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N.C.As I cam' in by Dunideer and doon by Nether Ha'
N.C.There were fifty thoosand' heilan' men a-marchin' tae Harlaw
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C.As I gaed on an' farther on and doon an' by Balquhain
N.C.Oh, it's there I saw Sir James the Rose and wi' him John the Graeme
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C."It's cam' ye fae the Heilan's man, cam' ye a' the wey?
N.C.Saw ye MacDonald and his men as they cam' in fae Skye?"
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C."It's I was near and near eneuch that I their numbers saw
N.C.There was fifty thoosan' heilan' men a-marchin' tae Harlaw"
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C."Gin that be true," says James the Rose, "We'll no cam' muckle speed
N.C.We'll cry upon wir merry men and turn wir horse's heid"
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C."Oh na, o' na," says John the Graeme, "This thing will nivver be
N.C.The gallant Graemes wis nivver beat, we'll try fit we can dae"
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
[Instrumental] D G D G D G A Bm D G A D [Verse]
G D GWell, as I gaed on an' further on an' doon an' by Harlaw
D G A BmThere fell fu' close on ilka side sic straiks ye nivver saw
D G A DWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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G D GThere fell fu' close on ilka side sic straiks ye nivver saw
D G A BmAn' ilka sword gaed clash for clash at the Battle of Harlaw
D G A DWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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G D GThe Heilan' men wi' their lang swords, they laid on us fu' sair
D G A BmAnd they drave back wir merry men, three acres breadth and mair
D G A DWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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G D GAn' Forbes tae his brither did say, "Noo brither, can't ye see
D G A BmThey've beaten us back on ilka side and we'll be forced tae flee"
D G A DWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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G D G"Oh na, na, my brither bold, this thing will nivver be
D G A BmYe'll tak yer guid sword in yer haun', ye'll gang in wi' me"
D G A DWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
[Instrumental] G C G C G C D Em G C D G G C G C G C D Em G C D G [Verse]
C G CWell, it's back tae back the brithers bold gaed in amangst the thrang
G C D EmAnd they drave back the heilan' men wi' their swords baith sharp and lang
G C D GWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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C G CAn' the firstan stroke that Forbes struck, he gart MacDonald reel
G C D EmAn' the neistan straik that Forbes struck, the brave MacDonald fell
G C D GWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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C G CAn siccan a ptlairchie o' the likes ye nivver saw
G C D EmAs wis amangst the Heilan' men an' they saw MacDonald fa'
G C D GWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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C G CSome rade, some ran and some did gang, they were o' sma' record
G C D EmFor Forbes and his merry men, they slew them on the road
G C D GWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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C G CO' fifty thoosan' Heilan' men, but fifty-three gaed hame
G C D EmAnd oot o' a' the Lawlan' men, fifty marched wi' Graeme
G C D GWi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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N.C.Gin onybody spier at ye for them that marched awa'
N.C.Ye can tell them plain and very plain they're sleepin' at Harlaw
N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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A N.C.Wi' a diddy aye o' an' a fal an' doe and a diddy aye o' aye yay
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