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Emigrants Frae Gaeldom


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 28th of July, 2011,
to Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson's song, 'You're As Pretty As A Picture'.

Apenin Meesic

Jine me tae sang tae oor Gaelic kin wha sailed athort the sea;
Maist did us prood in fell fremmit lans tho' muckle did they dree. .....
In America an Canada, fowks weel-ken the legacy,
Lea'd by croosey Gaels o' lang-syne wha makt baith thase kwintries free;
Tae Australia ithers traivelt, an tae fairn New Zealand tee,
Whaur mair emigrants frae Gaeldom vrocht weel aa thit cam tae be.

Aince mair stan up an luft hich yer gless tae toast thase wha gaed 'wa,
An wirk'd sae hard in fell fremmit lans, whaur whit they did wis braw. ......
In America an Canada, fowks weel-ken the legacy,
Lea'd by croosey Gaels o' lang-syne wha makt baith thase kwintries free;
Tae Australia ithers traivelt, an tae fairn New Zealand tee,
Whaur baul emigrants frae Gaeldom vrocht whit we noo see.


Glossary
apenin = opening : meesic = music : jine = join : athort = across : maist = most
prood = proud : fell = dangerous : fremmit = foreign : muckle = much : dree = endure
weel = well : ken = know : lea'd = left : croosey = lively : lang-syne = long ago
baith = both : kwintries = countries : traivelt = travelled : fairn = fern : tee = too
whaur = where : vrocht = wrought : mair = more : luft = lift : wirk'd = worked
braw = very good : baul = bold


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