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The Deidly Wars Are Past and Gane For the deidly wars are passed and gane and gentle peace returning Left mony's the sweet babe faitherless and mony's the widow mourning I left the lines and the tented field whaur I'm no longer a lodger A humble knapsack, it's a' my wealth I'm a poor but honest sodger A lea-licht hert was in my brest my hands unstained wi' plunder It's all for Scotia hame again I cheery on did wonder I thocht upon the banks of Coille I thocht upon my Nancy I thocht upon her bewitching smile that stole my youthful fancy Norman Kennedy got this from Jeannie Robertson who thought it was Robert Burns SOF
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