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Lyrics - Two Highland Lads

Faded Denim 30 Dec 98 - 05:33 PM
Faded Denim 03 Jan 99 - 02:29 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Jan 12 - 01:30 PM
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Subject: Lyrics - Two Highland Lads
From: Faded Denim
Date: 30 Dec 98 - 05:33 PM

Can anyone please direct me to a site that might have the lyrics to "Two Highland Lads" that was recorded by the Alexander brothers somtime in the 60's. Thanks, Reid


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Subject: RE: Lyrics - Two Highland Lads
From: Faded Denim
Date: 03 Jan 99 - 02:29 PM

Hello!! Surely there must be some Scots out there that can help with the lyrics to this song?? Any leads or links would be appreciated. Thanks - Reid


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO HIGHLAND LADS (SANDY AND ANDY)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 01:30 PM

Here's my attempt at a transcription from the recording at YouTube. There are some gaps that need to be filled, and perhaps some other errors to be corrected. Help would be appreciated. Attribution is from WorldCat.org.


TWO HIGHLAND LADS (SANDY AND ANDY)
Words by R. Y. Bell; music by Ian Gourlay.
Glasgow: James S. Kerr, ©1959.
As sung by The Alexander Brothers.

We're happy to be with you, all list'ners near and far,
And in a song we brought along, we're gonna tell you who we are:

I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
Two highland lads are we.
I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
We're fond of company.
We've come from the heart of the western isles
To sample Glasgow town,
And thanks to your welcoming ... smiles,
We think we'll settle down.
I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
What if in dreams we see?
The coolins of Skye and maybe forbye
The sunshine of Tiree.
We doubt if we'll ever return to the heather.
We're all of a dither in Glasgow.
Sandy MacKay (and Andy MacKay),
Two highland lads are we.

Sandy and Andy,
We're getting to know the places to go.
For eating a fish-and-chips (from out of a paper).
Sandy and Andy,
And maybe it's true a lassie or two
Will cuddle on ev'ning trips. (We're cutting a caper.)
Sandy and Andy,
Believe it or not ...
And oh, but the time goes by,
Upon my soul (upon my soul)
We'll rock and roll (we'll rock and roll)
Until the daylight fills the sky.
Och aye!

I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
Two highland lads are we.
I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
We're happy as can be.
The bonnie wee lassies in Glasgow town,
The kilts they just adore.
There's plenty of piping in Glasgow town,
And ceilidhs by the score.
I'm Sandy MacKay. (I'm Andy MacKay.)
We're two in harmony.
Our spirits are high; we're no a bit shy.
We're oft-times on a spree.
We doubt if we'll ever return to the heather
We're all of a dither in Glasgow
Sandy MacKay, (and Andy MacKay),
Two highland lads are?
Sandy MacKay, (and Andy MacKay),
Two highland lads are we.
Whee!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics - Two Highland Lads
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 05:40 PM

I have (somewhere) a cherished variant (fragment?) sung by Andy Stewart & friend on The White Heather Club.


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