Never Again

Never Again

They left their hills, and they left their Glens
To never see, their homeland again
Some were driven out, homes set on fire
Cattle fried to death, in burned down byres

Driven onto ships, by the Landlords hands
They sailed and wept, to the foreign lands
Some starved to death, with dysentery rife
Survivors made new lands, and gave new life

It was a Union dividend, which you’ll not hear well
1732 began these years of Hell
And they cleared them out, for a hundred years
The Highlands greatest export, was bitter tears

In 1788 convicted to Botany Bay,
On the Chain Gang,working night and day
200 women and children, sent to that barren land
Where the lash whipped down, with bloodied hands

Steal a load of bread, and off you went
Sent from home forever, by British government
Another 100 years as Britain Colonised
The Empire built on death and lies

The Scots and Irish, worth less than sheep
When wars were made, graves piled up deep
But don’t blame the English, they never put us down
twas Scots Lords and Chiefs, and the Royal Crown

Every war that came, and every war that went
The millions died from Scots Regiments
First Line on the Somme, last at Dunkirk
The expendable fell, and they filled the dirt

The 1980’s came and Thatcher too
She crushed our industries, no work to do
Yet they told the Lie,that we were too poor
McCrone kept Secret, by Westminsters hoors

Many more with skills, left their homeland
No hope, no option, left for foreign sands
Now here we are, gone these 300 years
Yes were Better Together, If you want new tears

So buy the Lies, So be their sheep
For our parcel of rogues, will make us weep
Will you look around, see all you’ve got
then silly Ass say NO, for your unhappy lot

Rod Macfarlane

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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2 Responses to Never Again

  1. At the union of the parliaments,Scotland’s population was a quarter of England’s,and today it is only one tenth,the reason why,was because less is easier to manage.

  2. Boorach says:

    Aye, and the victims of the clearances were, by special westminster decree, transported on ships deemed unsuitable for the carriage of slaves*. A plague on that place and all it’s self-serving troughers

    * John Prebble – The Highland Clearances

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