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Music Of The Loom

  • (Danny Kyle)

       Pee nickle, po nickle, a' roon the toon it's heard
       Pee nickle, po nickle, music o' the loom
       Pee nickle, po nickle, a' roon the toon it's heard
       Pee nickle, po nickle, music o' the loom

    The weaver's mind is on his work, his hands they deftly fly
    Peace and rest his body shirks until his task is by
    And he hums tae the music of the loom
    As the cloth takes shape it brightens up the room

    A weaver ne'er will mak a king, he'll never be a laird
    But the art that's in the Paisley shawl will live forever mair
    Aye the weaver's workmanship is clear
    And it's time for rest as daylight disappears

    The Queen she sits in London toon, she's ordered up a shawl
    But Sadie Fogg the weaver's lass is queen above them all
    And he weaves in the colour o' her hair
    Then he blows the candle oot, comes weary up the stair

    The clickin' clackin' noises stoppin', wheels grind tae a halt
    An honest weaver tae the toon was worth his weight in salt
    Oh the days of weaving are now past
    But the memory lingers on in colours made tae last

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1998:] When Queen Victoria ordered, and wore a Paisley shawl, the popularity of the garment was assured - the chorus 'pea-nickle-po-nickle' represents the sound of the shuttle. (Notes Danny Kyle, 'Heroes and Soft Targets')

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