Music

Scotland is renowned throughout the world for its traditional music which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, when many other traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to the pop music culture. In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music imported from the rest of Europe and the United States, the music of Scotland has kept many of its traditional aspects; indeed, it has itself influenced many forms of music.

Have you ever heard a Scottish tune that you know so well but wondered what the words were? Below you will find links to the words of many well known and perhaps not so well known Scottish songs. Keep your eye on this page for future updates.

Incidentally, the tune to “My Lodging’s on the Cold, Cold Ground” is the same as the well known tune “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms”.


A Gordon for Me
46 downloads
Ae Fond Kiss
51 downloads
Afton Water
48 downloads
An Eriskay Love Lilt
34 downloads
An Island Sheiling Song
45 downloads
Auld Lang Syne
34 downloads
Bluebells of Scotland
40 downloads
Bonnie Wee Thing
42 downloads
Charlie is My Darling
43 downloads
Corn Rigs are Bonnie
33 downloads
Dance Tae Yer Daddy
32 downloads
Glencoe
36 downloads
Highland Cathedral
54 downloads
Hiking Song
52 downloads
Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden
29 downloads
I Love a Lassie
28 downloads
Lochnagar
25 downloads
Lovely Stornoway
398 downloads
Mingulay Boat Song
35 downloads
Mist Covered Mountains of Home
33 downloads
Misty Islands of the Highlands
76 downloads
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
43 downloads
Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
34 downloads
O Flower of Scotland
32 downloads
Peat Fire Flame
37 downloads
Scotland My Home
36 downloads
Sing to Me the Auld Scotch Sangs
36 downloads
Skye Boat Song
27 downloads
The Auld Scotch Sangs
32 downloads
The Dark Island
36 downloads
The Green Hills of Tyrol
39 downloads
The Island of Tiree
35 downloads
The Road and the Miles to Dundee
26 downloads
The Tear Drop
25 downloads
The Twa Crobies
33 downloads
The West Highland Way
35 downloads
The Wild Rover
35 downloads
These Are My Mountains
32 downloads
Waly, Waly
30 downloads
Wild Mountain Thyme
36 downloads
Will Ye No Come Back Again
38 downloads
Ye Jacobites by Name
26 downloads