Eject Vice and Follow Treuth Alway

Sen throw vertew incressis dignitie, And vertew is flour and rute of noblesse ay, Of ony wit or quhat estait thow be, His steppis follow and dreid for none effray: Eject vice and follow treuth alway: Lufe maist thy God that first thy lufe began, And for ilk inche he will the quyte ane span. […]

I Will Aye Remember

Bide a wee ye bonnie hours o’ sweet yestreen Haud awa’ the thocht that e’er I will forget Lang the wimplin wey unrowes afore my een? And the mindin’ will be sweeter yet Chorus: Aye, the road was haudin’ frae the lass that I will aye remember Braw burn the bridges far behind me in […]

Awa’ Whigs Awa’

Our thrissles are a’ flourish’d And bonnie bloom’d our roses But Whigs cam like a frost in June An’ wither’d a’ our posies Chorus: Awa’, Whigs, awa’ Awa’, Whigs, awa’ Ye’re jist a pack o’ traitor louns Ye’ll dae nae guid at a’ Our sad decay in church and state Surpasses my descriving The Whigs […]

O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast

O wert thou in the cauld blast, On yonder lea, on yonder lea, My plaidie to the aingry airt, I’d shelter thee, I’d shelter thee. Or did misfortune’s bitter storms Around thee blaw, around thee blaw, The bield should be my bosom, To share it a’, to share it a’. Or were I in the […]

An t-Eilean Sgitheanach

“This Ile is callit Ellan Skiannach in Irish, that is to say in Inglish the wyngit Ile, be reason it has mony wyngis and pointis lyand furth fra it, throw the dividing of thir foirsaid Lochis.” — Description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hybrides, by Mr. Donald Munro, High Dean of the Isles, who travelled through […]