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Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill

GUEST,Brian Sumner 08 Feb 00 - 09:10 AM
fulurum 08 Feb 00 - 09:59 AM
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GUEST,Philippa 08 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM
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Malcolm Douglas 08 Feb 00 - 02:51 PM
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Subject: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST,Brian Sumner
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 09:10 AM

I'd like to find the lyrics to this song, if possible. It was part of a Thistle and Shamrock program entitled 'The Fate O' Charlie', dated November 18, 1999.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: fulurum
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 09:59 AM

could it be the song"Sound the Pibroch"

the highland men came down to meet them that morning,

they were led by prince charles stewart,known as bonnie prince charlie.

if this is the song it was just done on some recent threads. if you can't find, i'll type out the lyrics for you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: MMario
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 10:10 AM

My first thought was Donal McGilavry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM

recorded by Ossian on "Seal Song", Iona Records


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST,Brian Sumner
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 10:23 AM

I think that it might be the song recorded by Ossian, as indicated by Philippa.

Does anyone have those lyrics?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HIGHLANDMEN CAME DOWN THE HILL
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 02:51 PM

The Highlandmen Came Down The Hill

The Highlandmen came down the hill,
And owre the knowe wi' right gude will;
Now Geordie's men may brag their fill,
For wow but they were braw, man!
They had three gen'rals o' the best,
Wi' lairds, and lords, and a' the rest,
Chiels that were bred to stand the test,
And couldna rin awa, man.

The Highlandmen are savage loons,
Wi' barkit houghs and burly crowns;
They canna stand the thunder-stoun's
Of heroes bred wi' care, man-
Of men that are their country's stay,
These Whiggish braggarts of a day.
The Highlandmen came down the brae,
The heroes were not there, man.

Says brave Lochiel, "Pray, have we won?
I see no troop, I hear no gun."
Says Drummond, "Faith, the battle's done,
I know not how or why, man.
But my good lords, this thing I crave,
Have we defeat these heroes brave?"
Says Murray, "I believe we have:
If not, we're here to try, man."

But tried they up, or tried they down,
There was no foe in Falkirk town,
Nor yet in a' the country roun',
To break a sword at a', man.
They were sae bauld at break o' day,
When tow'rd the west they took their way;
But the Highlandmen came down the brae,
And made the dogs to blawe, man.

A tyke is but a tyke at best,
A coward ne'er will stand the test,
And Whigs at morn wha cocked the crest,
Or e'en had got a fa', man.
O wae befa' these northern lads,
Wi' their braidswords and white cockades!
They lend sic hard and heavy blads,
Our Whigs nae mair can craw, man.

From Jacobite Songs & Ballads, ed. G.S. MacQuoid

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST,Brian Sumner
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 02:55 PM

Malcolm,

Many Thanks! This is just what I was looking for!

Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 07:07 PM

The lyrics given on the liner notes to "Seal Song" (Ossian album on Iona Records, Glasgow) are much the same as those given above. The second verse is absent and there are minor differences in the words and spellings (more dialect spellings such as 'Hielandmen' and 'doon'). In the last verse, 'chiels' is sung instead of 'Whigs'. The historical notes are as follow:

'From Hogg's "Jacobite Relics". This song refers to the Battle of Falkirk Muir (17th January 1746). In his notes to the song, Hogg says, "Hawley had vaunted that, with two troops of dragoons and no more, he would drive the Highlanders before him to the farthest corner of the country and into the sea, but behold, at the very first sight he got of them, a Jacobite storm sent him back with a jerk. The Highlandmen came boldly to the attack, but when their enemies wheeled and fled, they only took it for some sage manouvre, and expected to have the brunt of the battle to abide at the bottom of the descent. When they reached the camp, there was no enemy to be seen.

'"To hide his own cowardice, General Hawley wreaked his vengeance manfully on others. A number of private men were shot for cowardly behaviour, and a far greater number severely whipped for flinging down their arms and running off as soon as the Highlanders came in sight." '


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Subject: Tune Add: THE HIGHLANDMEN CAME DOWN THE HILL
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM

X:1
T:The Highlandmen came down the Hill
N:from Hogg's "Jacobite Relics"
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w:owre the know wi' right gude will; Now Geord-ies's men may
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w:brag their fill,for Wow but they were braw, man! They
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w:had three gen'-rals o' the best, wi' lairds, and lords, and
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w:a' the rest, chiels that were bred to stand the test, and
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w:could no rin a-wa, man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hielandmen Cam Doon the Hill
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 11:00 AM

Yes this is the one, I'm looking for it too..could you post them? Eternally grateful, dmcfe@aol.com


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