Seven Nations Johnny Cope Lyrics

Road Kill, Volume 2 Track Listing
  • 1 The High Level
  • 2 Scream
  • 3 God
  • 4 Ye Jacobites by Name / The Rights of Man
  • 5 Lannigan's Ball
  • 6 Bring Back the Sign! / The Un-Reel
  • 7 Blackleg Miner / Mairi Anne MacInnes
  • 8 Johnny Cope
  • 9 Trip to Jerusalem
  • 10 Campell's Farewell to Redcastle / Christo Wraps the Reichstag / The Kilt Is My Delight / The Little Cascade / Maggie's Pancakes
  • (Traditional, arranged by Kirk McLeod)

    Cope sent a message from Dunbar
    Saying Charlie meet me if you dare
    And I'll learn you the art of war
    If you'll meet me in the morning

    Hey, now Johnny are you wailin' yet
    And are your drums a beatin' yet
    If you're walkin' I would wait
    You're goin' to the coals in the morning

    When Charlie looked the letter upon
    He drew his sword his scabbard from
    Follow me my merry men
    And we'll meet Johnny Cope in the morning

    Hey, now Johnny are you wailin' yet
    And are your drums a beatin' yet
    If you're walkin' I would wait
    You're goin' to the coals in the morning

    When Johnny Cope he heard of this
    He thought it wouldn't be amiss
    To have a horse in readiness
    To flee Prestonpans in the morning

    Go no Johnny get up and run
    The highland 'pipes make their din
    It's better to sleep in a hail skin
    It will be a bloody morning

    When Johnny Cope to Dunbar came
    He asked of him, "where's all your men?"
    They'll confound me again and again
    For I left them all in the morning

    Hey now Johnny you weren't too late
    To come with news of your own defeat
    And leave your men in such a state
    So early in the morning.


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