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She shelter'd in her solitude

The Fleur-de-lis, for a' that.

The Austrian Vine, the Prussian Pine

(For Blucher's sake, hurra that,) The Spanish Olive, too, shall join,

And bloom in peace for a’ that. Stout Russia's Hemp, so surely twined

* Around our wreath we'll draw that, And he that would the cord unbind,

Shall have it for his gra-vat!

Or, if to choke sae puir a sot,

Your pity scorn to thraw that, The Devil's elbo’ be his lot,

Where he may sit and claw that. In spite of slight, in spite of might,

In spite of brags and a' that, The lads that battled for the right,

Have won the day and a' that!

There's ae bit spot I had forgot,

America they ca’ that!
A coward plot her rats had got

Their father's flag to gnaw that:
Now see it fly top-gallant high,

Atlantic winds shall blaw that, And Yankee loon, beware your croun,

There's kames in hand to claw that! For on the land, or on the sea,

Where'er the breezes blaw that, The British Flag shall bear the grie,

And win the day for a' that!

CARLE, NOW THE KING'S COME.

BEING NEW WORDS TO AN AULD SPRING.

The news has flown frae mouth to mouth, The North for ance has bang’d the South ; The deil a Scotsman's die o' drouth,

Carle, now the King's come !

CHORUS.
Carle, now the King's come!
Carle, now the King's come !
Thou shalt dance, and I will sing,

Carle, now the King's come!

Auld England held him lang and fast ;
And Ireland had a joyfu' cast ;
But Scotland's turn is come at last-

Carle, now the King's come:

1 [This imitation of an old Jacobite ditty was written on the appearance, in the Frith of Forth, of the fleet which conveyed his Majesty King George the Fourth to Scotland, in August, 1822, and was published as a broadside.]

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Auld Reekie, in her rokelay gray,
Thought never to have seen the day;
He's been a weary time away-

But, Carle, now the King's come!

She's skirling frae the Castle-hill;
The Carline's voice is grown sae shrill,
Ye'll hear her at the Canon-mill-

Carle, now the King's come!

“ Up, bairns !” she cries,“ baith grit and sma,' And busk ye for the weapon-shaw !Stand by me, and we'll bang them a'

Carle, now the King's come!

“ Come from Newbattle's ancient spires, Bauld Lothian, with your knights and squires, And match the mettle of your sires

Carle, now the King's come!

“You're welcome hame, my Montagu ! Bring in your hand the young Buccleuch ;I'm missing some that I may rue

Carle, now the King's come;?

“ Come, Haddington, the kind and gay, You've graced my causeway mony a day;

! [Lord Montagu, uncle and guardian to the young Duke of Buccleuch, placed his Grace's residence of Dalkeith at his Majesty's disposal during his visit to Scotland.]

I'll weep the cause if you should stay

Carle, now the King's come ! 1

“Come, premier Duke, and carry doun Frae yonder craig 3 his ancient croun ; It's had a lang sleep and a soun'

But, Carle, now the King's come!

“ Come, Athole, from the hill and wood, Bring down your clansmen like a cloud ;Come, Morton, show the Douglas' blood,—4

Carle, now the King's come!.

“Come, Tweeddale, true as sword to sheath ; Come, Hopetoun, fear'd on fields of death ; Come, Clerk, and give your bugle breath ;

Carle, now the King's come!

1 [Charles, the tenth Earl of Haddington, died in 1828.]

2 [The Duke of Hamilton, as Earl of Angus, carried the ancient royal crown of Scotland on horseback in King George's procession, from Holyrood to the Castle, Edinburgh, August, 1822.]

3 The Castle.
4 [MS._" Come, Athole, from your hills and woods,

Bring down your Hielandmen in cluds,

With bannet, brogue, and tartan duds.”] 5 Sir George Clerk of Pennycuik, Bart. The Baron of Pennycuik is bound by his tenure, whenever the King comes to Edinburgh, to receive him at the Harestone, (in which the standard of James IV. was erected when his army encamped on the Boroughmuir, before his fatal expedition to England,) now built into the park-wall at the end of Tipperlin Lone,

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