The Roses of Prince Charlie

Words: Ronnie Browne Lyrics Copyright The Corries Ltd (www.corries.com)
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Come now, gather now, here where the flowers grow,
White is the blossom as the snow on the ben,
Hear now, freedom's call, we'll make a solemn vow,
Now by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

Fight again at Bannockburn yer battle axe tae wield,
Fight wi' yer grandsires at Flodden's bloody field,
Fight at Culloden, the Bonnie Prince tae shield,
Fight, by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

Come now, gather now, here where the flowers grow,
White is the blossom as the snow on the ben,
Hear now, freedom's call, we'll make a solemn vow,
Now by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

Spirits of the banished in far and distant lands
Carved out the new world wi' sweat, blood and hand
Return now in glory and on the silver sand
Fight, by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

Come now, gather now, here where the flowers grow,
White is the blossom as the snow on the ben,
Hear now, freedom's call, we'll make a solemn vow,
Now by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

Tak' yer strength fae the green fields that blanket peat and coal
Ships fae the Clyde have a nation in their hold
The water of life, some men need tae mak' them bold
Black gold And fishes fae the sea, man.

Come now, gather now, here where the flowers grow,
White is the blossom as the snow on the ben,
Hear now, freedom's call, we'll make a solemn vow,
Now by the Roses of Prince Charlie.

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