Melody: The Road to the Isles
(Duration: 2:12) [Artist: Unknown]
The Road to the Isles
A far croonin' is pullin' me away
As take I wi' my cromak to the road.
The far Coolins are puttin' love on me
As step I wi' the sunlight for my load.
Sure, by Tummel and Loch Rannoch
And Lochaber I will go.
By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles;
If it's thinkin' in your inner heart
The braggart's in my step,
You've never smelt the tangle 0' the Isles.
Oh, the far Coolins are puttin' love on me.
As step I wi' my cromak to the lsles.
It's by Sheil water and track is to the west.
By Aillort and by Morar to the sea,
The cool cresses I am thinkin' 0' for pluck,
And bracken for a wink on Mother knee.
It's the blue Islands are pullin' me away,
Their laughter puts the leap upon the lame,
The blue Islands from the Skerries to the Lews,
Wi' heather honey taste upon each name.
This marching song is a favorite wherever it is sung but especially on
the road through the West Highlands on the way to the Western isles.