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ISBN 13: 9781130011081

Scotish songs

 
9781130011081: Scotish songs

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...his officers obey, His cowardly commons run away, For fear the red-coats them should slay; The sodgers' hail make their hearts fail, See how they scale, and turn their tail, And rin to flail And plow, man. W. But now brave Angus comes again Into the second fight, man; They swear they 'll either die or gain, No foes shall them affright, man: Argyle's best forces they 'll withstand, And boldly fight them sword in hand, Give them a general to command, A man of might, that will but fight, And take delight to lead them right, And ne'er desire The flight, man. But Flandrekins they have no skill To lead a Scottish force, man; Their motions do our courage spill, And put us to a loss, man. You 'll hear of us far better news, When we attack like Highland trews, To hash, and slash, and smash and bruise, Till the field though braid be all o'erspread, But coat or plaid, wi' corpse that's dead, In their cold bed, That's moss, man. T. Twa gen'rals frae the field did run, Lords Huntley and Seaforth, man; They cry'd and run grim death to shun, Those heroes of the North, man; They 're fitter far for book or pen, Than under Mars to lead on men, Ere they came there they might well ken That female hands could ne'er gain lands, 'Tis Highland brands that countermands Argathlean bands Frae Forth, man. W. The Camerons scower'd as they were mad, Lifting their neighbours' cows, man. M'Kenzie and the Stewart fled, Without phil'beg or trews, man: Had they behaved like Donald's core, And kill'd all those came them before, Their king had gone to France no more: Then each Whig saint wad soon repent, And strait recant his covenant, And rent It at the news, man. T. M'Gregors they far off did stand, Badenach and Athol too, man; I hear they wanted the command, For I believe them true, man. &q...

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