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chico Lyr Add: MacDougall's Men (Rebecca Pigeon) (5) Lyr Add: MacDougall's Men (Rebecca Pigeon) 15 Feb 06



   Am                               G Am
I did not come for naught I came to warn
    C               Am                  E7             Am
MacDougall's men are coming lads they'll be here in the morn
I travelled hard upon the road, through the rainy night
Call the men to arms my lads, there'll be a heavy fight

It seems the lass you've taken in is promised to anither
She's na wha she appears to be, she lied about her mither
She said she was a tinker's lass, who lost her way saw blind
And so she came unto your door, she knew you'd treat her kind

I fear she has deceived your will, and know you would believe her
The clothes upon her face and hands, you'll know she isn't a tinker
For though her cloak is ragged new her skin is soft and pretty
She's traded her fine linen in for garments torn and dirty

I see she has won your head, and you'll give her freely
But for the kindly deed you've done I fear you'll pay most dearly
MacDougall's men for vengence come, their minds are bent on slaughter
For heer me weel she's not a lass, she is MacDougall's daughter


[From Rebecca Pigeon's 'Four Mary's' (1996)]


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