January 25, 2007

Celebrate Burns' Night

Scots, wha hae on haggis fed!
All you need is a haggis with neeps and tatties. Them as have fully functioning livers might like a drop of good Scotch whiskey. And some of Robert Burns' poetry, traditionally his Address to a Haggis is read. My favorite of Scotland's best:
'Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome tae your gory bed,
Or tae Victorie!

'Now's the day, and now's the hour:
See the front o' battle lour,
See approach proud Edward's power -
Chains and Slaverie!

'Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha will fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!

'Wha, for Scotland's king and law,
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or Freeman fa',
Let him on wi' me!

'By Oppression's woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

'Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow! -
Let us do or dee!'
If only President Bush could be so eloquent in his efforts to inspire us to get on with the business of killing Mohammedan fanatics.

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