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O, Kenmure's On And Awa, Willie
TUNE: (As Title)

 

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Standard English Translation

 

O, Kenmure's On And Awa, Willie

1.
O, Kenmure's on and awa, Willie,
O, Kenmure's on and awa!
An' Kenmure's lord's the bravest lord
That ever Galloway saw!
2.
Success to Kenmure's band, Willie,
Success to Kenmure's band!
There's no heart that fears a Whig
That rides by Kenmure's hand.
3.
Here's Kenmure's health in wine, Willie,
Here's Kenmure's health in wine!
There ne'er was a coward o' Kenmure's blude,
Nor yet o' Gordon's line.
4.
O, Kenmure's lads are men, Willie,
O, Kenmure's lads are men!
Their hearts and swords are metal true,
And that their faes shall ken.
5.
They'll live or die wi' fame, Willie,
They'll live or die wi' fame!
But soon wi' sounding Victorie
May Kenmure's lord come hame!
6.
Here's him that's far awa, Willie,
Here's him that's far awa!
And here's the flower that I lo'e best -
The rose that's like the snaw!

 

O, Kenmure Is On And Away, Willie


O, Kenmure is on and away, Willie,
O, Kenmure is on and away!
And Kenmure's lord is the bravest lord
That ever Galloway saw!

Success to Kenmure's band, Willie,
Success to Kenmure's band!
There is not heart that fears a Whig
That rides by Kenmure's hand.

Here is Kenmure's health in wine, Willie,
Here is Kenmure's health in wine!
There never was a coward of Kenmure's blood,
Nor yet of Gordon's line.

O, Kenmure's lads are men, Willie,
O, Kenmure's lads are men!
Their hearts and swords are metal true,
And that their foes shall know.

They will live or die with fame, Willie,
They will live or die with fame!
But soon with sounding Victory
May Kenmure's lord come home!

Here is him that is far away, Willie,
Here is him that is far away!
And here is the flower that I love best -
The rose that is like the snow!

 

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