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Rise! Caledonia ©

(Sung to the popular tune, 'Highland Cathedral')

Patrick Scott Hogg
Cumbernauld, Scotland
2003

Rise! Caledonia, land where eagles fly
High where the snowy mountains touch the sky
Gliding o'er forest spreading green, so free
Down, where the glen and river meet the sea.

Rise Caledonia, land of martial fame
Fearless in battle is the Scottish name
Proudest of nations 'cross the wide world
Hear the pipes and drums as our flag's unfurl'd

Rise Caledonia, we will drink to you
With courage and friendship in all we do
The bitter struggles of the past are gone
But Freedom's sword we carry on and on!

Chorus
Rise Caledonia, to your destiny
Hearts of passion beat for liberty
Come, heed the call now - you will see
Scotland a nation once again and free!

Rise Caledonia, let the Saltire fly
The day the blue and white fills the sky
Come celebrate the dawning of the day
When the pipes of Freedom loudly play!

Rise Caledonia, to your destiny
Hearts of passion beat for liberty
Come, heed the call now and you will see
Scotland a nation once again and free!


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