Charlie Zahm mostly sings Scottish, American and Irish folk songs. We first heard him at the National Constitution Party convention in 2004, but when we really learned about him was on the Faith and Freedom Tour in Philadelphia. We also heard him at the Jamestown Quadricentenial Celebration, where we bought a CD.
It was wonderful to hear Mr. Zahm sing Scots Wae Hae at Stirling Castle, Will ye no come back again? at Culloden, and Scotland the Brave at the closing dinner. He did three concerts during the trip, and at many stops along the way.
Here is Mr. Zahm singing Scots Wae Hae at Stirling Castle. Mommy and Rachel and in the background.
- 'Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
- Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
- Welcome tae your gory bed,
- Or tae Victorie!
- 'Now's the day, and now's the hour:
- See the front o' battle lour,
- See approach proud Edward's power -
- Chains and Slaverie!
- 'Wha will be a traitor knave?
- Wha will fill a coward's grave?
- Wha sae base as be a slave?
- Let him turn and flee!
- 'Wha, for Scotland's king and law,
- Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
- Freeman stand, or Freeman fa',
- Let him on wi' me!
- 'By Oppression's woes and pains!
- By your sons in servile chains!
- We will drain our dearest veins,
- But they shall be free!
- 'Lay the proud usurpers low!
- Tyrants fall in every foe!
- Liberty's in every blow! -
- Let us do or dee!'