QUOTE (Luceo @ 11th Dec 2008, 08:02pm)
I think Allisoncacmeron is referring to “hairy-legged Hielan' men”.
The braw glen warple, the Hielan' men,
The big, strong whisky-suppin' Hielan' men,
The hard-workin', hairy-legged Hielan' men,
Sae lang doon frae Oban, warple!
I think "warple" means "misses" or "longs for" but the word does not appear in Dictionar o' the Scots Leid so I cannot confirm its exact meaning.
In the days of old McAdam who of all the men was first,
He lived down in Glen Eden and he had a muckle thirst.
Wore a fig leaf for a sporen and he ate the apple too,
And with Eve began the clan of Old Glen Warple.
Och, Glen Warple, healin' men,
Great strong whiskey soppin' healin' men,
They are hard workin', hairy legged healin' men,
Sons of old Glen Warple.
In the days then of the Deluge, dwelt a captain there of fame,
He built himself a muckle boat, McNoah was his name.
He fillled it up with animals and sailed it o'er the sea,
and it landed on a mount near old Glen Warple
I think there are more verses, but these were the only ones I can remember. Since the was one of our "drinking songs" when I was in the service back in the '60's, it's a wonder I can remember 2 verses!