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© Roderick MacFarlane (2010)

For Armands, wherever roaming.

1. Song For Aberdeen - Mando Diao
"Well I was never meant to be the good boy
I was never meant to go to school
And it's guys like me who get somewhere,
Cause everybody pity a fool.

2. Aberdeen 1987 - Xcerts
"Let the boys sing out their pain,
Let the dreams just slip away,
Let them all howl out at night,
Under darkening lamp light."

3. The Misbegotten - Charlatans
"I met a poet in a hotel
Just the other night
He said he lived in Aberdeen
and, would I like to take his life

4. The Northern Lights of Auld Aberdeen - Trad
(honestly the least disgusting version I could find)
"I've been a wand'rer all of my life and many a sight I've seen.
God speed the day when I'm on my way to my home in Aberdeen

5. Another Seven Years - Aberdeen City
"Cover yourself when you see them
To be much safer when you meet again
Greater numbers are greater judges
(time has a way of settling grudges)

6. Rose Of Aberdeen - Simon & Garfunkel
"You know once I had a true love
Though her age was just sixteen
She was the flower of Beltane
And the rose of Aberdeen

7. Highlands - Bob Dylan

"Bluebells blazing where the Aberdeen waters flow
Well my heart’s in the Highlands
I’m gonna go there when I feel good enough to go

8. The King of Aberdeen - Polar Bear

9. Arms Aloft - Joe Strummer
"We were arms aloft in Aberdeen
May I remind you of that scene?
Let a million mirror balls beam
May I remind you of that scene?"

10. Troppelanding - Malk de Koijn
"Og blevet begravet som et cykelstativ med rá¸ven
i vejret med en skotte i Aberdeen.

(We were buried in a bikerack in bad weather(?)
with a red friend, a Scotsman from Aberdeen)

11. Bottleneck At Capel Curig - Half Man Half Biscuit
" a job in Aberdeen, I was only seventeen
I met a girl on Halloween; she was nowhere to be seen
She disappeared down a sewer; I sent my brother to pursue her
They ran away and fell in love; I hope they’re in the middle of
A bottleneck at Capel Curig

12. Where We've Left Our Love - Arab Strap
"The all-night garages of Glasgow, the freezing streets of Aberdeen,
in every corner, every room, and every bed we've ever been.
That's where we've left our love.


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