Music

Kishmul's Galley & The Haughs of Cromdale

by Alistair Reese

Queen's Own Highlanders remembers Loos

by Ronald I MacLean

Dark Lochnagar and Farewell the banks of Sicily

by Andy Chung

We're All CabarFeidh and Stand By Me

by Alistair Reese

Remembrance & Drummer MacGillivray

Remembrance was played at the Menin Gate and at the cemeteries on our Battlefield Tour 2017

We Were Soldiers

Alistair Reese Sings Sgt MacKenzie a song made famous in the film "We Were Soldiers"

The Battle of Loos & The Purple Emperor

by Pipe Major Anndrew Venters

Sgt MacKenzie

Joseph MacKenzie wrote the haunting lament after the death of his wife, Christine, and in memory of his great-grandfather, Charles Stuart MacKenzie

Regimental songs

Jim Hogg Wrote The words for The Sands of Kuwai

Here I sit so far from my home
Here I sit with my thoughts alone
Thoughts of my kin, thoughts of my love
Thoughts of the hills and clouds above
No green can I see; all seems barren to me
No stream running by to a bountiful sea
No trees with their shade, no cool summer’s breeze
No soft words to cheer me

The Sands of Kuwai

The sands of Kuwait stretch far from the eye
Here we shall live or here we shall die
So pray for us all, my comrades and me
That we may return safe back home to thee
Our thoughts are with you, our loved ones at home
But here for a while the sands we must roam
A boundless expanse – no end can I see
As boundless my dear as my love for you

The Sands of Kuwai

I recall when first we met
At the fair on that warm summer day
Your eyes so bright, your hair flowing free
A smile full of joy and laughter so gay
A heart full of care wherever you go
A heart ever true whene’er I must roam
Fate smiled on me then, oh smile once again
And lead me back home

The Sands of Kuwai

The sands of Kuwait stretch far from the eye
Here we shall live or here we shall die
So pray for us all, my comrades and me
That we may return safe back home to thee
Our thoughts are with you, our loved ones at home
But here for a while the sands we must roam
A boundless expanse – no end can I see
As boundless my dear as my love for you

For we’re all cabarfeidh

For we’re all Cabarfeidh and we’re singing as we go
To the Promised Land where the beer and whisky flows,
We were drunk last night aye and drunk the night before
And we’re all in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.

For we’re all cabarfeidh

No booze today no booze today no booze because it’s Sunday,
No booze today no booze today we’ll have to wait till Monday,
For we’re all Cabarfeidh and we’re singing as we go
To the Promised Land where the beer and whisky flows,
We were drunk last night aye and drunk the night before
And we’re all in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.

 

For we’re all cabarfeidh

So goodbye booze for ever more my boozing days are nearly o’er
Had a good time but it didn’t agree, look what booze has done to me,
For we’re all Cabarfeidh and we’re singing as we go
To the Promised Land where the beer and whisky flows,
We were drunk last night aye and drunk the night before
And we’re all in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.

For we’re all cabarfeidh

So goodbye booze for ever more my boozing days are nearly o’er
And when I die don’t bury me at all just soak my bones in alcohol,
For we’re all Cabarfeidh and we’re singing as we go
To the Promised Land where the beer and whisky flows,
We were drunk last night aye and drunk the night before
And we’re all in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.