Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE HAWS OF CKOMDALE.              237
The M'Gregors fought like lyons bold,               «
M'Phersons, none could them controul, M'Lauchlins fought like loyal souls, Upon the haws of Cromdale.
[M'Leans, M'Dougals, and M'Neals, So boldly as they took the field,                          «
And made their enemies to yield, Upon the haws of Cromdale.]
The Gordons boldly did advance, The Fraziers [fought] with sword and lance, The Grahams they made their heads to dance, » Upon the haws of Cromdale.
The loyal Stewarts, with Montrose, So boldly set upon their foes, And brought them down with highland blows, Upon the haws of Cromdale                       »
Of twenty thousand Cromwells men Five hundred went to Aberdeen, The rest of them lyes on the plain, Upon the haws of Cromdale.