The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117836   Message #2541441
Posted By: Jim McLean
17-Jan-09 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Info: Tail Toddle
Subject: RE: Tail Toddle
Tail Toddle
Melody - Tail Todle
Melody - "Lasses gar your tails toddle"
Melody - "Fiddle Faddle"
from the Merry Muses of Caledonia, 1799

Chorus:
Tail todle, tail todle;
Tammie gart my tail todle;
At my ae wi' diddle doddle,
Tammie gart my tail todle.

Our gudewife held o'er to Fife,
For tae buy a coal-riddle;
Lang or she came back again,
Tammie gart my tail todle.
Chorus

2. When I'm deid I'm out o' date;
When I'm seik I'm fu' o' trouble;
When I'm weel I step about,
An' Tammie gars my tail todle.
Chorus

3. Jenny Jack she gae a plack,
Helen Wallace gae a boddle;
Quo' the bride, its o'er little
For tae mend a broken doddle.
Chorus

Another version with an extra verse