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226         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
And with your McDonnel it may have been so That the lad you loved dearly perhaps is laid low."
8   "O no, my McDonnel was too valiant and brave To ever bow down to be a Frenchman's slave. The French and Spaniard he will quick overthrow, And it's then he'll return to my arms in Glencoe."
9   In finding her loyal he pulled out a glove;
'Twas a token she gave him when parting in love.
She fell on his breast while tears did flow
Saying, "Are you McDonnel and returned to Glencoe?"
io "Cheer up, lawley flurree, your sorrow;
May the heavens protect us, we never shall part more. And the storms of those wars at their distance may blow While in peace and contentment we will remain in Glencoe."
On the Hells of Glen Coe
Communicated by Mrs Ethel White Roth, Detroit, who obtained the song from the singing of Mrs. Margaret Stowell, Lowell, Michigan. A fairly good text of eight stanzas similar to A.
Donald's Return to Glencoe
Sung in 1935 by Mrs. Allan McClellan, near Bad Axe. A text very similar to Mackenzie, pp. 180-181.

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