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Freedom Come-All-Ye

Lorraine McIntosh - Freedom Come All Ye

In English, it would mean:
Rough the wind in the clear day's dawning
Blows the clouds head over heels over the bay
But there's more than a rough wind blowing
Through the Great Glen of the world today
It's a thought that would make our rats
All those rogues that go boldly fresh and gay
Take the road to seek other pastures
With their ill-ploys to sport and play

No more will our handsome youths
March to war when our braggarts arrogantly crow
Nor small children from pithead and village
Mourn the ships sailing down the Broomielaw
Broken families in lands we've harried
Will curse Scotland the Brave no more, no more
Black and white to each other married
Make the vile barracks of their masters bare

So come all you at home with freedom
Never heed what the hooded crows croak for Doom
In your house all the children of Adam
Will find bread, whisky and painted room
When Maclean meets with his friends in Springburn
All those roses and wild cherries will turn to bloom
And the black boy over there from far Nyanga
Knocks the cruel gallows of the burghers down.

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