Lyrics composed by
John Henderson on the 12th of March, 2012,
to William H. Myddleton's music for his 1927 song called, 'Down
primarily for his octogenarian cousin-in-law David Craigie
Craigie Village, Perthshire, now resident in England, who
invariably refers to
his frequent visits to his homeland as 'God's Country'!
toon=town; Airth=Earth; brawer=more beautiful; faar=where;
doucely=quietly; inches=parklands; busk=adorn; Croon=Crown;
Gweed=God; ain=own; kwintry=country; rooth=plentiful;
wimply=meandering; gate=route; castelled=castled; abune=above;
drapp'd=dropped; nae doot=no doubt; gree=agree; proteckin'=protecting.
Nae toon oan Airth's
Brawer nor Perth
Faar the Tay snooves doucely by
Inches sae green
They busk the scene ....
Ging veesit seen gif there ye've nivver been.
Neist ging tae Scone;
Hiv a leuk roon
Faar Scots' Kings wur gien the Croon
Sich jants in Gweed's Ain Kwintry
Ay, Ay, Ay ....
Noo tirn doon Sooth
Tae carses rooth
Faar the Forth's slaa wimplin' gate
Gings throw a toon,
Faar mony Royals affen makt thur sate.
Stirling it's caa'd;
Mair rocks nor sod
Drapp'd nae doot by Gweed oor Lord,
An' wysely tee,
A' Scots wud gree,
Proteckin' His Ain Kwintry.