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Gathering Song of Donald the Black

Written by: Sir Walter Scott | Biography
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 Pibroch of Donuil Dhu 
Pibroch of Donuil 
Wake thy wild voice anew, 
Summon Clan Conuil! 
Come away, come away, 
Hark to the summons! 
Come in your war-array, 
Gentles and commons. 

Come from deep glen, and 
From mountain so rocky; 
The war-pipe and pennon 
Are at Inverlocky. 
Come every hill-plaid, and 
True heart that wears one, 
Come every steel blade, and 
Strong hand that bears one. 

Leave untended the herd, 
The flock without shelter; 
Leave the corpse uninterr’d, 
The bride at the altar; 
Leave the deer, leave the steer, 
Leave nets and barges: 
Come with your fighting gear, 
Broadswords and targes. 

Come as the winds come, when 
Forests are rended, 
Come as the waves come, when 
Navies are stranded: 
Faster come, faster come, 
Faster and faster, 
Chief, vassal, page and groom, 
Tenant and master! 

Fast they come, fast they come; 
See how they gather! 
Wide waves the eagle plume 
Blended with heather. 
Cast your plaids, draw your blades, 
Forward each man set! 
Pibroch of Donuil Dhu 
Knell for the onset!



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