The Hills of Scotland

To the tune of “The Haughs O’Cromdale”

Capo 4

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1. In the year five hundred sixty three, Columba preached the Trinity,

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to the Druids he was bound to save, on the hills o’ Scotland.

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Iona’s where he made his home, and from thence he began to roam,

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with goodness in the Church of Rome, ~ ~     that’s why he came to Scotland. 

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2. Columba couldn’t sail across, and the wizards they began to talk,

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but he prayed for wind in Jesus’ Name, on the hills o’ Scotland.                                                                                                              G

The Druid wizards were so rude, but the saint kept a good attitude,

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angelic lights, they led the way, on the hills o’ Scotland. 

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3. But, when the Reformation came, Wishart the prophet of great fame,

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 he preached the Gospel so to save all the souls o’ Scotland.

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The great John Knox, he came along, he saw that Wishart’s faith was strong,

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Opposing Bloody Mary’s throng   ~ ~ on the hills o’ Scotland.

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4. Angelic lights, they led the way, just like in St. Columba’s day,

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to give them confidence to pray, against the Queen o’ Scotland.

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On his deathbed, Knox, he did say, that Kirkaldy would die in shame,

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from sin he wouldn’t keep away ———-hung he on the hills o’ Scotland.

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