Wha'll Be King But Cherlie?


Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
Around him cling wi' all your kin
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
To crown your rightful lawful king
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

The news from Moidart last necht
Will soon gar many fairly
For ships of war hae just come in
And landed Royal Cherlie

Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
Around him cling wi' all your kin
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

The Highland clans wi' sword in hand
From John o' Groats to Airlie
Hae to a man declared to stand
or fa' for Royal Cherlie

Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
Around him cling wi' all your kin
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

The lowlands a' both great and small
With many's the Lord and Laird hae
Declared for Scotia's King and Law
And wha'd ye think but Cherlie

Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
Around him cling wi' all your kin
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

Then here's a health to Cherlie's cause
And be't complete and early
His very name our heart's blood warms
To arms for Royal Cherlie

Come through the heather, around him gather
You're all the welcomer early
Around him cling wi' all your kin
For wha'll be King but Cherlie

Midi sequenced by Lesley Nelson
Used with permission

More music is available at:
Lesley Nelson - Contemplator's Folk Music Site

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