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nigelgatherer Lyr Req: The Railway Porter (17) RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Porter 06 Oct 15


I'm using this song in a forthcoming workshop and have chosen Jean Redpath's version:

1. Oh - oh I'm a railway porter and my name is Willie Lee,
I'm the maist important fellae that ye're ever like tae see.
I work at all the stations frae Dumbarton tae Dundee,
It's ma duty I've tae tell ye a' tae change here.

Ch: Ye change for Auchtermuchter, Cuddlemadochter Crieff and Cullercoats;
Fife and John o' Groats, Beecham's Peels and Quaker Oats.
Change for Ecclefechan, Aiberdeen an' a' the stations inbetween,
Unless you want tae gang tae Tobermory.

2. Ye should see me hurl ma barrae, ye should see me swipe the flair,
If there's no a tip forthcomin, ye should hear me curse and swear.
When the train comes in the station then ma heid comes in the air,
An' ye'll hear me loud and clear ye've got tae change here...

(Chorus)

3. Noo ae Monday morning early, I was fu' o' pride,
The royal train cam' runnin' in, and wha d'ye think I spied?
His Majesty King George hissel', the Queen wis by his side,
So I yelled wi' a' ma micht, "Ye've got to change here!"

(Chorus)


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