The History of Scotland

from by Charles Jenkins

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Oh I met myself a wild one
A wild one with wild eyes
Much to my surprise
I met myself a wild one with wild eyes

My father was a small man with the heart the size of a mountain
My father was a small man she said a ballad singer with the heart the size of a mountain
My mother was a large woman with a very clever mouth
When he said we should go north
She said we’re going south

My parents they were always fighting the War of Independence
My parents she said they were always fighting the War of Independence
Until my father became gravely ill
And my mother would throw him over her shoulder
And carry him up to the top of the hill
Up to Jones Park
She would sing him songs
Until it got dark

I once met Joe Strummer out the back of a Big Day Out
She said I once met Joe Strummer out the back of a Big Day Out
And later on we drank cans of vodka and cranberry juice
Dispensed from 44 gallon drums
On the lawn no on the bank of the Royal Perth Yacht Club

Come home with me she said I’m reading The History of Scotland
Come home with me she said let me read you The History Of Scotland
Underneath my mother’s very large quilt
Inside a small house my father built

There are so many different kinds of love
The first love the fleeting love the only love the mother’s love
All of the above
It’s the unheard songs that are so sweet
It’s love’s promise that sweeps us off our feet

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from When I Was In My Room, track released April 20, 2020

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Charles Jenkins Melbourne, Australia

Charles Jenkins is a Melbourne songwriter/musician, producer and performer with more than 30 years experience in the Australian Music Industry.
He has released 14 albums, toured Europe and the USA several times and been nominated for two ARIA awards with the Icecream Hands. In 2014, his sixth solo album Too Much Water In The Boat won the AGE/Music Victoria award for best folk/roots album.
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