Bonnie DundeeBonnie Dundee
, better known as John Graham, Viscount Dundee
, who died fighting for the Jacobite
cause at the Battle of Killiecrankie
is immortalised in this song by Sir Walter Scott
- The Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee
- Tae the lairds i' convention t'was Claverhouse spoke
- E'er the Kings crown go down, there'll be crowns to be broke;
- Then let each cavalier who loves honour and me
- Come follow the bonnets o' bonnie Dundee.
- Come fill up my cup, come fill up my can,
- Saddle my horses and call out my men.
- And it's Ho! for the west port and let us gae free,
- And we'll follow the bonnets o' bonnie Dundee!
- 2. Dundee he is mounted, he rides doon the street,
- The bells they ring backwards, the drums they are beat,
- But the Provost, (douce man!), says ;Just e'en let him be
- For the toon is well rid of that de'il o' Dundee.
- 3. There are hills beyond Pentland and lands beyond Forth,
- Be there lairds i' the south, there are chiefs i' the north!
- There are brave Duniewassals, three thousand times three
- Will cry "Hoy!" for the bonnets o' bonnie Dundee.
- 4. Then awa' tae the hills, tae the lea, tae the rocks
- E'er I own a usurper, I'll couch wi' the fox!
- Then tremble, false Whigs, in the midst o' your glee
- Ye hae no seen the last o' my bonnets and me.