[C]O come a' ye [G7]tramps and hawker-[F]lads an'
[C]gaithe[F]rers o' [C]bla'
That [C]tramp the country [F]roun' and [C]roun', come
[F]listen [G7]one and [Am]a'
I'll [C]tell tae ye a[F] rovin' [C]tale, an' [F]places[G7]
I hae [Am]been
Far [C]up in[G7]to the snowy [F]north, or [C]sooth
by [F]Gretna [C]Green.
I've seen the high Ben Nevis that gangs towerin' tae
I've been roun' by Crieff an' Callander an' by Bonny
I've been by Nethy's silvery tide an' places ill tae
Far up into the stormy north lies Urquart's fairy
Sometimes noo I laugh tae mysel' when dodgin' alang
Wi' a bag o' meal slung upon my back, my face as broun's
Wi' lumps o'cheese and tattie-scones or breid an'
Nae thinking whar' I'm comin' frae nor thinkin' whar
I'm happy in the summer-time beneath the dark blue
Nae thinkin' in the mornin' at nicht where i'm gang
Bothies or byres or barns, or oot amangst the hay
And if the weather does permit, I'm happy a' the day.
Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond, they've oft been seen
The Dee, the Don, the Devron, that a' flows tae the
Dunrobin Castle, by the way, I nearly had forgot
And the reckless stanes o'cairn that mairks the hoose
I've been by bonny Gallowa', an' often roun' Stranraer
My business leads me anywhere, I travel near an' far
I've got that rovin' notion I wouldna like tae loss
For It's my daily fare an' as much'll pay my doss.
I think I'll gang tae Paddy's Lan', I'm makin' up
For Scotland's greatly altered noo, I canna raise
But if I can trust in Providence, if Providence should
I'll sing ye's a' of Erin's Isle when I come back