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Off the Isle of May

  • (Matt Armour)

    See the morning light
    Hear the puffins calling
    End another night
    Off the Isle of May

    Bright Eastern skies
    Hear the puffins calling
    White cliffs arise
    Off the Isle of May

    See the long lines flowing
    Hear the puffins calling
    Deep in Forth they're going
    Off the Isle of May

    Run the nets once more
    Hear the puffins calling
    Off the cold Fife shore
    Off the Isle of May

    As the day's light fades
    Hear the puffins calling
    Small money's made
    Off the Isle of May

    No more herring swim
    Hear the puffins calling
    Hard times are come
    Off the Isle of May

    For the bright herring's gone
    Hear the puffins calling
    And inshore life is done
    Off the Isle of May

    (as sung by Cilla Fisher)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1983: ] The Isle of May was where all the boats used to gather before they came in to the harbours of the east of Scotland - Anstruther and Crail and Elie. But unfortunately the fishing industry has gone down, and now the only things that catch fish off the Isle of May are the sea-birds, the puffins. (Intro Artie Trezise T 12)

Quelle: Scotland

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