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Killiecrankie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



Chorus
An ye had been whare I hae been,
Ye wad na been sae cantie, O!
An ye had seen what I hae seen
On the braes o' Killiecrankie, O!
1.
'Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Whare hae ye been sae brankie, O?
Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Cam ye by Killiecrankie, O?'
2.
I faught at land, I faught at sea,
At hame I faught my auntie, O;
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On the braes o' Killiecrankie, O!
3.
'The bauld Pitcur fell in a furr,
An' Clavers gat a clankie, O,
Or I had fed an Athole gled
On the braes o' Killiecrankie, O!



Chorus
If you had been where I have been,
You would not have been so jolly, O!
If you had seen what I have seen
On the hill sides of Killiecrankie, O!

'Where have you been so fine, lad?
Where have you been so spruce, O?
Where have you been so fine, lad?
Came you by Killiecrankie, O?'

I fought at land, I fought at sea,
At home I fought my auntie, O;
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On the hill sides of Killiecrankie, O!

The bold Pitcur fell in a furrow,
And Clavers got a knock, O,
Else I had fed an Athole hawk
On the hill sides of Killiecrankie, O!

 

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