Part X: Awakenin
A hunner thousand diff’rent things
Syne Union, disenchantment brings;
An frae the roots a new growth springs
In vigour strang,
The Scots hae been the underlings
Far ower lang.
Hoo can this race, that God haud sent
Across a hostile continent
An tested in sic sair torment
Sae hummle bear,
Excesses o a government
That disnae care.
Weel, Anglo-Scottish Brit M.P.s
Afflicted sair wi Duck’s disease
Frae grov’lin oan their bended knees
Are warlike dross,
Whae’d never dae what micht displease
The Pairty boss.
An sadly oor S.T.U.C.
Hae seemed tae be tae some degree
As servile as their ain M.P.
Tae British rule,
An in that role can often be
When men o wealth can Justice claim
An dinnae feel nae sense o shame
Evictin workers frae their hame
Then mun the Scot,
Take oan his shooders aw the blame
For servile lot.
For far owre lang the Scots hae bent
An touched whichever forelock meant
Position, job or favour lent
By them in poo’er,
An granted so’s they stey content
Like ony hoor.
Then Scots, if Scots there’s meant tae be,
Mun shake themsels awake an see
That life o sic a low degree
Is for the slave,
While Freedom jined tae Liberty
Is for the brave.
An there’s ay men, like John McLean,
Whae’d spurn corruptin, selfish gain
An ev’ry nerve an fibre strain
For Scotland’s guid,
Through illness wrocht in prison’s pain
As McLean did.
When Scots rebel an angry rise
The only wey tae Justice lies
In brekkin Anglo-Scottish ties
Tae stan alane,
An as the Scottish Standard flies
Be Free again.
Then, in this National re-birth,
The Scots wid be o equal worth
Wi aw the nations o the Earth
As God haud meant,
When frae the East He’d sent us furth
Wi that intent.
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