Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDERS

A song by Matt McGinn in praise of the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders.

 

Chorus

When I die, bury me low

Where I can hear the bonny Tweed flow,

A sweeter place I never will know,

Than the rolling hills o the Borders.

 

I've travelled far and wandered wide,

I've seen the Hudson and the Clyde,

I've wondered by Loch Lomond side,

But I dearly love the Borders.

 

Oft do I remember the day

When wi my love I strolled by the Tay,

But all this beauty fades away,

Among the hills o the Borders.

 

There's a certain peace of mind

Bonnie lassies there you will find

Men so strong and men so kind,

Among the hills o the Borders.

 

 McGinn, Sir Walter Scott and many others have praised the Borders' hills and dales.

In his lyric Matt reminds us that he is from Glasgow, and that he has performed in the USA and seen the River Hudson, which flows to the sea through New York city.