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Songs of Scotland

Scottish American Society

Words to some of our favorite Scottish Songs.  Just in case you might like to learn them.


This anthem commemorates the battle of Bannockburn (1314) when the Scottish army under the leadership of Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II of England.


O flower of Scotland

when will we see

Your like again

That fought and died for

your wee bit hill and glen

And stood against him

Proud Edward’s army

And sent him homeward

Tae think again

The hills are bare now,

and autumn leaves

Be thick and still

O’er land that is lost now

Which those so dearly held

That stood against him

Proud Edward’s army

And sent him homeward

Tae think again

Those days are passed now

And in the past - they must remain

But we can still rise now

And be the nation again

That stood against him

Proud Edward’s army,

And sent him homeward

Tae think again

(repeat 1st & 2nd verses)



Hark when the night is falling

Hear! the pipes are calling

Loudly and proudly calling

Down thro’ the glen.

Now feel the blood a-leaping,

High as the spirits of the old Highland men.


Towering in gallant fame,

Scotland my mountain hame,

High may your proud standards gloriously wave,

Land of my high endeavor

Land of the shining river

Land of my heart forever

Scotland the brave

High in the misty Highlands

Out by the purple islands,

Brave are the hearts that beat

Beneath Scottish skies.

Wild are the winds to meet you

Staunch are the friends that greet you,

Kind as the love that shines

From fair maiden’s eyes.

(Repeat Chorus)

Far off in sunlit places

Sad are the Scottish faces

Yearning to feel the kiss

of sweet Scottish rain.

Where tropic skies are beaming

Love sets the heart a-dreaming

Longing and dreaming for the homeland again.

(Repeat Chorus)

"Flower of Scotland" may be considered Scotland's National Anthem.