Wha'll be King but Charlie?

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Melody - Seq. by Lesley Nelson
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Lady Nairne

The news frae Moidart that cam' last nicht,
Will soon gar monie ferlie;
For ships o' war hae just cam in,
And landit Royal Charlie.
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Come thro' the heather, aroond him gather,
Ye're a' the welcomin' earlie;
Aroond him cling wi' a' your kin;
For wha'll be King but Charlie?
Come thro' the heather, aroond him gather,
Ye're a' the welcomin' earlie;
And crown your rightfu' lawfu' King!
For wha'll be King but Charlie?

2. The Hieland clans, wi' sword in hand,
Frae John o' Groats tae Airlie,
Hae tae a man declred tae stand
Or fa' wi' royal Charlie.
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3. The lowlands a', baith great an' sma,
Wi' mony a Lord and Laird, hae
Declar'd for Scotia's king an' law,
An speil yer blud for Charlie.
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4. There's ne'er a lass in a' the lan'
But vows baith late an' early,
She'll ne'er to man gie her heart nor han',
Wha wadna fecht for Charlie.
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5.And here's a health tae Charlie's cause,
And be't complete an' early;
His very name would warm the hairt:
Tae arms! For Royal Charlie!
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