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Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-May-13 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I Have Seen the Highlands (Matt McGinn)
Subject: Lyr Add: I HAVE SEEN THE HIGHLANDS (Matt McGinn)
My transcription. I have boldfaced the words that are different from the ones given above.

As sung by Matt McGinn on "The Best of"

1. I was born and bred in 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 roved far and wide,
And now when I speak of my native land, I speak with love and pride.

CHORUS: I have seen the Hielands; I have seen the low,
And I will brag of my native land wherever I may go.

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

3. Come ramblin' up by Oban, strolling down by Perth.
In the rugged hills of Argyllshire find the sweetest place on earth.
Go gazing by the Cuillins; see the Lomond in the mist.
In the lovely island of Muile hear the songbird at his best

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