Westering home, and a song in the air,At hame wi' my ain folk in Islay.
Light in the eye and it's goodbye to care.
Laughter o' love, and a welcoming there,
Isle of my heart, my own one.
Tell me o' lands o' the Orient gay,
Speak o' the riches and joys o' Cathay;
Eh, but it's grand to be wakin' ilk day
To find yourself nearer to Islay.
Where are the folk like the folk o' the west?
Canty and couthy and kindly, the best.
There I would hie me and there I would rest
Ilk means each. Canty means neat or trim. Couthy means homely, simple, unpretentious. Islay is pronounced "Isla".
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