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Broadside ballad entitled 'Massacre of Macpherson'
Massacre of Macpherson
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Fhairson swore a feud against the clan Mactavish,
Marched into their land to murder and to ravish,
For he did resolve to extirpate the vipers,
With four and twenty men and five and thirty pipers.
Too ran ach a' he,
Dal a gee a sorus,
Come a' rach an tuch,
And that's a Gaelic chorus.
But when he had gone half way down Strath Canaan.
Fery coot, cried Fhairson, so my clan disgraced is,
Here's Mic-Mac-Methusaleh coming wi' his vassals,
Gillies seventy-three and sixty dhuine wassails.
Was you coming here to visit any person?
You're a plackguard, sir, it is now six hundred
Coot long years and more since my glen was plunder'd,
Fat is tat you say ? Dare you cock your peaver ?
I am fery glad to learn what you mention,
In this fery way tied ta faliant Fhairshon,
Who was always thought a superior person;
Fhairson had a son who married 'Noah's daughter,
Which he would have done, I at least believe it,
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Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(38b)