Scots wha' hae

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by ObiMcD, Feb 25, 2003.

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  1. ObiMcD Jedi Master

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    How do you pronounce this poem? it freightens and confuses me.
  2. PadawanSDM Jedi Padawan

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    Scots (that should be easy)
    Wa (should also be easy)
    Hay (as in what the cows eat)

    Although I'm sure some will now come and disagree!
  3. MrDankDonk Jedi Master

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    Scots Wha Hae
    (supposed to be addressed by Bruce to his soldiers before the Battle of Bannockburn against Edward II)

                  Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
                  Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
                  Welcome to your gory bed,
                        Or to victory!
                  Now's the day, and now's the hour;
                  See the front o' battle lour;
                  See approach proud Edward's power--
                        Chains and slavery!
                  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 Scotland's 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!

    Robert Burns (1759-1796)
  4. MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight

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    This should be our national anthem
  5. ObiMcD Jedi Master

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    btw, folks, expect some test footage for "Sons of Scotland" soon. Also, if any of you natives would still like to do a little voice acting, we still have a few parts left.
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