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Thread #23904   Message #270750
Posted By: GUEST, Banjo Johnny
02-Aug-00 - 10:43 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Nessie
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
Shouldn't that be, "Gombl mbl-mbl bl-" ?

Thanks, ladies! I have been looking for a while and haven't found one, so I have written the following which I intend to do Saturday night.

NESSIE

TUNE: LOCH LOMOND

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Lives a lass that ma hert holds sae fond, sir.
I glimpse her but rarely, throo a foggy Scottish haze,
She's ma legendary Hieland Loch Ness Monster.

Oh, ye'll tak the rowboat and I'll tak the raft,
And I'll find a monster before ye,
I'll sairch for ma Nessie tho' ye a' may ca' me daft,
So I'll sing a tune and simply ignore ye.

TUNE: THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING
-or- BONNIE DUNDEE

Wi' mickle a daddle her groon is braw,
Wi' muckle a wattle aboot the twa,
Noo canna yer weevis frae neevis and a'
Tae kaidle Auld Nessie wi' currocks o' graw.

(Sorry, that last part was in Scottish.
I have no IDEA what it means.)

TUNE: COMIN' THRU THE RYE

Gin a laddie sails a boat-o, wi' Nessie in the lochs,
Gin a laddie snaps her photo, he'll make a million boch's.

TUNE: ANNIE LAURIE

Loch Ness is lang and narrow, and cauld its waters be,
And deep beneath the billows, wee Nessie waits for me.
Her tooth 'tis lak a sabre, and scaly is her hide,
Her neck 'tis lak a caber, -- she'd mak a bonnie bride.
Her mooth is hot as fire, her e'e are black as pitch,
And if I ever spy 'er, I'll be forever -- rich!

== Johnny in Oklahoma City

note to Scots people: the Campbells Are Coming part employs my famous Pseudo-Scottish nonsense, and is intended to be funny, not insulting.