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The Cheils O Auchteen-Twentie
Peter D Wright

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Raising The Banner On Cathkin Braes

Read at The 1820 Society Annual Commemoration Meeting, Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow on Sunday 6 Septmber 1998 and subsequently published the November 1998 issue of the Scots Independent.
                                        Baird, Hardie an Wilson war murdert
                                        Fir the sake o the Radickal Cause;
                                        'Scotland:Fre or a Desert' read their banner
                                        As thai focht agin cruel fremmit Laws.
                                        We gaither the day fir ti myn thaim
                                        Near twa hunner yeir syne thai ar deid;
                                        An ti tell the hale kintra o Scotland
                                        That thai war the anes gied the lead.
                                        Shouder ti shouder thegither, thai stud
                                        Fir Scotland an the Richts o Man;
                                        Thair names maun be myndit an honert
                                        As thair veesions ane bi ane, hae bin wan.
                                        We nou hae the Vote an the Fredomes
                                        Fir whilk the Boys o Bonnymuir focht;
                                        An the Scottish Paurliament is cumin
                                        Whilk 'Purlie' Wilson o Straven lang socht.
                                        Sae toast aw the chiels o Auchteen-Twentie
                                        Thair names we suid aw weill myn;
                                        Baird, Hardie an Wilson - The Mairtyrs
                                        Wi leal Wallace an King Robert suid jyne.
                                        Auchten-Twentie, Scotland an Fredome
                                        Is a story weill wordie o fame;
                                        A cairn i the noo Scottish Paurliament
                                        Is hou we suid honor thair name.

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