Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Burns Day

It's Robbie Burns Day, a day to celebrate our Scottish heritage and lift a glass of some fine single-malt. Do not forget to recite the poem which makes every true Scotsman's blood rise within him:




Scots Wha Hae

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!

Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's power--
Chains and slavery!

Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can 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 die!

1 Comments:

Blogger DilexitPrior said...

Oh yeah, that one too. :-)

That also is best sung in my opinion.

Today I'm having fond memories of a Robbie Burns literary tour of Edinburgh that I took back in 2004 when visiting Scotland...

January 25, 2006 9:26 PM  

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