For No 1

You’ll take the high road

and I’ll take the long and winding road

 

Will you no leave me?

Will you no grieve me?

 

Close your borders, the issue –

tomorrow I’ll missue

 

Father McCartney wiping the dirt from his hands

very grave

 

For though they may be parted

there is still a chance that they will see

 

to where you once belonged

as Alex Sam arrives without a suitcase
 

Wee bird singing in the dead of night

and he never gives an answer

 

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wings

Aye believe in yesterday

 

Say we'll be together every day

after living alone for so many years (aye aye)

 

Give Ireland Back To The Irish, er

Vote nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah …

 

nah nah

 


Click here for a Guardian article

Click here for Bill’s New Statesman research

Click here to buy Bill’s poetry collection Ringers

 

 

 

 

3 September 2014

Sir Paul McCartney, a former resident of Scotland, spoke out against Scottish independence, despite having once hit the hit parade with ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’.


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