My Heart’s In The Highlands by Robert Burns

Robert Burns

One of the best ways to learn English is to read English language literature. In this post, we offer My Heart’s In The Highlands, a poem by a famous Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) and a reading of the poem by Charles, Prince of Wales.

 

My Heart’s In The Highlands

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth ;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Farewell to the mountains, high-cover’d with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

 

Charles, Prince of Wales is reading the poem My Heart’s In The Highlands

 

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