Murray bowed to Charlie
yokin Atholl tae the plou'
O' the settin sons of Stewart
kings and princes since the Bruce
Rode to Perth to muster
all who hailed the Rover King
And wi' weary work and bluster
hewed an army frae his kin

If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
Henry's for England, Charles for Spain
Seamus is Alba's name

Johnny held a tinchel
as the crystal turned to steel
And the heroes o' the Heilans
filled Braemar wi' a' their zeal
Johnny hummed and hawed
let the loyal Lowlands spile
Back to France the Rover sailed
afore the army of Argyll

If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
Henry's for England, Charles for Spain
Seamus is Alba's name

Clavers slipped the council
as they offered Will the crown
Climbed the law to find an army
turned and pulled the Orange down
Though the Heilan' targes
were enough to cow McKay
To the death of Bonnie Dundee
loyal men had no reply

If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
If only the wisest fool
Had bade where he first should rule
Henry's for England, Charles for Spain
Seamus is Alba's name


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