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Auld Reekie
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Click here to listen to this in Real Audio read by Peter D  Wright

                                                When chitterin' cauld the day sall daw,
                                                Loud may your bonny bugles blaw
                                                    And loud your drums may beat.
                                                Hie owre the land at evenfa'
                                                Your lamps may glitter raw by raw,
                                                     Along the gowsty street.
                                                I gang nae mair where ance I gaed,
                                                By Brunston, Fairmileheid, or Braid;
                                                     But far fraw Kirk or Tron.
                                                O still ayont the muckle sea,
                                                Still are ye dear, and dear to me,
                                                     Auld Reekie, still and on!

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