The last dance of Mary Bayne

The last dance of Mary Bayne (Musik & Text: Tim Roderwieser)

The valley People gathered down by the Riverside
Fiddle and bow were playing on the feast beside the Clyde.

Mary Bayne came up her long red hair waving wild and free,

So Adam took his courage and he asked her: “Flower of Scotland,

save this dance for me.”

This was the last dance of Mary Bayne, no one knew

that she `d never dance again.

The last dance of Mary Bayne and she felt his love was running

through her veins, running through her veins

and he felt the same.

Her father told him: “Leave her, she`s the daughter of the laird!”

He said : “I love her, though I only own a sheep herd!”

But their love was torn in two, he joined the

“Overlord” an went to war,

And when the message came: “He is lost in Normandy.”

Mary left an she swore:

Sixty years later she sits in a wheelchair in St. Mary´s dayroom

A band plays some oldfashioned songs that set her heart in a gloom

An unknown old man comes up to her and takes her hand

And finally she knows him as he whispered: “Flower of Scotland,

Give me this last dance.”

Dance Mary dance and take the stage

and Scotlands flower blooms again

Dance Mary, dance the last dance with him again,

with him again, with him again.

Songtexte St. Nowhere