Evan MacColl

[the Gaelic Bard of Canada] (21 September 1808 - 24 July 1898 / Kenmore / Scotland)

Evan MacColl Poems

1. Loch-Duich 5/4/2012
2. Mairi Laghach 5/4/2012
3. The Child Of Promise 5/4/2012
4. A Lover's Lament 5/4/2012
5. The Lake Of The Thousand Isles 1/1/2004

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The Lake Of The Thousand Isles

(For Music.)
Though Missouri'stide may majestic glide,
There's a curse on the soil it laves;
The Ohio, too, may be fair, but who
Would sojourn in the land of slaves?
Be my prouder lot a Canadian cot
And the bread of a freeman's toils;
Then hurrah for the land of the forests grand,
And the Lake of the Thousand Isles!
I would seek no wealth, at the cost of health,
'Mid the city's din and strife;
More I love the grace of fair nature's face,
And the calm of a woodland life;
I would shun the road by ambition trod,

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