Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

SCOTS SANGS FUR P4+

This section of the site has songs and tunes that have proven to be gold standard favourites in schools, and others that feature in Treasure Hunt questions.

Choose from the dropdown menu which to play, read about and use. 

Kinds of Scots songs include Children's Songs,
Work Songs including coalmining, whaling, Bothy Ballads about farm work,
Narrative Songs including older Ballads,
Jacobite Songs,
National Songs including those made by Robert Burns and Lady Nairne, Humorous Songs - and more.

WORK


Bonnie Ship The Diamond* [whaling]

Caller Herring* [fishing]

Collier Sweetheart [mining]

Coorie Doon* [mining]

Peterhead Fisherman's Wife [fishing]

Plooboy Laddies [farming]

The Barnyards O Delgaty [farming]

The Blantyre Explosion [mining]

Who Pays The Piper? [oil rigs]

SCOTS LANGUAGE


Many of the songs on our site use some Scots, but these have a lot.

So do other sings marked with a *


Ae Fond Kiss

Auld Lang Syne

Is A Dove A Doo?

Listen Tae The Teacher

Norlan Wind

The Deil's Awa Wi The Exciseman

Ye Banks An Braes


TRAVEL


Braes Of Balquidder

Going Home To Glasgow

Journey Back To Arran

Rolling Hills Of The Borders


HISTORY


Bobbin John [1715]

Farewell To Sicily* [1944]

Johnnie Cope* [1745]

Johnnie O Breadislie* [16th C]

Parcel O Rogues [1707]

The Battle Of Harlaw* [1413]

The Queen's Four Maries [16th C]

The Skye Boat Song [1746]

Yuri Gagarin 

FUN


A B C My Grannie Caught A Flea

Bananas Are The Best

Bonnie Wee Barra*

Chipship Elvis*

Coulter's Candy*

Daphne Cochrane*

Fitba Crazy*

Friday Barney

I've A Laddie In America

Katie Bairdie*

Ma Maw's A Millionaire

Ma Maw Says

Red Yo-Yo

School Nativity Play

Three Craws*

Today Is Hogmanay*

Wee Gallus Bloke*

Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede

Who's That Up The Chimney

Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie*