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Longshore Lyrics
Introduction - 0
Senses - 1
Kraal Boma - 2
St.Davy's Blues - 3
The Braw Lads - 4
Childhood Echoes - 5
Frädi Cat - 6
Hankuk Recall - 7
Fireworks at English Bay - 8
Depense - 9
La Reine de Cuisine - 10
Light and Day - 11
Handout - 12
Nelson Street - 13
Framegame - 14
Love in Vancouver - 15
Short Walk Eastside - 16
Drumsongs - 17
Pelt of the Ten Tines - 18
Buddybombs - 19
Coho Communion - 20
Ravenpromise - 21
The Braw Lads
for wee Tam Crichton and a’

It’s a braw bunch of lads
Taking their mind’s ease a moment
Around a brew or two will do you
At the Dover Arms. No tourists
Peer in windows now. The rain
Pulls shining puddles and creeks
Down the sidewalk towards English Bay
And some of the lads are wondering
About the incredible art of Rabbie Burns—
Quoting braid Scots in bloody great slabs
Singing his lovely haunting songs
In the cathedrals of their minds.