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Johnny Cash - "a Croft In Clachan (the Ballad Of Rob Macdunn)" (Chord)
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"A Croft In Clachan (The Ballad Of Rob Macdunn)"

G                                                        D
With the Campbellís and McDonalds, it was in their blood to fight
                                                   G
With each passing generation it became a mans birthright
                      C
But they always had a common enemy
      D                                             G
Never would the English crown take Scottish independency

G                                     D
Oh the battles rage in Glasgow and majestic Edinburgh
                                                                  G
And they came with war machines and in the highlands shots were heard
                                        D
Then the people rose in union and the forces moved as one
                                                         G
And the Clans all joined together to see English on the run

CHORUS:
          C                            G
And in a tiny croft in Clachan sat a mother, Peg Mac Dunn
          D                                           G
And she sewed the cords together for her 16 year old son
          C                             G
And she cried as he was leaving, donít forget to keep you warm
    D                                                  G
And come you back to Clachan when the English are all done

    G                            D
Now Rob Mac Dunn was ready as he left the croft behind
                                                               G
And he joined the highland pipe brigade with one thing on his mind
                                           D
That to keep his home and freedom he must face it like a man
                                                      G
So he marched in common union with his musket in his hand

CHORUS:
            C                          G
And he met the hill of battle in the highlands and the low
          D                                                G
And the reason for the fighting long within his blood to know
                       C              G
In the middle of the rumble he was forward gaining ground
            D                                              G
And the bagpipes still were playing as the dead lay all around







                                      D
Then he moved in no direction till he faced the winds of North
                                                                 G
And he boldly climbed the highlands, further from the Firth of Forth
                                             D
Then one freezing, blowing morning, came the cry of Peg Mac Dunn
                                                     G
Back to my croft in Clachan God has sent me home my son
                 C                        G
And in another croft in Clachan cross the way from the Mac Dunn
          D                                                   G
With her face against the window sat a young girl, tired and worn 
          C                               G
And she smiled a secret knowing as she breathed a prayer alone
    D                                                   G
I thank thee Lord for bringing Rob Mac Dunn back safely home

SOLO:  C  G  D  G

        C                           G
Back to the croft in Clachan, he returned to peace again
        D                                       G
He had gone a boy of 16, but he came back as a man. 

OUTRO:  C  G  D  G  C  G  D  G  C  G  
 
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