Lay me doun in the cauld cauld grund

Caucht the Vietnam film “We Were Soldiers” last nicht an pairt o the soontrack wis the lament “Sgt. MacKenzie”. Accordin tae Wikipedia “It is mistakenly believed the original version was in Scottish (Gaelic), but it was in Scots, the language used in Scotland”. Gien the fack we’re sennin young lads awa tae fecht in yet anither furrin war the tune is kinna muivin.

Lay me doun in the cauld cauld grund
Whaur afore mony mair hiv gane
Lay me doun in the cauld cauld grund
Whaur afore mony mair hiv gane

Whan thay come A will staund ma grund
Staund ma gruna A’ll nae be afraid

Thochts o hame tak awa ma fear
Sweit an bluid hide ma veil o tears

Ance a year say a prayer for me
Close yer een an remember me

Nae mair shall A see the sun
For a fell tae a German’s gun

Lay me doun in the cauld cauld grund
Whaur afore mony mair hiv gane

Lay me doun in the cauld cauld grund
Whaur afore mony mair hiv gane

Whaur afore mony mair hiv gane

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