Sunday, 8 May 2011

Scotland's entry: Killiecrankie

Hello to everyone from us in Scotland.
In 2011, we are singing the old Scots song, Killiecrankie. It was written by famous Scots poet, Robert Burns. As it's in Scots, it might be difficult to follow, so the words are underneath for you to follow!


Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad!
Whare hae ye been sae brankie O?
Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Cam ye by Killiecrankie O?

An ye had been whare I hae been,
Ye wad na been sae cantie O;
An ye had seen what I hae seen,
I'th' braes o' Killiecrankie O.

I faught at land, I faught at sea,
At hame I faught my Auntie, O;
But I met the Devil and Dundee
On th' braes o' Killiecrankie, O.

An ye had been whare I hae been,
Ye wad na been sae cantie O;
An ye had seen what I hae seen,
I'th' braes o' Killiecrankie O.

The bauld Pitcur fell in a furr,
An' Clavers gat a clankie, O;
Or I had fed an Athole Gled
On th' braes o' Killiecrankie, O.

An ye had been whare I hae been,
Ye wad na been sae cantie O;
An ye had seen what I hae seen,
I'th' braes o' Killiecrankie O.

9 Comments:

ENO Coordinator said...

Enjoyed this song very much! Go Yester and Scotland!

Greece said...

A very nice traditional song and children performed it so nice!!!! We hope also some day to visit our nice island and we will show you all the beautiful places!
Good luck!

Steffen Töppler said...

From what I could gather from the lyrics it seems that you guys in Scotland have had a lot to fight for in the old days.

Thus, your entry reminds me of your fantastic presentation last year.

Thanks for sharing this traditional and good luck with the voting!

Dave Schrauwen said...

Hi Scotland,

We enjoyed listening to this song very much! It's powerful and well sung!

We wish you all the best on the voting, this Friday!

Good luck from Belgium!

Marek Fularz said...

I'm waiting for bagpipes ;)

Ursula said...

Hello Schottland!
You wear nice uniforms! The song is nice!
Good luck! Flora

Steffen Töppler said...

Great comment, Marek!
Yes, that should be fun!

Michael said...

Well, now you have planted a seed in my head Marek (and Steffen!)

Look out for full national dress and bagpipes in 2012!!

valerie canty said...

Good song, we liked it and the pupils were happy to see Yester on the video !! They remembered every thing they saw ! THanks and good luck!