OT: 15 November 1924 – Elizabeth Fraser “Call of The Pipes” [poem]



The Oban Times, 15 November, 1924

Call Of Pipes

Hear the Pipes a’calling.
Winding slowly through the house;
humming, chanting, brawling.
Crowing shrilly, like the grouse.

Hear the Pipes a’calling.
Dancing, lilting, stepping so,
Leaping, laughing, bawling
As the men and lassies go.

Hear the Pipes a’calling.
Strangely on a mystic note,
Stilling babes a’ squalling,
With sad songs, afar remote.

Hear the Pipes a’calling.
Fiercely rings the slogan shouts,
On tent years a’falling
Through the din of Death and rout.

Elizabeth Fraser.
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