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Lyr Req: Clapped-Out Motorcar (from Hamish Imlach)

jon@it.nospam.postoffice.co.uk 14 Jan 00 - 10:20 AM
Susanne (skw) 14 Jan 00 - 08:54 PM
Susanne (skw) 15 Jan 00 - 08:03 PM
BEDLAM 17 Jan 00 - 05:46 PM
GUEST 10 Oct 17 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: It was rusted, it was busted,
From: jon@it.nospam.postoffice.co.uk
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 10:20 AM

I'm trying to remember the lyrics to a song that I think was by Hamish Imlach.

All I can remember is: "It was rusted, it was busted, that old car wouldn't travel far, but......"

The car was used for courting, and the springs stood up to a considerable amount of hammer.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It was rusted, it was busted,
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 14 Jan 00 - 08:54 PM

It must be 'The Clapped-Out Motor Car'. I'm sorry I haven't got the lyrics, and I haven't looked if they're in the DT, but I'll ask around. I can't even remember which album it's on, but this page Click here might help you to find out (if it works!). It's nowhere near finished, though, and I know Nigel is very busy at the moment, so give him a while. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It was rusted, it was busted,
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Jan 00 - 08:03 PM

Today I asked a friend who was one of Hamish's closest friends, but he hasn't got the words written down either, and he never learned the song. I'll go on looking. - Susanne


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Subject: Lyr Add: CLAPPED OUT MOTORCAR (from Hamish Imlach)
From: BEDLAM
Date: 17 Jan 00 - 05:46 PM

Hi Jon,
I learned this from Hamish many years ago when we were playing at a Gig in Denny in Stirlingshire.

CLAPPED OUT MOTORCAR

O' the coopers oot o' Forfar, aul Shuggie farms the land
Rustic farmer is no charmer, tho' he's aften tried his hand
He's made passes at the lassies, never quite came up tae par
Till he sold that ring o' gold and bought a clapped oot motor car

Chorus
It was rusted it was busted
This old car wouldn't travel far
But it's true that Farmer Hugh
Had many a ride in that old car

He didn't tax it or insure it, in the normal way o' things
Only ensured that the doors were locked and nightly taxed the springs
It wasn't cruel on oil or fuel, sevice charges were quite thin
Each day a box of chocolates sat, underneath a bottle o' gin

Chorus

Though the motor had nae rotor and the engine never went
One night standing in the back seat, Shuggie had an accident
Moving up from first to second, wi a mighty burst o' speed
Realised his brakes had failed him and his big end hadnae seized

Chorus

Though he'd rode wi' precautions, safety belt an a' the lot
Orange juice, rice an' confetti soon were poor aul Shuggie's lot
On the day of matrimony, his co-driver by his side
Sentimental and nostalgic back tae the car for one last ride

Chorus

Enjoy ! BEDLAM
Line Breaks <br> added. I have a CD that identifies the songwriters as Lauder/Nicoll/Imlach - Logo songs, Ltd.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Clapped-Out Motorcar (from Hamish Imlach)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 17 - 04:35 AM

I know this thread is absolutely ancient, but I happened across it and can make a few corrections.

CLAPPED OUT MOTORCAR

North o' Cupar, south o' Forfar, aul Shuggie farms the land.
Rustic farmer is no charmer, tho' he's aften tried his hand.
He's made passes at the lassies, never quite came up tae par,
Till he sold that ring o' gold and bought a clapped oot motor car.

Chorus
It was rusted, it was busted,
This old car wouldn't travel far.
Still it's true that Farmer Hugh
Had many a ride in that old car.

He didn't tax it or insure it, in the normal way o' things;
Only ensured that the doors were locked as he nightly taxed the springs.
It wasn't cruel on oil or fuel, sevice charges were quite slim -
Each day a box of chocolates, Saturday a bottle o' gin

Chorus

Though the motor had nae rotor and the engine never went
One night, standing in the back seat, Shuggie had an accident
Moving up from first to second, wi a mighty burst o' speed,
Realised his brakes had failed him and his big end had been seized.

Chorus

Though he'd rode wi' precautions, safety belt an a' that rot,
Orange juice, rice an' confetti soon were poor aul Shuggie's lot.
On the day of matrimony, his co-driver by his side
Sentimental and nostalgic - back tae the car for one last ride.

Chorus


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