Monday, 6 July 2020

Live session 6th July ~ Tangle o' the Isles

What a hoot - we actually had a sing song this morning, singing along very badly to Andy Stewart's version of the Road to the Isles
Try it, I dare you. You will not get that song out of your head for a week but with it comes the smell of the heather and the taste of the malt and the sound of the sea birds... remember?

Road to the Isles or Tangle o' the Isles

A far croonin' is pullin' me away
As take I wi' my cromack 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 smelled the tangle o' the Isles.
The far Coolins are puttin' love on me.
As step I wi' my cromack to the Isles.
It's by Shiel water the track is to the west.
By Aillort and by Morar to the sea.
The cool cresses I am thinkin' of for pluck.
And bracken for a wink on Mother knee.
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 smelled the tangle o' the Isles.
Oh the far Coolins are puttin' love on me.
As step I wi' my cromack to the Isles.
Oh the blue islands are pullin' me away.
Their laughter puts the leap upon the lame.
The blue islands from the Skerries to the Lewis.
Wi' heather honey taste upon each name.
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 smelled the tangle o' the Isles.
Oh the far Coolins are puttin' love on me.
As step I wi' my cromack to the Isles.





Our two writing prompts today were both taken from the song:


you've never smelled the tangle o' the Isles

and

laughter puts the leap upon the lame


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