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Lyr Req: Aberlady Bay (The McCalmans)


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Folkie Frank 28 Nov 17 - 12:13 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Nov 17 - 06:45 PM
Folkie Frank 28 Nov 17 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Aberlady Bay by The McCalmans
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 12:13 PM

Looking for the lyrics to Aberlady Bay by The McCalmans from their 1984 album Ancestral Manoeuvres.

Thanks for any help.

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Subject: Lyr Add: ABERLADY BAY (The McCalmans)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 06:45 PM

I found these lyrics in 2 places online: and I also listened to the recording, and I found no corrections I needed to make.

As recorded by The McCalmans on "Ancestral Manoeuvres" (1984)

1. The blue Forth lies before us, lads.
The wind blows fair and free.
The boat glides ower the crested wave
As if she hame would be;
For syne the lichts o' Gullane Heid
Will licht up bank and brae,
And the shining sand like a golden band
Round Aberlady Bay.

CHORUS: Then a cheer for the bonny boat
That glides ower the storm and the calm sae weel,
And a cheer for the lads that catch the fish,
And the lass that carries the creel.

2. There's music in the seagull cry
And the roar of the driving gale.
There's music in the saut sea breeze
Blowing the bended sail;
But sweeter far the lichts o' hame
Shining in the morning grey,
When the boat speeds fast on the off-shore blast
Round Aberlady Bay. CHORUS

3. Cockenny wives wi' mutches white,
And goons o' wincey fine;
Cockenny maids wi' yellow hair,
And cheeks like rosy wine;
They'll meet us at the pier, me lads,
For weel they ken the day
When the boat shall glide ower the dancing tide
Round Aberlady Bay. CHORUS TWICE

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aberlady Bay (The McCalmans)
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 28 Nov 17 - 08:01 PM

Many thanks for the lyrics, Jim.

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