Part III: Conception
Frae aw the sources experts claim
Maist likely that the forbears came
Whae made oor native land their hame
It’s often felt,
That frae the wife Japhet’s wame
Came first the Celt.
An verily as numbers grew
An ethnic tribes socht pastures new
That Japhethites whae furthest flew
Were far the best,
As high their Freedom banners blew
Abune the rest.
Thus oot the grim, primeval mud
But fechtin as nae ithers haud
Through fiery flame an ragin flood
Owre Scythian plain,
Their passin marked wi trails o bluid
They came tae Spain.
God kens how mony years hae passed
Syne owre frae Spain they came at last
Tae sic a lan as nane surpassed
A precious gem,
Like them, as steedy in the blast
An ill tae tame.
Owre aw this lan o ruggit norm,
This product o volcanic corm,
Scoored deep wi ice an vi’lent storm
In Strath an Glen,
They bred sweet quines o gracious form
An warlike men.
But Irish, Picts an Britons focht
An poo’er owre ither Celtics socht
As mixtures in genetics wrocht
A meltin pot,
That spiced wi ither races brocht
Mair bluidy wars an grim pursuits
Saw Angle, Dane an Viking brutes
Brocht doon like owre-ripened fruits
Rot where they fell,
But o the Picts o Celtic roots
Left nane tae tell.
Freed o the Roman an the Dane,
The Angle gone an Viking slain,
Though relics o them aw remain
Nae Scots complete,
Till nobles o the Norman strain
Came North tae meet.
As legend upon legend feeds
An Saint Columba’s supercedes
Beliefs an rites o pagan creeds
The Scottish Faith
Wis followed where Saint Andrew leads
Tae very daith.
This Faith tae which maist Scots adhere
Has bled them sair an cost them dear
When Christian words an Christian steer
Frae men twae-faced,
Wrocht measure by religious fear
That God debased.
Part I In the Beginning Scotland Forever: A History in 10 Parts
Part II Crime an Punishment