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First Line: I'm wearin' awa', john [or, jean]
Last Line: In the land o' the leal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lady Nairne; Oliphant, Carolina; Nairne, Baroness
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


I'm wearing awa', Jean,
Like snaw when it's thaw, Jean;
I'm wearing awa',
To the land o' the leal.
There's nae sorrow there, Jean,
There's neither cauld nor car, Jean,
The day is aye fair
In the land o' the leal.
Ye were aye leal and true, Jean;
Your task's ended noo, Jean,
And I'll welcome you
To the land o' the leal.
Our bonnie bairn's there, Jean,
She was baith guid and fair, Jean:
O, we grudged her right sair
To the land o' the leal!
Then dry that tearfu' ee, Jean,
My soul langs to be free, Jean,
And angels wait on me
To the land o' the leal!
Now fare ye weel, my ain Jean,
This warld's care is vain, Jean;
We'll meet and aye be-fain
In the land o' the leal.




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