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Found in 1806.abc from the John Chambers music book abc collection
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the BATTLE OF SHERRA-MOOR 1806 O cam ye here the fight to shun, Or herd the sheep wi' 4 2 me, man? Or was ye at the Sher ra moor, Or did the bat tle see, man? I saw the bat tle tr sair and teugh, and reek in red ran mony a sheugh; My tr heart for fear gae sough for sough, To hear the thuds, and see the cluds, O' clans frae woods, in tar tan duds, Wha glaum'd at king doms three, man. 2. The red-coat lads, wi' black cockades, To meet them were na slaw, man; They rush'd, and push'd, and blude outgush'd, And mony a bouk did fa', man. The great Argyle led on his files, I wat they glanc'd for twenty miles; They hough'd the clans like nine-pin kyles, They hack'd and hash'd, while braid swords clash'd, And through they dash'd, and hew'd, and smash'd Till fey men died awa, man, 3. But had ye seen the philibegs, And skyrin tartan trews, man, When in the teeth they dar'd our whigs, And covenant true-blues, man. In lines extended lang and large, When bayonets oppos'd the targe, And thousands hasten'd to the charge; Wi' Highland wrath they frae the sheath Drew blades o' death, till out o' breath, They fled like frighted dows, man. 4. O, how de'il, Tam, can that be true? The chace gade frae the north, man; I saw, mysel, they did pursue The horsemen back to Forth, man; And at Dunblane, in my ain sight, They took the brig wi' a' their might, And straught to Stirling winged their flight But, cursed lot! the gates were shut, And mony a hunted, poor red-coat, For fear amaist did swarf, man, 5. My sister Kate cam up the gate Wi' crowdie unto me, man; She swoor she saw some rebels run To Perth and to Dundee, man, Their left-hand general had nae skill; The Angus lads had nae gude will That day their neibours' blude to spill: For fear by foes that they should lose Their cogs o' brose, they scar'd at blows. And hameward fast did flee, man. 6. They've lost some gallant gentlemen Amang the Highland clans, man; I fear my Lord Panmure is slain, Or in his en'mies hands, man. Now wad ye sing this double flight, Some fell for wrang, and some for right, And mony bade the warld gude-night; Say pell and mell, wi' muskets knell, How tories fell, and whigs to h-ll Flew aff in frighted bands, man. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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