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The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 12:04

Hi Janet,

"Roaming in the gloaming by the bonnie banks o' clyde
Roaming in the gloaming wi' a lassie by your side"

I'm afraid I'm too young to remember that - I can remember my gran singing it!



Sharron Report 1 Jan 2013 12:23

Kenneth McKellar,Song of the Clyde.

I liked all that music but I was born to be an old fart and remember being in somebody's house one New Year and they watched Paul Daniels instead.

Now there is entertainment to truly loathe!


Janet Report 1 Jan 2013 13:29

Ey up Border Reiver I'm not that old either but I do remember the tune. lol-

There was a question on a program just a couple of months ago, possibly ' The Chase' or Egg heads which asked what part of the day was ' gloaming' . My mind went back to this song immediately and guessed the right answer of evening/twilight but up to then I had never thought about the words. Guess we all live and learn unless it is used in Scotland more than England.-jl


Sharron Report 1 Jan 2013 13:37

That was Sir Harry Lauder wasn't it?

Keep Right On To The End of The Road. He wrote that after his only son was killed in WW 1.

The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 13:46


Quite correct - the gloaming is the twilight and it's definitely a Scots term although not so much where I grew up in Dumfriesshire

Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 1 Jan 2013 14:49

Was at my daughters house for New Year last night,and was talking about Andy Stewart,and Jimmy Shand,telling her,when my mum and gran,used to love singing along to the songs on New Years Eve.
They loved anything Scottish, and loved the kilts,and the bagpipes.
My brothers and I,were sat there watching this too,and bored to tears,
there was nothing else to watch,and how we hated it.
But last night,would have given anything to be sitting with my Mum and Gran,and listening to Andy Stewart singing about Donald wheres my troosers.haha.
Such memories,boring ones for us kids,but happy ones.
Thanks for this thread,its given me a real good chuckle.
Happy New Year everyone.
:-D :-D