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The Rolling Hills Of The Borders

  • (Matt McGinn)

    Chorus:
    When I die, bury me low
    Where I can hear the bonnie Tweed flow
    A fairer place I never did know
    Than the rolling hills o' the borders

    I've travelled far, I've wandered wide
    I've seen the Hudson, I've seen the Clyde
    Courted by Loch Lomondside
    But I dearly love the borders

    Often I hae mind o' the day
    Wi' my lass I strolled by the Tay
    But all its beauty fades away
    Among the hills o' the borders

    There's a certain peace of mind
    And bonnie lassies there you will find
    Men so sturdy but men so kind
    Among the hills o' the borders

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1983:] As the ravaging hoards "dormobile" their way north to the highlands of Scotland to hear the traditional skirl of the cash registers, they miss one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Matt McGinn, the late writer and performer of many humorously incisive songs, changed styles to write about the border country of Scotland. (Notes McCalmans, 'Ancestral Manoeuvres')

Quelle: Scotland

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