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The sun had been up for a couple of hours

It covered the ground with a layer of gold

Spirits were high and the raining had stopped

The larder was low
but boy that wasn't all

Eleventh Earl of Mar

Couldn't get them very far

Daddy! Oh Daddy
you promised

Out on the road in the direction of Perth

Backwards and forwards in a circle they went

Found a city half open and ready to greet

The conquering heroes
with blisters on their feet

Eleventh Earl of Mar

Somehow got them all this far

Daddy! You promised
you promised

See the Stewart all dressed up

He's got eyes in the back of his head

Who came in a cockleshell boat

That could only just float

Couldn't even lift a sword

Dressed too fine and smelling of wine

Daddy you've got to do

Here comes the bishop all dressed up

He's gonna bless you if you're ready to pay

One wave of his funny old stick

There's a band of light across your eyes

Waited a week still they hadn't appeared

That glorious timing that everyone feared

So they're riding along on the crest of a wave

They're headed for London
and that will be their grave

Eleventh Earl of Mar

Well he couldn't get them down that far

Daddy! I'm waiting
I'm waiting

Time to go to bed now

Never seems too keen

To be a guest now

In a house of dreams

Flying from a hillside

Beckoning the trees

A sailboat's awning

Mimicking the breeze

I'm fighting gravity falling

My Daddy won't let them get me

A voice screams seems to be calling

The face turns features are burning

you've got to do

See the fifteen going by

Tell the Lairs and the Lords

They're running backwards today

And once again you stand alone

Bury your memories bury your friends

Leave it alone for a year or two

Till the stories go hazy and the legends come true

Then do it again
some things never end

Eleventh Earl of Mar

Won't be going very far

You promised
you promised
you promised

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