Freedom Come All Ye (audio)

This is a song written by Hamish Henderson, the Scottish poet, songwriter, and intellectual. It is written in the Scots Language and one of Hamish Henderson's most important songs. It describes a wind of change blowing through Scotland and the world at large. It renounces the tradition of the Scottish soldier both as imperial cannon-fodder and colonial oppressor, and ends with a vision of a future global society which is multiracial and just.

The song was written in 1960, to an adaptation of the First World War pipe march The Bloody Fields of Flanders, which Henderson first heard played on the Anzio beachhead. It was subsequently adopted by Glasgow Peace Marchers CND demonstrators, and the anti-Polaris campaign and is still a very popular song in Scotland today. The song is sung by Christine Kydd