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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
With each passing generation it became a mans birthright
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
And they came with war machines and in the highlands shots were heard
Then the people rose in union and the forces moved as one
And the Clans all joined together to see English on the run

          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
And he joined the highland pipe brigade with one thing on his mind
That to keep his home and freedom he must face it like a man
So he marched in common union with his musket in his hand

            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

Then he moved in no direction till he faced the winds of North
And he boldly climbed the highlands, further from the Firth of Forth
Then one freezing, blowing morning, came the cry of Peg Mac Dunn
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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