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Thread #4620   Message #25227
Posted By: millikan@pnn.com
05-Apr-98 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: info on Dram for the Piper
Subject: Lyr Add: DRAM FOR THE PIPER
Been looking for a source for this for several years. Probably English, maybe Nigel Jones? Also, probably some doubling in the lyrics has happened. Any help appreciated. Thanks. Barbara

[Dram for the Piper]
[Well, come in me hearty fellows, hang your hats behind the door]
[If you're only filled to burstin', well, there's surely room for more]
We'll deny the cold of winter, we'll have only warmth and cheer]
[As we celebrate together on the threshold of the year.]
[CHORUS;]
[Here's a dram for the piper, here's a dram for the hall]
[Here's a dram to raise our glasses]
[And here's long life to you all]
[Here's a dram for the piper, here's a dram for the hall]
[Here's a dram to raise the rafters]
[And here's long life to you all]

[Knock the scales from off the bottles, light a fire beneath the still]
[Let us soak up to our elbows as we medicate our ills]
[For the whiskey is forgiving, it can wipe the conscience clear]
[As we celebrate together at the starting of the year]

[CHORUS]

[Here we tie the knot as lovers, here we raise a glass as friends]
[As we pass along from hand to hand in the dance that never ends]
(this is the duplication) e'll deny the cold of winter, we'll have only warmth and cheer]
[As we celebrate together at the cradle of the year.]

[CHORUS]

I fixed your posting by replacing the angle brackets with square ones, Barbara. Those angle brackets above your comma and period are for marking off HTML commands, and they make what's inside the brackets disappear. You did a good job of it the second time around, although I had to add
at the end of every line to put the line breaks where you wanted them. Check here for pointers on posting messages and lyrics.
-Joe Offer-