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The Campbells Are Coming

Music By: Old Scottish song; arranged by Alfred M. Durham
Voices: Unison
Additional Information: This setting by Michael Smurthwaite
Description: To inspire bravery and courage among the fighting men, this bagpipe marching song describes the valiant Campbells and their ledgendary leader, the great Argyle. If you close your eyes you can almost hear them singing, O ho, O ho!

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Lyrics:

CHORUS: (Sung before each verse)

The Campbells are comin'. O ho! O ho!

The Campbells are comin'. O ho! O ho!

The Campbells are comin' to bonnie Lochleven.

The Campbells are comin'. O ho! O ho!

 

1.Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay,

Upon the Lomonds I lay, I lay,

I look'd down to bonnie Lochleven,

And heard three bonnie pipers play.

 

2.The great Argyle he goes be-fore,

He makes his cannon loudly roar;

Wi' sound of trumpet, pipe and drum,

The Campbells are comin'. O ho! O ho!

 

3.The Campbells they are a' in arms,

Their loyal faith and truth to show,

Wi' banners rattlin' in the wind,

The Campbells are comin'. O ho! O ho!



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