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Dan McCafferty Caledonia Lyrics

Last updated: 09/22/2013 07:38:50 AM

From the lines of a fisherman
From the harbour of Crail he went sailing
And his first born son left the rolling sea
Went into the earth to make his living
No light of the sun did he ever see
And the coal it broke and scarred him
And in his heart was the chilling fear
That some day the mine would take him
But for freedom's fight in the H.L.I.
On a foreign field he was taken
And the pension left in his daughter's hand
Had to love and feed the children
Oh Caledonia Caledonia Oh Caledonia
She quartered at a Rose Street Inn
She favoured the capitalĀ“s gentlemen
And from shame she saved the family name
Made a husband of a lover
From their union come a rhyming man
With his band he crossed the ocean
And the pride of Caledonia
Made his name
Oh Caledonia Caledonia Oh Caledonia Caledonia

HLI = Highland Light Infantry
Thanks to Helmut for submitting Caledonia Lyrics.