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Scotland is renowned throughout the world for its traditional music which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, when many other traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to the pop music culture.  In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music imported from the rest of Europe and the United States, the music of Scotland has kept many of its traditional aspects; indeed, it has itself influenced many forms of music.
 

Have you ever heard a Scottish tune that you know so well but wondered what the words were?  Below you will find links to the words of many well known and perhaps not so well known Scottish songs.  Keep your eye on this page for future updates.

Incidentally, the tune to "My Lodging's on the Cold, Cold Ground" is the same as the well known tune "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms".

Left click with your mouse on the PDF logo () below to either view the words of the song in another window or you can choose to save the file, and then choose where on your computer you would like to save it.

A Gordon for Me Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
Ae Fond Kiss O' a' the Airts
Afton Water O' Flower of Scotland
An Eriskay Love Lilt O' Gin I Was a Baron's Heir
An Island Sheiling Song Peat Fire Flame
Auld Lang Syne Roamin' in the Gloamin'
Bluebells of Scotland Scotland My Home
Bonnie Wee Thing Scots Wa' Hae
Charlie He's My Darling Sing to Me the Auld Scotch Sangs
Corn Rigs are Bonnie O Skye Boat Song
Dance Ter Yer Daddy The Auld Scotch Sangs
Donald, Where's Your Troosers The Dark Island
Dumbarton's Drums The Green Hills of Tyrol
For A' That The Island of Tiree
Glencoe The Road and the Miles to Dundee
Highland Cathedral The Tear Drop
Hiking Song The Twa Corbies
Ho-ro My Nut-brown Maiden The West Highland Way
I Love a Lassie There'll Never be Peace 'Till Jamie Comes Hame
Kishmul's Galley These are My Mountains
Lochnagar Waly, Waly
Lovely Stornoway When the Battle's O'er
Mingulay Boat Song Wi' A Hundred Pipers
Mist Covered Mountains of Home Wild Mountain Thyme
Misty Islands of the Highlands Will Ye No Come Back Again
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon
My Lodging's on the Cold, Cold Ground Ye Jacobites by Name

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