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Patrick Scott Hogg

Rookie (Galloway, SW SCOTLAND UK)

Rise Caledonia (Sung to the Tune HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL)

Rise! Caledonia, land where eagles fly
High where the snowy mountains touch the sky
Gliding o’er forest spreading green, so free
Down, where the glen and river meet the sea.

Rise Caledonia, land of martial fame
Fearless in battle is the Scottish name
Proudest of nations across the wide world
Hear the pipes and drums as our flag’s unfurl’d

Rise Caledonia, we will drink to you
With courage and friendship in all we do
The bitter days of the past are gone
As Scotland’s flame burns on and on!

Rise Caledonia, to your destiny
Hearts of passion beat for Liberty
Come, heed the call now and you will see
Scotland a nation once again and free!

Rise Caledonia, let the saltire fly
The day when the blue and white fills the sky
Come celebrate the dawning of the day
When the pipes of Freedom loudly play!

Rise Caledonia, to your destiny
Hearts of passion beat for Liberty
Come, heed the call now and you will see
Scotland a nation once again and free!

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011

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  • Rookie Lynn Bradshaw (8/29/2008 2:43:00 PM)

    Highland Cathedral is a beautiful tune and when I read your words I thought them so appropriate. With all the talk of a new Scottish National Anthem I sincerely think that tune and your words would fit the bill. I almost cried when I heard the tune but when I put your words with the tune I was crying. I even sent the information to a radio phone in (with details of this website) but so far no reply) .
    I can say hand on heart that the tune your words would make a wonderful national anthem. The result of the poll was (heaven help us) 500 miles by the Priclaimers. Nothing wrong with the song but can you honestly see it being sung on a solemn occasion. No didnae think so. (Report) Reply

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