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Traditional (Scottish)
  1. Fareweel tae oor Scottish fame,
    Fareweel oor ancient glory,
    Fareweel even tae oor Scottish name,
    Sae famed in martial story.
    Noo Sark rins o'er the Solway sands,
    Tweed runs tae the ocean,
    Tae mark whaur England 's province stand
    Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.
  2. What force or guile could not subdue,
    Through many warlike ages,
    Is wrought noo by a coward few,
    For hireling traitors' wages.
    The English steel we could disdain,
    Secure in valour's station,
    But English gold has been oor bane;
    Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.
  3. Oh wouldnae I had seen the day,
    That treason they would sell us,
    My old grey heed had laid in clay,
    Wi' Bruce and loyal Wallace.
    But pith and power tae my last hour,
    I'll mak' this declaration,
    We are bought and sold for English gold:
    Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.