"'March, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale, Why the de'il dinna ye march forward in order?"

These lines are from a song written by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), known as 'Blue Bonnets over the Border', which appeared in Scott's novel The Monastery: a Romance, published  in 1820.

Blue bonnets (with cockades of white ribbon) were worn by the Jacobites who fought to restore kings of the House of Stuart to the British throne. 

Lyrics in full 

Listen on Spotify to these lyrics sung by the McCalmans;

Listen on Spotify to an instrumental version of 'Blue Bonnets o'er the Border'.