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Celebrate the bonny land to the north in song.

Scotland in Lyrics: Answers

The St Andrew's Cross, adopted as the flag of Scotland from the 16th Century, on its side

As we said, we don't know how they're going to vote. But Scotland, whether as part of the UK or a separate country, will always be in our hearts. Especially musically. Those bagpipes bring tears to everyone's eyes. One way or another.

Here are the answers, as if you needed them. Feel free to sing along.

Fill in the blanks.

  1. Past painted deserts the sunset's on fire

    As he carries me home to the Mull of Kintyre. (McCartney)
  2. Fir me an' my true love will ne'er meet again

    On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.
  3. Well, I just come down from the Isle of Skye

    I'm not very big and I'm awfully shy…
  4. Flow gently, sweet Afton, amang thy green braes,

    Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise…
  5. Harking (or Buchan, depending on the folk singer) is bonny, and there lives my love,

    My heart it lies on him and cannot remove…
  6. She hasnae got nae culture, she drives me roon' the bend

    Sittin' in her big armchair readin' the People's Friend

    Her lapels are full of badges frae Butlins down at Ayre

    And she goes to the bingo every night with the curlers in her hair.
  7. The Campbells are coming,

    To bonny Lochleven
  8. There once was a troop of Irish dragoons

    Came marching down through Fife-E-O…
  9. Oh I was born in Glasgow

    Near the centre of the town.

    I would take you there and show you

    But they've torn the building down…
  10. Let me tell you that I love you

    And I think about you all the time
    Caledonia, you're calling, now I'm going home…

We're sure those songs were familiar to you. Especially that Glasgow one. No? Well, get on the YouTube, and start listening. Maybe you'll be ready to sing along in the pub on your next Scottish holiday.

Now, if you only knew whether you'd be needing a visa…

The Queen Mother at a window being serenaded by a bagpipes player
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