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


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I did not come for naught. I came to warn:
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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's no a tinker.
For though her cloak is ragged now, 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 vengeance come. Their minds are bent on slaughter.
For hear me weel, she's no' a lass, she is MacDougall's daughter!
(Transcribed by me based on recording. Dialect may be inauthentical. Song origins unknown.)


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