BANNOCKS O' BEAR MEAL
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This song, presented for publication by Robert Burns was probably a ditty that he collected on his travels.
“Bannocks o' bear meal, Bannocks o' barley,
Here's to the Highlandman's Bannocks o' barley!
Wha, in a brulyie, will first cry a parley?
Never the lads wi' the Bannocks o' barley,
Wha, in his wae days, were loyal to Charlie?
Wha but the lads wi' the Bannocks o' barley!”