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Thread #1308   Message #3182584
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Jul-11 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: Both Sides the Tweed (trad/Gaughan)
Subject: ADD Version: Both Sides the Tweed
The Jacobite relics of Scotland: being the songs, airs, and legends, of the adherents to the house of Stuart, collected and illustrated by James Hogg. Printed for W. Blackwood, 1819 - page 126 (with melody notation)


What's the spring - breathing jess'mine and rose,
What's the summer, with all its gay train,
Or the plenty of autumn, to those
Who've barter'd their freedom for gain?
     Let the love of our king's sacred right,
     To the love of our country succeed;
     Let friendship and honour unite,
     And flourish on both sides the Tweed.

No sweetness the senses can cheer,
Which corruption and bribery blind;
No brightness that gloom e'er can clear,
For honour's the sun of the mind.
Let the love, &c.

Let virtue distinguish the brave,
Place riches in lowest degree;
Think him poorest who can be a slave,
Him richest who dares to be free.
Let the love, &c.

Let us think how our ancestors rose,
Let us think how our ancestors fell,
The rights they defended, and those
They bought with their blood we'll ne'er sell.
Let the love, &c.