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Shimbo Darktree Lyr Req/Add: Albany (Roger Whittaker) (8) Lyr Add: ALBANY (from Roger Whittaker) 04 Mar 04

As promised a month ago, here are the (English) words:

(by: K. Munro. Story of Gordon Mackenzie and his family home)
As sung by Roger Whittaker

Albany, that once stood high over Norton Green,
Albany, whose mighty walls the people sheltered under,
Albany, proud symbol set in the Highlands green,
Just like a song. A song that lasts forever.

Gordon was the eldest son, a golden eagle so the story runs,
His brother Charles dark as a raven,
One night in jealous rage and spite, the raven struck with all his might,
The eagle turned as quick as light, and slew the raven.


See the king's men come, riding through the heather,
"Mackenzie's life!", they cry, "and all his lands!",
Silent clansmen stand, motionless together,
An English king won't have a Highland man.

So the king, by his decree, did raze with fire poor Albany,
To let the people see his power,
But Highland justice did prevail, and according to the clansmen's tale,
A golden eagle nests forever in her tower.


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