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MacArthur's Island (The Cormiers) video
#1528: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

There's a piper in the valley
playing old familiar tunes,
And he marches there below the hill
every Sunday afternoon;
And the people driving by
would always stop to hear the sound,
Of a piper marching there upon the ground.

Well, his name it was MacArthur
and known by one and all,
As he sang and played
at cielhies all around;
He was never short of stories
and he'd tell you like it was,
Just close your eyes
and you were Scotland bound.

Looking on MacArthur's Island
as many a time before,
Brings back so many memories of home;
I remember Grandpa telling us
of Scotland far away,
And praying to God
he'd make it there some day.

He could almost smell the heather
rolling from the gentle breeze,
As his mother told him stories of her home;
She was born and raised in Scotland,
then moved to Newfoundland,
To live the rest of her life no more to roam.

Now the purple heather's growing
over on MacArthur's Isle,
And the house is standing empty on the hill;
But if you stop and listen carefully,
you can almost hear the sound,
Of a piper marching there upon the ground.

Looking on MacArthur's Island
as many a time before,
Brings back so many memories of home;
I remember Grandpa telling us
of Scotland far away,
And praying to God
he'd make it there some day.

Looking on MacArthur's Island
as many a time before,
Brings back so many memories of home;
I remember Grandpa telling us
of Scotland far away,
And praying to God
he'd make it there some day.

####.... Gordon Cormier ....####
Arranged and recorded by The Cormiers (The Shamrock, Thistle & Rose, trk#3, 2000, produced by Rick Hollett & The Cormiers, Conception Bay South, NL, recorded and mixed at Record Time Production, St John's, NL).

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