McCalmans’ Version (use a capo on the 4th fret)
Intro: D-A-G-A D-A-G-A A-A
What’s the (Bm)spring breathing (D)jasmine and (G)rose
What’s the (D)summer with (Bm)all it’s gay
What’s the (Bm)splendour of (D)autumn to (G)those
Who’ve (D)bartered their (A)freedom for (Bm)gain.
Let the (G)love of our land’s sacred (F#m)rights
To the (Bm)love of our (D)people suc(A)ceed
(Bm)friendship and (D)honour u(G)nite
And (D)flourish on (A)both sides the (Bm)Tweed.
No (Bm)sweetness the (D)senses can (G)cheer
Which cor(D)ruption and (Bm)bribery (A)bind
No (Bm)brightness the (D)sun
can e’er (G)clear
For (D)honour’s the (A)sum of the (Bm)mind.
Chorus + Intro
Let (Bm)virtue dis(D)tinguish the (G)brave
Place (D)riches at (Bm)lowest de(A)gree
Think them (Bm)poorest who (D)can
be a (G)slave
Them (D)richest who (A)dare to be (Bm)free.
Repeat 1st verse