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Bonnie Dundee
Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Michael Mitchell

This may be the most popular and common regimental march of all time. It represents the spirit of the Scottish clan chieftains, mustering their clansmen to rally at their leader's call to arms.

To the Lairds of Convention
Twas Claverhouse spoke
"Ere the King's crown go down
"There are crowns to be broke
"Then let each cavalier
"Who loves honour and me
"Come and follow the bonnets
"Of Bonnie Dundee"

Come fill up my cup
Come fill up my can
Saddle my horses, and call up my men
Then awa' to the west port
And let us gae free
And we'll follow the bonnets
Of Bonnie Dundee

Dundee he is mounted
He rides through the streets
The bells they ring backwards
The drums they do beat
And the Provost, douce man, says
"Just e'en let 'em be,
"For this town is well rid
"Of that de'il of Dundee"

There are hills beyond Pentworth
And lands beyond Forth
If there's lairds in the south
There are chiefs in the north
And bra'e dunnywastles
Three thousand times three
Will cry "HOI" for the Bonnets
Of Bonnie Dundee

Then awa' to the hills
To the lease, to the rocks
E're I own a usurper
I'll crouch with the fox
And tremble false whigs
In the midst of your glee
You ha'e not seen the last
Of my Bonnets and me

© Michael Mitchell. All rights reserved. Used with permission




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