Glenfinnan Highland Games
The pibroch sounded out a mournful air,
As the water's sensed the pipers stare.
The games were in progress not far away,
Where highland gentlemen threw a caber
The contests start from the early light,
grown men in earnest prepare to fight,
battles with claymores I might add,
But tug o' wars and lightly clad.
A pipe band plays a Marching Tune,
others they compete from boon tae boon.
Until they who have won the cup that day,
an encore with which they play.
Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire,
Scotland. 3 September 2004