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Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men

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MARCH OF THE CAMERON MEN


Teru 23 Feb 97 - 06:57 PM
Sandy 09 Mar 97 - 04:00 AM
Teru 09 Mar 97 - 06:52 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jul 03 - 12:50 AM
GUEST,Q 04 Jul 03 - 01:02 AM
GUEST 07 Aug 06 - 08:24 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Aug 06 - 01:02 PM
GUEST 07 Aug 06 - 09:02 PM
GUEST 08 Aug 06 - 04:22 PM
Hillheader 08 Aug 06 - 05:11 PM
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GUEST,Melanie Hopkins 12 Mar 15 - 11:46 AM
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Subject: March of Cameron Men
From: Teru
Date: 23 Feb 97 - 06:57 PM

Does anybody know the lyrics for a Scottish song "The March of Cameron Men"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MARCH OF THE CAMERON MEN
From: Sandy
Date: 09 Mar 97 - 04:00 AM

Go to the Cameron Clan home page at http://members.aol.com/CLANCAM1/index.html

You can listen to a midi file also.

There's many a man of the Cameron Clan
That has followed his Chief to the field:
He has sworn to support him or die by his side,
For a Cameron never can yield.

CHORUS: I hear the pibroach sounding, sounding,
Deep o'er the mountain and glen,
While light-springing footsteps are trampling the heath,
'Tis the march of the Cameron Men

Oh! proudly they walk; but each Cameron knows,
He may tread on the heather no more;
But boldly he follows his Chief to the field,
Where his laurels were gather'd before. CHORUS

The moon has arisen, it shines o'er the path
Now tread by the gallant and true;
High, high are their hopes, for their Chieftain hath said,
That whatever men dare they can do. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: March of Cameron Men
From: Teru
Date: 09 Mar 97 - 06:52 PM

Dear Sandy,

Thank you very much for your help. The lyrics are what I have looked for.

I also thank you to introduce the Cameron Clan Home Paged to me. It is really a nice home page with the melody of "The March of Cameron Men"!

With my kindest regards.

Teru (Teruhiko Kachi, Japan)


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Subject: RE: March of Cameron Men
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 12:50 AM

This web page attributes the song to Mary Maxwell Campbell, 1829.

This web page (among several others) gives a somewhat different version of the chorus. It also has a midi file.
    CHORUS: I hear the pibroch sounding, sounding
    Deep o'er the mountain and glen
    While light springing footsteps
    Are trampling the heath.
    'Tis the march of the Cameron men.
    'Tis the march, 'tis the march,
    'Tis the march of the Cameron men.
This web page has a Gaelic version, but it doesn't say which is the original and which is the translation.
    CAISMEACHD CHLOINN CHAMSHROIN

    1. Chan 'eil oganach treun de chloinn Chamshroin gu leir
    Nach teid deonach fo Bhrataich Loch Ial
    Gu buaidh no gu bas's bidh iad dileas 's gach cas,
    Oir geill cha tug Camshronach riamh.

    SEISD: Nach cluinn sibh fuaim na pioba tighinn
    Gu h-ard thar monadh is ghleann;
    Agus cas cheuman
    Eutrom a'saltairt an fhraoich
    'S i caismeachd Chloinn Chamshroin a th'ann!
    'S i th'ann! 'S i th'ann!
    S i caismeachd Chloinn Chamshroin a th'ann!

    2. O! 's uallach an ceum, ged tha fios aig treun
    Gum faod e 'bh maireach 'san uir;
    Ach gach armuinn, gun sgath, theid le 'Cheannard do'n bhlar
    Far'm bu dual dhaibh buaidh agus cliu. SEISD

    3. Tha 'ghealach ag eiridh, 's tha gathan air ceuman
    Nan oigear tha treun agus fior;
    'S rad dochas an cleibh, 's thuirt an Ceannard e fein
    Gur laoch iad nach geill anns an stri. SEISD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 01:02 AM

The chorus given by Jim Dixon is the way Kenneth McKellar sang it on the LP, The Tartan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 08:24 AM

Does anyone know if the Gaelic song above (Caismeachd Chloinn Chamshroin) has ever been recorded?
Although I have several versions of The March of the Cameron Men I can find nothing on the net to
show that the Gaelic words have been put on LP or CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 01:02 PM

Nothing definite and no Gaelic recording found.
It seems likely that both Gaelic and English were written by Mary Maxwell Campbell, from what little I cab find on the song.
The Bodleian has several broadsheets, printed c. 1850 and later, but they are English only.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Q, with so much Gaelic material being recorded it may still happen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 04:22 PM

The March of th Cameron Men is a piece of pure Victoriana.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: Hillheader
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 05:11 PM

At the risk of thread creep, does anyone know the words the regimental song of the Cameronian Scottish Rifles (not the Cameron Highlanders!) My uncle used to sing it many many years ago and now it is but a distant memory.

I think the first line was "Have you seen the Cameronians?" The tune was quite pacy akin to "Michael Finnigan!".

I know it's not much to go on guys but you have performed miracles in the past and I am only asking for one more.

Thanks in advance

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 04:31 PM

On youtube sung by brian hopkins you will find song ingaelic and anglo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: March of the Cameron Men
From: GUEST,Melanie Hopkins
Date: 12 Mar 15 - 11:46 AM

https://youtu.be/iB_leyeZwd0

Here's my dad singing it whilst in the queens own cameron highlanders.

Been searching for the Gaelic lyrics for ages!!! Thanks for posting them


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