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Thread #19894   Message #205016
Posted By: Lanfranc
01-Apr-00 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Copper's Song (Hamish Imlach)
Subject: 'Midnight in old Invertoty'
A recent thread about the "Gay Caballero" reminded me of another song that I haven't heard in years (again, Alex Norton was the original culprit). It was probably of Scottish origin, and was about the fate of a corpse in the street.

The song starts: "It was midnight in old Invertoty(?), the cops were all out on their beat ...." and ends "... it was naked by now, with a sign round its neck 'Not wanted on beats three or four'"

Anyone else remember it?