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Thread #21822   Message #561024
Posted By: Snuffy
28-Sep-01 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bogie's Bonny Belle
Subject: Lyr Add: BELLE'S BONNIE BOGIE (from Alison Younger
I couldn't find my Gnus & Roses CD back in May 2000 (see above)because I'd lent it to a friend. I got it back last night, and discovered that my memory had indeed been faulty. Here's the full version of Belles's Bonnie Bogie as sung by Alison Younger


As I gae'd in by Huntly toon
This mornin' for tae fare
I fell in wi' Bogie O'Cairnie
On his rare and hairy mare.

I am a bloomin' ploomon
I ken hoo tae ploo, the noo
Ye ken a mon hae got tae ploo
What a mon hae got tae ploo

Noo the fairmer had a dochter
Her name it were Belle
She had an awfu' big nose
And a powerfu' sense of smell

And when she gaed oot walking
Pickin' floors o'er the glen
She inhaled a' the daffodils
And sucked in some passin' men

I wish that I could marry Belle.
Ach weel, if I could choose.
I'd hold her by the legs
And we could hoover roond the hoose.

She breathed in half a forest
And a flock o' Hieland sheep
The shepherd had tae tak 'em oot
When Belle she fell asleep

And while the shepherd he were there
A-ca'in' for his dogie
He cam across a black and roond
Really massive bogie

It were the biggest in the world
There cannae be a doot
And a' the fairmers roond aboot
Cam' roond to roll it oot

There's airms and legs a stickin' oot
And soon a face appears
Twas the fairmer's Uncle Angus
Why, he'd not been seen for years

Belle's Bonnie Bogie
It outgrew the Stone of Scone
I own that Belle had blown
An Elgin Mairble of her own

There was a vairse upon the bogie
By William McGonnigal
The poem didnae scan
Which cam as nae surprise tae man, wmonan, chiel or dogie at all.

We rolled it roond and roond the toon
Till we found the pairfect spot
Most monuments are granite
But in Huntly toon it's not

And if ye gae by Huntly toon
Ye'll see it lyin' there
Bogie, bonnie Belle's bogie
Lyin' in the square

Sung by Alison Younger on the Mrs Ackroyd Band album "Gnus and Roses" DOG010