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what's this poem?

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jamesy boy | 22:05 Sun 26th Jun 2005 | Arts & Literature
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When I was a child, my grandad used to recite a poem, the first line of which was "Give me the life I love..." and that's all I can remember, except for a sort of "vagabond" theme.


I have a feeling it may be Scottish or Irish in origin, but am not 100% sure.Any ideas?

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Hello,

I think the poem you mean is "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson (who was Scottish).You can find the words here:~

http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/780.html

It is part of a series of songs,set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams,and called "Songs of Travel" not all the Songs are by RL Stevenson though!

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