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Alex Lyr Req: In Kirkintilloch There's Nae Pubs (18) Lyr Add: IN KIRKINTILLOCH THERE'S NAE PUBS 06 Aug 97


(NOTE: Kirkintilloch is a small village near Glasgow to the northwest. At the time of the song's writing it was, because of the success of the Temperance movement, a dry town. These days, there are at least a couple of pubs.)

CHORUS: In Kirkintilloch, there's nae pubs, (there are no pubs)
And Ah'm shair ye'll wonder why, (I'm sure you will)
Ma brither an' me, we went oan a spree, (my brother and)
We drank the pubs a' dry, a' dry, drank the pubs a' dry. (all dry)

Ma granpaw he worked doon the pit, (Grandfather; down the coal mine)
An' so did ma faither tae, (so did my father, also)
Ye work like a mule fae ye leave the school, (from when you leave school)
An' ye drink oan a Setterday, me lads, ye drink oan a Setterday. (on a Saturday) CHORUS

The gaffer doon the pit, me lads, (foreman down the mine)
Can scarce believe his een. (scarcely believe his eyes)
Ma brither an me we howked mair coal (gathered mor coal)
Than his latest cuttin' machine, me lads, his latest cuttin' machine. CHORUS

Ma faither, he wis a Glesca man, (a Glasgow man)
Ma mither cam fae Troon. (my mother came from Troon (Ayrshire))
An' e'ch did say the ither day, (each said the other day)
"It's time ye settled doon, me lad, it's time ye settled doon". (settled down) CHORUS

So Ah think Ah'll jist get merriet, lads, (just get married)
An' hae a faimly tae, (have a family also)
An' yase their mitts an' work in the pits, (use their hands and)
An' drink oan a Setterday, me lads, an' drink oan a Setterday.

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