Burnsong 2009 – The Big Gig at the Parliament

Images from the Scottish Parliament Burnsong Big Gig, 30th November 2009.

All images © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Click on an image for a short interview with each artist.

Tightrope walk

Alex Hodgson performs the song on this recording. He also wrote the music (words by Emily Elbert).

Tightrope Walk (MP3 download)

Words Emily Elbert

Music Alex Hodgson

24 Nov 09

Tightrope walk
Tiptoe so delicately
Think and talk
All simultaneously

Got to say what you mean in the most polite of ways

Balance beam
You’ve got charisma and you’re so p.c.
Ought to be on television

Colgate whites prob’ly glow when you turn out the lights

But how many pins can you juggle ‘fore they all come crashing down?
That mind must get awfully muddled with so many voices spinning round

Tightrope walk
Tiptoe so delicately
Think and talk
All simultaneously

Got to say what you mean in the most polite of ways