Anither year, around again They're fairly fleein past Sit doon tae muse an'celebrate Fill up yer birthday glass Older now and wiser Yer wearin fairly weel So here's to you A special toast "My Friend a worthy cheil."
The Scots of course insist that the pipes produce music. But the point is after all not too important. For those who love them, the pipes can evoke more vividly than any other instrument, high emotion, they can inspire valor, and tell of tragic tales of battles long ago. They can call forth merriment or sentiment. It does not matter what the sound is called, those who are deaf to its merits would not understand anyway.