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Thread #67251   Message #3086646
Posted By: GUEST,Jan-B
01-Feb-11 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
Subject: ADD: Greyfriars Bobby
I am also looking for these Alexander Bros. lyrics and I have found a strong candidate:

GREYFRIARS BOBBY

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?

In Edinburgh, a little dog
Was loved by one and all.
Although nobody owned him,
Everybody would call:

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?

His master slept in the kirkyard.
He loved his master true.
So Bobby slept in the kirkyard.
No other place would do.

The Lord High Mayor made this decree
That gave him great renown.
A dog as loyal as Bobby,
He would have the key to the town.

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?
Please come out and play?


However there are also these lyrics, marked 'Greyfriars Music Ltd':

GREYFRIARS BOBBY

When men boast of their honour,
Of their faith and loyalty,
Let us think of Greyfriars Bobby,
Who could be as true as he?

Mid the rugged Scottish mountains
Lived a shepherd long ago
Tending sheep whate'er the weather
Whether wind, or rain, or snow.
He was tired, but never lonely
Though he roamed both far and wide,
For his doggie, faithful Bobby,
Never left the shepherd's side.

But the shepherd, growing older,
Suffered great infirmity;
All alone he fled to Edinburgh,
There to die in poverty.
But the faithful Bobby followed,
Only instinct was his guide
Till he found his ailing master;
Then he never left his side.

When they buried Bobby's master,
Still he never left his side:
By the grave in Greyfriars churchyard
Bobby watched until he died.
And the Edinburgh folk in wonder,
As such faith is rare to see,
Raised a statue in the city
To the doggie's memory.

So today man views his neighbour
With mistrust and hate and fear,
Cold suspicion, dark ambition
Seem to worsen every year.
Will that day be ever dawning
When all men shall brothers be?
Well, a humble Scottish doggie
Shows the way to you and me.

So when men boast of their honour,
Of their faith and loyalty,
Let us think of Greyfriars Bobby --
Who could be as true as he?

Which of these are by the Alexander Brothers, and does any one know who wrote the others? Are they from the Disney film about Greyfriars Bobby?