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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Highland Song: Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
PIBROCH of Donuil Dhu,
  Pibroch of Donuil,
Wake thy wild voice anew,
  Summon Clan-Conuil.
Come away, come away,        5
  Hark to the summons!
Come in your war array,
  Gentles and commons.
 
Come from deep glen and
  From mountain so rocky,—        10
The war-pipe and pennon
  Are at Inverlochy.
Come every hill plaid and
  True heart that wears one,
Come every steel blade and        15
  Strong hand that bears one.
 
Leave untended the herd,
  The flock without shelter;
Leave the corpse uninterred,
  The bride at the altar;        20
Leave the deer, leave the steer,
  Leave nets and barges:
Come with your fighting-gear,
  Broadswords and targes.
 
Come as the winds come when        25
  Forests are rended,
Come as the waves come when
  Navies are stranded:
Faster come, faster come,
  Faster and faster,        30
Chief, vassal, page, and groom,
  Tenant and master.
 
Fast they come, fast they come;
  See how they gather!
Wide waves the eagle plume,        35
  Blended with heather.
Cast your plaids, draw your blades,
  Forward each man set!
Pibroch of Donuil Dhu,
  Knell for the onset!        40
 
 
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