Both Sides of the Tweed

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Capercaillie is a Scottish folk band, founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson. They have seen four of their albums placed in the UK Albums Chart, and continue to perform and record to the present day. more »

What`s the spring breathing jasmine and rose 
What`s the summer with all its gay train 
What`s the splendor of autumn to those 
Who`ve bartered their freedom for gain. 
Let the love of our land`s sacred rights 
To the love of our people succeed 
Let friendship and honor unite 
And flourish on both sides of the Tweed. 
No sweetness the senses can cheer 
 Which corruption and bribery bind 
No brightness the sun can e`er clear 
For honor`s the sum of the mind. 
Let virtue distinguish the brave 
 Place riches in lowest degree 
 Think them poorest who can be a slave 
Them richest who dare to be free.

Written by: DICK GAUGHAN


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