" is a song written
by Harry Robertson
. It was a #1 hit single
for three weeks in 1958 on the UK Singles Chart
. The song was later featured in a commercial
for Maynards Wine Gums
, as performed by Lord Rockingham's XI
The record is mostly instrumental, punctuated by four stereotypical Scottish phrases:
- "Och aye", an exclamation meaning "Yes"
- "Hoots mon" is an interjection usually meaning "Hey!"
- "There's a moose loose aboot this hoose" ("There's a mouse loose about this house") is standard cliché highlighting Scottish pronunciation.
- "It's a braw, bricht, moonlit nicht." ("It's a beautiful, bright moonlit night") is a similar cliché.
Interestingly, there is nothing particularly "Scottish" about the music itself, except for the final seconds when two bagpipe blasts are played.
The song was also covered by Bad Manners.