Both Sides of the Tweed

Melody -

What's the Spring breathing jasmine and rose,
What's the Summer with all its gay train,
Or the plenty of Autumn to those
Who have bartered their freedom for gain?
Let the love of our King's sacred right
To the love of our people succeed.
Let friendship and honor unite,
And flourish on both sides of the Tweed.

2. No sweetness the senses can share
With corruption and bribery blind.
No brightness that bloom (?) ere came clear (?)
No honor doth (?) honor the mind.

Let virtue distinguish the brave,
Let richest (?) in folks (?) be free,
Think him poorest who can be afraid,
Him richest who dares to be free.

Let us think how our ancestors were (?) word
Let us think how our ancestors (?) land,
The rights they defended and (?) heard
They (?) with their blood (?) hand.

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