The hands of time have spoken for the chosen ones
cold steel glistens in the dawning sun;
(It's) destiny and claidemaugh that embraces me
All here to sacrifice for victory,
Hidden in the shadows when the cold wind comes
.A mist queen dances for her fallen sons.
Over and over, her shadow falls over me.
Remember no retreat, from here you
die where you stand.
It's chance that brings the "Rory's" to this
The crimson and the claidemaugh make you
"Strangers to fear"
A thin red streak tipped with a line of steel...
Shadows fall over me
All for the "thin rred line".
All for the thin red line
All for the thin red line ...
Now the battles over, Kedikoi can cry; for all
The gallant billmen she's seen fought and die;
Red is for the heroes;
Green is for the brave;
(Oh!) "Soldiers would you leave me with no souls