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MacPherson was a likeable charismatic rogue who supposedly robbed the rich and helped the poor. He was hanged at Banff in the year 1700 probably more for the seducing of wealthy nobles daughters and maybe the odd rich nobleman's good lady and wife. He was to be saved by popular demand and a repreive was on the way to save him but word got to his persecutors and he was illegally executed by the putting forward of the town clock by fifteen minutes(quarter). Thus many young ladies had their hearts broke at the passing of the handsome romantic "MacPherson"
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MacPherson's Rant.

verse 1.

Farewell ye dungeons dark and strong,
Farewell,farewell tae thee,
MacPhersons time will no be long,
On yonder gallow's tree.

chorus.

Sae rantingly and sae wantonly,
Sae dauntingly gaed he,
He played a tune and he danced around
Below the gallow's tree.

verse 2.

It was by a woman's treachorous hands,
That he was condemned to dee,
She stood upon a windae ledge,
and a blanket threw o'er me.

verse 3.

T'was the Laird o' Grant that Heiland saunt,
That first laid hands on me,
He pleads the cause o' Peter Broon,
To let MacPherson dee.

verse 4.

there's some come here to see me hang,
and some to buy my fiddle,
But before that I do part wi' her,
I'll break her through the middle.

verse 5.

The repreive was coming o'er the brig o' Banff,
Tae set MacPherson free,
but they put the clock a quarter before,
and hanged him tae the tree.

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