Prides awa

Christine Kydd and Janet Russell
Pride’s Awa
by Davie Robertson

As I cam in by yonder toon
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
I heard a wee bird pipe a tune
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

He cocked his heid an shook his tail
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
How did a thae shipyairds fail?
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

He shook his tail and cocked his heid
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
How’s yon furnace cauld an deid?
Pride’s awa an’ wha’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

An’ then he sang aroon the toon
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
How’s aw thae collieries closed doon?
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

An then he whistled at his ease
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
How’s yon fine sheep fairm trenched fer trees
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

Wee bird whaur dae oor maisters stay?
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
Ower Carterbar an’ faur away
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

Wee bird whaur will oor brithers gae
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an’ bare
On their bikes and faur away
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

The craws are gaith’rin on the green
Through aw yer streets sae bleak an bare
An’ aye they craw God save the Queen
Pride’s awa an’ whae’s tae care
An’ it’s freedom you’re forever

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