MacCrimmon’s Lament Original tune is said to be composed by Donald Ban MacCrimmon before his death at the Rout of Moy during the Rebellion of 1745-46

Word are Trad.

Key - B flat (capo on 1st fret and play in A )


A Em G G A
Down the hills on Skye’s peaks, the night is sail-ing
A Em G G A
The Banshee laments, her note of wail-ing.
A Em A D
But my blue eyes, with sorrow are stream-ing
A Em G G A
For him that will never return: MacCrim-mon


Chorus
A Em G G A
No more! No More! No more, for-ever!
A G G A
In War nor in Peace, shall return MaCrim-mon
A D D A
Till dawns the sad day of grief and burn-ing
D A G G A
MacCrimmon is home, no more return-ing


A Em G G A
The breeze on the hillsides is mournfully moan-ing
A Em G G A
The brook in the hollow is plaintively mourn-ing
A Em A D
But my blue eyes with sorrow are stream-ing
A Em G G A
For him that will never return, MacCrim-mon

Chorus