Sae come aa ye at hame wi freedom – Never heed whit the houdies croak for Doom

“Sae come aa ye at hame wi freedom – Never heed whit the houdies croak for Doom”

These lines from Hamish Henderson’s anthem “Freedom Come Aa Ye” were originally penned more than half a century ago.  Sadly, Hamish left us long before the 21st century’s “houdies” – “Better Together” and the massed ranks of the British establishment – stirred in opposition to next year’s referendum on Scottish independence.  Yet, his lines could well have been written specifically with those unionist rogues in mind.

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