Last born of the clan
First one to be free
Lived inside a house
Beneath the hanging tree
Londonderry nights
That chilled him to the bone
Words were cried at night
In unforgiving tones

Blood of his men was gone beneath snow
He picked up his knife and bow
Killer of Jonathan Low

Violence from without
And Anger from within
Crawling through the fields
Informing next to kin
They all turned their backs
But they all knew his name
And if he could return
They'd probably do the same

Blood of his friends was gone beneath snow
For all that I know, he died
Killer of Jonathan Low

The blood of his friends was gone beneath snow
For all that I know, he died
Killer of Jonathan Low


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    General CommentNamaskar friends, I think the song is about a person who was friends with Jonathan Low. Jonathan got killed in a battle and the killer escaped with a lot of casualties on his side too.

    "Blood of his men was gone beneath snow
    He picked up his knife and bow
    Killer of Jonathan Low"

    Our hero seeks revenge for his late friend. He tells or asks for (not quite certain here) help from his kins. But, even when they know the killer and want to see justice delivered, fearing the enormous power of enemy, they refuse.

    "Violence from without
    And Anger from within
    Crawling through the fields
    Informing next to kin
    They all turned their backs
    But they all knew his name
    And if he could return
    They'd probably do the same."

    Eventually, with some help from friends (those who agreed to fight by his side), hero avenges his friend's death. But, revenge costs him some more friends!

    "Blood of his friends was gone beneath snow
    For all that I know, he died
    Killer of Jonathan Low"
    India8962on February 10, 2017   Link

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