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The Lion

  • (Trad / Lumsden / Ian McCalman)

            I am the lion Wallace saw
            The same dour lion nane may thraw
            Warder of old Scotland's law
            I am the lion Wallace saw

    Centuries and ages flown, what hae they but honours thrown
    Round my rugged brow and crown, time ne'er steals away
    I stand up to a' declare, Scotland's weal and power's my care
    Tak' this warning, foes beware, bide awa frae me

    Many ages I hae seen, Scotland's royal roost I've been
    Freedom's stronghold staunch, serene, bold and leal for aye
    Freedom is the lion's aim, freedom for the lion's ain
    Match the lion in his den, or let freedom be

    Here I stand and watch for aye, roar the hour out day by day
    Freedom strong to sound the sway, from far sea to sea
    Freedom is the lion's aim, freedom for the lion's ain
    Match the lion in his den, or let freedom be

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

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