Part IX: “The Nadir”
Oor imports come an exports go
Through English ports like Felixstowe,
While Scottish ports hae nocht tae show
But gairden sheds,
An where the cranes moved to an fro
Are floo’er beds.
Maist giant ships that sailed the seas
Were built oan Clyde an no oan Tees,
But brains an brawn an expertise
That laid the keel,
Were lost by politician’s grease
Tae soothwards steal.
This soothwards steal has been for years
Ahint the job that disappears
When Britain’s business racketeers
Take owre a plant,
An take it sooth tae English cheers
An British cant.
Oor jobs are lost, an what remain
Are mair for brawn an no for brains
As England an the U.S. drain
While aw the Unions can sustain
Is less than nocht.
Oor Scots investment fundins shrink
An Justice seems tae nod an wink
At ethics that in bus’ness stink
As vultures craw,
While Scots financial hooses blink
An wede awa.
When English Gas wis drawn frae sea
They chairged the Scots a distance fee,
But what’s for you is no for me,
Wi Scottish therms,
Thus Scottish Gas mun British be
In English terms.
Oor Education, yince oor pride,
Available tae country wide
Is noo mair like the Coo’s backside
Wi tail oan tap,
While doon the flank the patties slide
Wi loads o crap.
As foreigners mair ile wells drill
An tankers frae the world fill
Wi riches till their coffers spill,
It’s sad tae say,
The Scots ay get mair puirer still
It’s ay the way.
Oor sojers that for years hae bled
In pentin Britain’s Empire red,
Are still by English firmly led
Tae danger spots,
Wherever Britain’s torn tae shred
That’s for the Scots.
The gr’und owre which ancestors focht
An generations fertile wrocht
Is noo by speculators bocht
In City steals,
While native Scot is left wi nocht
By shady deals.
Scotland Forever: A History in 10 Parts
Part I In the Beginning
Part II Crime an Punishment
Part III Conception
Part IV Incubus
Part V The Wallace
Part VI King Robert the Bruce
Part VII Turbulence
Part VIII Corruption