Colin's Cattle

Originally an old gaelic milking song called 'Crodh Chailein'. The song probably relates to a cattle raid by Keppoch men on Cashlie in Glenlyon in 1653 in which a milkmaid called Macnee was killed. An old version of the song includes a verse referring to her by name. The Colin of the title is Colin Campbell of Glen Lyon, brother of the notorious Robert Campbell who commanded the massacre of Glencoe.