Sir Walter Scott
Edinburgh / Scotland
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Macgregor's Gathering

Rating: 3.5
The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

Our signal for fight, that from monarchs we drew,
Must be heard but by night in our vengeful haloo!
Then haloo, Grigalach! haloo, Grigalach!
Haloo, haloo, haloo, Grigalach!
Glen Orchy's proud mountains, Coalchuirn and her towers,
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Bill Wright 05 September 2016
What a wonderful historical poem, I had to google Grigalach to find out that it was a nickname or familiar name for the McGregors. This is an inspiring read.
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Kevin Patrick 25 July 2013
Wonderful read, would make a wonderful song to sing at a pub, it has all the best elements of the romantic, passionate, spirited, adventurous and mad cap gallantry. A lovely poem of the day
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Carlos Echeverria 25 July 2012
Nationalism is in our bones, resonating at the slightest touch of an inspirational leader.
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Joseph Poewhit 25 July 2010
You can feel the intensity of the group. Righting the wrongs of Kings & Lords. Or vise versa maybe they were criminals. Just need Robin Hood to make it right.
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Ramesh T A 25 July 2010
This is surely a Chivalrous Age poetic song by Sir Walter Scott! His novel, Ivan Hoe nobody can forget!
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Teresa Gregg 25 July 2009
The Macgregor clan was outlawed.Using the name was illegal and anyone caught using the name or helping a Macgregor were killed on the spot..'MacGregor, despite them, shall flourish for ever! ....wonderful!
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Kevin Straw 25 July 2009
I presume this poem is about the Scottish clearances. A fair amount of it needs explanation.
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George White 17 August 2005
This wonderful poem was put to music by composer Alexander Lee, copyrighted 1911.
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Jazmine W. 25 July 2005
This poem seems more like a song but then again what poem doe'snt i admire the creativity and repitition skills in this piece. Its definetly a new way to look at a situation.
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