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The Sun And The Moon

  • (Bill Lowndes)

    Chorus:
    The people who walk about never ask why
    While the rich ones could live while your poor daddy died
    If they should ask me, Lord, I'd only cry
    Because the sun and the moon tumbled down from the sky

    Whisht, my baby, dinnae you cry
    The sun and the moon tumbled down from the sky
    Your daddy's away, he'll no be back
    He died in the mine when the timbering cracked

    Sometimes he was bad, sometimes he was good
    But he worked like a devil down there for our food
    Sometimes we were happy, sometimes we would sing
    Sometimes together our bodies would cling

    Whisht, my baby, it's time now to rest
    I'm tryin' to think what to dae for the best
    'Cause the poorhouse is waitin' if I can't pay the rent
    And the pittance I got when he died is all spent

    Ach, whisht, my baby, we'll up and away
    We'll no stay here one more sad lonely day
    We'll go to your gran's where you'll grow up so tall
    When you're a man you'll be wisest of all

    Final chorus:
    And you'll stand up and tell all those foolish ones why
    Why the rich ones could live while your poor daddy died
    Ay, you stand up so tall, hold your head high
    Put back the sun and the moon in the sky

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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