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Rise! Rise! Lowland And Highland Men

  • (Ian McCalman / James Hogg)

    Chorus:
    Rise! rise! Lowland and Highland men
    Bald sire and beardless son, each come, and early
    Rise! rise! mainland and island men
    Belt on your broadswords and fight for Prince Charlie

    Rise! rise! Lowland and Highland men
    Bald sire and beardless son, each come, and early
    Rise! rise! mainland and island men
    Belt on your broadswords and fight for Prince Charlie
    Down from the mountain steep, up from the valley deep
    Out from the clachan, the bothy, and shieling
    Bugle and battle drum bid chief and vassal come
    Loudly our bagpipes the pibroch are pealing

    Men of the mountains, descendants of heroes
    Heirs of the fame and the hills of your fathers
    Say, shall the Sassenach southron not fear us
    When fierce to the war-peal each plaided clan gathers
    Long on the trophied walls of your ancestral halls
    Rust hath been blunting the armour of Albin
    Seize, then, ye mountain Macs, buckler and battle-axe
    Lads of Lochaber, Braemar, and Breadalbine

    When hath the tartan plaid mantled a coward
    When did the bonnet blue crest the disloyal
    Up, then, and crowd to the standard of Stuart
    Follow your hero, the rightful, the royal
    Come, Chief of Clanronald and gallant M'Donald
    Come Lovat, Lochiel, with the Grant, and the Gordon
    Rouse every kilted clan, rouse every loyal man
    Musket on shoulder and thigh the broad sword on

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1970:] Born in Ettrick Forest, [James Hogg (1770-1835)] spent his early days as a shepherd, but he was discovered by Scott while collecting material for his 'Border Minstrelsy', and taken under that ample wing. He had almost no formal education, [...] but he soon became famous among the famous of his time - helped by his magnificent personality. He farmed most of his life and left a variety of notable works [...]. (Penguin Book of Scottish Verse 15f)

Quelle: Scotland

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