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Donajhi 
  Posted: 10-Jun-2007, 07:42 PM
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Does anyone know the words to the song, "THE SNOWS OF GLENCOE"?
If I could get the name of an artist that recorded it I would be happy.
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Posted: 10-Jun-2007, 08:26 PM
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I don't know if this is the song you want but I found this neat place.
http://www.discoverdublin.ie/musicalpubcra...rawl_songs.html
It has a song called Glencoe. Here is the lryics it says.
Chorus:-
Deep is the snow that sweeps Glencoe
And covers the grave O'Donnell
Cruel was the foe that raded Glencoe
And murdered the house of McDonald.

They came in the night we offered them heat
A room for their heads dry shoes for their feet
We wined them we dined them they ate from our meat
And they slept in the house of McDonald.

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They came from Fort Wiliam with murder in mind
The Campbell had ordered King William had signed
Put all to the sword and the words underline it
Leave no-one alive named McDonald.

They came in the night while our men were asleep
That band of argiles through snow soft and deep
Like murdering Fox's among helpless sheep
And they slaughtered the house of McDonald.

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Some died in their bbeds at the hand of the foe
Some fled in the night and were lost in the snow
Some lived to accuse him that struck the first blow
But gone was the house of McDonald.

Repeat Chorus
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Donajhi 
  Posted: 10-Jun-2007, 08:55 PM
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WOW! THAT'S IT.
Thank you so very much. Armed with the words I can order the music sheet.
You are wonderful.......... notworthy.gif Also, the website link is great.. Royal02.gif
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Posted: 11-Jun-2007, 07:05 PM
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It's even more awesome to stand in the little town of Glencoe, while the snow is still on the surrounding mountains and think about the words to that song.




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Posted: 12-Jun-2007, 01:45 PM
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You are so right. I would love to go home, but that is another story.
Thanks for sharing the great pic....... smilie_tux.gif Royal02.gif
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Posted: 12-Jun-2007, 02:23 PM
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Anytime. Happy to be able to be of service. I just typed Snows of Glencoe in google and came up with several sites but that looked most promising and so I thought I would try. Maybe someday I can hear the song played.
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Posted: 13-Jun-2007, 07:03 PM
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Donajhi:

Can you tell me the story behind this monument in Glencoe? I'm sure most tourist mistake it for the more important monument at the end of the side street, that is pictured above.






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Posted: 14-Jun-2007, 12:39 PM
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Sorry to take so long, but it took a bit to shake the information from my
old aunt's memory. This is what she said it was and took a swipe at me for
being a "ninny". Is it right? I don't know. I came to the "colonies" when
I was three. But here is the answer as sent to me by route of my cousin,
per auntie's request.

The Massacre of Glencoe, 13 February 1692
This treacherous event, which is never likely to be forgotten, is first recalled whenever the name of Glencoe is mentioned. It was the premeditated, pre-planned annihilation of the MacDonalds of Glencoe connived at by those in public office as instruments of the Government and then the treachery under which the attempted massacre was carried out, that caused such shockwaves of disgust and anger throughout Scotland.

The museum in Glencoe village and the National Trust for Scotland Visitors' Centre in the Glen have all the details for those not familiar with this affair and the events leading up to it. The facts record that when the corpses were counted there were only 38. With an estimated 400 MacDonalds living in the Glen, the planned mass annihilation obviously failed. To this day, on 13th February each year, a band of MacDonalds gather in the shadow of the Celtic Cross by the old Bridge of Coe in memory of those who were slaughtered that day. The sad, ironic twist in the history of the Glen is that a clan which had survived extinction by a Government-planned massacre was eventually decimated in 1820 by the advent of the sheep and the resultant clearances.


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Posted: 14-Jun-2007, 05:48 PM
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So, is it the names of the 38 that appears on the lower part of the monument? I didn't take the time to read the inscription of that particular monument and the picture is rather fuzzy when I enlarge it.
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Posted: 15-Jun-2007, 12:14 PM
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I ask Auntie Clara your question about the 38 names.
Remember she is 96, but sharp as a tack. All she said
was, "Yes, it's not a receipe for shortbread". Here again,
she has a good memory most times. But there have been
times when she is way off base.
To get a good solid answer I would send an email to the
city of Glencoe. I'm sure they would answer.
Sorry I could not be of more solid help.
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Posted: 15-Jun-2007, 01:16 PM
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I found some links you might be interested in. The Massacre and Battle of Glencoe takes places during the Jacobite Wars, which history calls an 'uprising". Is that the same as Veit Nam and Korea, which they refer to as Police actions? Tell that to those who fought and died there and those who came home wounded. They will tell you different. It is WAR.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Glencoe
http://www.xs4all.nl/~josvg/scot/dundee03/glencoe.html
http://heritage.scotsman.com/timelines.cfm...d=1&id=41832005
http://www.contemplator.com/history/glencoe.html
http://members.aol.com/Skyelander/glencoe.html
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Argyllshire/Glencoe.html
This last link has a picture that looks like your cross.
It says:
Glencoe War Memorial
It says in loving memory of those who gave their life WWI
It lists the fallen soldiers and a bit about them.

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