The old ways are gone that had use for a man
Who defended his lordship, protectin' his land.
Who in times of unrest, would have died for his lord
Now the soldiers of England have taken his broad sword.

And there's fire in the glen, there's fire in the glen!
But no fire in the eyes of our Highland men...

Now the lord has a smile for the makers of graves
For the builders of empires and the keepers of slaves
For he kept his great home losing nothing but pride
Now his kinsmen lay huddled all along the shore-side

And there's fire in the glen...

So beware of their banners and the general's lies
There's no glory for the poor man, there's no glittering prize
For we gave all we had, now our homes they fall down
And I cry out "Republic!" and allegiance to no crown.

And there's fire in the glen...


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