Wha Wadna' Fecht For Cherlie?
Anonymous


Wha wadna' fecht for Cherlie?
Wha wadna' draw the sword?
Wha wad nae up an' rally
At the royal Prince's word?

Think on Scotland's ancient heroes
Think on foreign foes to fell
Think on glorious gruesome Wallace
Wha the proud usurpers quelled!

Wha wadna' fecht for Cherlie?
Wha wadna' draw the sword?
Wha wad nae up an' rally
At the royal Prince's word?

Rouse ye rows o' kilted warriors
Rouse ye heroes o' the North
Rouse and join your chieftains' banners
'Tis your prince that leads you forth!

Wha wadna' fecht for Cherlie?
Wha wadna' draw the sword?
Wha wad nae up an' rally
At the royal Prince's word?

See the northern Clans advancing
See Glengarrie and Montiel
See the brandished broadswords glancing
Highland hats of cruel steel

Wha wadna' fecht for Cherlie?
Wha wadna' draw the sword?
Wha wad nae up an' rally
At the royal Prince's word?

Now our Prince has raised his banner
Now triumphant is our cause
Now the Scottish Lion rallies
Let us fight for Prince and laws!

Wha wadna' fecht for Cherlie?
Wha wadna' draw the sword?
Wha wad nae up an' rally
At the royal Prince's word?

Midi sequenced by Alan Sim

In his "Jacobite Relics", Hogg says that this is a Buchan song sent to him by Mr John Wallace. The words are anonymous. In the North the tune has the same name as the title but in the South the tune is known as "Will Ye Go And Marry, Katie?"

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