MacCrimmon's Lament

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Sung a capella by Robert Hunter on 1 June 2002.

Roon Cuillin’s peaks the mist is sailin'
The banshee croons her note o' wailin'
My old blue e'en wi' sorrow are streamin'
For him that shall never return, MacCrimmon

No more, no more, no more forever
In war and peace shall return MacCrimmon
No more, no more, no more forever
Shall love or gold bring back MacCrimmon

The beast on the brae is mournfully moanin'
The brooks in the hollow are plaintively mournin'
My old blue e'en wi' sorrow are streamin'
For him that shall never return, MacCrimmon

No more, no more, no more forever
In war and peace shall return MacCrimmon
No more, no more, no more forever
Shall love or gold bring back MacCrimmon

MacLeod's wizard flag from the grey castle sallies
The rowers are unseated, and moored are the galleys
Gleam war axe and broadsword, clang target and quiver
For him that shall never return, MacCrimmon

No more, no more, no more forever
In war and peace shall return MacCrimmon
No more, no more, no more forever
Shall love or gold bring back MacCrimmon

 


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