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Quotation by Robert Burns
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.
Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scottish poet. Poetical Works, vol. 1, ed. William Scott Douglas (1891). "My Heart's in the Highlands," st. 4, Johnson's Musical Museum, vol. 3 (1790).
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