Killiekrankie
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Malcolm Littlemore


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The tune refers to the Battle at the Pass of Killikrankie where, on July 17, 1689, the Jacobite leader James Graham, Earl of Claverhouse ("Bonnie Dundee") was victorious against Gen. Hugh MacKay. Sadly for the Jacobite cause, he died as a result of wounds recieved in battle.

See below for links to more information about Bonnie Dundee and other related topics.

For other Jacobite tunes go to the bottom of The Contemplator's Short History of the Jacobite Uprisings.

Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Whaur hae ye been sae brankie-o?
Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Cam' ye by Killiecrankie-o?

An' ye had been whaur I hae been
Ye wadna been sae cantie-o
An' ye had seen what I hae seen
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

I fought at land, I fought at sea
At hame I fought my auntie-o
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

The bauld pitcur fell in a furr
And Clavers gat a crankie-o
Or I had fed an Athol gled
On the braes o' Killiecrankie-o

Oh fie, MacKay, What gart ye lie
I' the brush ayont the brankie-o?
Ye'd better kiss'd King Willie's loff
Than come tae Killiecrankie-o

It's nae shame, it's nae shame
It's nae shame to shank ye-o
There's sour slaes on Athol braes
And the de'ils at Killiecrankie-o
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Lyrics from The Mudcat Cafe.