I hung my harp upon the willows
when i first made this harbour town
My broken heart by fair Eliza
still fresh and raw when i came to town

I learned a trade from Alexander
a scoundrel of the first degree
and within the year, i was so despondent
that doctor Fleeming well knew me

Oh, Eglinton floating on the water
Oh, Eglinton the rose was there for me
I hung my harp high upon the willows
of Irvine town, by the sea

On Hogmanay, I burned the work down
I found myself without a crown
Oh, but I had more than any silver
Cos' I had a friend in Richard Brown

In Eglinton wood we’d wander
On the Drukken Steps I would recite
"Take your harp down from the willows"
said Richard Brown, and he was right

Oh, Eglinton floating on the water
Oh, Eglinton the road was there for me
I took my harp down from the willows
Richard Brown, I bow to thee
Richard Brown, I bow to thee
richard brown i bow to thee


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