Traditional Scottish Songs
- These Are My Mountains

Here is a song about another wanderer who comes home to prove once again that "East, West, hame's best".

These Are My Mountains

For fame and for fortune I wandered the earth

And now I've come back to the land of my birth
I've brought back my treasures but only to find
They're less than the pleasures I first left behind

For these are my mountains and this is my glen

The braes of my childhood will know me again
No land's ever claimed me tho' far I did roam
For these are my mountains and I'm going home

The burn by the road sings at my going by

The whaup overhead wings with welcoming cry
The loch where the scart flies at last I can see
It's here that my heart lies it's here I'll be free

Kind faces will meet me and welcome me in

And how they will greet me my ain kith and kin
The night round the ingle old sangs will be sung
At last I'll be hearing my ain mother tongue.

Meaning of unusual words:
ingle=open hearth

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