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Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 18th of May, 2014,
to Milt Gabler and Bert Kaempfert's 1964 music for their song called 'Love',
and played here by Jim Bottorff.

tryst=meet; croose=bold; lowe=glow; corrieneuchin=talking affectionately;
fess=bring; daud=splatter; splyter=splash; sheen=shoes; gowkit=stupid;
gree=agree; pleiterin=pottering; deltin=cuddling.

Jock sangs ...

"Tryst, the nicht wi' me croose Meg MacNee,
Fan, the meen an starns lowe ow'r the sea;
Oan, the waarm san we can lang be corrieneuchin,
An', tee gif ye weesh we cud ging han in han fyle paiddlin ?
Fess, yer sweem-shuit an' a beach-tool tee,
Fur, we micht neist ging an' sweem a wee;
Yon, micht mak us chitter as we daud an' wi lauchs splyter,
Bit, fair blythesome we cud be !"

Meg sangs ....

"Jock, the nicht I shair wull tryst wi' ye,
Fan, the meen an starns lowe ow'r the sea;
Me, I lik it fan ye spik o' corrieneuchin,
Bit, I'm nae sae shair I'll tak aff baith ma sheen fur paiddlin !
Fess, ma sweem-shuit an' a beach-tool tee ? !
I'd, be gowkit gif tae yon I'd gree;
Drap, yer daft-lik noshun pleiterin aboot the ocean,
Fan, ye cud be deltin me !"

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