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Doug Lyr Req: Bannockburn (8) Lyr Add: BANNOCKBURN 18 Jul 05

I've been trying for some time to get the last few words of the third line, verse 1, Roy sings them so fast, but you're welcome to the rest of my efforts:

In 1314, the twenty-fourth of June
King Eddie says "We're ready now to steal the stone of Scone"
He brought his biggest army but discovered he'd (?backed a goose?)
At Bannockburn he found that he was up against a Bruce

Well, we raised our pipes and the English kept a-coming
But they werena quite so happy when we gie'd the pipes a blaw
Struck once more, they began a-running
Ready steady Eddie, go, it's time to shoot the craw

Well, we had a bowl of porridge and a wee bit pinch of salt
We had a dram of whisky and it was the finest malt
We each wore a tammy and we wore the philibegs
Eddie was in terror when he seen the hairy legs

Now poor King Edward, nearly had a fit
When he seen his cavalry falling doon a pit
His men looked up from the trap that Bruce had built
And they were shocked to find out what was worn beneath the kilt

He sent for his archers, a group of country folk
They erred and they purred, what a funny way they spoke
With those archers Eddie had a go
But they were as effective as the ones on radio

On the fastest horse that you ever saw
King Eddie went a-racing o'er the Border and awa
He was fond of Scotland, but he never did return
He didn't like the welcome that he got at Bannockburn

"backed a goose" just sounds so, so wrong. And I'm pretty sure he sings "a Bruce" and not "the Bruce" as you'd expect.


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