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The Lion On The Gold

  • (Gordon Menzies)

    For most of my life I have wandered the world
    Through many proud nations with flags all unfurled
    But in all of my travels no prouder flag I've found
    Than the red rampant lion on the golden ground
    It's the red rampant lion of Scotland

    North by the Shetlands and south by the Tweed
    It's honoured forever in story and deed
    First into battle it always could be found
    The red rampant lion on the golden ground
    It's the red rampant lion of Scotland

    We've lost men at Flodden, at Flanders and Spain
    More at Culloden and El Alamein
    But we've never been conquered and still we rally round
    The red rampant lion on the golden ground
    It's the red rampant lion of Scotland

    The thistle is bonnie when flowering alone
    But what dart or medal she'll cut tae the bone
    And tae Scotland my darling my hairt is ever bound
    By the red rampant lion on the golden ground
    It's the red rampant lion
    The lion of Scotland
    Of Scotland united and free

    (as sung by Gaberlunzie)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1976:] The Lion on the Gold will always be symbolically Scottish. (Notes Gaberlunzie, 'Wind and Water, Time and Tide')

Quelle: Scotland

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