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Fields of Bannockburn (MacGregor Simpson) Twas on a bonnie simmer's day, me English came in grand array King Edward's orders to obey , Upon the Field of Bannockburn. cho: Sae loudly let the Pibroch wake Each loyal Clan frae hill and lake , And boldly fight for Scotia's sake Upon the Field of Bannockburn. K@g Edward raised his standard high, Bruce shook his banners in reply - Each army shouts for victory Upon the Field of Bannockburn. The English horse wi' deadly aim Upon the Scottish army came; But hundrteds in our pits were slain Upon the Field of Bannockburn. Loud rose the war cry of M'Neil, Who flew like tigers to the field And made the Sass'nach army feel There were dauntless hearts at Bannockburn. M'Donald's clan, how firm their pace- Dark vengeance gleams in ev'ry face, Lang had they thirsted to embrace Their Sass'nach friends at Bannockburn. The Fraser bold his brave clan led, While wide their thistle banners spread- They boldly fell and boldly bled Upon the Field of Bannockburn. The ne'er behind* brave Douglas came, And also with him Donald Graham, Their blood-red painted swords did stain The glorious Field of Bannockburn. That day King Edward's heart did mourn, With joy each Scottish heart did burn, In mem'ry now let us return Our thanks to Bruce at Bannockburn. From Scottish & Border Battles & Ballads, Brander. Published in The Lyric Gems of Scotland, McG. Simpson note: ca. 1875. *the motto of thr Douglas family RG
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