Thursday, September 3, 2009

BONNIE SCOTLAND: HERE TO STAY

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Words & Music by Neil Cullan McKinlay (Filming by Nina)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZJCprTkhlQ

Bonnie Scotland, Here To Stay

Hey, mister blacksmith I’ll make you a deal,
Forge me a sword from yon fine Scottish steel,
I promise I’ll use it to fight for our cause,
Maintain our kingdom and all our Scottish laws.
I’ll scour this land in search of truth and freedom just the same,
I’ll chase all those who dare oppose our country’s precious name:

From the tip of the windswept Shetlands,
To the braes of Galloway,
Coast to coast and every island,
O Bonnie Scotland, here to stay.

Highland folk being driven from their hills that run so steep,
O, tell me this, what’s more important, a culture or some sheep?
Lallan folk exchanging ploughs for a London paved with gold,
Join with me, and let’s not be a nation bought and sold:

From the tip of the windswept Shetlands,
To the braes of Galloway,
Coast to coast and every island,
O Bonnie Scotland, here to stay.

Ben Nevis rises majestically, a monument to all
Our men who fell on the battlefields when duty paid its call,
Climb atop that lofty cairn, my ashes in your hand,
Sprinkle me into the breeze to drift throughout the land:

From the tip of the windswept Shetlands,
To the braes of Galloway,
Coast to coast and every island,
O Bonnie Scotland, here to stay.

2 comments:

  1. Neil and Nina, thanks for recording 'Bonnie Scotland', I really really enjoyed it, I always thought you should have recorded this - I'll maybe send it to Simon Cowell!!!! He proclaims to have Scottish Blood. The props were good too. Liz xx

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  2. Liz,
    Nina had cut and spliced a fancier video than this one that is posted. It had Bella our wee Westie and other exciting stuff in it, but alas! I was unable to upload the finished product. Anyway, it's all just for fun! Thanks for the compliments! How about them board shorts eh? Did you recognize my present?

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