Up, and warn a’ Willie——–

UP and warn a' Willie,
Warn, warn a';
To hear my cantie Highland sang,
Relate the thing I saw, Willie.------

When we gaed to the braes o' Mar,
And to the wapon-shaw, Willie,
Wi' true design to serve the king
And banish Whigs awa, Willie.------
Up and warn a', Willie,
Warn, warn a';
For Lords and lairds came there bedeen
And wow but they were braw, Willie.------

But when the standard was set up
Right fierce the wind did blaw, Willie;
The royal nit upon the tap
Down to the ground did fa', Willie.---
Up and warn a', Willie,
Warn, warn a';
Then second-sighted Sandie said
We 'd do nae gude at a', Willie.------

But when the army join'd at Perth,
The bravest ere ye saw, Willie,
We didna doubt the rogues to rout,
Restore our king and a', Willie.
Up and warn a' Willie,
Warn, warn a';
The pipers play'd frae right to left
O whirry whigs awa, Willie.---

But when we march'd to Sherramuir
And there the rebels saw, Willie;
Brave Arglyle attack'd our right,
Our flank and front and a', Willie.----
Up and warn a', Willie,
Warn, warn a';
Traitor Huntly soon gave way
Seaforth, St. Clair and a' Willie.------

But brave Glengary on our right,
The rebels' left did claw, Willie,
He there the greatest slaughter made
That ever Donald saw, Willie.------
Up and warn a', Willie,
Warn, warn a';
And Whittam shit his breeks for fear
And fast did rin awa, Willie.---

For he ca'd us a Highland mob
And soon he 'd slay us a', Willie;
But we chas'd him back to Stirling brig
Dragoons and foot and a', Willie.----
Up and warn a' Willie,
Warn, warn a';
At length we rallied on a hill
And briskly up did draw, Willie.------

But when Argyle did view our line
And them in order saw, Willie,
He streight gaed to Dumblane again
And back his left did draw, Willie.
Up and warn a' Willie,
Warn, warn a';
Then we to Auchterairder march'd
To wait a better fa', Willie.----

Now if ye spier wha wan the day,
I've tell'd you what I saw, Willie,
We baith did fight and baith did beat
And baith did rin awa, Willie.
Up and warn a' Willie,
Warn, warn a';
For second-sighted Sandie said
We 'd do nae gude at a', Willie.------