Digital Tradition Mirror

I Will Go

I Will Go
(Trad, translated from Gaelic and additional words by Roddy MacMillan)

cho: I will go, I will go, when the fighting is over
     To the land o' McLeod that I left to be a soldier,
     I will go, I will go.

When the King's son came along, he called us a' together,
Saying, "Brave Highland men, will ye fight for my father?"
I will go, I will go

I've a buckle on my belt, a sword in my scabbard,
A red coat on my back and a shilling in my pocket,
I will go, I will go.

When they put us all on board the lasses were singing
But the tears came to their eyes when the bells started ringing
I will go, I will go.

When we landed on the shore and saw the foreign heather,
We knew that some would fall and would stay there forever,
I will go, I will go.

(sing slowly: ad lib)
When we came back to the glen, the winter was turning,
Our goods lay in the snow and our houses were burning.
I will go, I will go.


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