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X:127
T:Haughs o' Cromdale, The
R:song
H:Interestingly, Montrose (James Graham) died in 1650,
H:whereas the battle took place in 1690
Z:id:hn-song-127
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=90
K:Edor
(B/A/) | GE GA | B>A G2 |
BE EF | DE F3/2
F/ | GG AA | Bd F3/2
F/ | GE BF | EE2 ||
E | Ee e(d/B/) | dd e3/2
d/ | de BG | AB d
B | Be ee | df e3/2
B/ | BA dF | EE2 ||
W:As I come in by Auchindoun,
W:Just a wee bit frae the toun,
W:As for the Hielands I was bound
W:Tae view the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:I met a man in tartan trews,
W:I spiered at him what was the news,
W:Quo' he, "The Hieland army rues
W:That e'er we cam to Cromdale.
W:
W:"We were in bed, sir, every man,
W:When the English host upon us cam,
W:A bloody battle then began
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:The English horse they were so rude,
W:They bathed their hooves in Hieland blood,
W:But our brave clans, they boldly stood
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:
W:"But, alas, we could no longer stay,
W:So o'er the hills we cam away,
W:And sair we did lament the day
W:That e'er we cam tae Cromdale."
W:Thus the great Montrose did say:
W:"Hieland men shall lead the way
W:For I will o'er the hills this day,
W:Tae view the Haughs o' Cromdale."
W:
W:"But, alas, my lord, you're not so strong,
W:You scarcely have two thousand men,
W:And there's twenty-thousand Cromwell men,
W:Stand rank and file on Cromdale."
W:Thus the great Montrose did say:
W:"Hieland men shall lead the way
W:For I will o'er the hills this day,
W:Tae view the Haughs o' Cromdale."
W:
W:They were at dinner every man,
W:When great Montrose upon them cam,
W:A second battle then began
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:The Grant, Mackenzie and MacKay,
W:As Montrose they did espy,
W:Then they fought most valiantly
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:
W:The MacDonalds they returned again,
W:The Camerons did their standard join,
W:MacIntosh played a bloody game
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:The MacGregors fought like lions bold,
W:MacPhersons, none could them control,
W:MacLauchlins fought, like loyal souls
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:
W:The MacLeans, MacDougals, and MacNeils,
W:So boldly as they took the field,
W:And made their enemies to yield
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:The Gordons boldly did advance,
W:The Frasers fought with sword and lance,
W:The Grahams they made the heads tae dance,
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.
W:
W:Then the loyal Stewarts wi' Montrose,
W:So boldly set upon their foes,
W:Laid them low wi' Hieland blows
W:Laid them low on Cromdale.
W:Of twenty-thousand Cromwell's men,
W:A thousand fled tae Aberdeen,
W:The rest of them lie on the plain,
W:Upon the Haughs o' Cromdale.


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