Scottish Water Song

by @jtsteam

Liner Notes

I thought I'd run out of ideas, but I suppose you can always make a list of something can't you? This is essentially a list of rivers in Scotland, and a fact or two about some of them. It's another #ukulele #folk song #fuc.

Also prompted by this week's theme "International Day Calendar" on the ukulele underground forums. September 25th will be World Rivers Day, apparently.

Incidentally, people always assume that it must rain all the time where I live because I live in Scotland. I'm on the east coast, though, where it's really dry! It all lands in the hills. Or on Glasgow.

Lyrics

If you come to Scotland, cross the Tweed at the border
Wherever you may go, you're sure to find some water
In the sky and in the hills, in the burns and in the streams
From the lochs in the highlands flowing gently to the seas

There's the Don and the Dee, north and south of Aberdeen
And just beyond Ben Nevis you can cross the River Spean
Another Dee starts flowing from the hills in Galloway
And you can have a few wee drams if you find the River Spey

There's one, two, three bridges where you cross the Firth of Forth
In Fife you'll find the Leven and the Eden further North
By the Moray Firth you can stroll by Findhorn Bay
To the west the River Ness where the monsters are at play

If you come to Scotland, cross the Tweed at the border
Wherever you may go, you're sure to find some water
In the sky and in the hills, in the burns and in the streams
From the lochs in the highlands flowing gently to the seas

The Lossie, would you credit it, ends at Lossiemouth
And the Deveron is noted for its salmon and its trout
The Nith flows from the Carsphairn hills into the Solway Firth
And the River Almond ends its journey on the edge of Perth

Scottish tenners show the viaduct across the Finnan
And the Devil's Beef Tub is where you'll find the River Annan
By Dundee the Silv'ry Tay is nearly three miles wide
Through the heart of Glasgow flows the mighty River Clyde

If you come to Scotland, cross the Tweed at the border
Wherever you may go, you're sure to find some water
In the sky and in the hills, in the burns and in the streams
From the lochs in the highlands flowing gently to the seas

In the sky and in the hills, in the burns and in the streams
From the lochs in the highlands flowing gently to the seas



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Super geographical lesson wrapped in a catchy little number. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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@janeg

You are making me wax nostalgic for my one trip to Scotland. Always wanted to go back and now want to see every one of these rivers.

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This is great. Very creative

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this is great! what a fun and informative travel song- and it makes me want to go there! excellent work!
firth, forth, fife, nith, -- if i had a few wee drams, I wouldn't be able to sing this! :)

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River Ness where the monsters are at play - made me laugh out loud. I love rivers so this song makes me want to come to Scotland! Very sing-along chorus! You had me singing with you.