MacGregor's Gathering

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MacGregor's Gathering

         The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
       And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
             Then gather, gather, gather, Grigalach!
             Gather, gather, gather, &c.
         Our signal for fight, that from monarchs we drew,
       Must be heard but by night in our vengeful haloo!
             Then haloo, Grigalach! haloo, Grigalach!
             Haloo, haloo, haloo, Grigalach, &c.
         Glen Orchy's proud mountains, Coalchuirn and her towers,
      Glenstrae and Glenlyon no longer are ours;
            We're landless, landless, landless, Grigalach!
            Landless, landless, landless, &c.
        But doom'd and devoted by vassal and lord.
      MacGregor has still both his heart and his sword!
            Then courage, courage, courage, Grigalach!
            Courage, courage, courage, &c.
        If they rob us of name, and pursue us with beagles,
      Give their roofs to the flame, and their flesh to the eagles!
            Then vengeance, vengeance, vengeance, Grigalach!
            Vengeance, vengeance, vengeance, &c.
        While there's leaves in the forest, and foam on the river,
      MacGregor, despite them, shall flourish for ever!
            Come then, Grigalach, come then, Grigalach,
            Come then, come then, come then, &c.
        Through the depths of Loch Katrine the steed shall career,
      O'er the peak of Ben-Lomond the galley shall steer,
      And the rocks of Craig-Royston like icicles melt,
      Ere our wrongs be forgot, or our vengeance unfelt!
            Then gather, gather, gather, Grigalach!
            Gather, gather, gather, &c.

Sir Walter Scott, 1816
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