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Come ye by Athol, lad wi' the philabeg,
Down by the Tummel, or banks of the Garry?
Saw ye the lads, with their bonnets and white cockades,
Leaving their mountains to follow Prince Charlie.

* Follow thee, follow thee, wha wadna follow thee?
Long has thou loved and trusted us fairly!
Charlie, Charlie, wha wadna follow thee?
King o' the Highland hearts, bonnie Charlie.

I have but one son, my gallant young Donald;
But if I had ten, they should follow Glengarry;
Health to MacDonald and gallant Clan Ronald,
For these are the men that will die for their Charlie.

I'll go to Lochiel, and Appin, and kneel to them;
Down by Lord Murray and Roy of Kildarlie;
Brave Mackintosh, he shall fly to the field with them;
These are the lads I can trust with my Charlie.

Down thru the Lowlands, down with the whigamore,
Loyal true Highlanders, down with them rarely;
Ronald and Donald drive on with the braid claymore,
Over the necks of the foes of Prince Charlie.

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from Scottish Songs of Drinking & Rebellion, released November 30, 2013
words and music traditional, Marc Gunn: Autoharp, Nathan Deese on flute and base, lyrics James Hogg, music Neil Gow, Jr

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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