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Pibroch of Donail Dhu

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 Inverlochy.
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!