I am William Wallace
My life was a mystery
Some say born 1272
Some say 1263

Was dad Malcolm of Paisley?
Maybe Alan from Ayr?
Did I have a wife or no?
Do you really care?

They said I had a big red beard
But all you need to know
I was a Scottish rebel
And the English were my foe

William Wallace, Scottish rebel!
This is war I cried!
Many English fought me
And many English died...

I took against the English
Back when I was fairly wee
'Cause an Englishman called Selby
Bullied my whole family

It upset me so I stuck him dead
Well wouldn't you?
Then an English sheriff came along
Guess what- I killed him too

They say he killed my wife
So he deserved what he got
Then England's King Ed came for me
Ooh, I'm scared- not

William Wallace, Scottish rebel!
Possibly six foot seven!
But all that really matters is
I sent Englishmen to heaven...

40 000 English came to Sterling Bridge for me
They had to cross a narrow bridge to get to us you see
We held them off, fought them back
It was no contest
Bridge collapsed, hundreds drowned
Of course I killed the rest!

Celebrate at Sterling Bridge
Another Scottish win
By decorating my sword
With the English general's skin

William Wallace, Scottish rebel!
Scottish legend too!
Fought for Scottish freedom
Was a hero through and through...

Here's where my rebel story comes unstuck
I'd fought up defeated, I'd run out of luck
Spent seven years playing hide and seek
Captured, sent to London, tried for treason
What cheek!

King Ed hanged me
Then a lovely touch
Pulled my guts out-
Guess he didn't like me much!

William Wallace, Scottish rebel!
In Scotland my heart lives!
Though sadly, my head wound up
On a spike on London bridge...



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