BETA

Cameronian Song.

1.

Blood lies on the valley, blood lies on the mountain ;1
Blood lies in the green glen, and flows in the fountain ; —2
Has the red-deer been there as the shaft left the quiver ?3
No, that blood cries to heaven for ever and ever.4

2.

Lo ! him who has spilt it, I hearken him crying,5
As a babe at the birth time, beneath the sword dying : —6
Lo ! him who decreed it, while nobles were kneeling,7
His robe is a rag, and his palace a shealing.8

3.

O ye proud one’s of Scotland, dark woes are preparing,9
God’s hand o’er the necks of the mighty is baring ;10
The avenger in heaven has hung out a token,11
For the spilt blood of saints, and for covenants broken.12

4.

O mourn for the gray dame, and weep for the daughter,13
The hooded crow’s screaming to stoop on the slaughter ;14
In thy best blood the war-horse shall swim like a river,15
And Sorrosyke-moor shall bring sorrow for ever.16

5.

And yet, though I weep for the nobles’ revilement,17
The scoff of thy crowned one—the Church’s defilement,18
Oh a warmer tear comes when I think that thy glory19
Shall set like yon sun, and be silent in story.20