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Bannocks O' Bear Meal
TUNE: The Killogie

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Bannocks O' Bear Meal

Chorus
Bannocks o' bear meal,
Bannocks o' barley,
Here's to the Highlandman's
Bannocks o' barley!
1.
Wha in a brulyie
Will first cry ' a parley'?
Never the lads
Wi the bannocks o' barley!
2.
Wha, in his wae days,
Were loyal to Charlie?
Wha but the lads
Wi the bannocks o' barley!

(Note:- Charlie refers to ' Bonie Prince Charles'
the Stewart who attempted at the 1745 rebellion
to retake the Scottish throne and kingdom.)

Soft Cakes Of Barley Meal

Chorus
Soft cakes of barley meal,
Soft cakes of barley,
Here is to the Highland man's
Soft cakes of barley!

Who in a brawl
Will first cry ' a parley'?
Never the lads
With the soft cakes of barley!

Who, in his woeful days,
Were loyal to Charlie?
Who but the lads
With the soft cakes of barley!

 

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