Scotland’s Story @ MPS Hamburg

Scotland’s Story Lyrics

Michael McGrony from West Donegal
You came to Glasgow with nothing at all
You fought the old landlord, the Afrikan Korps
When you came to Glasgow with nothing at all

Abraham Caylap from Vilnius you came
You were heading for New York, but Leith’s where you’ve stayed
You built a great business which benefits all
When you came to this land with nothing at all

In Scotland’s story I hear that they came
From the Gael and the Pict and the Angle and Dane
Where are the Irish, Jews and Ukraine
They’re in my own story and worth just the same

Joseph D’Angelo dreams of the day
When Italian kids on the Grassmarket play
They burned out the shops when the boys went to war
But auld Joe’s a big man and he forgave all

In Scotland’s story I read that they came
From the Gael and the Pict and the Angle and Dane
Where’re all the Chinese and Indian names?
’cause they’re in my land’s story and worth just the same

Now, Christina McKay, I learned of your name
How you travelled south from Delny one day
You raised a whole family in one room they said
And the X on the line is in stead of your name

In Scotland’s story I told them they came
From the Gael and the Pict and the Angle and Dane
About a poor Irish girl who could not write her name
But ‘t is in my own story and worth just the same

All through the story the immigrants came
And the Gael and the Pict and the Angle and Dane
From Albania, Syria and from the Ukraine
They’re in my own story and worth just the same

‘Cause your Scotland’s story is worth just the same..

 

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