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GUEST,Amy ADD: Home to Scilly (Brenda Wootton) (13) ADD: Home to Scilly (Brenda Wootton) 16 Jun 21

I've just transcribed what I could from youtube, definitely some bits which are a bit wrong / muddled:

(Brenda Wootton)

Take me home across the sea to Scilly, away
Leave the bustle on the quay and fly the bay
Slip away from view pass the rolling white
Then we'll watch the mainland sink from view and know that home is nigh

Covered grey stone houses that nestle on the strand,
All my love arouses when I'm far from land
Walk along the lane and brush upon the door,
then I know I'm home to Scilly once more

How I love the crimson bells that nestle in the hedge,
How I love the pretty dells that pleasant shelter pledge
'neath the cyprus trees, lie and dream the day
to the humming of the honey bee upon the black-fross spray

Roll me o'er to Tresco in your happy island gate
Cross the emerald water with your "prue so trig"
over fields of sand, starboard lights are near
In a mile we reach new grimsby, Soon we're landing at the pier

Sunny western island where the pretty flowers grow
Sheltered by the ledges from the stormy winds that blow
from the western rocks to the eastern isles
from st agnes to St Martin's and to Bryher "fifteen" miles

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