Gallant forty twa

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You can talk about your lancers, or your Irish Fusiliers
The Aberdeen Militia or the Queen’s Own Volunteers
Or any other regiment that’s lying far awa’
Come gie to me the tartan of the gallant Forty Twa.

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Strolling through the green fields on a summer day
Watching all the country girls working at the hay
I really was delighted and he stole my heart awa’
When I saw him in the tartan of the gallant Forty Twa

Oh I never will forget the day his regiment marched past
The pipes they played a lively tune but my heart it was aghast,
As he smiled and passed me by, and then from far awa’
He waved at me the tartan of the gallant Forty Twa

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Once again I heard the music of the pipers from afar
They tramped and tramped, the weary men returning from the war
And as they nearer drew I brushed a woeful tear awa’
When I saw him in the tartan of the gallant Forty Twa

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