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The Battle

This song is by Dougie MacLean.

Coming home from Nechtansmere
Now a new day has begun
Now we've banished foe and fear
Coming home, coming home from Nechtansmere

Now this bloody battle's won
We have given more than all
We have made the wolf to run
Routed by the buzzards' call

All our brothers gathered well
Fierce upon that hellish hill
And what a brave a tale to tell
What a fuller cup to fill

We have served the broken bone
And stared at death with open eye
Now we could carve the weathered stone
And raise them upwards to the sky

Now our children safe can sleep
Now our old ones live the day
Gone the darkness and the deep
Fate has thrown the sword away

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