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Both Sides the Tweed

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              a                C           F    
1. What's the spring breathing jasmine and rose?
           C           a           G     
What's the summer with all its gay train?
       a            C         F    
Or the splendour of autumn to those
       a              G           a    
who've bartered their freedom for gain?
        F                         e      
Let the love of our land's sacred rights 
       a           F         G  e 
to the love of our people succeed.
    a              C       F    
Let friendship and honour unite 
    C           G              a     
and flourish on both sides the Tweed.

      a             C          F     
2. No sweetness the senses can cheer 
         C           a       G    
which corruption and bribery bind.
   a               C              F      
No brightness that gloom can e'er clear, 
    a            G          a    
for honour's the sum of the mind.
       a         C            F      
3. Let virtue distinguish the brave, 
      C         a        G    
place riches in lowest degree.
           a           C        F     
Think them poorest who can be a slave 
     a           G          a    
them richest who dare to be free.

Worte: James Hogg, 1707, bearbeitet von Dick Gaughan; Weise: Dick Gaughan, 1979.