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Thread #135081   Message #3520199
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
28-May-13 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I Have Seen the Highlands (Matt McGinn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Have Seen the Highlands (Matt McGinn)
Oh B#ll#cks, must have hit submit somehow before I'd finished editing!
Try again!(This time I'll edit in Word and paste back!)

I HAE SEEN THE HIELANDS                      MATT McGINN

I was born in dear old Glasgow in a Gallowgate 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

I hae seen the Hielands, I hae seen the low,
And I will brag o' my native land wherever I may go

Old Nature took a tantrum, many's the age gone by
To outdo all of her wondrous works she thought she'd hae a try
She toiled and she thundered, she rumbled and she rolled
She made the Hielands o' Scotland then she threw away the mould.


Come rambling up by Oban, strolling down by Perth,
In the rugged hills o' Argyllshire find the sweetest place on earth
Go gazin' by the Cuillins, see the Lomond in the mist
In the lovely island of Moula hear the songbird at its best.


The Irish and the English, the African and the Turk,
For a world of joy and harmony together we will work,
On the shore of foreign brothers we'll lay no robber's hand,
And all we wish is to toil and work in our own native land.


Jim, I accept that there may well be differences as Matt was renowned for never doing quite the same twice over! And anyone who ventured to accompany him might have quite a hard time as he stopped in mid-song then resumed in another key!