Van Dieman's Land/The Haughs of Crumdel

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Haughs of Crumdel.

AS I came in by Auchendown,
A little wee bit frae the town,
Unto the Highlands I was bound,
To view the Haughs of Crumdel.

Chorus.Sing tanteradel, tanteradel
Unto the Highlands I was bound,
To view the Haughs of Crumdel!

I met a man in tartan trews,
I spear'd at him what was the news?
Says he, The Highland army rues
That e'er they came to Crumdel. Sing,&c.

Lord Livingston rode fron Inverness,
Our Highland Lads for to distress
And has brought us a unto disgrace.
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel. Sing, &c.

The English General he did say,
We'll give the Highland Lads fair play,
We'll sound our trumpets' and gave huzza,
And waken them at Crumdel, Sing, &c.

Says Livingston I hold it best,
To catch them lurkiug in their nest,
The Highland Lads we will distress,
And hough them down at Crumdel. Sing, &c.

So they were in bed, Sir every one.
when the English army on them came,
And a bloody battle soon began,
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel. Sing,&c.

The English horse they were so rude,
They bath'd their hooves in Highland blood.
Our noble clans most firmly stood.
Upon the Haugh of Crumdel. Sing &c

But our noble Clans they could not stay
Out over the hills they ran away
And sore they do lament the day
That ever they came to Crumdel Sing &c

Says great Montrose I must not stay
wilt thou direct the nearest way
Over the hill I'll go this day
And see the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

Alas my Lord you are not strong
You have scarcely got two thou-and men
There is twenty thousand on the plain
Lies rank and file in Crumdel Sing &c

Says great Montrose I will not stay
So direct me to the nearest way,
For over the hills I'll go this day
And see the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

They were at dinner every man
when great Montrose upon them came
And a second battle soon began
{em}}Upon the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

The Grants, M'Kenzies and M Kay
as soon as Montrose they did espy
They stood and fought most manfully
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

The Mc Donalds they returned again
The Camerons did their stadard join
Mc Intoshes played a bonny game
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

The Mc Phersons fought like lions bold
Mc Gregors none could them controul
Mc Laughlans fought like valiant souls
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel Sing &c

M‘ Leans M‘ Dougals and M‘ Neil
So boldly as they took the field
And made their enemies to yield,
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel, Sing &c,

The Gordons boldly did advance,
The Frazers fought with sword and lance,
The Grahams made their heads to dance,
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel, Sing &c.

The Royal Stewarts and Monroes,
So boldly as they faced their foes,
And brought them down by handy blows
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel, Sing &c

Out of twenty thousand Englishmen,
Five hundred fled to Aberdeen:
The rest of them they all lay slain,
Upon the Haughs of Crumdel: Sing &c,




This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.