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Gweed's Ain Kwintry


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 12th of March, 2012,
to William H. Myddleton's music for his 1927 song called, '
Down South',
primarily for his octogenarian cousin-in-law David Craigie RODGER of
Craigie Village, Perthshire, now resident in England, who invariably refers to
his frequent visits to his homeland as 'God's Country'!


Glossary:
toon=town; Airth=Earth; brawer=more beautiful; faar=where; snooves=glides;
doucely=quietly; inches=parklands; busk=adorn; Croon=Crown; jants=trips;
Gweed=God; ain=own; kwintry=country; rooth=plentiful;
wimply=meandering; gate=route; castelled=castled; abune=above; sate=seat;
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
Oan Destiny
Dinna delay
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,
Castelled abune,
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.


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