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A Little bit more. (Tommy Sands.

When I was young my father said,“It’s time that children went to bed.”But we would always cry and roar,“I want to stay up just a little bit more. Chorus. “A little bit more, a little bit more,Not very much, just a little bit more;A little bit more, a little bit more,Not very much, just a …

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A Man’s A Man. (Burns)

Is there for honest povertyThat hings his head an’ a’ that?The coward slave, we pass him byWe dare be poor for a’ thatFor a’ that, an’ a’ thatOur toils obscure an’ a’ thatThe rank is but the guinea’s stampThe man’s the gowd for a’ that What though on hamely fare we dineWear hoddin gray an’ …

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A Mans A Man. ( Burns.)

Is there for honest povertyThat hings his head an’ a’ that?The coward slave, we pass him byWe dare be poor for a’ thatFor a’ that, an’ a’ thatOur toils obscure an’ a’ thatThe rank is but the guinea’s stampThe man’s the gowd for a’ that What though on hamely fare we dineWear hoddin gray an’ …

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Ain’t It A Beauty. (Cliff Ferre.)

There aren’t many men as lucky as me to have one as long as mine The thing is as old as I am but still it’s doing fine  Many’s a time I was afraid It was going on the blink But after careful scrutiny it proved to be in the pink . I always treat …

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All Gods Creatures. (Bill Staines)

Chorus All God’s creatures got a place in the choirSome sing low, some sing higherSome sing out loud on the telephone wireAnd some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got You got to listen to the bass, the one on the bottomWhere bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamusMoans and groans with a big …

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All Of The Hard Days Are Gone (Kevin McKrell.)

Chorus All of the hard days are gone  It’s all beer and whisky and songs from now on We’ll laugh at the darkness and dance until dawn All of the hard days are gone . We’re all safe and warm here my friends  The Bad times are over, They won’t come again Raise up you …

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Are You Sleeping Maggie (Trad.)

O, mirk and rainy is the nicht,There’s no’ a star in a’ the cairey.Lightning gleams across the skyAnd winds they blow wi’ winters fury. Chorus.O, are ye sleeping, Maggie?O, are ye sleeping, Maggie?Let me in, for loud the linnIs roarin’ ower the warlock’s craigie. Fearfu’ saughs the boortree bank,The rifted wood roars wild and dreary.Loud …

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As I Walked Out (Trad)

As I roved out on a May morning,On a May morning quite early,It’s there I met my 0wn true loveBut lord she was early. Chorus And she sang lithie adoda lithie adoda lithie adoda alee  And she hidle daloppa dee she hidaloppa dee and see landed . Her hair was black her stockings white and her buckles …

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Atholl Gathering

Chorus Wha will ride wi’ gallant Murray , wha will ride for Geordie’s sel’He’s the flooer o’ Glen Isla and the darlin’ o’ DunkeldSee the white rose in his bonnet, see his banner o’er the TayHis guid sword he noo has drawn it and has flung his sheath away Every faithfu’ Murray follows, first of …

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Auld lang Syne. (Trad/ Burns)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,And never brought to mind?Should auld acquaintance be forgot,And auld lang syne For auld lang syne, my jo,For auld lang syne,We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,For auld lang syne. We twa hae run about the braes,And pu’d the gowans fine;But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fitt,Sin auld lang syne. We …

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Awa Whigs Awa (Trad)

Our thrissles flourish’d fresh and fair, And bonnie bloom’d our roses; But Whigs cam like a frost in June, An wither’d a’ our posies. CHORUS Awa, Whigs, awa! Awa, Whigs, awa! Ye’re but a pack o traitor louns, Ye’ll do nae guid at a’. Our ancient crowns fa’n in the dust; Deil blin’ them wi …

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Aye No No

Chorus Aye no no me love aye no no The bonnie wee lassie’s answer  Was Aye no no Farewell to Glasgow city and farewell to Lanarkshire Farewell my dearest parents , I’ll never see you mair For I am bound to go my love , where no one shall me know And the bonnie wee …

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Aye Waukin O

Summer’s a pleasant timeFlowers of every colourThe water runs o’er the heughAnd I long for my true loverAye waukin-OWaukin still and wearySleep I can get naneFor thinking of my dearieAye waukin, O When I sleep I dreamWhen I wake I’m eerieSleep I can get naneFor thinking of my dearieAye waukin-OWaukin still and wearySleep I can …

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Back O’ Benichie

Oh I niver had but twa richt ladsAye twa richt lads, twa richt bonnie ladsI niver had but twa richt ladsThat dearly courted me Chorus Gin I were whaur the gaudie rinsWhaur the gaudie rins, whaur the gaudie rinsGin I were whaur the gaudie rinsAt the back o’ Bennachie And ane was killed at the …

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Back O’ Benichie (trad)

Oh I niver had but twa richt ladsAye twa richt lads, twa richt bonnie ladsI niver had but twa richt ladsThat dearly courted me Chorus Gin I were whaur the gaudie rinsWhaur the gaudie rins, whaur the gaudie rinsGin I were whaur the gaudie rinsAt the back o’ Bennachie And ane was killed at the …

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Back On The Road

Back on The Road (words and music D.Gilfillan) With your sweet words you stole my heart But I should have known right from the start That you would tear my world apart “my love” Heaven knows you made me cry I cross my heart and I hope to die Never thought we could say goodbye …

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Barnyards O’ Delgaty. (Trad)

As I cam’ in by Turra Market, Turra Market for to fee, I fell in wi’ a mairket fairmer, The Barnyards of Delgaty. Chorus Lintin addie toorin addie, Lintin addie toorin ee, Lintin lowrin, lowrin, lowrin, The barnyards of Delgaty. He promised me the twa best horse That ever were in Scotland seen, But when I gaed doon tae the Barren Yairds, There was naething …

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Birnie Boozle. (Trad)

ChorusGin ye marry me LassieAt the Kirk called Birnie BouzleTill the day ye die lassieYe will ne’er repent it Ye will wear when ye are wedA girdle and a Hieland plaidHigh above a heather bedSae coutle and sae canty Tho your tocher is but smalla hodden-grey will wear for tha’I’ll save my siller tae mak’ …

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Black Black Gold.

Black Black Gold. (Words and music D. Gilfillan) In days gone bye when you went to sea  And you said goodbye on the Aberdeen Quay The only harvest you could reap Was the Silver darlings from the deep Chorus through the wind and rain and snow and sleet comes the greatest harvest from the deep  …

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Black Jack Davey (Trad)

Well Black Jack Davey is the name of the bear Been alone in the forest for a long time But the time has come for a lady to find And love her hold her singing through the green green trees . Well the skin on my hand is like leather I ride My face is …

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Black Velvet Band (Trad)

In a neat little town they called Belfast Apprentice to trade I was boundAnd many an hour’s sweet happinessHave I spent in that neat little town As sad misfortune came over meWhich caused me to stray from the landFar away from me friends and relationsBetrayed by the black velvet band Chorus. Her eyes they shown like …

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Blow ye winds. Trad.

As I ga’ed oot one morning fair To view the meadows round Well there I saw a pretty girl Come trippin’ o’er the ground Chorus Sing blow ye winds in the morning Blow ye winds aye-o Clear away the runnin’ gear And blow, boys, blow My father has a milk white steed He keeps it …

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Bonnie Bessie Logan. (Trad)

Bonnie bessie logan she’s handsome young and fairAnd oh the very wind that blows it lingers in her hairShe’s lithesome young and lovely as she comes o’er the leaBut bonnie bessie logan was owre young for me Bonnie bessie logan the lads all lo’ed her styleAnd all come on afore her tae win her lovin’ …

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Bonnie Lass O’ Fyfie.

There once was a troop of Irish dragoonsCome marching down thru Fyvie, OAnd the captain feel in love with a very bonnie lassAnd the name she was called was pretty Peggy-o ChorusThere’s many a bonnie lass in the howe o’ AuchterlassThere’s many a bonnie lass in Gairioch-oThere’s many a bonnie Jean in the toon of …

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Bonnie Lass O’ Gala Water. (Trad)

Bonnie lass o’ Gala WaterBraw braw lass o’ Gala WaterI would range the mountains sae deepWi’ you bonnie lass o’ Gala Water Sae fair her hair, sae brent her browSae bonnie blue her een and cheerieOh I would go the length o’ the IsleTae get back home wi’ my dearie O’er yonder moor, o’er yonder mountainO’er …

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Bonnie Ship The Diamond (Trad)

The Diamond is a ship, my ladsFor the Davis Strait we’re boundThe quay it is all garnishedWith bonnie lasses ’roundCaptain Thompson gives the orderTo sail the ocean wideWhere the sun it never sets, my ladsNor darkness dims the sky Chorus For it’s cheer up my ladsLet your hearts never failFor the bonnie ship the DiamondGoes …

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Bound To Go ( Ian McCalman)

We are two lonely travellers and now we must away It’s “hello and goodbye” are the words we mostly say We might see you in Autumn when leaves a falling low So farewell good people we’re all bound to go Chorus Bound to go bound to go So farewell good people We’re all bound to …

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Broadford Bay ( C. Ramage)

The timeless tides are sweeping On the shores of Broadford Bay A quiet heart is waiting For the dawning of the day How bright the orange sunrise As the darkness fades away CHORUSHere we are you and IOn the bonnie Isle o’ SkyeTogether walking in the morning sun The restless clouds are driftingThe sunlight breakin’ …

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Burghead Sands. (Gordon Menzies)

Come again, come again ye Burghead men And sail wi’ the mornin’ tide Come again, come again through the wind and the rain To the place where you’ll always bide Chorus: And you know when you stand on the Burghead sand Thou the years be ten times ten You’ll aye be a slave to the …

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Ca The Yowes

Chorus Ca’ the yowes to the knowes, Ca’ them where the heather grows, Ca’ them where the burnie rowes, My bonie dearie. Hark, the mavis e’ening sang Sounding Clouden’s woods amang Then a-faulding let us gang. My bonie dearie. We’ll gae down by Clouden side, Thro the hazels, spreading wide O’er the waves that sweetly glide To the moon sae clearly. Yonder Clouden’s silent towers Where, …

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Cairn O Mount. (Trad)

I left the banks o winding Dee and laughs o Bonnie greenWhere birds sang blithe through ilka tree and flooers bloomed fair atween.As I gaed down by brig o Dee just as the sun gaed doon,A lassie sang sae merrily amang the heather broon. CHORUS: Though Cairn o Mount is bleak and bare, and cauld …

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Callin Doon The Line

The boys stood on the platform in 1917Waiting for a train to Salisbury PlainThey were only in their teens.A lad to his mother said dinnae fretWe’ll be home by Christmas dayAnd the piper played Scotland the BraveAs they waved the boys away Chorus Calling doon the lineCalling doon the lineAnd they rallied roond to the …

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Cam Ye O’er Frae France

Cam ye o’er frae France? Cam ye down by Lunnon?Saw ye Geordie Whelps and his bonny woman?Were ye at the place ca’d the Kittle Housie?Saw ye Geordie’s grace riding on a goosie? Geordie he’s a man there is little doubt o’tHe’s done a’ he can, wha can do without it?Down there came a blade linkin’ …

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Carrickfergus ( Trad)

I wish I was in CarrickfergusOnly for nights in BallygrandI would swim over the deepest oceanOnly for nights in Ballygrand But the sea is wide and I cannot swim overAnd neither have I the wings to flyI wish I had a handsome boatsmanTo ferry me over my love and I Now in Kilkenny it is …

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Classy Lassie . ( words & music Dave Gilfillan.)

She really is a beauty queen  a right wee cracking stoater And every day I pinch myself  cause I cannie believe I’ve got her We’er walking out noo every night  sometimes tae the pictures And ah ma mates are asking me  does she have any sisters Chorus She’s a classy lassie wi a slim line …

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Colliers 8 hour Day. (Trad)

Now all you jolly collier lads, listen unto me You know how we are sore oppressed by masters’ tyranny For improvement of the mines, no leisure time is found Our children are neglected to be working underground Chorus Frae Newtongrange and Arniston, frae Polton and Gorebrig, Frae Birkenside tae Lasswade, Cockpen and Bonnyrigg, Frae Rosewell …

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Come O’er The Stream Charlie. (Trad)

Chorus. Come o’er the stream Charlie, dear Charlie, brave CharlieCome o’er the stream Charlie, and dine wi MacLeanAnd though ye be weary, we’ll mak yer heart cheeryAnd welcome oor Charlie and his loyal train We’ll bring doon the red deer, we’ll bring doon the black steerThe lamb fae the brecken and the doe fae the …

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Come Ye By Atholl. ( Trad)

Cam’ ye by Athol, lad wi’ the philabegDown by the Tummel, or banks of the Garry?Saw ye the lads, wi’ their bonnets an’ white cockadesLeaving their mountains to follow Prince Charlie Chorus Follow thee, follow thee, wha wadna follow thee?Long has thou lov’d an’ trusted us fairly!Charlie, Charlie, wha wadna follow thee?King o’ the Highland …

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Coming Home . by Steve Clark .

Put a light in the window, your brother’s coming homeSet a meal on the table, your brother’s coming home He’ll be tired and weary after all these years alone he’s coming home, your brother’s coming home Chorus Coming home to a place they’ve never been Coming home to a land they’ve never seen      …

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Coorie Doon (Matt McGinn)

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darlingCoorie doon the dayCoorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darlingCoorie doon the day Lie down, my dear, and in your earTo help you close your eyeI’ll sing a song, a slumber songA miner’s lullaby Your daddy’s doon the mine, my darlingDoon in the curbly mainYour daddy’s howkin’ …

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Coshieville. (S. McGregor.)

The west winds blow to CoshievilleAnd with the winds came weAnd where the river hugs the woodAnd blackthorns bloom in MayThere stood a single rowan treeSo young and tender so were youI loved you both as there you grewThe day I took the road that leads by Rannoch to the sea We carved our names …

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Dainty Davey (Trad)

It was in and through the window broadsAnd a’ the tirlie wirlies o’tThe sweetest kiss that e’er I gotWas from my Dainty Davie Chorus. Oh, leeze me on your curly powDainty Davie, Dainty DavieLeeze me on your curly powMy ain dear Dainty Davie It was doon amang my daddy’s peaseAnd underneath the cherry treesOh, there …

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Dark Island (MacLachlan/Silver )

Away to the westward I’m longing to beWhere the beauties of heaven unfold by the seaWhere the sweet purple heather blooms fragrant and freeOn a hilltop high above the Dark Island Chorus Isle o’ my childhood I’m dreaming of thee As the Steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree Soon I’ll capture the magic that still …

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Dat Du Min Leevsten Bust. (Trad)

Chorus : Dat du min Leevsten büst Dat du wull weeßt Kumm bi de Nacht, kumm bi de Nacht Segg, wo du heeßt Kumm bi de Nacht, kumm bi de Nacht Segg, wo du heeßt . Kumm du um Middernacht Kumm du Klock een Vader slöpt, Moder slöpt Ick slap aleen Vader slöpt, Moder slöpt …

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Daughters And Your Sons. (Tommy Sands)

They wouldn’t hear your musicAnd they pulled your paintings downThey wouldn’t hear your writingAnd they banned you from the townBut they couldn’t stop you dreamingAnd a victory you have wonFor you sowed the seeds of freedomIn your daughters and your sons Chorus. In your daughters and your sonsYour daughters and your sonsYou sowed the seeds …

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Dirty Old Town ( Ewan McColl)

I met my love by the gas works wallDreamed a dream by the old canalI kissed my girl by the factory wallDirty old townDirty old town Clouds are drifting across the moonCats are prowling on their beatSpring’s a girl from the streets at nightDirty old townDirty old town I heard a siren from the docksSaw …

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Doonie Burn.

Doonie Burn (Words and music D. Gilfillan) Chorus Where Donnie burn brak’s o’re the lee Where it’s waters run baith clear and free Ti’s there I wish and lang tae be With my Ain true love who waits for me . We saw the small birds on the wing And heard them joyfully sing As they …

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Dream Angus. (Trad)

Chorus Dreams to sell, fine dreams to sell, Angus is here with dreams to sell. Hush now wee bairnie and sleep without fear, For Angus will bring you a dream, my dear. Can you no hush your weepin’? All the wee lambs are sleepin’. Birdies are nestlin’, nestlin’ taegether, Dream Angus is hurtlin’ through the …

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Drinking With Rosie. ( Richard Digance)

Ever since I was a nipper I had this here wishTo marry a woman who could drink like a fish.I’d need no excuses for staying out lateCause she’d be in an equally ‘orrible state. chorus: Everyone wanted to go drinking with Rosie,When Rosie went drinking with me.She never had eyes for good looking guysI was …

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Edinburgh Toon. (words and music D. Gilfillan)

T’was tae Edinburgh toon frae the heilands that I came To prosper in business Calum Ross was my name In a fine house in the Canongate I took myself a room midst the titled and the gentry of Edinburgh Toon With a letter of introduction and small amount of gold It was my about to …

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Embo’s Golden Shore (Colin McKenzie)

Twas on the 16th of July in 1988 That Embo did declare itself an independent state And the peopled came from miles around by the dozen and the score To watch the rollers gently break on embo’s golden shores Chorus  On Embo’s golden shore me boys  On Embo’s golden shore We’ll watch the rollers gently break  …

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Farewell Tae Tarwathie (Trad)

Farewell tae TarwathieAdieu Mormond HillAnd the dear land of CrimmondI bid you farewellI’m bound off for GreenlandAnd ready to sailIn hopes to find richesIn hunting the whale ]Farewell to my comradesFor a while we must partAnd likewise the dear lassWho first won my heartThe cold coast of GreenlandMy love will not chillAnd the longer my …

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Farewell Tae The Haven ( D. Steele.)

I’m leaving the fishin’, the life I have knownThe battle with nature that nobody wonFor the fish stocks are dwindlin’ and the shoals hard to findI’m leaving the fishin’, I’ve made up my mind Chorus. Farewell tae the HavenMy heart it is sadThe drifters I’m leavin’Tae work on the land My faither worked drifters, my …

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Farewell to Nova Scotia. (Trad)

Chorus. Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast,Let your mountains dark and dreary beWhen I’m far away, on the briny ocean tossed,Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me? The sun was setting in the WestThe birds were singing on every treeAll nature seemed to be at restBut, alas, there was no …

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Fear a Bahta. (Trad)

How often haunting the highest hilltopsI scan the ocean i sail tae seaWilt come tonight love wilt come tomorrowWilt ever come love to comfort me? ChorusFhear a bhata no horo eil’eFhear a bhata no horo eil’eFhear a bhata no horo eil’eOh fare thee well love where e’er you be They call thee fickle they call …

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Fire In The Glen. Andy M. Stewart.

The old days have gone that had use for a man Who supported his lairdship, protecting his land Who in times of unrest, he would have died for his lord Now the soldiers of England have taken his broadsword Chorus  And there’s fire in the glen, fire in the glen But no fire in the …

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Flower O’ Scotland

O flower of Scotland when will we see your like againThat fought and died for your wee bit hill and glenAnd stood against him Proud Edward’s armyAnd sent him homeward Tae think again The hills are bare now and autumn leaves lie thick and stillO’er land that is lost now which those so dearly heldAnd …

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Follow The Heron Home. (K. Polwart.)

The back of the winter is brokenAnd light lingers long by the doorAnd the seeds of the summer have spokenIn gowans that bloom on the shore Chorus. By night and day we’ll sport and we’ll playAnd delight as the dawn dances over the baySleep blows the breath of the morning awayAnd we follow the heron …

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Freeborn Man Of The Travelling People. (Ewan McCall)

I’m a freeborn man of the travelling peopleGot no fixed abode with nomads we are numberedCountry lanes and by-ways were always my waysI never fancied being lumbered. Oh, we knew the woods and the resting placesAnd the small birds sang when winter days were overThen we’d pack our load and be on the roadThose were …

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Freedom Come All Ye (Hamish Henderson)

Roch the wind in the clear day’s dawin Blaws the cloods heelster-gowdie ow’r the bay, But there’s mair nor a roch wind blawin Through the great glen o’ the warld the day. It’s a thocht that will gar oor rottans  A’ they rogues that gang gallus, fresh and gay – Tak the road, and seek …

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Generation of Change. (Mat Armour)

My faither is a baillie frae a wee fairm at Caiplie,He worked on the land a’ the days of his life.By the time he made second he aye said he reckonedHe’d ploughed near on half o’ the East Neuk o’ Fife.He feed on at Randerston, Crawhill and Clephinton,Cambo and Carnbee and big Rennie Hill,At Kingsbarn …

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Goodbye To The Sea (Dave Boulton)

There was never much romance in fishing – that’s just trawlermen’s tales at the bar;It was mostly low pay, and at the end of the day it was dangerous, dirty and hard;There were times when we made a good living, now we can’t make ends meet like we could;We’re up to our necks, so we’re …

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Granie’s Hielan Hame (Trad)

Away in the HielandsThere stands a wee hoose,And it stands on the breast of the brae.Where we played as laddiesSae long long ago,And it seems it was just yesterday. Chorus Where the heather bells are blooming just outside Granny’s door,Where as laddies there we played in the days of long ago.Neath the shadow of Ben …

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Gypsy Laddie O’s

There were three gypsies in a rowAnd o’ but they were bonnie-oThey sang sae sweet and sae completeThey’ve stolen the heart of a lady-o ChorusLaddie-o, laddie-o, follow the gypsy laddie-o Laddie-o, laddie-o, follow the gypsy laddie-o It’s ye’ll tak’ aff that silken goonAnd put on this tarten plaidie-oAnd ye’ll come awa’ this lee-lang-nichtAnd follow the …

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Harry Brewer. (Nick Burbridge. )

Chorus Where are you now Harry BrewerYou’re lying in some dirty holeWith the sun beating down on the old battle groundMay God give rest to your soul It was Kingstown in 1916 you enlisted to fight for the KingAnd you all sailed away on a morning in May and that was the last you were …

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Haul Away

Haul away. (words and music D. Gilfillan.) Chorus. Haul away haul away steady as we go It’s a hard way to earn your pay Breaking your back to haul in the catch It’s haul away haul away  It’s a man’s job you know and you’ll learn as you go  The lessons you’ll never forget For there’s …

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Having A Bit Tonight (Trad)

Tonight I am so happy tonight I am so gay Me mothers got a rolly polly pudding on the way I saw her put the currents in the suet and the fat  Tonight we’re having spotted dick what do you think of that Chorus For I’m having a bit tonight I’m having a bit tonight …

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Hawks and Eagles ( Ian Walker)

As I was walking down the roadI saw my brother with a heavy loadI says to him, What have you seenHe says to me, I have a dreamIn 1960 I thought I’d diedIn Sharpeville’s bloody townBut I got up, I walked on tallNobody’s gonna put me down Hawks and eagles fly like dovesHawks and eagles …

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Heave Ya Ho. (Davy Steele)

Man your boats, leave the Whale What care we for calm or gale? Aye, tak’ a drink as lang’s ye can: Brandy’s guid amang het ale;    Chorus Heave ya ho, and away we go Heave ya ho, and away-oh! Heave ya ho, and away we go Heave ya ho, and away-oh! Wave tae yer …

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Hector the Hero (J. S. Skinner.)

O’wail for the mighty and battleLoud lift ye the coronach strainFor Hector the Hero of deathless fameWill never come back again Lament him, ye mountains of Ross-ShireYour raers be the dew and the rainYe forests and straths, let the sobbing windsUnburden your grief and painLament him ye warm hearted clansmenAnd mourn for a kinsman so …

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Heiland Harry (Trad)

My Harry was a gallant bladeAnd stately strayed he owre the plainBut no he’s banished far awa’And oh he’ll no come back again Chorus.Oh for him back againOh for him back againI wad gae a’ Knock Haspie’s landFor Heiland Harry back again When a’ they have gan tae their bedI’ll wander dowie up the glenSit …

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Hieland Laddie (Trad)

Chorus Hey Ho and away we’ll goBonnie Laddie, Hieland LaddieHey ho and away we’ll goBonnie Hieland Laddie Where you ever in MiramsheeBonnie Laddie, Hieland LaddieWhere you tied up to a treeBonnie Hieland Laddie Where you ever in BaltimoreBonnie Laddie, hieland LaddieDancing on a sanded floorBonnie Hieland Laddie Where you ever in Mobile BayBonnie Laddie, hieland …

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Hush Hush (Trad)

Chorus. Hush, hush, time tae be sleepinHush, hush, dreams come a-creepinDreams of peace and of freedom,So smile in your sleep, bonny baby Where stands our proud Highland mettle Our men, once sae feared in battleNow stand, cowed, huddled like cattleAwait tae be shipped o’er the ocean Oh, we stood with our heads bowed in prayerwhile factors laid …

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I Just Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore (Shep Wooley)

I stepped outta the shower and I gotta good look at myself Pot belly, bald head, man, I thought I was somebody else I caught my reflection in the mirror on the back of my bathroom door I just don’t look good naked anymore . .He just don’t look good naked anymore . So, I’m …

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I Will Go. (Trad)

Chorus. I will go, I will go when the fighting is overTo the land of Mcleod where I left to be a soldier, I will go, I will go When the King’s son came along,He brought us altogetherSaying “Fine Highland men, you will fight for my father I will go, I will go. I’ve a …

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I Wish I Was Hunting (T. Makem,)

Chorus I wish I was hunting where the wild ducks runAnd the rabbits and the pheasants and the haresOr searching for a fox in the ferns and the rocksAnd I wouldn’t give you tuppence for my cares On a fine, sunny morning, with the dew upon the grassAnd the mist lying soft upon the hillI …

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I Wish They’d Do It Now

I was born of Scottish parents one day when I was youngThat’s why the Scottish accent is my native tongueI was a pretty baby, my mother she did vowThe girls all ran to kiss me – I wish they’d do it now When I was only six months old the girls would handle meThey’d clutch …

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I’m A Rover. ( Trad)

Chorus:I’m a rover, seldom sober, I’m a rover of high degree,It’s when I’m drinkin’, I’m always thinkin’ how to gain my love’s company. There’s ne’er a night I’m going tae ramble, there’s ne’er a night I’m going tae roam,There’s ne’er a night I’m going tae ramble, intae the airms of me ain true love. Though …

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I’m Looking For A Job. ( Matt McGinn)

cho: I’m looking for a job with a sky-high payA four day week and a two hour day‘maybe it’s because I’m inclined that wayBut I never did like being idle! I don’t want glory and I don’t want fameI left school with a modest aimI went to the Labour Exchange for workHere is what I …

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If Wishes were Fishes (E. Bogle)

I wish I was home again at home in my heart againIt’s been a long time since my heart talked to meWastin’ my precious days wishin’ my life awayIf wishes were fishes we’d all cast nets in the sea Chorus And if wishes were fishes I know where I’d beCasting my net in the dark …

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It Was A’ For Our Rightful King. (Trad)

It was a’ for our rightful king That we left fair Scotland’s strand; It was a’ for our rightful king We e’er saw Irish land, my dear, We e’er saw Irish land. Now a’ is done that men can do, And a’ is done in vain! My love, and native land, fareweel! For I maun …

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It’s A Wonderful Thing. ( R. Fulton)

It’s a wonderful thing to feel young and healthy Great to say your feeling fine What do you care about being wealthy As long as you have a good time . A man who weds at ninety five a girl of twenty two Enganged a nice companion so his wife would not be blue I …

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It’s Brae Sailing On The Sea. (Trad)

There cam a letter yestreenOor ship mon sail the morn‘Alas’, cried the bonnie lassThat ever I was born Chorus. And it’s braw sailin on the seaWhen wind and weather’s fairIt’s better tae be in my love’s airmsO gin that I were there He’s cam tae her fairm hooseAt twelve o’clock at noonThe lassie being proud-heartedShe …

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Jamie Raeburn. (Trad)

My name is Jamie Raeburn, from Glasgow town I came My place and habitation I’m forced to leave in shame Frae my place and habitation, it’s I must gang awa’ Far from the bonnie hills and dales of Caledonia  It was early on one morning, just by the break of day The turnkey he came to us and unto …

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John McLean March. (Hamish Henderson)

Hey Mac did ye see him as ye cam in by Gorgie,Awa ower the Lammerlaw and north o’ the Tay Yon man is comin’ and the hale toon is turnin’ oot,We’re a’ sure he’ll win back to Glasgow the day. The jiners and hauders-on are marchin’ fae Clydebank,Come on noo and hear him, he’ll be …

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Johnny Cope. (Trad)

Cope sent a challenge from Dunbar Charlie, meet me an ye dare And I’ll teach you the art of war If you meet me in the morning. When Charlie looked this letter upon He drew his sword his scabbard from Said, “Follow me, my merry men We’ll meet Johnnie Cope in the morning Chorus Hey, …

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Johnny I Hardly knew Ya (Trad)

It was on the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurrooIt was on the road the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurrooIt was on the road to sweet Athy,With a stick in her hand and a tear in her eye,A doleful damsel I did spy ,Johnny I hardly knew ye. Chorus With your guns and drums …

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Joseph Baker (Peter Coe)

Chorus. Ye sporting men of chester I’ll have you all to hearOf a man called Joseph Baker who lived near DelamereHe ran faster than the old red fox futher than the houndOf all the men who challanged him no equal could be found He rose up every morning before the day was clearAnd through the …

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Journeys End (T. Makem)

The fire is out, the moon is downThe parting glass is dry and doneAnd I must go and leave this townBefore the rising of the sunAnd long’s the road and far’s the mileBefore I rest my soul againWith girls that weep and girls that smileAnd all the words and ways of men but there for …

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Jug O Punch (Trad)

As I was sittin’ with my jug and spoonOne fine mornin’ in the month of Junea birdie sang in an ivy bunchand the song he sang was the jug o’ punch chorus:tooriloorilay, tooriloorilytooriloorilay, tooriloorilya birdie sat in an ivy bunchand the song he sang was the jug o’ punch what more diversion can a man …

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Kelty Clippie. (Watt/Torbain)

I have been round this country, from shore to shining shore, From the swamps of Auchterderren, tae the jungles o’ Lochore, But in a’ these far flung places, there’s none that can compare, Wi’ the lily o’ Lumphinans, she’s ma lovely Maggie Blair. Chorus O’ she’s just a Kelty clippie, she’ll no tak nae advice, …

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Killiecrankie (Trad)

Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?Whaur hae ye been sae brankie-o?Whaur hae ye been sae braw, lad?Come ‘ye by Killiecrankie o’ An’ ye had been whaur I hae beenYe wadna been sae cantie-oAn’ ye had seen what I hae seenOn the braes o’ Killiecrankie O’ I fought at land, I fought at seaAt hame …

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Lads Among The Heather (Trad)

Come all ye young lassies whaur hae ye been Sae sleepy and drowsy I ken by yer een In all the wide world ye’ll neer find a frein Like the lads that are reared among heather Chorus Awa wi yer satins yer silk and yer shawls Ye’r soirees and yer parties an yer elegant balls …

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Lads O’ The Fair ( Brian McNeill )

Come, bonnie lass, lie near me, an’ let the brandy cheer yeFor the road frae Fife tae Falkirk’s lang an’ cauld an’ wet an’ wearyMy trade, it is the weavin’ in the bonnie toun o’ LevenAn’ we’ll drink a health tae the farmers’ dames wha’ll buy our cloth the morn Chorus You can see them …

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Leezie Lindsay (Trad)

Chorus Will ye gang tae the highlands, Leezie Lindsay,Will ye gang tae the highlands wi’ meWill ye gang tae the highlands, Leezie LindsayMy bride and my darling tae be. Tae gang tae the heilands wi’ you sir,Would bring the saut tear tae my e’eFor to leave the green fields and woodlandsAnd streams o’ my ain …

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Liberty (Williamson / Weir)

By the cross our Andrew boreBy the sword oor Wiliam woreBy the croon oor Robert sworeTae win oor Liberty Ca’ the falcon frae the glenCa’ the agle frae the ben Ca’ the lion frae his denTae win oor Liberty By the man wha’s faith was oldBy the man they sold for goldBy the man they’ll never …

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Loch Lomond (Trad)

Oh by yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braesWhere the sun shines bright on Loch LomondWhere we two have passed so many blithesome daysOn the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Chorus O ye’ll take the high road and I’ll take the low roadAnd I’ll be in Scotland afore yeBut me and my true …

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Loch Tay Boat Song ( McLeod/Bolton)

When I’ve done my work of day, And I row my boat away, Doon the waters of Loch Tay, As the evening light is fading And I look upon Ben Lawers Where the after glory glows; And I think on two bright eyes And the melting mouth below. She’s my beauteous nighean ruadh, She’s my joy and sorrow too; And although she is untrue, Well …

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Lochanside. (Music. Mclellan, Lyrics Jim ~Malcolm)

Come the winter, cold and drearyBrings the hawk down from the high screeTo the whins where snowy hares hideAll around the Lochanside Come the spring the land lies wearyTill the sun shines out so cheeryBrings the bloom, for all of June¹s prideAll around the Lochanside If you’d been you¹d have seen the scatterO the peezies …

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Lock The Door Lariston.

Chorus. Lock the door, Lariston, lion of Liddesdale, Lock the door, Lariston, Lowther comes on. The Armstrongs are flying, the widows are crying, Castletown is burning and Oliver is gone! Lock the door, Lariston, high on the weather gleam, See how the Saxon plumes they bob on the sky. Yeoman and carbinier, billman and halberdier, Fierce is the foray and far …

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Lord Of The Dance. (Trad)

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,At Bethlehem I had my birth. Chorus Dance, then, wherever you may be,I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,And I’ll lead you …

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Loving Hanna ( Trad)

I went to church on SundayMy love, she passed me byI knew her mind was changingBy the roving of her eyeBy the roving of her eyeBy the roving of her eyeI knew her mind was changingBy the roving of her eye My love’s fair and properHer waist is neat and smallShe is quite good-lookingAnd that’ …

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Maggie Gangs Away. (Trad)

Chorus What will a the lads do when Maggie gangs away?  Oh What will a the lads do when Maggie gangs away?  There’s no a hert in a this land that doesna dreed the day  An oh what will a the lads do when Maggie gangs away?  Young Jock has ta’en the hill for’t a …

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Maggie Lauder

What wouldn’t it be in loveWith bonnie Maggie Lauder?A piper met her goin’ to FifeAnd speaked what people called herRight scornfully she answered him“Begone you howlin’ shaker!Jog on your way, you blatherskate!My name is Maggie Lauder.” “Maggie,” call he, “And by my bagsI’m fidgin’ feign to see thee“Sit down by me, my bonnie birdAnd drawn, …

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Mally Leigh (Trad)

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Marie Ann (Trad)

Oh fare you well my own true love,Fare you well my dear;For the ship is waiting and the wind blows high,And I am bound away for the sea, Mary Ann.  And I am bound away for the sea Marie Ann . Oh yonder don’t you see the turtle doveThat sits on yonder stile,Lamenting the loss …

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McPhersons Rant.

Fareweel ye dungeons dark an’ strongFarewell, farewell to thee;McPherson’s time will no be longBelow than gallows tree I’ll hing It wis by a woman’s treacherous hand‘at I wis condemned to deeBelow a ledge a windoe she stoodThen a blanket she threw ower me Chorus (after each verse):So rantinly, sae wantonly and sae dauntinly went heHe …

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Mission Hall

THE MISSION HALL.   (By Peter Livingstone) Chorus. And when your walking the London river When you’re strolling down the Mall Nightshift ends in a Soho bar room Think on back to the Mission Hall. Winters creepin’ across the sea now Rain it’s freezing on the wall Doos and sparrows by the chimney On the …

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Montrose (words & Music .Dave Gilfillan)

Oh Montrose oh Montrose  they say that ye dance well There are those who will never rest Until ye dance in hell In Aberdeen and Tippermuir They remember you where there In alderdearn And killside muir Ye played them very sair The bold Argyle he rued the day In the Inverlocky field And ye chased …

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Mormond Braes

Chorus:Fare thee well, ye Mormond BraesWhaur oft times I’ve been cheeryFare thee well, ye Mormond BraesFor it’s there I lost my dearie As I went in by Strichen ToonI heard a fair maid mourningShe was makin’ sair complaintFor her true love ne’er returnin’ There’s as good fish in tae the seaAs ever yet were takenI’ll …

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Mothers, Daughters, Wives (Judy Small)

Chorus. The first time it was fathers,The last time it was sonsIn between your husbandsMarched away with drums and guns.But you never thought to question.You just went on wi’ your lives.Cause all they taught you who to be,Was mothers, daughters, wives. You barely just rememberThe tears your mother she’dAs she sat and read the papersThrough …

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Mountains Of Mourne (Trad.)

Oh, Mary, this London’s a wonderful sightWith people here working by day and by nightThey don’t sow potatoes nor barley nor wheatBut there’s gangs of them diggin’ for gold in the streetAt least when I asked them, that’s what I was toldSo I just took a hand at this diggin’ for goldBut for all that …

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Nancy Whisky (Trad)

I am a weaver a Calton Weaver, I am a rash and a rovin’ bladeI’ve got sill’er in my pooches and I’ll gang an’ follow the roving trade. Whisky, Whisky, Nancy Whisky. Whisky, Whisky Nancy-o! As I went in by Glasgow City, Nancy Whisky I chanced to smell,I went in, sat doon beside her, seven …

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New York Girls

As I walked down the BroadwayOne evening last JulyI met a maid who asked me tradeAnd a sailor lad says I Chorus:Away SanteeMy Dear AnnieOh, you New York girlsCan’t you dance the polka? To Tiffany’s I took herI didn’t mind expenseI bought her a pair of gold earringsAnd they cost me fifteen cents And she …

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News from Moidart

The news from Moidart cam yestreenWill soon gar mony ferlieFor ships o’ war have just come inAnd landed royal Chairlie Chorus:Come through the heather, around him gaitherYou’re a’ the welcomer earlyAround him cling wi’ a’ your kinFor wha’ll be king but Chairlie The Highland clans wi’ sword in handFae John o’ Groats to AirlieHave tae …

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No Ash Will Burn, (Walt Aldridge)

I have seen snow that fell in MayAnd I have seen rain on cloudless daysSomethings are always bound to changeThere ain’t no ash will burn Chorus Love is a precious thing I’m toldIt burns just like West Virginia coalBut when the fire dies down it’s coldThere ain’t no ash will burn You say this life …

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No Ash Will Burn. (Della Mae)

I have seen snow that fell in May And I have seen rain on cloudless days Somethings are always bound to change There ain’t no ash will burn . Love is a precious thing I’m told It burns just like West Virginia coal But when the fire dies down it’s cold There ain’t no ash …

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North Sea Gas

North Sea Gas. (Words and music D. Gilfillan) Let us dwell for a moment on the riches from the sea From the fish the oil and the gas And the men who have worked upon the trawlers and the rigs From the first light of the day unto the last Chorus So lets raise a …

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Nut Brown Maiden. (Trad)

Chorus Ho ro my nut-brown maiden,Hee ree my nut-brown maiden,Ho ro ro maiden,For she’s the maid for me. Her eye so softly beaming,Her look so frank and free,In waking or in dreaming,Is evermore with me. O Mary, mild-eyed Mary,By land or on the sea,Though time or tide may varyMy heart beats true for thee. And …

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O’er The Water Tae Charlie. Trad.

O’er The Water Tae Charlie.  Trad.  Come boat me o’er, come row me o’er Come boat me o’er to Charlie I’ll gie John Ross another bawbee Tae ferry me o’er to Charlie Chorus. We’ll o’er the water, we’ll o’er the sea We’ll o’er the water to Charlie Come weel, come woe, we’ll gather and go …

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On St Ronans ( WM SANDERSON)

Rouse ye men of old St. Ronan’sGather in from hills and commons,Ready aye to hear the summons,On, St. Ronan’s, on!Though we see no warlike foemen,Nodding plume or flashing spear,Call we forth the Border yeomen,Fame awaits them here ChrorusOn St. Ronan’s, join the chorusThink of brave men gone before usWhile the banner’s waving o’re usOn, St. …

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One Of Those Days. (Boultin/ Parton)

When you find you’ve slept through your alarm clock and you can’t find clean knickers or socksWhen number one daughter’s used all the hot water and there’s no teabags left in the boxThe orange juice carton is empty and the coffee pot’s furry and greenThe only bread’s frozen, the toaster is broken and you struggle …

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Only Remembered. (Sankey/ Bonar)

Fading away like the stars in the morning,Losing their light in the glorious sun.Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling,Only remembered for what we have done. Only remembered, only remembered,Only remembered for what we have done.Thus would we pass from this earth and its toiling,Only remembered for what we have done. Only …

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Our Town. (Iris Dement)

Just down the street beside that red neon lightThat’s where I met my baby on one hot summer nightHe was the tender and I ordered a beerIt’s been forty years and I’m still sat here I can see the sun’s settin’ fastAnd just like they say nothing good ever lastsGoodnight and kiss me goodbye but …

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Over The Hills And Far Away. (Trad)

Here’s forty shillings on the drum To those who volunteer to come, To list and fight the foe today Over the Hills and far away.  Chorus O’er the hills and o’er the main Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain King George commands and we obey Over the hills and far away When duty calls me I …

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Paradimethlaminobenzaldehyde. (music trad. Isaac Asimov?)

ParadimethylaminobenzaldehydeSodium citrate, ammonium cyanidePhosphates and nitrates and chlorides galoreJust have one o’ these and you’ll never need more. Got messed up last night on some furfuryl alcoholFollowed it down with a gallon of propanolDrank from mid-morning until late afternoonAnd then spat on the floor and blew up the saloon. Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde,Powdered aluminum, nitrogen iodideSlop it around …

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Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde. (Isaac Asimov)

(chorus:) ParadimethylaminobenzaldehydeSodium citrate, ammonium cyanidePhosphates and nitrates and chlorides galoreJust have one o’ these and you’ll never need more. Got messed up last night on furfuryl alcoholFollowed it down with a gallon of propanolDrank from mid-morning til late afternoonThen spat on the floor and blew up the saloon. (repeat chorus) Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde,Powdered aluminum, nitrogen iodideSlop it …

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Raglan Road, ( Patrick Kavanagh)

On Raglan Road on an Autumn Day,I saw her first and knewThat her dark hair would weave a snareThat I may one day rue .I saw the danger, yet I walkedAlong the enchanted wayAnd I said let grief be a falling leafAt the dawning of the day. On Grafton Street in November,We tripped lightly along …

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Rambling Rover (Andy M. Stewart.)

Chorus. Oh, there’re sober men and plenty,And drunkards barely twenty,There are men of over ninetyThat have never yet kissed a girl.But give me a ramblin’ rover,Frae Orkney down to Dover.We will roam the country overAnd together we’ll face the world. There’s many that feign enjoymentFrom merciless employment,Their ambition was this deploymentFrom the minute they left …

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Rattilin Roarin Willie ( Burns)

Oh rattlin, roarin WillieOh he held to the fairAn’ for to sell his fiddleAnd buy some other wareBut parting wi’ his fiddleThe saut tear blin’t his e’eAnd rattlin, roarin WillieYe’re welcome hame to me Oh Willie come sell your fiddleOh sell your fiddle sae fineOh Willie come sell your fiddleAnd buy a pint o’ wineIf …

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Reconciliation. (R. Kavana)

When summer time has comeAnd autumn winds are threateningTo blow our love awayIt’s then love will be tested.Arm in arm we’ll stand,Side by side togetherTo face the common foeThat would tear our love asunder. Tura lura layTura lura laddieTura lura layTura lura laddie You fair weathered friendWhere are you now I need youUnlike the autumn …

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Ringsend Rose. ( Brendon Grace.)

In Dublin town, there live’s a girlFairer than the flower I’m wearingRose Donohue, all fresh and newAnd I love her past all caring CHORUSAnd there she goes, my Ringsend RoseIn God’s garden there’s none rarerAnd there she goes, my Ringsend RoseDublin Town has seen none Fairer Sweet seventeen, my seamstrees queenShe’s no bigger than a …

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Road And The Miles Tae Dundee

Cauld winter was howlin’ o’er moor and o’er mountainWild was the surge on the dark rolling seaWhen I met about daybreak a bonnie young lassieWha asked me the road and the miles to Dundee Says I, “My young lassie, I canna’ weel tell yeThe road and the distance I canna’ weel gieBut if you’ll permit …

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Road To Drumleman. (Willie Mitchell.)

Oh the springtime returns to the Laggan againAnd the lark sweetly sings o’er the green fertile plainSo I’ll tak the road that is dearest to me,The road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea. For I’ve made many friends there on every green mileAnd the folks always greet me with a wave and a smileIf …

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Roll The Old Chariot. (Trad.)

Oh, we’d be alright if the wind was in our sails We’d be alright if the wind was in our sails We’d be alright if the wind was in our sails And we’ll all hang on behind… Chorus And we’ll ro-o-oll the old chariot along! We’ll ro-o-oll the old chariot along! We’ll ro-o-oll the old …

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Rolling Home. (To Caledonia. Trad)

Up aloft amidst the riggin  Sings each fresh exalting gale Strong as springtime in the blossom Filling out each flowing sail And the wild waves left behind us Seem to murmur as they flow Tender hearts are there to greet you In the land to which we go Chorus Rolling home rolling home Rolling home …

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Roses O’ Prince Charlie (R. Browne.)

Chorus. Come now gather now, here where the flowers growWhite is the blossom as the snow on the benHear now, freedom’s call, we’ll make a solemn vowNow by the roses o’ Prince Charlie Fight again at Bannockburn yer battleaxe tae wieldFight wi yer grandsires on Flodden’s bloody fieldFight at Culloden, the Bonnie Prince tae shieldFight …

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Rosslyn (words and music D.Gilfillan)

. Chorus If you don’t believe Di Vinci come along and I’ll convince ye I’ll tell you o’ some history that will thrill ye ta the bone There’s Celtic christian, pagan rites, there’s masons and their’s Templar knights Come to Rosslyn chapel for it’s written there in stone . It’s a fascinating engagement to be told of things so …

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Rough Justice. (Boulton/Parton.)

Rough Justice ( Well the young one’s today are all vandals The buggers are muggers an all When their not out ram raiding their out there parading  The stuff they nicked in the last haul Well hard discipline never did me any harm And conscription would do them all good And if I had me …

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Sae Will We Yet. (Trad.)

Chorus Sit ye down here, my cronies, and gi’e us your crack,Let the win’ tak’ the care o’ this life on its back,Our hearts to despondency we never will submit,For we’ve aye been provided for, and sae will we yet Then bring us a tankard o’ nappy brown ale;For to comfort our hearts and enliven the …

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Scots Wha Hae ( Trad. Burns)

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led; Welcome to your gory bed, or to victory  Now’s the day, and now’s the hour; See the front o’ battle lour; See approach proud Edward’s power, chains and slavery  Wha will be a traitor knave? Wha can fill a coward’s grave! Wha sae base as be a slave, let him …

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Sherriffmuir

Will ye go tae Sheriffmuir, Bauld John o’Innisture, There tae see the noble Mar And his Hieland laddies. A’ the true men o’ the north, Angus, Huntly, and Seaforth Scourin’ on tae cross the Forth Wi’ their white cockadies. There ye’ll see the banners flare; There ye’ll hear the bagpipes rare, And the trumpets’ deadly blare Wi’ the cannons’ rattle. There ye’ll see the bauld McCraws, Camerons …

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Shift And Spin. (Ewan McVicar)

Chorus (after each verse) Shift and spin, warp and twine,Makin’ thread coarse and fine;Dreamin o’ yer ValentineWorkin in the mill Keep yer bobbins runnin easyShow ye’re gallus, bright and breezyWaitin till Prince Charmin sees yeWorkin in the mill Oil yer runners, mend yer threadDo yer best until you’re deadYou wish you were a wife instead …

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Shoals Of Herring (Ewan Macoll)

WITH OUR NETS AND GEAR WE;RE FAR-ING ON THE WILD AND WASTEFUL OCEAN IT’S OUT THERE ON THE DEEP THAT WE HARVEST AND REAP OUR BREAD AS WE HUNTED FOR THE SHOULS O’ HERRING O, it was a fine and a pleasant dayOut of Yarmouth harbour I was faringAs a cabin boy on a sailing …

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Skye Boat Song (Trad)

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wingOnward the sailors cry.Carry the lad that’s born to be kingOver the sea to Skye Loud the wind howls loud the waves roarThunderclaps rend the air Baffled our foes stand by the shoreFollow they will not dare Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wingOnward the …

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Sleepy Toon

It happened at last Whitson tideI tired o’ ma place;So I gaed up tae Insch tae fee,Ma fortune for tae chase. Chorus (repeated after each verse):And sing airy irrity addyAnd sing airy irrity an I met wi’ Adam MitchellAnd tae fee we did presume.He’s a fairmer up Kinethmont wayAt a place ca’d Sleepytoon. “If ye …

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Slip jigs And Reels (Steve Tiltson)

He was barely a man in his grandfather’s coat Sewn into the lining, a ten-shilling note Goodbye to the family, goodbye to the shore Till I taste good fortune, you’ll see me no more The boat on the ocean tossed like a cork Then one fine morning they sighted New York And he stood on …

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Some Hae Meat. (Burns. Ian Walker.)

chorus: Some hae meat and cannae eat Some would eat that want it But we hae meat and we can eat So let the Lord be thankit From my armchair window on this world Before my eyes appearing Food for breakfast dinner, tea And in between meals feeding From my armchair window on this world …

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Song For Mira

Out on the Mira on warm afternoons,Old men go fishin’ with black line and spoons.And, if they catch nothin’, they never complain;I wish I was with them again— As boys in their boats call to girls on the shore,Teasin’ the ones that they dearly adore.And, into the ev’ning, the courting begins;I wish I was with …

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Sonny’s Dream. (Ron Hynes)

Chorus. Sonny, don’t go away, I am here all aloneAnd your daddy’s a sailor who never comes homeAnd the nights are so long and the silence goes onAnd I’m feelin’ so tired, I’m not all that strong Sonny lives on a farm in a wide open spaceKick off your shoe’s son and let go the …

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Sound The Pibroch (Trad)

Sound the pibroch loud and highFrae John o’ Groats tae Isle o’ SkyeLet every clan their slogan cryRise and follow Charlie Chorus. Tha tighin fodham, fodham, fodhamTha tighin fodham, fodham, fodhamTha tighin fodham, fodham, fodhamRise and follow Charlie. See that small devoted bandBy dark Loch Shiel they’ve made their standAnd bravely vowed wi’ heart and …

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Spanish Lady. (Trad)

As I came in by through Dublin CityAt the hour of twelve at nightWho should I see but a Spanish ladyWashing her feet by the candlelight First she washed them, then she dried themOver a fire of angry coalsIn all me life I ne’er did seeA maid so sweet about the soul Chorus Whack for …

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Standards On The Braes O’ Mar

The standard on the Braes o’ Mar is up and streaming rarelyThe gathering pipe on Lochnagar is sounding loud and clearyThe Hieland men, frae hill and glenWi marchal hue and bonnet blueWe belted plaids and burnished bladesAre coming late and early Oor Prince has made a noble vow tae free his country fairlyWha wid be …

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Star O’ The Bar

Oh, I’ll sing you a stave if you’ll gies your attentionIt’s no song of pity, it’s no tale of woeAnd no word of honour or love will I mentionBut I’ll sing of a lassie I kept long ago Chorus. Nae better than most, and nae worse as many,And what drew me to her’s no easy …

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Steal Away

Chorus Steal away, let’s steal awayNo reason left to stayFor me and you, let’s start anewAnd darlin’ steal away Let’s steal away and chase our dreamsAnd hope they’ll never find usThe weary days, the empty nightsWe’ll leave them all behind usSteal away, We’ll leave behind the empty streetsThe gloom and desolationThe rain, the cold, just …

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Strangest Dream ( Ed McCurdy.)

Last night I had the strangest dreamI’d ever dreamed beforeI dreamed the world had all agreedTo put an end to war I dreamed I saw a mighty roomFilled with women and menAnd the paper they were signing saidThey’d never fight again And when the paper was all signedAnd a million copies madeThey all joined hands …

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Sweet Eleanor.

Sweet Eleanor. (Words D. Gilfillan.. Music. Doyle & Swan) She was just four years old when she was passed from the train By a kind and pretty girl she never knew her name And they walked hand in hand on that bright summers day To a camp just by Belsen where they were told they’d …

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Tae The Beggin.

Of all the trades that I do ken the beggin’ is the best for when a beggar’s weary he can aye sit doon and rest Chorus Tae the beggin I will go will go tae the beggin I will go. Tae the beggin I will go will go tae the beggin I will go. . …

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Tae The Weavers Gin Ye Go (Trad)

My heart was ance as blyth and free As Summer days were lang But a bonnie westlin weaver lad Has gart me change my song Chorus. Tae the weavers gin ye go fair maid Tae the weaver’ gin ye go I rede ye richt, gang ne’er at nicht  Tae the weavers gin ye go . …

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Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go (Ian Sinclair)

Oh, this evening’s passed so quickly, And the music’s almost done; We’ve heard the piper and the fiddler, The singer and his song. The time has come for us to leave you; One last song before we go;  Chorus.So button up and aye be cheery Tak a dram afore ye go. Button up and aye be cheery, Tak a dram afore ye go. …

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Take Me Out Drinking Tonight

When these shoes were new it was “how do you do” It was whisky and telling our tales And when my shirt was clean I was there to be seen I had clear eyes and my smile never failed  Chorus  All of my brothers I met on the way They were drinking by night They were drinking by day Ah restore …

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Take Me Out Drinking Tonight. (M. Marra)

When these shoes were newIt was ‘How do you do’It was whisky and telling of talesAnd when my shirt was cleanI was there to be seenI had clear eyes and my smile never failed Chorus All of my brothers that I met on the wayThey were drinking by night, They were drinking by dayI’ll restore to …

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Tartan Plaidie ( Gordon Menzies)

Will ye come awa lad in the mornin early Will ye come awa wi me and fight for the bonnie Charlie Chorus Hie awa tae the hills lad leave yer bonnie lady Fight for Scotlands rightful king . for the kilt and the tartan Pladie. . Will ye wear a white cockade in your bonnet …

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Tell me ma (Trad)

Chorus I’ll tell me ma, when I get homeThe boys won’t leave the girls alone theyPulled me hair, they stolen me combBut that’s alright, till I go homeShe is handsome, she is prettyShe is the belle of Belfast cityShe is a-courting one, two, threePray, can you tell me who is she? Albert Mooney says he …

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The Alamo. (J. Bowers)

And a hundred and eighty were challenged by Travis to dieBy the line that he drew with his sword as the battle was nighHeed not who crossed over the line was for gloryHe that would live, better flyAnd over the line crossed a hundred and seventy nine Chorus. Hey Santa Anna, we’re killing your soldiers …

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The Balena. (Trad)

Oh the noble fleet of whalers out sailing from Dundee,well manned by British sailors to work them on the sea; on the Western Ocean passage none with them can compare for there’s not a ship could make the trip as the Balena I declare.  Chorus: And the wind is on her quarter and her engine working free, and …

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The Ballad of St Anne’s Reel (J. Denver)

He was standing in some tiny townOn fair Prince Edward IslandWaiting for a ship to come and find himA one horse place, a friendly face,Some coffee and a tiny traceOf fiddling in the distance far behind them A dime across the counter thenA shy hello, a brand new friendA walk along the street in the …

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The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (E. Bogle)

When I was a young man I carried my packAnd I lived the free life of a roverFrom the murrays green basin to the dusty outbackI waltzed my matilda all overThen in nineteen fifteen my country said sonIt’s time to stop rambling ’cause there’s work to be doneSo they gave me a tin hat and …

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The Battle Of Harlaw (Trad)

As I came in by Dunideer an doon by Netherhaw There were fifty thoosand heilan men a marchin tae Harlaw For we went on an further on and doon by Balquhain Oh it’s there I saw Sir James the Rose and wi him John the Graeme Chorus Singin diddy ay o an a fal an …

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The Battles Over. ( J. Denver.)

And you say that the battle is overAnd you say that the war is all doneGo tell it to those with the wind in their noseWho run from the sound of the gun And write it on the sides of the great whaling shipsOr on ice floes where conscience is tossedWith the wild in their …

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The Bold O’ Donahue. (Trad)

Well, here I am from Paddy’s land, a land of high renown I’ve broke the hearts of all the girls for miles round Keady town And when they hear that I’m awa’ they’ll raise a hullabaloo When they hear about that handsome lad they call Jack Donahue!  CHORUSWell now I’m the boy to squeeze her, and I’m the …

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The Box ( Lascelles. Universal Music)

Once upon a time in the land of HushabyeAround about the wondrous days of yoreI came across a sort of boxBound up with chains and locked with locksAnd labeled kindly do not touch; it’s warDecree was issued ’round aboutAll with a flourish and a shoutAnd a gaily colored mascot tripping lightly on beforeDon’t fiddle with …

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The Fields O Rosslyn

The Fields O’ Rosslyn (Words and music D. Gilfillan) . There came the word, they were abroad  Segrave had crossed the border We’ll ride through the night and give them fight John Comyn gave the order They found their foe near the riverside Asleep perhaps a dreaming  Fraser led his men into the charge Their …

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The Fields Of Athonrye (Mooney Peter Henry)

By a lonely prison wall,I heard a young girl callingMichael they have taken you away,For you stole Trevelyan’s cornSo the young might see the morn,Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay Chorus.Low lie, The Fields of AthenryWhere once we watched the small free birds flyOur love was on the wingWe had dreams and …

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The Final Trawl. ( Archie Fisher)

Now it’s three long years since we made her paySing haul away my laddie OAnd the owners say that she’s had her dayAnd sing haul away my laddie O So heave away for the final trawlSing haul away my laddie OIt’s an easy pull for the catch is smallAnd sing haul away my laddie O …

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The Gallawa’ Hills

I’ll tak’ my plaidie contented to be, A wee bittie kilted abune my knee, An’ I’ll gie my pipes another blaw, An’ I’ll gang oot o’er the hills tae Gallowa’ Chorus: Oh the Gallowa’ hills are covered wi’ broom, Wi’ heather bells in bonnie bloom, Wi’ heather bells an’ rivers a’ An’ I’ll gang oot o’er the hills tae Gallowa’ Hi bonnie …

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The Gallowa Hills. (Trad.)

I’ll tak’ my plaidie contented tae be,And wear my kilt aboone my knee,I’ll gie my pipes another blaw,An’d we’ll gang it ower the hills tae gallowa’. Chorus For the gallowa hills are covered wi’ broom,Wi’ heather bells in bonnie bloom,Wi’ heather bells aye and rivers brawAnd we’ll gang it over the hills tae gallowa. Hi …

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The Gypsy Rover. ( Trad)

A gypsy rover came over the hillDown through the valley so shadyHe whistled and he sang ’til the green woods rangAnd he won the heart of a lady. Chorus. Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-dayAh-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-deeHe whistled and he sang ’til the green woods rangAnd he won the heart of a lady. She left her father’s castle gate.She left her own …

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The Haughs O’ Cromdale

As I come in by Auchindoun,Just a wee bit frae the toun,To the Hi’lands I was boundTo view the Haughs of Cromdale.I met a man in tartan trews,Spiered at him (asked) what was the news,Quo’ he, “The Hi’land army ruesThat e’er we come to Cromdale.” We were in bed, sir, every man,When the English host …

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The Irish Rover. (Trad)

In the year of our lord eighteen hundred and sixWe set sail from the coal quay of CorkWe were sailing away with a cargo of bricksFor the grand city hall in New York‘She was a elegant craft, she was rigged fore-and-aftAnd oh, how the wild winds drove herShe’d stood several blasts, she had twenty-seven mastsAnd …

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The Jolly Beggarman

It’s of a jolly beggarman came tripping o’er the plain He came unto a farmer’s door a lodging for to gain The farmer’s daughter she came down and viewed him cheek and chin She says: “He is a handsome man, I pray you take him in” Chorus. We’ll go no more aroving, aroving in the …

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The Kishorn Commando’s (Gordon Menzies)

  We’re the Kishorn Commandos way up in Wester Ross  We’ve never had a gaffer, we’ve never had a boss  We’ll build the biggest oil-rig you’ve ever come across  Remember we’re the Kishorn Commandos Early every morning we get wakened by a shoutGet up, ye idle buggers, won’t you get the finger outAnd what do we get for …

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The Lowlands Low

From Dunmore we drifted Michelmas gone by Cowhides and wool was our cargo Twenty young Wild Geese ready fledged to fly Sailing for the lowlands low Chorus. The lowlands low, the lowlands low Sailing for the lowlands low The lowlands low, the lowlands low Sailing for the lowlands low . Sean Rouse the skipper from …

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The Mermaid

Twas Friday morn when we set sailAnd we were not far from the landWhen the captain, he spied a lovely mermaidWith a comb and a glass in her hand Chorus. And the ocean’s waves will roarAnd the stormy winds will blowWhile we poor sailors Lads skipping up aloftAnd the landlubbers lie down below below, belowAnd …

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The Mingulay Boat Song (Trad)

Chorus:Heel y’ho boys let her go boysBring her head round and all to togetherHeel y’ho boys let her go boysAnd we’ll anchor as the sunsets on Mingulay Wives are waiting by the harbourThey’ve been waiting since break of day boysthey’ve been waiting for their loved one’ssailing homeward to Mingulay What care we for white the …

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The Overgate. (Trad)

For as I gaed doon the Overgate I met a bonny wee lass For she winked tae me with the tail o’ her e’e as I went rovin past Chorus. Wi my rovin eye faldi diddle di wi my rovin eye dum derry Wi my rovin eye faldi diddle di wi my rovin eye dum …

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The Queen Of All Argyll (Andy M. Stewart.)

Gentlemen it is me dutyTo inform you of one beautyThough I’d ask of you a favourNot to seek her for a whileThough I own she is a creatureOf character and featureNo words can paint the pictureOf the queen of all Argyll Chorus.And if you could have seen her thereBoys, if you had just been thereThe …

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The Reivers Galley

Sails she swiftly from the harbourFal de re ho fa la leeLike a lone gull before the storm windsFal la lee ho fa la leeKismaels’ galley goes a reivingSails she swiftly to Isla’s shoreTo isles of daring and deeds and laughterFa la lee ho fa la lee Through the moonlight she lays her coursingFal de …

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The Rigs o Rye . Trad (Chorus by Dave Gilfillan.)

Twas in the month of sweet july before the sun had pierced the sky  was in between the rigs o rye  I heard twa lovers talking Noo the lad said “lassie I must away for I have no longer time to stay but I’ve a word or two to say if you have the time …

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The Rolling Hills Of The Borders. (Matt McGinn)

ChorusWhen I die, bury me lowWhere I can hear the bonny Tweed flow,A sweeter place I never will know,Than the rolling hills o the Borders. I’ve travelled far and wandered wide,I’ve seen the Hudson and the Clyde,I’ve wondered by Loch Lomond side,But I dearly love the Borders. Well that I remember the dayWhen wi my …

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The Rose Of Allendale

The morn was fair the sky was clearNo breeze came over the seaWhen mary left her highland homeAnd wandered forth with meThe flowers be-decked the mountainsideAnd fragrance filled the valeBut by far the sweetest flower thereWas the rose of allendale Oh the rose of allendaleSweet rose of allendaleBy far the sweetest flower thereWas the rose …

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The Shearing. no for you

It was in the month of May my bonny lassie o It was in the month of May my bonny lassie o It was in the month of MayWhen the flowers they were gayAnd the lambs did sport and play, my bonny lassie o CHORUS:O the shearing’s not for you, my bonny lassie oNo the …

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The Water Is Wide. Trad.

Chorus. The water is wide, I can’t cross over Neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat  that can carry two And both shall row, my love and I  A ship there is and she sails the sea She’s loaded deep as deep can be But not so deep as the love I’m …

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The White Cockade (Trad)

My love was born in Aberdeen, The bonniest lad that e’er was seen; But now he makes our hearts fu’ sad, He’s taen the field wi’ his white cockade. Chorus.O he’s a rantin, rovin blade, He’s a brisk and a bonny lad, Betide what may, my heart is glad, To see my lad wi his white cockade. Oh leeze me on …

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The World Turned Upside Down. (Leon Rosselson.)

In 1649 to St George’s HillA ragged band they called the DiggersCame to show the people’ s willThey defied the landlords, they defied the lawsThey were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs Chorus:We come in peace” they said “to dig and sowWe come to work the lands in commonand to make the waste land growThis earth …

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There’s A Long Long Trail ( Alonzo Eliot.)

Nights are growing very lonely, Days are very long;I’m a-growing weary only list’ning for your song.Old remembrances are thronging thro’ my memoryTill it seems the world is full of dreams just to call you back to me. Chorus: There’s a long, long trail a-winding Into the land of my dreams,Where the nightingales are singing and …

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Thirty foot Trailer. (Ewan MacColl)

The old ways are changing you cannot denyThe day of the traveler is overThere’s nowhere to go and there’s nowhere to bideSo farewell to the life of the rover Chorus. Goodbye to the tent and the old caravanTo the tinker, the gypsy, the traveling manAnd goodbye to the thirty foot trailer Farewell to the cant …

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Three Score And Ten

Methinks I see a host of craftSpreading their sails aleeDown the Humber they do glideAll bound for the Northern SeaMe thinks I see on each small craftA crew with hearts so braveGoing out to earn their daily breadUpon the restless wave Chorus And it’s Three Score And TenBoys and men were lost from Grimsby townFrom …

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Tide Full In

It’s sad in Dooras when the tide is low,  And the green fields covered with the frost and snow,  And the dark nights lonely with the curlew’s cry,  And I thinking, thinking on the times gone by.  Chorus!  the happy summers of the olden days,  And the brown boats stealing through the golden haze,  The …

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Too Far From She. (Ian Bruce.)

We lost it all in one fierce affray. I stood not to fight and just walked away. Now I regret, I did not delay Acting on feelings I held for a day.  CHORUS Fancy me, so fancy free. I’m so far from home, I’m way out at sea. That’s not the way I want it to be. I’m so far from home …

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Torn Screen Door. ( D. Francey)

Late summer day and my love and I went walkingOver hills and fields we walked, laughing and talking Came across an old farmhouse standing broken and bareIt used to be someone’s home now no one lives there. There’s a red barn standing held together with nails and dustAnd a tired old Massey Harris all wires …

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Tramps and Hawkers

Come, a’ ye tramps and hawker lads and gaitherers o’ blaw That tramps the country roun’ and roun’ come listen ane and a’ I’ll tell tae ye a rovin’ tale and sichts that I hae seen Far up intae the snowy north and sooth by Gretna Green I’ve seen the high Ben Nevis a-towerin’ tae …

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Trooper And The Maid. (Trad.)

Chorus Lassie, Ill lie near you yet,Bonnie lassie, I’ll lie near ye,And I’ll gar all your ribbons reelIn the morning eer I’ll leave ye A soldier lad came here at nightWith riding he was weary,A trooper lad came here at night,When the moon shone bright and clearly She’ Taken his good horse by the head …

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Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Trad)

Twa recruiting sergeants came frae the Black Watch Tae markets and fairs, some recruits for tae catch. But a’ that they ‘listed was forty and twa: Enlist my bonnie laddie an’ come awa. Chorus: And it’s over the mountain and over the Main, Through Gibralter, to France and Spain. Pit a feather tae your bonnet, and a kilt aboon your knee, Enlist …

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Uist Tramping Song. (Trad)

Chorus Come along, come along let us foot it out together Come along, Come along be it fair or stormy weather With the hills of home before us and the purple of the heather Let us sing in happy chorus come along, come along With the song of the lark the sky is all awake …

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Waltzing for Dreamers. (Richard Thompson)

Oh play me a blue song and fade down the lightI’m sad as a proud man can be sad tonightJust let me dream on, Oh just let me swayWhile the sweet violins and the saxophones playAnd Miss, you don’t know me, but can’t we pretendThat we care for each other, till the band reach the end Chorus. One step for …

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Wark O The Weavers (Trad)

We’re a’ met thegither here ae sit and tae crack,Wi’ oor glasses in oor hands and oor wark upon oor back.There’s no’ a trade amang them a’ could either mend or makIf it wisnae for the wark o’ the weavers. Chorus if it wisnae for the weavers, what would we do?We wadnae hae clati made o’ oor woo’,We wadnae hae a coat, na, neither black nor blue,Gin it wisnae for the wark o’ …

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Westering Home. (Robertson/ Roberson Publ)

Westering home and a song in the airLight in the eye and its good by to careLaughter o love and a welcoming thereIsle of my heart my own one Sing me of lands of the Orient gaySing me o’ the riches and joys o’ CathaySay but it’s glad to be wakin at dayTae find oneself …

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Wha Widni Fecht for Charlie. Trad.

Chorus. Wha widna Fecht for Charlie? Wha widna draw the the sword? Wha widna up an’ rally,                        At the royal Prince’s word             Think on ancient Scotia’s hero’s Think on foreign foes repelled Think on loyal Bruce and Wallace …

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When The Kye come hame

Come all ye jolly shepherd lads that whistle thro’ the glenI’ll tell you all a secret that the courtiers dinnae kenWhat is the greatest bliss that the tongue o’ man can nameIs tae woo a bonnie lassie when the kye come hame ChorusWhen the kye come hame, when the kye come hame‘Tween the gloamin’ and …

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When We Go Rolling Home. ( John Tams.)

Chorus:Rolling home, when we go rolling homeWhen we go rolling, rollingWhen we go rolling home Round goes the wheel of fortune, don’t be afraid to rideThere’s a land of milk and honey waits on the other sideThere’ll be peace and there’ll be plenty, you’ll never need to roamWhen we go rolling home, when we go …

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Whip Jamboree ( Trad)

Now Cape Clear it is in sight,We’ll be off Holyhead by tomorrow night,And we’ll shape our course for the Rock Light;O Jenny get your oat-cake done. And now me lads we’ll be off holyhead No more salt beef no more salt bread and have a chain to heave the lead O Jenny get your oat-cakes …

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Whisky In The Jar (trad)

As I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountainsI met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting. I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier.Said stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver, musha ring dumma do damma da whack for the daddy ‘olwhack for the daddy ‘olthere’s whiskey in the …

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Whisky On A Sunday (Trad)

He stands at the corner of old Begger’s BushAstride of an old packing caseAnd the dolls at the end of the board were dancingAs he crooned with a smile on his face: ChorusCome day, go dayWish in me heart it was SundayDrinking buttermilk all the week,And a whisky on a Sunday” His tired old hands …

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Wild Mountain Thyme, (Trad)

O the summer time has come And the trees are sweetly blooming And wild mountain thyme Grows around the purple heather. Will you go, lassie, go? Chorus And we’ll all go together, To pull wild mountain thyme, All around the purple heather. Will you go, lassie, go? I will build my love a bower, By yon clear crystal fountain, And on it I will pile, All …

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Will Ye No Come Back Again. (lyrics .Lady Nairn)

Bonnie Charlie’s now awa’Safely owre the friendly main;Mony a heart will break in twa,Should he ne’er come back again. Chorus Will ye no come back again?Will ye no come back again?Better lo’ed ye canna be,Will ye no come back again? English bribes were aa in vain,An e’en tho puirer we may be;Siller canna buy the …

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Willie McBride ( The Green Fields Of France. E. Bogle.)

How do you do, young Willie McBride,Do you mind if I sit here, by your grave sideAnd rest for a while in the warm summer sun,I’ve been walking all day and I’m nearly doneI see by your grave stone your were only nineteen,When joined the great fallen in 1915I hope you died well and I …

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Willie Taylor

Willie Taylor and his youthful lover,Full of mirth and loyalty,They were going to the church to be married,He was pressed and sent on sea. Dolly dilly dum dilly dum dum day She dressed herself up like a sailorOn her breast she wore a starHer lovely fingers long and slenderShe gave them all just a smear …

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Windmills (Allan Bell)

n days gone by , when the world was much younger Men harnessed the wind to work for mankind Seaman built tall ships to sail on the ocean While landsmend built wheels the corn for to grind Chorus And Around and around went the big sail Turning the shaft and the great wooden wheel Creaking …

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Windmills ( Allan Bell

n days gone by, when the world was much younger Men harnessed the wind to work for mankind Seamen built tall ships to sail on the ocean While landsmen built wheels the corn for to grind Chorus And around and around and around went the big sail Turning the shaft and the great wooden wheel …

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Ye Banks and Braes . R. Burns.

Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie doon How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair How can ye chant ye little birds And i sae weary full o’ care. Chorus. Ye’ll break my heart ye warbling birds That wanton through the flowery thorn Ye ‘mind me o’ departed joys Departed never to return Oft hae …

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Yellow Girls. (Trad.)

I met a little yellow girl down in Callao Hurra me yellow girls doona let me go She said to me this yellow girl won’t you be my bow Hurra me yellow girls doona let me go Chorus Doona let me go me girls doona let me go Hurra me yellow girls doona let me …

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Yellow On The Broom. (Adam McNauhton)

I ken ye dinna like it lass, the winter here in toon For the scaldies a misca us, and they try tae bring us doon And it’s hard tae raise three bairns, in a single flae box room But I’ll tak ye on the road again, when the yella’s on the broom. Chorus. When the …

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Yesterdays Men (Phil Coulter)

Twas Johnny the weasel that gave us the wireThey were closin’ our factory downTho’ we didn’t believe him and we called him a liarThe redundancy letters came downAs we read them in silence I choked back a tearIt is hard to believe after twenty-odd years Chorus Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmatesFarewell to …

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