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 The Shepherd o' Kiltyrie
C M H Gemmell
Read by
Marilyn Wright

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                                        O the Shepherd o' Kiltyrie
                                        He's the shyest o' the men,
                                        But the Shepherd o' Kiltyrie
                                        Is the hero of the glen;
                                        He's come hame frae a' the fechtin'
                                        Wi' a Military Cross,
                                        An' there's nae a lad sae modest
                                        In the bonnie shire o' Ross.
                                        He's been offered grand positions
                                        That wud gar yer hert tae leap;
                                        But he winna leave the Hie'lands
                                        And his flocks o' canny sheep;
                                        For among the misty mountains
                                        He forgets the roar o' guns,
                                        And the hours o' deadly combat
                                        Wi' the Japs and 'gin the huns.
                                        Aye, he dwells in yonder sheiling,
                                        On the Braes o' Ben-y-More,
                                        He can see the salmon leapin'
                                        Frae the dyke ayont his door;
                                        Tho' he's nae got muckle siller,
                                        He's the richest chiel o' a',
                                        For the hale o' Scotland's treasure
                                        Lies out-by, within his ca'.

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