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The Battle Of Harlaw chords

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You'll see a wide variety of syllables used for the refrain. These are from the Corries. The verse lyrics are from the Old Blind Dogs version. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Verse]
    C            F            C              F 
 As I cam' in by Dunideer and doon by Nether Ha'
            C               F            Am 
 There were fifty thoosand' heilan' men a-marchin' tae Harlaw

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
    C              F              C               F 
 As I gaed on an' farther on and doon an' by Balquhain
            C               F             Am 
 Oh it's there I saw Sir James the Rose and wi' him John the Graeme

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
       C               F             C              F 
 "It's cam' ye fae the Heilan's man, cam' ye a' the wye?
     C                F              Am 
 Saw ye MacDonald and his men as they cam' in fae Skye?"

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
       C              F                C               F 
 "It's I was near and near eneuch that I their numbers saw
            C               F            Am 
 There was fifty thoosan' heilan' men a-marchin' tae Harlaw"

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
      C                   F                      C              F 
 "Gin that be true," says James the Rose, "We'll no cam' muckle speed
        C           F            Am 
 We'll cry upon wir merry men and turn wir horse's heid"

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C                F                      C                 F 
 "Oh na, o' na," says John the Graeme, "This thing will nivver be
     C                   F               Am 
 The gallant Graemes wis nivver beat, we'll try fit we can dae"

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
          C             F              C           F 
 Well, as I gaed on an' further on an' doon an' by Harlaw
      C                  F               Am 
 There fell fu' close on ilka side sic straiks ye nivver saw

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
       C                 F             C                 F 
 There fell fu' close on ilka side sic straiks ye nivver saw
      C               F                    Am 
 An' ilka sword gaed clash for clash at the Battle of Harlaw
 
[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C               F                       C               F 
 The Heilan' men wi' their lang swords, they laid on us fu' sair
      C                  F               Am 
 And they drave back wir merry men three acres breadth and mair

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C              F                     C                  F 
 An' Forbes tae his brither did say, "Noo brither, can't ye see
         C                 F             Am 
 They've beaten us back on ilka side and we'll be forced tae flee"

[Chorus]
        F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C          F                  C                 F 
 "Oh na, na, my brither bold, this thing will nivver be
       C                  F              Am 
 Ye'll tak yer guid sword in yer haun', ye'll gang in wi' me"

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
            C                 F                  C              F 
 Well, it's back tae back the brithers bold gaed in amangst the thrang
      C                  F               Am 
 And they drave back the heilan' men wi' swords baith sharp and lang

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
         C                   F                 C              F 
 An' the firstan stroke that Forbes struck, he gart MacDonald reel
         C                   F                 Am 
 An' the neistan straik that Forbes struck, the brave MacDonald fell

[Chorus]
      F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
    C           F              C                F 
 An siccan a ptlairchie o' the likes ye nivver saw
    C               F                   Am 
 As wis amangst the Heilan' men fan they saw MacDonald fa'

[Chorus]
      F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
      C                  F                   C               F 
 Some rade, some ran and some did gang, they were o' sma' record
      C              F             Am 
 For Forbes and his merry men, they slew them on the road

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C             F                C                F 
 O' fifty thoosan' Heilan' men, but fifty-three gaed hame
      C             F           Am 
 And oot o' a' the Lawlan' men, fifty marched wi' Graeme

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

[Verse]
     C       F               C                 F 
 Gin onybody spier at ye for them that marched awa'
        C                    F                Am 
 Ye can tell them plain and very plain they're sleepin' at Harlaw 

[Chorus]
       F
 Wi' a durum a drue an a dree an a drum
         G         C
 Durum a drue drum drey

            
            
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