Both Sides Of Tweed Lyrics Chords And Sheet Music
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.
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.
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.
Repeat 1st verse
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.
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.
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.
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.