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Both Sides Of Tweed

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Both Sides Of Tweed Song Lyrics guitar Chords, sheet music for tin whistle and banjo.. Written by Dick Gaughan and recorded by Mary Black and by The McCalmans, also recorded by Dick. The chords for both versions are by Marc. The song is all about the act of union between Scotland and England 1707. Tweed is a river that marks the borderline of England and Scotland.

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 (A)train
What’s the (Bm)splendour of (D)autumn to (G)those
Who’ve (D)bartered their (A)freedom for (Bm)gain.
 
 
Chorus
Let the (G)love of our land’s sacred (F#m)rights
To the (Bm)love of our (D)people suc(A)ceed
Let (Bm)friendship and (D)honour u(G)nite
And (D)flourish on (A)both sides the (Bm)Tweed.
 
 
Repeat Intro
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.
Chorus
Bridge
Repeat 1st verse
Bridge twice
Repeat Intro

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Mary Black Version
What’s the (Am)spring breathing (C)jasmine and (F)rose
What’s the (C)summer with (Am)all it’s gay (G)train
What’s the (Am)splendour of (C)autumn to (F)those
Who’ve (C)bartered their (G)freedom for (Am)gain.

Chorus
Let the (F)love of our land’s sacred (Em)rights
To the (Am)love of our (C)people suc(G)ceed
Let (Am)friendship and (C)honour u(F)nite
And (C)flourish on (G)both sides the (Am)Tweed.

No (Am)sweetness the (C)senses can (F)cheer
Which cor(C)ruption and (Am)bribery (G)bind
No (Am)brightness the (C)sun can e’er (F)clear
For (C)honour’s the (G)sum of the (Am)mind.
Chorus

Let (Am)virtue dis(C)tinguish the (F)brave
Place (C)riches at (Am)lowest de(G)gree
Think them (Am)poorest who (C)can be a (F)slave
Them (C)richest who (G)dare to be (Am)free.
Chorus

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