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Will Ye No Come Back Again?

This song is by Dougie MacLean and appears on the album Butterstone (1989).

Bonnie charlie's no awa
Safely o'er the friendly main
Mony's a heart will break in twa
Should he ne'er come back again
And mony a traitor 'mang the isles
Brak the band o' nature's law
And many a traitor wi' his wiles
Sought to wear his life awa

And will ye no' come back again?
Will ye no' come back again?
Better lo'ed ye canna be
Will ye no' come back again?

The hills he trode were a' his ain
And bed beneath the birken tree
The bush that hid him on the plain
There's none on earth can claim but he
And whene'er I hear the blackbird sing
Unto the e'ening sinking down
Or merl that maks the woods to ring
To me they hae nae ither soun'

And will ye no' come back again?
Will ye no' come back again?
Better lo'ed ye canna be
Will ye no' come back again?

And mony's a gallant sodger fought
And mony's a gallant chief did fa'
And death itself were dearly bought
A' for Scotland's king and law
Sweet the lav'rock's note and lang
Lilting wildly up the glen
But aye the o'erword o' the sang
Says will ye no come back again?

And will ye no' come back again?
Will ye no' come back again?
Better lo'ed ye canna be
Will ye no' come back again?