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The Lion Lyrics & Chords McCalmans Scottish Song

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The Lion Lyrics & Guitar Chords 4/4 (Trad / Lumsden / Ian McCalman)

Lyrics and chords fit the McCalmans’ version from ‚Border Lands - The Best Of Scottish Folk’. Guitar work by Marc.

Intro: Em-Em   G-G-D-D   G-G-D-A-A

Chorus
I (Em)am the lion Wallace saw
The (D)same dour lion nane may thraw
(Am)Warder of old (G)Scotland's (D)law
(Em)I am the lion Wallace saw -Em

(G)Centuries and ages flown, (D)what hae they but honours thrown
(G)Round my rugged (Em)brow and crown, (D)time ne'er steals a(A)way
I (G)stand up to a' declare, (D)Scotland's weal and power's my care
(G)Tak' this warning, (Em)foes beware, (D)bide awa frae (A)me -A

Chorus
(G)Many ages I hae seen, (D)Scotland's royal roost I've been
(G)Freedom's stronghold (Em)staunch, serene, (D)bold and leal for (A)aye
(G)Freedom is the lion's aim, (D)freedom for the lion's ain
(G)Match the lion (Em)in his den, (D)or let freedom (A)be -A

Chorus
(G)Here I stand and watch for aye, (D)roar the hour out day by day
(G)Freedom’s strong to (Em)sound the sway, (D)from far sea to (A)sea
(G)Freedom is the lion's aim, (D)freedom for the lion's ain
(G)Match the lion (Em)in his den, (D)or let freedom (A)be –A
Chorus
EM-D-Em-Em

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