When I was a lad, a tiny wee lad,
My mother said to me,
"come see the Northern Lights, my boy,
They're bright as they can be."
She called them the heavenly dancers,
merry dancers in the sky;
I'll never forget that wonderful sight,
they made the heavens bright.
The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
Mean Home Sweet Home to me;
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen
are what I long to see.
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.