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forty two Songs that no one likes but you (72* d) RE: Songs that no one likes but you 20 Jun 01

Now, a song that I love singing is McCrimmon's Lament. It's taken from the piping tune writen by the man himself when he forsaw his own death in a dream. The McCrimmons were the pipers for the McLeods of Skye. So, he was killed in a skirmish and his sister put the words to the air.

It's short as far as ballads go about death and all that - only four verses. But the phrase that describes it well, I have taken, I think, came from Stephen Stills - "It starts off real slow and then sort of fizzles out altogether" I love that phrase, it suits all kinds of situations. And no matter what anybody else says I love McCrimmons Lament and will keep on singing it!

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