Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

A SONG OF BATHGATE

HERE IN BATHGATE TOWN

By P4&5

Tune : Ni Wapi Banana, from Kenya


Four years ago they built a school in BATHGATE!
So we will never be fools in BATHGATE!
Simpson Primary is cool in BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town

Down on Castle Road – BATHGATE!
There used to be a castle on its own – BATHGATE!
I bet they didn’t have a phone – BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town

There were ancient farms in – BATHGATE!
A house and a midden and a barn in – BATHGATE!
Crops and cows and lambs in – BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town

On a grassy field on a farm in BATHGATE!
A different kind of plant was born in BATHGATE!
No tatties or carrots or corn – BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town

They piled up the earth with big machines in BATHGATE!
They were really keen in BATHGATE!
Then they stopped and had a plate of beans in BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town


Do you think they had a big pipe band [imitate pipe band] – BATHGATE!
For the opening ceremony – BATHGATE!
Of the truck and tractor factory – BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town


That was fifty years ago in BATHGATE!
After twenty five years it had to go from BATHGATE!
Now we live there you know in BATHGATE!
Here in Bathgate town - BATHGATE!!