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Westering Home
(Trad / Hugh S. Roberton)

Westering home with a song in the air
Light in the eye and it's goodbye to care
Laughter o' love and a welcoming there
Isle of my heart, my own one

Tell me o' lands of the Orient gay
Speak of the riches and joys of Cathay
Eh, but it's grand to be walking each day
To find yourself nearer to Islay

Where are the folk like the folk of the West
Canty and couthy and kindly, the best
There I would hie me and there I would rest
At hame with my ain folk in Islay

Islay - the y is dropped in pronunciation: Isla
Canty - cheerful;
couthie - kind, pleasant, sympathetic

(as sung by The Corries)


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