Scots Sangs An Tunes Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs and tunes
for use in Scottish schools - and everywhere else

Orange And Blue [Brochan Lom]

This sparky strathspey or schottische has been popular throughout Scotland for over 200 years. Its Gaelic title, Brochan Lom, means 'Thin porridge'.

It was played for the East Lothian country dance called Orange and Blue.

Various small verses are sung to this tune, including the Gaelic song 'Brochan Lom'.

They include,

 

Broken down, broken down, broken down in Beauly x 3

Tow me back, tow me back, tow me back to Dingwall.

 

And

 

Jock White, Jock White, far'd ye get the bairn x3

I got it fae a tinkler wifie comin fae the Nairn