SCOTS WHA HAE

ROBERT BURNS  (1759-1796)

 

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 can fill a coward's grave?

Wha sae base as be a slave?

Let him turn and flee!

Wha for Scotlands' 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!