Wha's for Scotland and Charlie

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WHA'S FOR SCOTLAND AND CHARLIE. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Wha's for Scotland and Charlie?" is an anonymous Jacobite song, much anthologized in the 19th century, for Prince Charles Stuart, who landed in Scotland in July, 1745, and launched an ill-fated attempt to capture the British crown. It begins:

O wha's for Scotland and Charlie?
O wha's for Scotland and Charlie?
He's come o'er the sea
To his ain countrie;
Now wha's for Scotland and Charlie?
Awa', awa', auld carlie,
Awa', awa', auld carlie,
Gi'e Charlie his crown,
And let him sit down,
Where ye've been sae lang, auld carlie.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Davie (Davie's Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 39.

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