Wha's Like Us

Songs by Ian McCalman

Wha's Like Us

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

"Tangled Web" (2004 MACS 005)
"McCalman Singular" (Greentrax CDTRAX269)

Wha's like us? Damn few and they're a' deid
When you think we'll lose success is guaranteed
When winning is certain, watch us bleed
Wha's like us? Damn few and they're a' deid

Lost causes found a home in "Scotland the brave"
Dashing through the heather or hiding in a cave
We took a drunken Frenchman and tried to make him king
What do we say when he runs away, "Will ye no come back again?"

We sent Edward home to think again, he thought again and then
He came back up to Scotland and blutered us again
But there was no defeat and that's what we believe
What a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive

Of course we know our faults of course we know the score
But bonnie Scotland we'll support you ever more
Of course we have a complex of course we're aff oor heids
But Wha's like us dam few and they're a deid

We're not saying we're big headed we're not saying we're the best
All we are saying is, we're better than the rest
We've got whisky we've got shortbread and Sean Connery
Heather haggis pipes and booze
And our famous modesty