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Ragman Lyr Req: Hebridean Song (18) RE: Lyr Req: Hebridean Song 04 Jun 04

Just found this thread again.

Thanks for your input. No, it's not one of these songs... I have found someone who has heard of this song from years ago, I think in North East of Scotland. It reminds me of the type of song Duncan McCrae (Wee Cock Sparra) might have sung, flippant, not too offensive, possibly would sound really old fashioned now. Apparently there was a tape of this and some other songs, but it can't be found. I'm still hoping...

Another song my mother used to do related to the linoleum days of Kirkcaldy on the east coast of Scotland. It was in real scots dialect and the theme was of a young lad approaching the town by train, possibly on a day visit to his folks. It went something like...

"Whit wey does the train gang toot toot?
"is it feart to go into the tunnel?
...but ye can tell by the smell
That the next stop's Kirkcaldy!

Does anyone know anything about this one?

(Sad isn't it when here I am looking back nostalgically and wishing I had paid more attention when the grown-ups were having a sing-song. My children now get really embarassed when they hear me talking like this to strangers!)

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