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28 November 2018

CHORDS: The Corries – The Scottish Holiday Piano & Ukulele Chord Progression and Tab

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This is the chord progression of The Scottish Holiday by The Corries on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar and Keyboard.

[Verse]
G                                                                     C
So you think you’re gaein’ tae the north to spend a holiday,
D
cause you’re vaguely Scottish on your mither’s side,
G                                                                                         C
and you’ve heard of ancient glories, both renowned in song and story,
G                       D                                             G
kilts and haggis, Andy Stewart and the Clyde.

[Verse]
G                                                                 C
Ye go up by Crianlarich, it’s the gateway to the north,
D
and the scenery will please your eyes, I’m sure.
G                                                                                         C
Ye take oot your picnic basket ’cause the car has blown a gasket
G                                             D                                             G
in the middle o’ a place called Rannoch Moor. G C G D G

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[Verse]
G                                                                   C
So you telephone the garage listed in the tourist guide,
D
that was published for you by the R.A.C.,
G                                                                                         C
but by design, or by intention, or, they just forget to mention
G                       D                                             G
that the garage closes doon for half past three.

[Verse]
G                                                                   C
So you’re towed behind this tractor tae a corrugated shed
D
that’s surrounded by farm implements and carts,
G                                                                                                               C
and you scratch your head and wonder why you ever bought a Honda,
G                                             D                                             G
’cause they’ll have to send to Tokyo for the parts. G C G D G

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[Verse]
G                                                                                         C
So you board the train for Oban and you get the boat to Mull
D
feeling like you’ve had a night upon the tiles,
G                                                                   C
ye pay twenty pence for coffee with a tang o’ diesel oil,
G                                             D                       G
your experience in the swindle o’ the isles.

[Verse]
G                                                                                         C
But your pulse begins to quicken at the thought of berry-pickin’,
D
so you take a trip to ‘Gowrie for a spell,
G                                                                                         C
wi’ some wellies o’ your mothers that she bought in Ali Brothers,
G                       D                                             G
and a Gideon bible pinched frae yer hotel. G C G D G

[Verse]
G                                                                                         C
So you’re standing picking rasps being stung to death by wasps,
D
the midges and the cleggs are making free,
G                                                                                         C
and the bairns have ate the berries and contracted dysentery,
G                       D                                             G
’cause last week they sprayed the crop with DDT.

[Verse]
G                                                                                         C
So you’re headin’ back to Birmingham more waterlogged than tanned,
D
but no signs of habitation can you see,
G                                                                                       C
when you thought you were in Berwick you were actually in Lerwick,
G                                             D                                             G
’cause some vandal changed the signpost in Dundee.
G C G D G

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