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Paddy In Glasgow

  • (Trad)

    The harvest coming on and things bad at home
    I then took a notion for Scotland to roam
    So I tied up my budget and made for the quay
    Where the steamboat was ready to put out to sea
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    The Captain he spoke like a man wi' good sense
    Saying, I'll take you to Glasgow and all for sixpence
    When I thought of the number that stood on the beach
    Sure a sixpence would scarcely be a farthing for each
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    But I took the wrong meaning of what he did say
    And in yon halfway house we had passage to pay
    He said, Pay down your passage, don't grumble a word
    Pay down your passage or walk overboard
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    Early next morning it's Glasgow we saw
    We landed at a place they call the Broomielaw
    And the first meal I saw for sale in that town
    Was fishes called speldings all fried in a creel
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    I then took a notion I would see their shows
    Their fine wooden houses all laid out in rows
    There were monkeys and moorcocks and many fine things
    And lords, dukes and earls and emperors and kings
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    Bonaparte he was there and at me he did stare
    And I wondered what brought him from Germany there
    And for to shake hands with him I wasn't slack
    But a lad wi' a red coat he made me stand back
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    I then took a notion to go to my bed
    But the noise in the street it disturbed my head
    It was then that I got a most terrible fright
    For a lad he kept shouting all hours of the night
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    Early next morning it's up I arose
    And at my own leisure I put on my clothes
    And now for a while I bid Glasgow good day
    With my foldi aye derol aye right foldi-o

    (as sung by Kevin Mitchell)

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  • [1996:] Text and music from the Greig-Duncan Collection. (Notes Kevin Mitchell, 'I Sang That Sweet Refrain')

Quelle: Scotland

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