wed,
Her Highland Minstrel boy
I hae play'd &c

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