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Thread #19894   Message #1755107
Posted By: Jim I
07-Jun-06 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Copper's Song (Hamish Imlach)
Subject: ADD: The Copper's Song (Hamish Imlach)
Then version I remember is quite different again from Giok:

(sung by Hamish Imlach)

It was doon in auld Invertotty
Ra Gestapo were oot on their beat
Lookin' fur murder and arson
An' drunks as they stoat doon the street

Now two of the chief constabyul's agents
Had notebooks right full of names
Forty men, three women and a dug
Fur peein' up closes an' lanes

It was twelve o'clock when they found it
Lying there jist like a log
'Twas a badly bashed aboot body
Tyre marks scorched up his physog

Well they went through the usual procedure
Kicked it tae make sure it was dead
Then they went through his pockets
and shared oot his cash
Smoked all his fags while he bled

Then they lifted up that body
Wan at his head an' his feet
An' they cairried it oot o' that alleyway
An' left it oan anither man's beat

It was fower o'clock when they re-found it
Propped up in an old chip shop door
It was naked by noo, wi' a note roond its neck
"Not wanted oan beats three and four!"