PROUD YOUNG JACOBITE
This song is all about a young highland woman who keeps seeing the spirit of her dead young Jacobite warrier wherever
she goes. She realises that even in death he still remains to defend and protect her. Their Celtic love is forever.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE I WILL BE
I found this old write of mine on a very old work tape from around
1997. A beautiful hunting little ballad.I was singing it for ages. Now I am rewriting the words.
LADDIE O, LADDIE O!
Uptempo happy song. When ever the fighting men would travel round the country with their fellow warriors, many young
women would follow them and walk together behind the column.In this song they are all singing about their soldier laddie
o's. Very catchy chorus.
WILL YOU LOVE ME
A lovely romantic ballad with spring, summer and that most beautuful question will you love me? I love you
PITY ALL THE SOLDIERS
Medium paced contemporary protest song that actually is aimed at having sympathy for soldiers around the world who are
forced to risk their lives for a cause they may not believe in.
THE LADY STOLE MY SOUL
A contemporary folk song from me this time. The title tells the story I think. What I like about this
one most is the influences I can feel from the music of other countries I have performed in.
LET'S KEEP THE WALLS DOWN
Modern uptempo contemporary song with the message LETS KEEP THE WALLS DOWN-BUILD BRIDGES. Basically saying to the world
lets not put any barriers between love and peace.
wrote this one in a very typical traditional Scottish ballad style.
young man courts his love in the hills and glens but cannot get her fathers permission to marry her.Funny when I
first wrote this song I kept imagining my hereos The Corries singing it.Now years later I still get he same thoughts.
THE GLASGOW BOYS (Fast)
All about when a bunch of the Glasow Boys hit a little town and the pubs and girls
Written more in a contemporary folk style with a slight trad theme.Story is two young lovers are wanting to
marry. Father wants her to marry an old wealthy businessman.
To make sure he imprisons the young man in the dungeon of his castle. He makes a deal with his daughter he is to
be set free the minute his daughter marries the old businessman.
He keeps his word but that night before the old man goes to bed with his new bride. The young lover steals his money
and elopes with his true love, never to be seen again.
NO ONE EVER CARES (VERY FAST)
Protest song at the apathy of those who sit and do nothing while the world heads for disaster. Drives along at a serious
DONT YOU REMEMBER
A contemporary song about a young musician was seduced by the female lead vocalist of a touring band. They spent
a couple of days together. Soon she becomes famous, a big star and when he tries to contact her she doesnt remember him or
his songs she said she wanted to sing
Eventually he realises he was just another one night stand for her.The whole mood of the sing is light with an air of
CALL ON ME
Uptempo ballad about someone who is missing their love.
I SEE THE FAIRIES DANCING
Where others see waterfalls, trees, birds and everyday wildlife. Some see Fairies and hear their music.
Driving uptempo song about the Evictions in Scotland during the Highland clearances. One of the most powerful songs I
have ever wrote.
O' WHERE ARE YOU MY LOVE
A romantic love song with a wife waitng for her husband who is on his way home from a long journey. She is watching for
him from the window and thinking thoughts of love.
DANCING IN THE RAIN (FAST)
About someone who is so happy and in love they just go outside and start dancing in the rain
THE LADY AND THE GENTLEMAN
Powerful ballad involving a lady and gentleman who both fall deeply in love with each other. Unfortunately they are both
already married. Both are very honourable and although they would meet in secret and go for long walks together. Because of
their honour they would never lay down.
I FOUND PEACE TODAY (slow and fast)
Quirky happy song about someone suddenly finding and making friends in different countries around
the world. This suddenly changes his views on life. He no longer wants to see a world of different countries. He wants there
to be just one country.
Contemporary folk song.
LOVE THE PEOPLE (Slow)
Contemporary song of love and peace
THE SWAN SWIMS SO BONNIE (SLOW)
Haunting love song, sung in traditional Scottish ballad style. When I sing this I have to keep going for several
MY PRETTY LADY (Medium)
Courting song of love
SO SHINES THE LADY (Slow)
Romantic and warm little love song
SUNSET AND SUNRISE (slow)
So happy feel little song all about being happy just by watching a sunrise or
sunset. I get the same buzz with this one as when I wrote Abbo Kintay.It's because it's so different. All vocals and
vocal sounds and no instruments
WHITE HORSE (Slow)
Romantic song of divided love.
AT THE END OF THE DAY (slow)
A song comparing the working class man to the wealthy owner he works for.