These lyrics are hard to beat – if you can understand them. I decided that I just HAD to write them out (a good way to brush up on the few lines that I am rusty with) Quick sketch during the second half of my lunchbreak today! (hope there wasn’t something else I was supposed to do?) Was good to do a landscape for a change – need to get practising my Scottish landscapes.
The song is The Road To The Isles
and should be sung with a thick Scottish accent if possible.
A far croonin’ is pullin’ me away
As take I wi’ my cromack to the road.
The far Coolins are puttin’ love on me
As step I wi’ the sunlight for my load.
Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles.
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart the braggart’s in my step
You’ve never smelled the tangle o’ the Isles.
Oh the far Coolins are puttin’ love on me
As step I wi’ my cromack to the Isles.
It’s by Shiel water the track is to the west
By Aillort* and by Morar to the sea
The cool cresses I am thinkin’ of for pluck
And bracken for a wink on Mother knee.
The blue islands are pullin’ me away
Their laughter puts the leap upon the lame
The blue islands from the Skerries to the Lewis
Wi’ heather honey taste upon each name.
BTW – don’t worry if you can’t understand the words – I had to ask some advice myself for a translation!!!!!