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Sidewaulk Both Sides The Tweed
Credits: Dick Gaughan; arranged by Capercaillie
Appears On: Sidewaulk; Scotland The Real (compilation)
Language: English
Other Versions: "Both Sides The Tweed" on Mary Black's album Collected


What's the spring breathing jasmine and rose?
What's the summer with all its gay train?
What's the splendor of autumn to those
Who've bartered their freedom for gain?

Let the love of our land's sacred rights
To the love of our people succeed
Let friendship and honor unite
And flourish on both sides the Tweed

No sweetness the senses can cheer
Which corruption and bribery bind
No brightness the sun can e'er clear
For honor's the sum of the mind


Let virtue distinguish the brave
Place riches in lowest degree
Think them poorest who can be a slave
Them richest who dare to be free

(Chorus 2x)