[Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 1st of February, 2010,
to Albert Von Tilzer's music for the song 'Down Where The Swanee
JIMMY SPIKS TAE JOCK .... "Wud ye like tae wanner ben, the
meers an dells ye ees'd tae ken? Losh wud thon nae be jist
the graunest thing ye've deen-fur-years? .... There's the
bonnie hedder bells, oan the braes o braw Campsie Fells,
Whaur the yowes an the rams are aye grazin fyle thur, hogs loup
up an doon; Maun ye retirn tae fremmit pairts, An aince
mair brak Scottish hairts ? ..... ..... As ye leuk whaur
thon river rins, aye wimplin gytely Alang the Carse whaur
guid craps stan fell wedder's girns, Hoo can ye thole tae-ging
? Yir ainly brither Tam maun-tak-tent-o yir auld mam,
Howkin the airth fyle ye ludge-oan wi UNCLE SAM ! ... Div ye
nae hear yir doolsome mither? Dis aa her greetin nae jist mak
JOCK REPLEES TAE YOUTHHEID FREEN JIMMY ....
"Och ay, I wis aulest an nane stapp'd me Frae gaen awa ...
tae ... the USA, .... .... Bit I'm nae bidin here e'en I hear
yir plea Ma fem'ly noo is there sae faur awa wye ow'r the sea
... An thon's whaur ae day I wull dee."
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