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Thread #139040   Message #3189563
Posted By: GUEST
17-Jul-11 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Common Scots songs 60 years ago
Subject: RE: Common Scots songs 60 years ago
We used to sing ...

On the beach at Portobello,

Maggie fell in with a fellow.

His hair was black and his teeth were yellow,

Down by the Portobello pier.

He was bowly, he was hen-toed,

Singing, "Come back to Sorrento".

Made her feel quite sentimental,

Down by the Portobello pier.

His shoes were worn down to the upper,

But he bought her a big pie supper.

She thought he was trying to get...acquainted

(She wasn't the brightest girl ever ye knew -

She'd tae take aff her jumper to count up tae two.)

Down by the Portobello pier.

Says he to her upon an impulse.

Tell me "How d'you like my dimples?"

Sez she, "I cannae right see them for your pimples.
"
Down by the Portobello pier

He got fresh wi Maggie Gemmell,

She said, "Here you, what's your gemm-o?"

He says, "Here, let me gie ye a demo",

Down by the Portobello pier.

They then lay down upon a sand dune.

He breenged at her with reckless abandune.

She said, "Here, you, get your hand doon."

Down by the Portobello pier.

Aye, Maggie always will remembra

Though 'twas ten year last Novembra,

The day she took the train to Embra,

And the bus to Portobello.