The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


LAMENT ©

G. I. M.

As I walked under the African moon.
I heard the Piper play;
And the last place ever I heard that tune
Was a thousand miles away.

Far to the West, in a deep-cut bay
By the ceaseless sound of the sea,
We lived and laughed in a happier day,
Archie and Johnnie and me.

For they'd be piping half of the night
At every ceilidh by,
And I'd be dancing with all my might
As long as they played, would I.

Many a time we were at the Games,
And many a prize had we;
And never a one but called our names,
Archie and Johnnie and me.

But Archie's dead on the Libyan sand,
And Johnnie was left in Crete,
And I'm alone in a distant land,
With the music gone from my feet.

I heard him under the African moon,
That piper I could not see;
Yet certain I am, he played that tune,
For Archie and Johnnie and me.


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