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Poetry Corner;The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen

On this day in 1859 a geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan. 

The Northern Lights Of Old Aberdeen

The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Mean home sweet home to me
The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Are what I long to see
I’ve been a wanderer all of my life
Any many a sight I’ve seen
God speed the day when l’ m on my way
To my home in Aberdeen
When I was a lad, a tiny wee lad
My mother said to me
Come see the Northern Lights my boy
They’ re bright as they can be
She called them the heavenly dancers
Merry dancers in the sky
I’ll never forget, that wonderful sight
They made the heav ens bright
The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Mean home sweet home to me
The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Are what I long to see
I’ve been a wanderer all of my life
Any many a sight I’ve seen
God speed the day when l’ m on my way
To my home in Aberdeen
I’ve wandered in many far-off lands
And travelled many a mile
I’ve missed the folk I cherished most
The joy of a friendly smile
It warms up the heart of a wand’rer
The clasp of a welcoming hand
To greet me when, I return
Home to my native land
The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Mean home sweet home to me
The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen
Are what I long to see
I’ve been a wanderer all of my life
Any many a sight I’ve seen
God speed the day when l’ m on my way
To my home in Aberdeen
Song by Kenneth McKellar

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