“The Lass o Glencoe (I)”


Singer reminisces about the lass he has left in Glencoe. He meets her in the heather and asks her to marry; she refuses. He promises to keep a lock of her hair. Last line of most verses: "I still like my lassie fae bonnie Glencoe"


Despite a few lyrics in common, this is a separate song from "MacDonald's Return to Glencoe." It also seems to have had grafted onto it a verse from "Portmore", which inspired Burns's "Farewell to the Highlands." - PJS

Cross references

  • cf. "MacDonald's Return to Glencoe" (lyrics)
  • cf. "Portmore (My Heart's in the Highlands)" (lyrics)


  1. MacSeegTrav 29, "The Lassie o' Glencoe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3923
  3. BI, McCST029


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1962 (collected from Maggie McPhee)
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))