A singer-songwriter from Glasgow has written and recorded a song in celebration of Oor Wullie and The Broons.
Alan Patton, 66, from Barrhead recently recorded the song, Oor Wullie, with his brother, who lives in Canada.
Both avid Sunday Post, Oor Wullie and The Broons fans, the pair decided to record the song in celebration of Scotland’s favourite son, whose BIG Bucket Trail is currently taking the nation by storm.
“We are all big fans of Oor Wullie and The Broons, and have been reading the Sunday Post every week since as long as I can remember,” said Alan, a retired HR manager.
“I have written lots of songs over the years but I guess this was one that I just thought could be appreciated by everyone.
“The song was recorded on the suggestion of my brother who moved to Canada over forty years ago and who still follows Oor Wullie and the Broons’ exploits every week.”
The song’s lyrics highlight the brothers’ love for the Glebe Street gang and Oor Wullie, and show that even thousands of miles away, Scotland’s favourite son and family’s weekly exploits still resonate.
The song was recorded using a music recording and mixing programme with Alan contributing most of the vocals and guitar work and his brother adding the rest of the instruments then fine tuning.
“We combined resources and, utilising my brother’s technical expertise, came up with a version of the song which has my vocals and acoustic guitar that I recorded in Glasgow, mixed with other backing instruments recorded in Canada,” said Alan.
“I feel that it is particularly appropriate at this time with all the events around Oor Wullie going on and, I’m led to believe by others, is a fairly catchy song that captures the essence of Scotland’s favourite son.”