~ Whistle ma Wanderings Hame ~

Polish the siller that shines on the tap
High abin heather and glen
An’ think o’ the eons of courage and prayer
’Til a whistle ma wanderings hame

Ye cannae be greetin’ I’ve no’ been gone lang
Ye’ cannae be hiding ma bairn, my young
And ye cannae be wishing the day wisnae done
When I whistle ma wanderings hame

*The valleys I’ve travelled the hills I have climbed
And the folks I’ve speared wi’ in body and mind
And ye’ cannae believe the sichts I hae seen
As I whistle my wanderings hame

But I willnae gae wandering awa’ again noo
I willnae go spearing how faur I can go
I’ll bide near ma hame hearth and play with my son
And whistle ma wanderings wi’ you my love
And whistle ma wanderings wi’ you*

and in English
Polish the silver that shines on the top
High above the heather and glen
and think of the eons of courage and prayer
and whistle my wandering back home

And you cannot be crying I’ve not been gone long
You cannot be hiding my bairn my young
And you cannot be wishing the day was not gone
when I whistle my wandering home

The valleys I’ve travelled the hills I have climbed
and people I’ve spoken with body and mind
and can you believe the sights I have seen
as I whistled my wandering home

but I will not go wandering away again now
I will not go seeing what yonder I can
I will stay near my home hearth and play with my son
and whistle my wandering with you, my love
and whistle my wandering with you

~ Whistle ma Wanderings Hame ~

adgray

Frankston, Australia

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Another of my RB art inspired poetry.
This came to me seeing our good friend Joak’s wonderful photo of glorious majestic mountains!
I “heard” it in a Scottish accent but could not write it with one so with help from my other good friend Jen Whyte it has been transposed into the Scottish sounding text so you can ken what I heard :O)
[NB: for all you wooses I have pasted the English version in also :O) ]
Enjoy! :O)

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