Collection of ballads, songsheets.
2 vols. London: J. Pitts, 18051840? University of Minnesota Libraries.
WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 Z. Vol. 1.
Pasted to album leaf 140: half-sheet.
Scots, wha hae wi Wallace Bled
Pitts Printer Toy and Marble Warehouse
6 Great st. Andrew street 7 dials.
SCOTS wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots wham Bruce has often led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
On to Victory!
Now's the day and now's the hour,
See the front of battle o'er,
See approach proud Edwards power,
Wha will be a traitor knave,
Wha can fill a coward's grave
Wha will be so base a knave
turn and flee,
Wha for Scotlands King and laws
Freeman's sword will strongly draw
Freeman stand or freeman fa
on wi' me
By oppressions woes and pains
By your sons in servile chains
We will drain our dearest veins
But they shallˇˇshall
Lay the proud usurper low
Tyrants fall in every blow
Liberty's in every blow
us do or die!
Written by Robert Burns, first published in 1794; see Representative
Poetry On-line, ed. Ian Lancaster. Broadside transcription and
HTML-coding by Brett Single; pointed brackets mark conjectural readings
and emendations. For commentary see Brett Single, "Celtic
History and Politics in The Ballads of Seven Dials."
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