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Lyr Req: Scotland Is the Place for Me (R Browne)

goatfell 07 Feb 11 - 02:39 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Feb 11 - 08:06 AM
Effsee 11 Feb 11 - 12:38 PM
goatfell 12 Feb 11 - 08:52 AM
Tattie Bogle 12 Feb 11 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: scotland is the place for me
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 02:39 PM

my name is Tom Hamilton, I'm looking for the words to a song called 'Scotland is the place for me recored by Ronnie Browne.
I would be grateful.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND IS THE PLACE FOR ME (R Browne)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:06 AM

Here's my transcription from the recording at YouTube.

SCOTLAND IS THE PLACE FOR ME
Ronnie Browne (Tune: COULTER'S CANDY)

CHORUS: Ally-bally, ally-bally bee,
Scotland is the place for me.
Even though it's awfy wee,
I think it's fine and dandy.

1. Land o' kilts an' tasty stews,
Haggises an' homemade brews,
Men trussed up in tartan trews
To stop them going bandy.

2. Silver locks and heather bells
Land o' Burns and "gaun yersels",
Beach resorts wi' filthy smells
Waft an' fakir cawdie. (?)

3. Homemade scones an' currant-bun,
Rue an' veg' an' steak well done,
Greasy pies that weigh a ton,
That's the taste o' Scotland.

4. Scottish girls are seldom coy.
They've all learned to jump for joy.
Ask 'em what's their fav'rite toy,
Then run before they tell ye.

5. Scottish men are made of steel,
Impudence and sex appeal.
Never ask us how we feel,
Just in case we show ye.

- - -
From Ronnie Browne's CD "The First Time."

I have no idea what verse 2 line 4 means (let alone the correct spelling) and would appreciate an explanation.

Also, does "Rue" in verse 3 really refer to the this herb? Do people really eat that stuff?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: scotland is the place for me
From: Effsee
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 12:38 PM

V2/L4..."Wafting frae Kirkcaldy

V3/L2..."Ruined veg...

...methinks, I've never heard the song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: scotland is the place for me
From: goatfell
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:52 AM

thanks for that, I think it stew and veg, but that thanks for that


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: scotland is the place for me
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:01 PM

Kirkcaldy was famed for production of linoleum so it did have a certain odour about it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: scotland is the place for me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 01:20 PM

I had another listen, and now I think "Wafting frae Kirkaldy" and "Ruined veg" are probably correct.

By the way, I also noticed that it's "homemade booze" not "homemade brews" (but either would work, I suppose).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland Is the Place for Me (R Browne)
From: goatfell
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 11:35 AM

thanks again.


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