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Scottish Songs


The songs of Scotland have been derived from a variety of sources, including:-

  • Robert Burns - whose influence has been very pronounced
     
  • the border ballads - Sir Walter Scott has been highly influential in this regard
     
  • the bothy ballads - especially from the North East of Scotland
     
  • the fishing communities - especially up and down the East Coast of Scotland
     
  • the street songs from our main cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen

Traditional Scottish Songs

This sample of traditional songs of Scotland reflect these many influences and sing of our national culture, history and people.
  1. A Wee Deoch an' Doris
  2. Ae Fond Kiss
  3. Auld Lang Syne
  4. Blue Bells O' Scotland
  5. Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond
  6. Bonnie Dundee
  7. Bonny Mary of Argyle
  8. Charlie Is My Darling
  9. Coulters Candy
  10. Dark Lochnagar
  11. Flower O'Scotland
  12. Highland Cathedral
  13. Is There, For Honest Poverty
  14. Mhairi's Wedding
  15. My Ain Folk
  16. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  17. Scotland The Brave
  18. Scottish Soldier
  19. Scots Wha Hae
  20. The End of the Road
  21. The Road To Dundee
  22. The Road to the Isles
  23. These are my Mountains
  24. The Skye Boat Song
  25. Ugg and Freda
  26. Uist Tramping Song
  27. Westering Home
  28. Wild Mountain Thyme
  29. Ye Banks and Braes

New Songs

Here is a sample of songs by modern writers from around the world. They provide an opportunity to compare the modern style and content with the traditional style of the older writers.
  1. A Cold, Dark Day in December
  2. A Gift of Love
  3. A Prisoners Love
  4. A Promise O'er a Stream
  5. A SONG FOR THE BABY
  6. A Song of Dolphins
  7. A Song on the Radio
  8. AND MY LOVE
  9. Bonnie Galloway: A Boy's Song Revisited
  10. Cooperative Apple
  11. Drummossie Moor
  12. Follow The Wild Geese Home
  13. Francesca
  14. Glendevon
  15. Hazelyn
  16. Heart of Midlothian
  17. I'm jist a Kelty Miner
  18. Indirect Aggression
  19. Innocent Feeling
  20. It Happened Only Yesterday
  21. Jesus, my Lord
  22. Laken's Song
  23. Land of my Dreams
  24. Lullaby of Drummossie Moor
  25. Lunatics and Losers
  26. Massacre of Glencoe
  27. Meet Me By the Sheiling Lass
  28. My Auld Grannie
  29. My Dearie O
  30. Neil Wylie
  31. New Anthem for Britain
  32. Oor Scottish Yob
  33. Rhapsody not Rap
  34. Rise! Caledonia
  35. Scottish Dawn
  36. Shy Only With You!
  37. Sing me a Blue Song
  38. Straw Taxi Cabs
  39. Swans
  40. The Adventures of Squeezy
  41. The Ballad of Jamie Russell
  42. The Banks of The Spey
  43. The Clootie Dumplin'
  44. The Dreams of Caledonia
  45. The Falkland Hills
  46. The Gannet's Last Song
  47. The Ghosts of Culloden
  48. The Girl o' The Gypsy Charms
  49. The Keeper of the Flame
  50. The Miners Lament
  51. The Pain of Yesterday
  52. The Pride of the Clyde
  53. Thermania
  54. The Wings of Glory
  55. Unbroken Silence
  56. Wallace Is With Us
  57. What do you mean 782?
  58. When The Red Leaves are Falling
  59. WHY?
  60. You are in love with me

Who are the Scots?

John Knox
(1505 - 1572)
Was a cleric and father of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. As a result of his preachings, the Roman Catholic church was replaced by the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, which was derived from the teachings of John Calvin. Mary Queen of Scots, who was catholic, bitterly opposed Knox and all that he stood for.


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