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As we are on holiday in Glenisla I have chosen a traditional Scottish song about this very area.

Glenisla 2

By Kenny Armet

 

Bonnie Glenshee

Oh, do you see yon shepherds,
As they walk along,
Wi’ their plaidies pu’d aboot them,
And their sheep they graze on?

Chorus:
Busk, busk, bonnie lassie
And come alang wi’ me,
An’ I’ll tak’ ye tae Glenisla,
Near bonnie Glen Shee.

Oh, do you see yon soldiers
As they all march along,
Wi’ their guns on their shoulders
And their broadswords hanging down?

Busk, busk, bonnie lassie
And come alang wi’ me,
An’ I’ll tak’ ye tae Glenisla,
Near bonnie Glen Shee.
Oh, do you see yon high hills
All covered wi’ snow?
They hae parted many a true love
And they’ll soon part us twa.

Busk, busk, bonnie lassie
And come alang wi’ me,
An’ I’ll tak’ ye tae Glenisla,
Near bonnie Glen Shee.

Written by The Stewart Family of Blairgowrie

Glenisla

1 reply »

  1. I’d a ‘friend’- who turned out to be anything but, and he sang the song made from this poem constantly in the worst bass voice I’ve ever heard.
    Despite that, I’ve always liked it and hope to visit one day.

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