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AnneMC Lyr Add: Donald and the Phantom Piper (1) Lyr Add: Donald and the Phantom Piper 31 Aug 08


Can anyone make corrections, fill in missing words etc on this song?
Have been listening to it on a fabulous CD by Gopher Baroque, a folk trio from Ontario, Canada.
Any assistance appreciated.
Thanks,
Anne


Donald and the Phantom Piper D. STONE, J. GRANT

The sun is sinking red across the lake, In the distance the pipers sweetly play
An old old story comes to mind, Of the ship that was lost in the black of the night
A ship that was lost in the black of the night

Donald Sinclair's name lives well today ,October had sent her mists to sway (?)
To a ship that the ------- was sailing north, His family from the Isle of Skye on board,
His family from the Isle of Skye on board

        Close close close was the -----, the captain heard the beat of his own heart
        Cold, cold, cold was the night, No beacon, star or moon to give them light

Donald went below and fetched his pipes, on the breath of a prayer they came to life,
On the deck he played a sweet lament, but in the dark he knew not where it went,
in the dark he knew not where it went

But on the shore the phantom piper heard, Donald's lament he returned,
So sweetly across the lake, Donald knew that soon the clouds would break,
Donald knew that soon the clouds would break.

Clouds blew out and the night started to clear, the moon and all her diamond stars appeared,
The captain saw the family home, guided by the phantom piper's drone
Guided by the phantom piper's drone.

Now I stand here on Kincardiff's golden shore
From eighteen fifty six I hear once more, the magic and the music of the pipes
As Donald and the phantom piper play... (repeated x6)


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