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This Land Is Your Land (Scottish Version)

  • (Woody Guthrie / ad. Gordon Menzies / Robin Watson)

    This land is your land, this land is my land
    From the English Border to the North Sea water
    From the Western Islands to the Northern Highlands
    This land was made for you and me

    One summer's morning as the day was dawning
    I viewed the islands on the misty skyline
    The rainbow fountains of the Cuillin Mountains
    This land was made for you and me

    Cold winter crept on as Scotland slept on
    No factory roaring, no oil-rig boring
    Just weeded by-ways and deserted highways
    Relics of the life that used to be

    Then I awakened to a spring day breaking
    To the sons and daughters of Alba's waters
    And the flag they're flying is the rampant lion
    This land was made for you and me

    (as sung by Gaberlunzie)

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  • [1976:] An American patriot, Woody Guthrie wrote This Land Is Your Land for his own country. This is a Scottish version. (Notes Gaberlunzie, 'Wind and Water, Time and Tide')

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