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Thread #29462   Message #1432028
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Mar-05 - 12:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Rares Hill / Reres Hill / Rare's Hill
Subject: Lyr Add: RERES HILL (from Old Blind Dogs)
Here are lyrics from a a fan website where they are reportedly the ones sung by Old Blind Dogs on their album "Fit?" I must admit the song, and especially the last verse, make more sense to me when the story is told from the man's point of view.


Last year at Lady Mary's Fair when I was on the spree,
I fell in wi' an auld sweetheart, a weaver frae Dundee.
Her company I sought and won, and with her I did go,
But I'll hing my heid in shame to say I proved her overthrow.

We wandered east, we wandered west, we wandered roond the law.
I said I'd see her hame that night, but hame we never saw.
I kept beside her all the while, resolved tae hae my will,
And by and by we lost our wye at the back o' Reres Hill.

Noo fan we cam tae Reres Hill, a thocht did come to me:
"We can't go home tonight, my dear. It's far over late, ye see;
But the night is warm, and in my pooch I hae anither gill,
So we can lie doon here content at the back o' Reres Hill."

I poured anither nip apiece, tae quieten her alarm,
And fan we awoke next mornin', we were locked in each other's arms.
She handed me the bottle, anither glass tae fill,
And she drank my health and store o' wealth at the back o' Reres Hill.

Now, may I never prosper, and may I never thrive
In anything I take in hand as lang as I'm alive
If e'er I cause that lass tae rue the day I had my will.
Success tae Lady Mary's Fair and the back o' Reres Hill!