Lads Among Heather

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Come all ye young lassies whar hae ye been
Sae sleepy and drowsy, I ken by your een
In all the wide world, you'll ne'er find a frien'
Like the lads that were reared among heather

Awa' wi' yer satins, yer silks and yer shawls
Yer soirees and yer parties and yer elegant balls
For a dance in the barn's worth ten in the hall
Wi' the lads that were reared among heather

Tak' a walk roon yer cities, braw buildings ootside
Gaze on the splendors and the wonder with pride
Fine ships have been built on the banks o' the Clyde
By the lads that were reared among heather

When the queen needs some soldiers, she kens whaur to send
To the mountains and valleys, the hills and the glens
Wi' their bonnets and plaids, aye true tae the end
Are the lads that were reared among heather

Now England can boast of her sweet-scented rose
And Ireland can boast of the shamrock she grows
But gi' me the land where the clear water flows
And the mountains are covered with heather


from Sheep's Clothing, released March 1, 2020
Traditional (Scotland)

Wolf Loescher - Lead vocal, bouzouki, percussion
Scooter Muse - Guitars, MIDI bass
Jil Chambless - Harmony vocal
Kendall Rodgers - Accordion
Tim Britton - Flute, small pipes


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Wolf Loescher Longmont, Colorado

“…like John Denver flew to Scotland and drove to the gig in a Death Cab for Cutie.”

Wolf Loescher is a singer / storyteller based in Longmont, CO. He sings songs and tells stories from the Old World and the New, accompanying himself on his custom 8-string bouzouki (aka “Bouzar” or “Gadzouki”), guitar, and bodhran. He is often joined by his backing band “The Growlers”. ... more

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