they choose the path where no one goes by joak

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i once did a wee film called chasin the deer , in yin o the scenes we were a jacobite army marchin in the snow up to oor knees, i wiz in bare feet an it was freezin, to keep me sane i kept singin this song tae masel. it was perfect for the moment an i always picture in ma heed a highlnd army marchin in drivin snaw when i listen tae this , its yin o ma fav zepplin songs. the words are timeles an the music so atmospheric..i can imagine a bunch o hard highlanders crossin the mountains tae take thier revenge oan some unsuspectin enemy, in fact at the battle o inverlochy the duke o montrose marched 1500 men thirty miles in atrocious conditions over the most inhospitable mountain range in scotland on feb 3rd 1645 to out flank the marquis o argyles much larger army. montroses wee army destroyed argyles in one o the most daring manoveres in british history , the song is no quarter

Close the door, put out the light.
You know they won’t be home tonight.
The snow falls hard and don’t you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
They’re wearing steel that’s bright and true
They carry news that must get through.

They choose the path where no-one goes.

They hold no quarter.

Walking side by side with death, The devil mocks their every step
The snow drives back the foot that’s slow, The dogs of doom are howling more
They carry news that must get through, To build a dream for me and you

They choose the path where no-one goes.

They hold no quarter. They ask no quarter.
The pain, the pain without quarter.
They ask no quarter.
The dogs of doom are howling more!



  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 5 years ago

    you were in bare feet? Blimey..hard yards Joak but a great story of hardship and team work. Can only imagine what that army went through…great story and great image to put it all together. Well done my friend. Slainte.

  • i was young an tough then…noo ilike the coal fire to cheers pal

    – joak

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...almost 5 years ago

    Looks Like an Illustration that could be found in a History book.
    Very well done Joak

  • hi mate am knackered av been at this for hours mate cheers !

    – joak

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant image my movie star pal! I’m listening to the tune now… just waiting for the drums to kick in again… there we go! I agree with you, the lyrics are totally perfect for this. Ah look what you’ve started joak… I’m gonna have go and listen to Kasmir now LOL. Great work mate ;o)

  • thank you akkra..ooh kashmir ma next fav!..glad ye like it pal

    – joak

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    My spelling’s falling apart tonight…lol…Kashmir… I’ve had nothing to drink either!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • hi scott mate thanks awfy much!

    – joak

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    This part of you makes me smile and I feel you dear Joak.. this is fantastic and your journey is strong and mighty.. I love this!

  • halo stranger.thank you so glad ye like it ..aye the journey never ends pal

    – joak

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 5 years ago

    Great pic Joak. I couldn’t imagine being in the snow..let alone bare footed,lol. 40 degrees here today.

  • 40 degrees !!!…it wis minus 18 here yesterday!

    – joak

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 5 years ago

    excellent work!!

  • hi cathrine ..great tae see ye thanks pal

    – joak

  • jules572
    jules572almost 5 years ago

    Lord Murray ya’ say. tromping’ through the snow in your footsies bare, to the sound of the bags and drum…Jules

  • aye lord murray ..a great man …if only they had listened tae him

    – joak

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

  • brilliant pal it means a lot tae get this one featured!

    – joak

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