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Re: The Battle of Falkirk, 16th January 1746
Not wishing to beat poor Sinclair to death (who, I am sure, has had quite
enough of this), Sinclair described the Falkirk to which he referred as a
massacre of the Scots by the English with a date in April I believe.
Nice to hear about this Falkirk though --- unaware of it until now.
From: INSLaird@cs.com <INSLaird@cs.com>
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Date: Friday, January 21, 2000 4:50 AM
Subject: The Battle of Falkirk, 16th January 1746
>Folks, Sinclair was right after all! In addition to the 1298 Battle, there
>was a battle during the '45 Jacobite Rising. It was the last of the
>Jacobite victories before the defeat at Drummossie Moor (better known as
>Battle of Culloden) just three months later. Details may be found at
>It is remembered in a popular song:
>Up and run awa', Hawley, up and run awa'
>The filabegs are comin' doon to gie your lugs a claw.
>Young Charlie's face at Dunipace has gi'ed your mou' a thraw, Hawley
>Blasting sight for bastard wight, the worst that e'er he saw!
>Hielan' Geordie's at your tail,
>Wi' Drummond, Perth and a' (run awa')
>Ere ye saw the bonnets blue down frae the Torwood draw
>A wisp in need did ye bestead - perhaps you needed twa!
>General Hurst that battle busk that prime o' warriors a', Hawley,
>Whip and spur he thrust afar as fast as he could ga'
>I hae but just ae word to say and ye maun hear it a',
>We came to charge wi' sword and targe and nae to hunt ava',
>When we came down aboun the town and saw nae faes at a',
>We couldna half believe the truth that ye had left us a'!
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