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Thread #135081   Message #3520194
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
28-May-13 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I Have Seen the Highlands (Matt McGinn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Have Seen the Highlands (Matt McGinn)
Very similar to what I know of it Jim: now I'm back home here are the lyrics as they appear in the "McGinn of the Calton" Songbook: a few minor differences and a wee bit mair Scots in it!

I HAE SEEN THE HIELANDS


I was born in dear old Glasgow, in a Glasgow tenement
When people spoke of my bonny land I didn't know what they meant.
But then I took to travel, I moved far and wide
Now when I speak of my native land, I speak with loving pride

CHORUS: For I hae seen the hielands, I hae seen the low
And I will brag o' my native land
Wherever I may go

2. Oh, Nature took the tantrum
In many an age gone by
To add to all of her wondrous works
She thought she'd have a try
She toiled and she thundered
She rumbled and she roared
She made the hielands of Scotland
The glory of the world

3. Oh, strolling down by Oban
Rolling down by Perth
On the rugged coast of Argyllshire finds
The finest place on earth
Go ramblin' in the Cuillins
See Ben Lomond in the mist
On the lovely island of Mulla
Hear the songbird at its best