From the rolling Highlands and distant islands to the lowland cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland is a nation where the ancient and the modern rub shoulders together. This collection reflects all aspects of Scotland's unique character, from the supernatural to the surreal, reverence to irreverence, cheeky playground songs to gentle highland lullabies, Robert Burns to Bonnie Prince Charlie, Wee Willie Winkie, the creature who stalked Old Edinburgh's Royal Mile searching for children who were not asleep, to Dream Angus, his Highland cousin. In over an hour of music, this album will take your kids all over Scotland and get them home in time for tea (mince and tatties, naturally). This album is a must for children or for anybody with an interest in traditional Scottish songs.
COULTER'S CANDY (ALLY BALLY BEE) Ally, Bally, Ally Bally Bee Sitting on your mammy's knee Greetin' for a wee baw-bee To buy some Coulter's Candy
Poor wee Jeannie's looking awful thin A rickle of bones covered over with skin Now she's getting a wee double chin From sucking Coulter's Candy
Here's old Coulter coming round With a basket on his crown So here's a penny, now you run down And buy some Coulter's Candy
Ally, Bally, Ally, Bally Bee When you grow up you'll go to sea Making pennies for your daddy and me To buy some Coulter's Candy
Other tracks on the album are: 1. Aiken Drum 2. Coulter's Candy 3. Three Craws 4. Wee Willie Winkie 5. The Broon Coo 6. Cock-a-doodle Doo 7. Kate Dalrymple 8. Can Ye Sew Cushions 9. Green Grow The Rashes 10. The Skye Boat Song 11. Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Aff The Bus 12. Dream Angus 13. Oor Wee School 14. Hush Ye, My Bairnie 15. Katie Beardie 16. Amazing Grace 17. Silkie 18. Rest My Ain Bairnie 19. Loch Lomond 20. Baloo Baleerie