Sunday, July 10, 2005

"Killiecrankie"



Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Whaur hae ye been sae brankie-o?
Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Cam' ye by Killiecrankie-o?

Chorus:
An' ye had been where I hae been
Ye wadna been sae cantie-o
An' ye had seen what I hae seen
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

Chorus:

I fought at land, I fought at sea
At hame I fought my auntie-o
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

Chorus:

The bauld pitcur fell in a furr
And Clavers gat a clankie-o
Or I had fed an Athol gled
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

Chorus:

Oh fie, MacKay, What gart ye lie
I' the brush ayont the brankie-o?
Ye'd better kiss'd King Willie's loof
Than come tae Killiecrankie-o

Chorus:

It's nae shame, it's nae shame
It's nae shame to shank ye-o
There's sour slaes on Athol braes
And the de'ils at Killiecrankie-o

Chorus:

1 comment:

Seeking The Truth said...

I was wondering if you might have the answer to a question that has been bothering me. What is the origin of the final two [non-Burns] verses of Killiecrankie? Somewhere I came across the notion that James Hogg wrote them but never found anything definite.
This one has eluded my Googling ability completely -- I'm hoping that you might know.