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Thread #1308   Message #4199
Posted By: Alisdair
22-Apr-97 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: Both Sides the Tweed (trad/Gaughan)
Subject: Lyr Add: BOTH SIDES THE TWEED (Dick Gaughan)
by Dick Gaughan

What's the spring-breathing jasmine and rose?
What's the summer with all its gay trains?
Or the splendour of autumn to those
Who've bartered freedom for gain?

CHORUS: Let the love of our land's sacred right
To the love of our people succeed
Let friendship and honour unite
And flourish on the both sides the Tweed

No sweetness the senses can achieve
Which corruption and bribery bind
No brightness that gloom can e'er gleam
For honour’s the sum of the mind. CHORUS

Let virtue distinguish the brave
Place riches in lowest degree
Think them poorest who can be a slave
Them richest who dare to be free. CHORUS

Hallo Mr. Greenhaus!