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My Home Town

  • (Alan Reid)

    My home town, the kingdom of the wee man
    My home town, the dominion of the chip van
    My home town
    Where centuries of sweat have stained and tanned the streets and walls
    Lined the mansions and the halls
    Where man and boy still love to watch and play the football game
    And sunset for the cowboy is the last bus hame
    It's still the same
    My home town

    My home town, the statue and the bingo
    My home town, the wine bar and the wino
    My home town
    Where ghostly tramcars rumble through the fog of their folklore
    Ancient chariots of yore
    Where lofty cranes stretch out and point across the city sky
    Like standing stones they're echoes of an age gone by
    We wonder why
    In my home town

    My home town, the singers and romancers
    My home town, the wideboys and the chancers
    My home town
    Where the midnight drunk will waltz the stage like all who came before
    He knows the script he knows the score
    Her humour is a plague of weeds that won't die down
    She's a grand old princess looking for her long lost crown
    She won't lie down
    She's my home town

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1991:] Written for me by Alan Reid, [it] gives a different vision of the place, at once perceptive, nostalgic - and above all, melodic. (Notes Iain MacKintosh, 'Risks and Roses')

  • [1994:] I wanted an original Glasgow song for my 'Risks and Roses' album, so I approached Alan Reid. He came back with this song the next day. (Iain MacKintosh, intro Kirkcaldy)

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