Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

THE ALYTH TIME MACHINE
Songs made in Alyth Primary for the Alyth Storybox project by Ceilidhmakers in February and March 2017.

Our remit was to make songs of the future of Alyth, but we also made made fun songs and sang an old one on the CD we made.


STORYBOX SONGS


1] THE ALYTH TIME MACHINE, P6

Tune : Babbity Bowster

The Alyth Time Machine

In the square it can be seen

Songs and stories you can hear

In the Storybox of Alyth


Stands right beside the Burn

Where the buses turn and turn

The Bank where all the stories live

In the Storybox of Alyth


Old and young and in between

Hear the tales o auld yestreen

Except when noisy fighters scream

By the Storybox of Alyth


We're the creators of this song

Didn't want it to be too long

We hope you will come back again

To the Storybox of Alyth


2] IN THE SQUARE, P4

Tune : Wheel Of Fortune

In the Square there is a Storybox

Lift the phone an hear oor sang

Stories o oor toon o Alyth

You might like tae sing along


In the Square there is a Storybox

A telephone box that's rosy red

Hear the tales o folk o Alyth

No here lang an born an bred


How many sangs are in the Storybox?

How many tales are waitin there?

How many voices can we hear now?

How many stories can we share?


19 17 15 13, 11 9 7 and 5 3 1

20 18 16 14, 12 10 8 6 4 2 none


3] A PALACE FU O SANGS, P4/5

Tune : Wee Gallus Bloke

As ah cam by the Storybox

Ah wis feelin sad

Ah thocht that a nice wee sang

Wid mak me feel quite glad

Sae ah went intae the Storybox

I picked up the phone

I felt like a King or Queen

Sittin on a throne

It wis like a palace fu o sangs

It wis like a palace fu o sangs

Stories too, for me and you

Ma hert went chitty chitty bang


4] IN ALYTH TOON, P6

Tune : Awa Wi Ma Sailor Laddie

Steer yer way through the Galaxy

Doon the Milky Way

See the big red Storybox

That’s where to stay and play


Ah've been east an ah've been west

Ah've been in Alyth toon

At the chippie in the square

Wis a muckle heidit baboon


Steer yer way through the Galaxy

Doon the Milky Way

See the big red Storybox

That’s where to stay and play


Ah've been east an ah've been west

Ah've been in Alyth toon

We could fly tae the Mars Bar Star

Wi a rocket tae the Moon


Steer yer way through the Galaxy

Doon the Milky Way

See the big red Storybox

That’s where to stay and play


In Alyth toon today


5] Beats and Come To The Storybox



SONGS OF SCHOOL AND ALYTH IN THE FUTURE


6] Songs and stories chant


7] P4 chant

Alyth Scotland, what’s the rule?

Oor guid school braw an cool


8] POPOCATEPETL PRIMARY SCHOOL (Alyth 2070), P 6

Tune : Oor Wee School

Oor new school’s an awesome school.

Of bricks, wood, glass and metal.

It’s full of energetic fire,

Like Popocatepetl.


The uniform badge has a feather and a book,

The hat’s a banana peel.

The jumper’s made of unicorn wool,

Shoes of flint and steel.


Dinner plates of carbonised sugar,

You’d better not be too late.

No more vegetables, no more dairy,

Everything’s made of chocolate.


The home work’s done by dad and mum,

Or eaten by your dog named Rover.

But it’s not done by robots,

In case they might take over.


The pupils they’re all working hard,

Sometimes they’re quite crazy.

Loud and happy going home,

But none of them are lazy.


9] P4/5 chant

Awesome, beautiful, amazing, cool

Our new incredible Alyth school


10] SARAH-POLLY PARAMEDIC, P4

Tune : Bonny Wee Barra

Sarah-Polly, paramedic, wore a gold Transformer

Had to keep it cool because the world was getting warmer


Got some icecream from the Co-op, put it in her pockets

Took her almost visible watch and louped intae her rocket


Higher, higher, off she shot, off to Alyth Springbank

But her rocket lost a wing, and into Alyth Burn she sank


Pam the Polis cam tae help, so did Frank the Fireman

Got a muckle magnetic crane and pit it on the rescue van


11] P6 chant

Grass and sunshine, flowers too

Friendship, games, and lots to do


12] TITANIC OF THE SKY, P4/5

Tune : Titanic Fare Thee Well

Sailing through the clouds, funnels gold and proud

The new Titanic of the sky

Sailing through the clouds, funnels gold and proud

The new Titanic of the sky


From its Alyth base, shooting into space

The new Titanic of the sky

From its Alyth base, shooting into space

The new Titanic of the sky


Flying to success, Titanic R.M.S.

The new Titanic of the sky

Flying to success, Titanic R.M.S.

The new Titanic of the sky


Carrying the post to every single coast

The new Titanic of the sky

Carrying the post to every single coast

The new Titanic of the sky


Sending the word by phone, 'Here comes your daily drone'

The new Titanic of the sky

Sending the word by phone, 'Here comes your daily drone'

The new Titanic of the sky



OLDER SONGS


13] DAPHNE COCHRANE, P4/5

Tune : Alouette

Daphne Cochrane, who's that Daphne Cochrane

She's the kid that pits the lid on the Robertson's Marmalade

How I love her baldy heid, how I love her baldy heid

Her baldy heid, her baldy heid

Oh oh oh oh, Daphne Cochrane, who's that Daphne Cochrane

She's the kid that pits the lid on the Robertson's Marmalade


How I love her ugly een

How I live her knobbly neb

How I love her greedy gob

How I love her cheery chin

How I love her lolloping lugs


14] WORLD COMIN TAE AN END, P6

We sent her for cheese, oh aye oh aye x 2

We sent her for cheese, and she fell and skint her knees

Oh, the world must be comin tae an end, oh aye


We sent her for milk, she tripped and ripped her silk

We sent her for a kilt, she only danced a lilt

We sent her for A guitar, she dropped it in some tar

We sent her for a telly, her legs turned to wobbly jelly

We sent her for a game, but she went out in the rain

We sent her for some fruit, but she didn't give a hoot


15] BONNY GLENSHEE

Sung by Christine Kydd with P6


16] Bonny Glenshee chorus with P6

Busk busk, bonny lassie

Come awa wi me

An ah’ll tak ye tae Glen Isla

Near Bonny Glenshee