• Artist: sue pyper
  • Title: Highland Clearance
  • Genre: World - Celtic, Folk
  • Mood: Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Textures/pads, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Ethnic, Strings, Horns/Woodwinds/Brass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 7/13/2011
  • Lyric themes: Struggle Hardship, Country, Determination
  • Lyrics: We have farmed this tough and this beautiful land Like our fathers before us we understand that with love and honest toil we can turn this barren soil Into food for our children Years of blood sweat and tears Our bairns they lived and died While the gentry get fatter, the their debts we all are tied In my work and my labour I plead with my heart Just let me just feed our children CHORUS Scotland the brave Scotland the free Oh oh oh, don’t forsake me Runrig wild running free I remember the days We lived like our fathers in traditional ways Till the sheep they did come and our work was undone And we were starved and run from our farmlands With nowhere else to go to stay and starve our only choice from Scotland we sailed and I still hear my father’s voice “A highland lad, you will always be, And Scotland your own true homeland Chorus To a new land we sailed and we barely survived But the red man he helped us or we surely would have died Though we are miles from our family, we keep our family ties, but I miss my own dear homeland Chorus Now I live in Nova Scotia and I’m Canadian born And when I look at great great grandfather a place inside me mourns For he never did see the highlands again and died a pining away for Scotland Chorus
  • Keywords: world, simple, gentle, Brass, Irish, Natural, Organic

About sue pyper

sue pyper

Courtenay, BC Canada

Sue Pyper - Award Winning Songwriter

Sue Pyper is an award winning Canadian singer/songwriter originally from London, UK. An engaging performer, Sue has been known to bring audiences from tears to laughter through her evocative songs, hilarious musical comedy or delightfully entertaining commentary.

Sue's debut album “ Before You Learn to Fly” was released in 2003 and won the Independent Music Award for Best Song. Her latest CD "Tail Lights In The Rain" was released January 2009 "The arrangements, performances and production ...

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