LEITHERS LAMENT

 

The callin o’ the waters waves

Wind whistlin’ like lost souls

Fir the sailors gang tae war before

When they left the Vinegar Close

 

STAR OF THE SEA, A GUIDING LIGHT      

AND OLD LEITH IN MY SOUL

I’LL PERSEVERE AND FIGHT THE FIGHT

TILL SANDS O’ TIME RUN SLOW

 

I kiss you on the cheek ma dear

I kiss yer brow sae fine

I’ll never see my love again

Fir aw’ the sands o’ time

 

Wi heirt sae heavy and sae scared

I wis only 30 years

The sands o’ time ran out the day

And how we shed our tears

 

CHORUS…..

 

Oh I will luv ye true ma dear

My picture on the wall

And leave you nowt but memories

And three bairnies oh so sma’

 

CHORUS ……

 

The telegram has now arrived

The sands o time stood still

And all that’s left are memories

A medal, a flag and a gill.

LISTEN

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John O HazelgreenShian Folk
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02 Shian roadShian Folk
00:00 / 03:53
Burning of AuchindounJOSS
00:00 / 03:44
Tihore MaiJOSS
00:00 / 01:35
03 Ancient LandJOSS
00:00 / 03:52
Leezie LindsayJOSS
00:00 / 03:09
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'Joss is very much the lead singer and has a beautiful, full, fruity voice which she uses very well. She comes from a long line of trad singers, including Jeannie Robertson... enough said, I feel! She certainly proves that the line runs true. She is also a skilled fiddle player and thoroughly treated us to this skill throughout the evening'.  - Leith Folk Club

Many thanks to Ian McCalman for the permission to sing his very special song, The Shian Road.