Who Sang Family of the Mountains? Dougie MacLean

Release information
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 4:53

Change crashes down
Around my family of the mountains
Newer ways have come
People talk about things they could never know

And as the old ones look around
At what's been left for them they see
The land they gently touched
It's tethered now to the rich man's misery

Let them be, you see they're running scared
Let them be, now you've taken what they shared
Their lives have been broken enough and cannot be repaired

Prosperity has come
But not for my family of the mountains
The quiet and gentle ones
They had no ambition fired by greed

And as the old ones look around
At what's been left for them they see
The land they gently touched
It's tethered now to the rich man's misery

Let them be, you see they're running scared
Let them be, now you've taken what they shared
Their lives have been broken enough and cannot be repaired

Time passes on
And so does my family of the mountains
The older ways have gone
People search for a past that was always there

And as the old ones look around
At what's been left for them they see
The land they gently touched
It's tethered now to the rich man's misery

Let them be, you see they're running scared
Let them be, now you've taken what they shared
Their lives have been broken enough and cannot be repaired


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Trail of the Survivor
  • 2 Gloomy Winter
  • 3 No No No
  • 4 Rescue Me
  • 5 Dolina
  • 6 Family of the Mountains
  • 7 Shame
  • 8 Mo Nighean Donn
  • 9 Until We Meet Again
  • 10 Little Ones Walk On

  • Release information
    label: Dunkeld Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5019845130105
    script: Latin