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Another song from the play "The Ship". The lyrics here are as supplied by Dougie of Bewick Technical Services, who has applied them to his work ethic ever since he saw the play in 1990, and even put them on his website, which was how I found them.

The River

You will know me by the ships I build
And by the seas they glide (ply?)
You will know me by the river
You will know me by the Clyde
You will know me by the hands that drive
Cold Iron through the tide
You will know me by the river
You will know me by the Clyde

You will know me by my steadfast fight
To win a better way
And by the skills I hold in trust
From my father's father's day
Well you can take apart my future
Don't you meddle with my pride
You can't roll away my river
You can't roll away the Clyde

You will know me by my spirit
And a will to play the game
The glory of the Iron
That still bears the old Queen's name
You will know me by my hardship
When the work's dried up and died
You will know me by the river
You will know me by the Clyde