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Tribute: Listen to some less well-known songs and a poem by Harry Lauder
By John Henderson


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When I Get Back Again To Bonnie Scotland
by Harry Lauder in 1909
Click here to listen to this song while you read the words

Richt ootside her faither's cottage at the bottom o' the glen
I've left ma bonnie lassie bathed in tears
She nearly broke her hairt when I said we'll hiv tae pairt
Because I'm gaun away fur seeven years
But she dried her tears away when I spoke aboot the day
That I'd come back again an' make her mine
She said "When you cross the seas, Jock, I hope you'll write tae me,"
An' since I left I'm singing all the time ...

"Her cheeks are like the bloomin' rose
An' her neck is like the swan
Her face it is the sweetest face I've ever looked upon
An' I'll rowe her in the heather yes as sure as my name's John
When I gae back again tae bonnie Scotland
.... Cheeks are like the bloomin' rose
An' her neck is like the swan
Her face it is the sweetest face I've ever looked upon
An' I'll rowe her in the heather yes as sure as my name's John
When I gae back again tae bonnie Scotland."

(Hii)

Oh I pressed her to ma bosom an' I kissed her on the neck
An' I told her I could eat her withoot salt
She said, "I like your style, you're fairly gawn yer mile."
I said, "I know, but that's my only fault ....
I'm a chap that likes tae cuddle an' caress a bonnie lass
An' a chap that cannie do it 'nough the time."
She said, "I ken that John, an' I'll miss you when ye're gone."
I said, "So will I but still I'll always sing .....

"Her cheeks are like the bloomin' rose
An' her neck is like the swan
Her face it is the sweetest face I've ever looked upon
An' I'll rowe her in the heather yes as sure as my name's John
When I go back again tae bonnie Scotland."

(Hii-hii-hii hii .... But I say chaps, wait till I tell ye this ....)

Of the way that I canoodled her an' she canoodles me
I never will forget it all ma life
Her bosom it was swelling, in ma eyes the tears were welling
She made me wish ma time was up an' her my wife
For she's all the world tae me, an' as far as I can see
If there's no mistake aboot it I can see
That the lassie's fond of me, ay, she's very fond o' me
Ha-ha, an' I'm pleased tae say she's very fond o' me.

(Hee-hee-hee huh!)

"An' her cheeks are like the bloomin' rose
An' her neck is like the swan
Her face it is the sweetest face I've ever looked upon
An' I'll rowe her in the heather yes as sure as my name's John
When I gae back again tae bonnie Scotland.
Her cheeks are like the bloomin' rose
An' her neck is like the swan
Her face it is the sweetest face I've ever looked upon
An' I'll rowe her in the heather yes as sure as my name's John
When I gae back again tae bonnie Scotland."

Grannie's Laddy
The Laddies who fought and won
Don't let us sing any more about War

We Parted on the Shore
Breakfast In Bed
I Like My Old Home Town

Rising Early In The Morning
Soosie Maclean

Saturday Night
Will You Stop Your Tickling Jock

Portobello Pier
Pin your Faith on the Motherland

McGregor's Toast
The Blarney Stone
Tobermory
Shouther To Shouther
Oh How I Weary Dearie For You
The Scotch Errand Boy 1911

Bonnie Bessie Lee
Inverary
Rob Roy McIntosh
Wearing Kilts
Wee Jean MacGregor
Jean MacNeil
Bonnie Maggie Tamson
Nanny
I'm Going to Marry Arry
Bella McGraw

Auld Scotia Medley
Trixie from Dixie

Bella, The Belle O' Dunoon
It's A Fine Thing To Sing
The Sunshine of A Bonnie Lassies Smile
Love Makes the World A Merry-Go-Round
The Bounding Bounder

Fu The Noo
Hey Donal


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