Tonight is Burn’s Night. I won’t be participating in the drinking, but some haggis is bound to be ingested.
Scots Wha Hae is Bruce’s call to his men before the start of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, but it is just as relevant today. Just replace ‘Scots’ with ‘Brits’ and sing about our traitorous government in cahoots with the EU. I think even Burns would approve of that.
Set to the tune “Hey Tuttie Tatie” an age old marching tune from medieval times.
Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victorie!
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour:
See the front o’ battle lour,
See approach proud Edward’s power –
Chains and slaverie!
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha will fill a coward’s grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave? –
Let him turn, and flee!
Wha for Scotland’s King and Law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!
By oppression’s woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains,
We will drain our dearest veins
But they shall be free!
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!
Let us do or dee!