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Up and Warn a Willie (Robert Burns) When we gaed to the braes o' Mar, And to the wapon-shaw, Willie, Wi' true design to serve the king And banish whigs awa, Willie. Up and warn a' Willie, Warn, warn a'; To hear my cantie Highland sang, Relate the thing I saw, Willie. For Lords and lairds came there bedeen And wow but they were braw, Willie. But when the standard was set up Right fierce the wind did blaw, Willie; The royal nit upon the tap Down to the ground did fa', Willie. Up and warn a', Willie, Warn, warn a'; Then second-sighted Sandie said We'd do nae gude at a', Willie. But when the army join'd at Perth, The bravest ere ye saw, Willie, We didna doubt the rogues to rout, Restore our king and a', Willie. Up and warn a' Willie, Warn, warn a'; The pipers play'd frae right to left O whirry whigs awa, Willie. But when we march'd to Sherramuir And there the rebels saw, Willie; Brave Argyle attack'd our right, Our flank and front and a, Willie. Up and warn a', Willie, Warn, warn a', Traitor Huntly sooin gave way Seaforth, St. Clair and a' Willie. But brave Glengary on our right, The rebel's left did claw, Willie, He there the greatest slaughter made That ever Donald saw, Willie. Up and warn a', Willie, Warn, warn a', And Whittam shat his breeks for fear And fast did rin awa', Willie. For he ca'd us a Highland mob And soon he'd slay us a', Willie; But we chas'd him back to Stirling brig Dragoons and foot and a', Willie. Up and warn a'Willie, Warn, warn a', At length we rallied on a hill An briskly up did draw, Willie. tune: Up and Warn a' Willie (212) ARB
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