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Going Home To Glasgow

  • (Ian Davison)

    I'm going home to Glasgow, its face is on my mind
    Its laugh is loud and gallus, its arms are warm and kind
    I need tae feel the ground underneath my feet
    And hear the Glasgow sounds in the people that I meet

    We're over Beattock Summit, we wave a winning fist
    We're racing down the valley where the silver river twists
    And now I hear the sound I know I'm Glasgow bound
    The tyres are singing sweeter as the sun strikes through the mist

    The rails are reaching downwards, they point across the plain
    The miles I owe to Glasgow friends are running through my brain
    The restless engine glides towards the valley of the Clyde
    With half-a-thousand homeward bound on the London-Glasgow train

    We soared above the Borders, the white clouds down below
    We caught the winding coastline in the early sunset glow
    We're sliding down the sky, the green hills in our eye
    We swing around the city and we skim the river low

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1990:] The song pinpoints the feeling of warmth we have when home is within sight, and the relief - not related to nervousness about travel - when your feet hit the tarmac or concrete of the town. (McVicar, One Singer One Song 154)

Quelle: Scotland

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