Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Gordon For Me

Scottish Song

A Gordon For Me is a song by Robert Wilson (2 January 1907 - 25 September 1964), a Scottish tenor.

After beginning his career with the Rothesay Entertainers in Scotland, Wilson joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, with whom he performed from 1931 to 1937. He then began a long solo career in concerts, radio, variety and recording, becoming known especially for his performances of Scottish songs.

Wilson became a solo artist, heading his own concert party singing Scottish ballads for several years on tour throughout Britain. He also continued in demand as a recording artist, signing with HMV in 1943.

His recordings of such Scottish songs as "A Gordon for Me" and "Down in the Glen" were big sellers. He became a well-known variety performer and in the 1950s he was an early presenter of the White Heather Club and recorded with them, continuing to tour into the 1960s.

The lyrics from this song inspired the title of the book, A Gordon For Me by Brian Roberston, a portrait of the realities of National Service, and many sports clubs have adapted the lyrics to be chanted during games.

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The Cocky Wee Gordon

A Gordon For Me

A Gordon for me, a Gordon for me,
If ye're no a Gordon ye're no use to me.
The Black Watch are braw, the Seaforths and a'
But the cocky wee Gordon's the pride o' them a'.

Full lyrics may be found here:

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