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Tribute To The Tartan

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TRIBUTE TO THE TARTAN
by

N MacCorkill, F.S.A, Scot

Scottish Highlands and Islands Partnership


"another page in my book"


[Tartan used Clan Gunn Ancient]

Gentlmen and Ladies, I give you the tartan:(toast)

GENTLEMEN -- THE TARTAN


Here's to it !
The fighting sheen of it,
The yellow, the green of it,
The white, the blue of it,
The swing, the hue of it,
The dark, the red of it,
Every thread of it !

The fair have sighed for it,
The brave have died for it,
Foemen sought for it,
Heroes fought for it,
Honour the name of it,
Drink to the fame of it --
THE TARTAN !

Murdoch Maclean





IT'S HEY! FOR THE TARTAN


1. There are hundreds of tartans so lovely to see,
And many a famous has graced the bare knee;
And the sett that I wear is both ancient and braw,
It's the pride 0' my heart and the dearest of a'.



(Chorus)

Then it's Hey! for THE TARTAN and Ho! for THE TARTAN!
The stamp o' the Hielands from Skye to Dundee;
And it's proud I am bearing THE TARTAN I'm wearing,
The pride 0' my Clan and THE TARTAN for me!


2. The Mackenzie is noted, the Lindsay is grand,
The Gunn's and Gordon's familiar in many a land,
And the Cameron men have a right to be proud,
With the Campbells and Stewarts, MacLeod of MacLeod.


(Chorus)


3. There's the Bruce, the Buchanan, the Fraser and MacBean
MacDonald, Macmillan, MacPherson and MacLean.
But I can't name them all and it's no use to try,
So I give you "The Tartan from Solway to Skye!"


(Chorus)


4. Aye! The children of Scotia may roam the world o'er
But their thoughts aye return to the land they adore,
And the skirl o' the pipes sends the heart beating high,
And the Tartans of home bring a tear to the eye.


(Chorus)




Song joyfully presented by Scone,
Nancy MacCorkill
Author, Poet, presenter of songs...



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