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Gordon Menzies

Come charge up your glasses and lets drink a toast,
To the bold Scottish heroes and the proud Scottish host,
To the battles we've won and the few that we've lost
Here's a health to the back of Schiehallion.
Chorus :
Schiehallion, Schiehallion, I hear your voice calling,
Across the Great Glen to the coast of Argyll.
The Lowlands, The Highlands, The Borders, The Islands,
I'll drink to the back of Schiehallion.
The bluebell of Scotland is hanging her head,
And the lion once rampant is lying like dead.
They grieve for their country whose courage has fled
Far awa' tae the back of Schiehallion.
God speed the day when the Scots shall awake,
The fetters of England to crack and to break.
And stand by the freedom their birthright to take
Here's a health to the back of Schiehallion.
Footnote : For our 120th song in this feature our grateful thanks to Gordon Menzies of Gaberlunzie for permission to reprint his splendid song, 'Schiehallion'. This song is bound to feature when The Gabs play The King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Bannockburn on Saturday 20 September 2003, celebrating both the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) and Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297), at 8pm. Tickets 6 are available from Alistair Walker - Tel 01786 814523 - or email Peter D Wright

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