Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Campbells are Coming!

In the days before Rabbie Burns, on the battlefields of Culloden and the infamous Glencoe massacre, the Campbells were loathed and feared for their fierceness (and some would fairly say traitorous ways) as warriors. Even during WWI and WWII, these 'Black Watch' soldiers were nicknamed the 'Ladies from Hell' for their toughness.


The Campbells are Coming
by Robert Burns

Chorus
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!
The Campbells are comin to bonnie Lochleven
The Campbells are comin, Oho! Oho!


Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay
Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay
I looked down to bonnie Lochleven
And saw three bonnie perches play.

Chorus

Great Argyle he goes before
He maks his cannons and guns to roar
Wi' sound o trumpet, pipe and drum
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!

Chorus

The Campbells they are a'in arms
Their loyal faith and truth to show
Wi' banners rattling in the wind
The Campbells are comin Oho, Oho!

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