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JOCK OF HAZELDEAN.
AIR-"A Border Melody."
The first stanza of this Ballad is ancient. The others were written for Mr. Campbell's Albyn's Anthology.
"WHY weep ye by the tide, ladie?
I'll wed ye to my youngest son,
But aye she loot the tears down fa'
"Now let this wilful grief be done,
"A chain of gold ye sall not lack,
And you, the foremost o' them a',
Shall ride our forest queen"But aye she loot the tears down fa' For Jock of Hazeldean.
The kirk was deck'd at morning-tide,
The priest and bridegroom wait the bride,
They sought her baith by bower and ha'; The ladie was not seen!
She's o'er the Border, and awa'
Wi' Jock of Hazeldean.
LULLABY OF AN INFANT CHIEF.
AIR-"Cadul gu lo."'
O, HUSH thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight,
O ho ro, i ri ri, cadul gu lo,
O, fear not the bugle, though loudly it blows,
Their bows would be bended, their blades would be red,
O, hush thee, my babie, the time soon will come, When thy sleep shall be broken by trumpet and drum; Then hush thee, my darling, take rest while you may, For strife comes with manhood, and waking with day. O ho ro, i ri ri, &c.
1" Sleep on till day." These words, adapted to a melody somewhat different from the original, are sung in my friend Mr. Terry's drama of "Guy Mannering." [The "Lullaby" was first printed in Mr. Terry's drama: it was afterwards set to music in Thomson's Collection, 1822.]
PIBROCH OF DONALD DHU.
AIR-"Piobair of Donuil Dhuidh."
This is a very ancient pibroch belonging to Clan MacDonald, and supposed to refer to the expedition of Donald Balloch, who, in 1431, launched from the Isles with a considerable force, invaded Lochaber, and at Inverlochy defeated and put to flight the Earls of Mar and Caithness, though at the head of an army superior to his own. The words of the set, theme, or melody, to which the pipe variations are applied, run thus in Gaelic:
Piobaireachd Dhonuil Dhuidh, piobaireachd Dhonuil;
The pipe-summons of Donald the Black,
The war-pipe and the pennon are on the gathering-place at
PIBROCH of Donuil Dhu,
Wake thy wild voice anew,
"The pibroch of Donald the Black." [This song was written for Campbell's Albyn's Anthology, 1816. It may also be seen, set to music, in Thomson's Collection, 1830.]
[Compare this with the gathering-song in the third canto of the Lady of the Lake, ante.]