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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Defence of Scotland'
THE DEFENCE OF SCOTLAND
A NEW BALLAD,
FROM THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, AUGUST 4, 1803.
TUNE?" I bae been Courting at a Lass".
A ULD ROBIN he came frae the town,
" For a' the French are coming owre
" They've sworn to do't, and BONAPARTE
" Och ! an' Alas ' the days are gane
" In their gude times nae tyrant dar'd
The words nae sooner out were spoke
" Wha says that Scotland's spirit's gane ?
" Let Frenchmen loot to that disgrace,
" The hearts that beat within our breasts
" We'll shew the Warld that not wi' BRUCE
" Then haste, my comrades bald, prepare
Probable date published:
1803 shelfmark: ABS.10.203.01(030)