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Strong Women Rule Us All With Their Tears
Lyrics by Brian McNeill

'Flora MacDonald’s heroics are well documented. This song is sung for all the strong women.'

There’s a moment of your story that has always haunted me,
when you set out in yon open boat to help the poor man flee.
Was Charlie Stuart’s future already plain to see?
Did you know he’d be a waster all his days?
If you did, I’d give the world to find a single tear you cried

chorus:
From the Cuillins tae the Carolinas
you showed us one and all
the courage that you call
from the tears that would not fall from your eyes

And after thirty years, after all that you’d been through,
was the thought of Bonnie Charlie just a memory to rue?
As you watched your husband putting on his coat of scarlet hue
to go and fight for German Geordie’s crown.
But you never tried to hide behind the dreams of days gone by

chorus

And there’s times I think I see you when I find the kind of face
Where a woman’s independence has kept a woman’s grace,
Where confidence and pride refuse to know their place
Or hide behind the easy tricks of beauty
For to me your life’s a light that shines across the stormy skies

chorus

From the Cuillins tae the Carolinas
you showed us one and all
the courage that you call
when the tears refuse to fall from your eyes

last chorus:
From the Cuillins tae the Carolinas
strong women rule us all
with the courage that they call
When the tears refuse to fall from their eyes


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