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Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs

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Subject: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Calach
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 04:31 AM

Hi Guys
I'm looking for a few Glasgow/Scottish/irish drinking songs. Not the kind with twenty verses, but the wee; one, two verse classics like "And wi' You Johnny Lad." etc.
let's see what the Mudcatters can dredge from their memories!
Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: alison
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 04:39 AM

I BELONG TO GLASGOW

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS OF OLD ABERDEEN

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Stavanger Bill
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 05:09 AM

Hi Calach,

There are loads of them!! I would suggest you look into the material of Matt McGinn and Hamish Imlach for some good, humourous drinking songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 05:20 AM

An Wi You Johnny Lad had at least 12 regularly used verses to my certain knowledge! The classic Glasgow drinking song is Doon In The Wee Room [THE WEE ROOM UNDERNEATH THE STAIR]. Check out my book One Singer One Song, published by Glasgow District Libraries, for a dozen more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Mikey joe
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 07:39 AM

How about "THREE NIGHTS AND A SUNDAY double Time"??

Mj


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 07:43 AM

"Manyurah Manyah" by Matt McGinn gets everyone singing...

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 07:48 AM

Not specifically Glasgow, but "JOCK STEWART" is a great one.

Cheers

Glasgow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 08:06 AM

Sunday on The Jar by Brian McNeil is a good one; only 3 verses.

Or there's the one I can never remember which mentions the "Sari heid"(Saracens Head pub)...sombody must know it!

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM

What about CALTON WEAVER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 08:01 PM

Several from Burns, but my favourites include "SILVER TASSIE" and the one from "The Jolly Beggars" - best sung with a passable impression (or reality) of being one-over-the-eight -

[PECK O' MAUT]

"We're nae that fu', we're nae that fu',
But just a drappie in the 'ee,
The cock may craw, the day may daw',
But I will hae (drink?) the barley bree"

Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Metchosin
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 10:41 PM

How about A WEE DOCHT AND DORIS Most people can only remember the chorus anyways so it could be easily shortened to one or two verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: JohnB
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 11:19 PM

Rothseao, Rothsayo, can't spell it but it starts, As I went down to Glasgie Fair, there was me and meslf and several mair etc. JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 24 Oct 01 - 01:01 AM

Tons of good suggestions above; add Eric Bogle's "Drinkin' man's wife" [GLASGOW LULLABY] and Rabbie Burns' "MY LOVE, SHE'S BUT A LASSIE YET" [he's referring to raw whisky--] Bodhran exponents---try "Silver Tassie " as a bodhran solo.[It goes well---and yer annoyin' naebuddy else---except maybe an audience! :-)]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 24 Oct 01 - 04:19 AM

Finish up with "WE'RE NO AWA' TAE BIDE AWA'"...

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Alice
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 10:14 PM

Reviving this from a year ago... Ewan McVicar, what are the twelve verses of Johnny Lad that you know? I'm looking for more verses, as the ones I first learned are the ones the Clancy brothers sang. I can only get in on shorty.mudcat right now so I don't know how many verses are in the DT version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 04:21 AM

These two related, but distinct versions come up in the Digitrad.
older? version

comedic version

I know another verse - I think I learned it from Hall and McGregor..

There wis a man o Nineveh, and he was wondrous wise,
He loupt intae a hawthorn hedge and scratched oot baith his eyes

An when he seen whit he hid done, he wis gey troubled then
So he loupt intae anither hedge and scratched then in again

Cheers


Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: robinia
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 04:51 AM

"Sari heid" (as pub by the name of the Saracen's Head is locally pronounced) is part of the chorus to Adam McNaughtan's "THE DEAR GREEN PLACE" (which is what the city's name means in Gallic). McNaughtan has written tons of songs, and this is one I've been meaning to learn for ages, if I could only figure out all the words on my tape (Adam McNaughtan: Last Stand at Mount Florida, and don't ask me what THAT means). Any way, the chorus starts out, "Oh the Glasgow I belong to, it's a dear green place; it's the capital of culture, it's a damn disgrace" and goes on to a listing of places and pubs (ending with "the Sari heid"). A catchy tune, and funny words (for his take on city planners, listen to "The Green Belongs to Glasgow's Folk" on the the same tape or CD)


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTCH WHISKY (Jim McLean)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 12:45 PM

How about 'SCOTCH WHISKY' which I wrote for a 'teuchter' LP some time long ago. It's to the tune 'Hielan'Chorus'.

There's wine frae France wad mak ye dance,
An' German Schnapps is risky;
The Danish beer gets rid o' fear,
But I prefer Scotch Whisky!

CHORUS: A gless o' guid Scotch Whisky, boys,
How golden does it sparkle;
Ah widnae gi'e a hauf a gill
For a' yer foreign gargle.
Cimaree, cimarara, cimaro;
Cimaree, cimara, cimarorus,
Cimaree, cimara, cimarachio,
An' that's the whisky chorus.

If Johnny smith should tak a drink,
His wife kicks up a shindy;
If she were mine, upon my life,
Ah'd kick her oot the windae!
CHORUS:

Some holy folk condemn the drink,
An damn ye three times over,
But Ah'd rather be a drunk in Hell
Than sober wi' Jehovah.
CHORUS:

For claes or gold Ah dinna care,
The savin' o' it's risky,
So lift yet glass, tak aff yer dram
An' drink tae guid Scotch Whisky!
CHORUS:

Not quite PC for nowadays.
Slainte, Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 01:33 PM

Sorry, I forgot to log on! I must say the added line breaks make entering lyrics much easier!
Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Kenny B
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 02:47 PM

For short "Infil Songs" a treble

JEAN McPHERSON   ASB Hamish Imlach
Tune:- Comin' Thro the Rye

Jean McPherson,is a person, wi luvly yella hair,
Her an' me went doon the watter, last Glesca fair
The rain it did come doon in torrents,
Her hair, she couldnae keep dry,
An' a' the day, the streaks o' grey,
Kept comin thro the dye,


   FIREMAN BILL       ASB Corries
Tune :- Li'l Liza Jane

My brother Bill's a fireman bold, .... He pits oot fires
He's only twenty four years old , .... He pits oot fires,
He went to fight a fire the one night,
Somebody shouted dynamite,
Wherever he is he'll do all right , ..... He pits oot fires

BRING BACK MY GRANNY TO ME      ASB Corries
Tune :- My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

My granny went doon tae the cellar,
To see where the gas leak might be,
She struck up a match to see better,
Please bring back my granny to me,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 03:09 PM

Jim,

Who recorded the "Scotch Chorus" first? I have Robin and Jimmie singing it as the "Whiskey Chorus".

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Kenny B
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 03:41 PM

Date Nick?
Any previous date? to HIGHLAND CHORUS -- JOE GORDON FOLK FOUR: EMI CLP-1379 1960


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 04:33 PM

Nick, the registered title was The Whisky (no 'e') Chorus and I wrote it around 1966. Macgregor and Hall recorded it but I'm not sure when but Alastair Gillies recorded it on Decca in 1974. Nigel Denver and Alastair mcDonald had been singing it since I wrote it and it was from them that Jimmie heard it. I produced an LP with MacGregor and Hall so maybe I taught them it then.
Slainte,
Jim McLean.
PS I used to write for the Joe Gordon Folk Four way back in the late fifties. In fact Joe asked me to write a song about The Barras which I did. I wrote a few funny TV one off songs for them (and Andy Stewart!!) to the tune of The Highland Chorus in 1959.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 07:33 PM

Jim -- great song! There's just a couple of words I don't get. Would you be so kind as to provide translation for "shindy" and "claes"?

Cheers, Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 08 Oct 02 - 04:07 AM

Ahh... that's an easy one ..

"shindy" is another way of saying "stushie", or "stramash"..

only kidding - in this context, it's used to mean Kicking up a fuss, raise the roof,

"claes" (pronounced "claze") means "clothes"


Cheers


Steven


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTTISH SABBATH (Jim McLean)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 08 Oct 02 - 04:32 AM

Thanks, Scabby Doug, for the answer.
Here's another song a wrote away back when you coudn't get a drink on a Sunday in Scotland unless you were a bone fide travellor or stayed in a hotel.
It has been recorded a few times and to save the effort of typing it out, I copied and pasted this from 'mysongbook.de' as sung by Hamish Imlach. The correct, registered title is actually just 'The Sabbath'.
Jim Mclean

SCOTTISH SABBATH
(Jim McLean) Tune: Sergeant William Bailey

Imagine you're in Scotland on a Sunday afternoon
Toora loora loora loora lay
Your throat is dry and dusty as a summer's day in June
Toora loora loora loora lay
A whisky or a shandy would suit you fine and dandy
But not a drop will ever come your way
To whistle or be merry or travel on a ferry
Would get you hung on Scotland's sabbath day

Two thousand years ago there lived a man in Galilee
Toora loora loora loora lay
And he was persecuted by the local Pharisees
Toora loora loora loora lay
For on Sunday he was willing to cure the sick and ailing
Or take five thousand people out to dine
T"he Sabbath Day", said Jesus, "was surely made to please us",
And then he turned the water into wine!

The ministers will curse and ban and threaten you with hell
Toora loora loora loora lay
Unless you can afford the price they charge in big hotels
Toora loora loora loora lay
In every land that's foreign, in England or in Holland
The pubs are never shut on Sabbath Day
But here they take communion and join in holy union--
"The Lord be with you, hic, come let us pray".
Jim Mclean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 06 - 11:01 AM

How about 'The Parting Glass', as sung by Jeannie Robertson, the Stewarts of Blairgowrie, et al?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 04:53 PM

toora loora li


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Moleskin Joe
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM

For what it's worth the song I remember being most popular with my pals many years ago is "Wee Johnny's Lost His Jorry". I wonder if anyone has ever recorded it.

MJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 12:05 PM

Do they have to be upbeat?

"Mickey's Warning" (in the Stewarts of Blair book).

Davie Robertson's "A Drinking Man I'll Be".

"Johnny my man, do you no think of rising" (also in the Stewarts of Blair book)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,mkthorson@sbcglobal.net
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 06:24 PM

I heard a sond just once on the radio about a man who was drinking & passed out wearing his kilt, some gals came along and peaked under and put a blue ribbon on him. He wakes & says I don't know what you've been up to but you won first prize. Help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 03 Apr 10 - 07:02 PM

Does anyone know of a fun song that starts with or has in the verses.
Hie wee man wi the big stick in your hand, wont you sing a simple melody, just to remind me of the girl I left behind me?

I need to get the full song, its driving me crazy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Zen Dog
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 03:45 PM

Hi,I'm looking for a song my mate used to do as a party piece about a Glasgow drunk who kept getting moved on by the police after they'd been through his pockets until eventually ending up with nothing but a note saying,"Not wanted on beats 3 and 4".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Kenny B
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 04:34 PM

Howzat
The Coppers Song Aka The Polis of Invertotty
Roughly to the tune of Botany Bay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 07:29 PM

Iain Ingram's 'Drunk Wille' (tune is original so you'll need to catch me or Iain at a session sometime to get it - - -!)

Tae the bar Drunk Willie clutches lest he totters
Like a limpet tae a rock in stormy waters
Doon amang his boots the foamin' slops
Are a swirlin' sea o' barley, rye and hops
And it's in the pub ye'll find him every evenin'
He's the last wan oot when ev'rybody's leavin'
See him stumble up his close the wife tae greet
And all the times he's had his denner ower his heid

ch.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRUNK WILLIE
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 11:14 AM

??? I typed out the whole song (Drunk Willie) last night, now I see only one verse (v.1) and no chorus appears on the forum - not sure what i did wrong? - Is there a 'character numbers' limit?
Second attempt:
ch.   
Oh ye're nuthin' but a drunkard was her war cry every night
Yer breath smells like a brewery, Christ ye look a bluidy sight!
An' Ah want divorce fer cruelty as she thumps him on the chin
Cos ye needna think Ah'm standing here till you come stumblin' in

2 On Monday night she hit him wi' a poker
On Tuesday night she nearly knocked him sober
Friday night she's at him wance again
But on Saturday held back tae let him mend
But Wullie's dies fae blows an' kidney trouble
Noo the police they wheeched his wife aff at the double
Doon in the pub tha landlord said a prayer
An' a' his boozin' pals sit drinking roon' his chair
ch.
3 The trial judge sent Wullie's wife tae prison
As they read her oot the sentence she was fizzin'
Dragged screamin' tae the cells her face chalk white
Sayin' the bugger's done this tae me jist fer spite
But Wullie's at the pearly gates o' heaven
He's timed it weel it's jis five past eleven
Up there he's jis as happy as can be
Fer a' the beer an' whisky there he gets is free
ch.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 11:17 AM

By the way Zen Dog, the song you seek is about a dead body that keeps getting shifted from one polis beat tae anither, no' a drunk! (well, maybe he started off drunk?)
Not sure if I have the words in the house but I do know people who sing it so may be able to pass them on if no-one else does!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Kenny B
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 04:52 PM

Gallus Moll .... see post 15 Sept   ... smile


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,gallus moll
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 07:39 PM

oops, never made that connection - thankx Kenny! I have one or more Hamish albums in the house, will check - -- ! GM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Desert Jim
Date: 23 Sep 12 - 12:02 PM

What song has the refrain "Right up your kilt"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 23 Sep 12 - 05:54 PM

Sometimes you need your hands to close your dropped jaw!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 06:05 AM

Regarding "right up your kilt"

During singing of "The Wild Rover", it was an annoying practice that was adopted by some performers, and audiences.

It would be inserted in the following way:
"And it's no, nay, never!
RIGHT UP YOUR KILT! (shouted)
No, nay, never no more..." etc.

A bit like the equally annoying "Whose army?" in the chorus of Flower of Scotland, it's definitely a case of a bit too much audience participation.

In my opinion.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRINKIN' WILLIE'S RUM
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 08:41 PM

A favourite Scottish drinking song. I have tried to preserve to Scottish flavour, and apologise for any errors in the translation.

DRINKIN' WILLIE'S RUM
(From "Blended Scotch" album by The Lomond Folk.
With thanks to Isabelle and Bill Hillhouse for help with the dialect!)

I staggered hame one morning frae a granny night afore,
I spied my next door neighbour standing at his kitchen door,
I wished him a good morning, and he grabbed me by the thumb,
"Come in and sit a muckle bit, we're drinking Willie's rum."

Chorus:        
We're drinking Willie's rum, aye, we're drinking Willie's rum
We'll all be full as a tinker's whore, wi' drinking Willie's rum.

I saw some real good faces sitting round about the fire,
The postie, and the minister, and the leader of the choir,
A wheen of chapman billies, wi' a puckle mair tae come,
Ye dinna need invitations when you're drinking Willie's rum.

They handed out the jelly jars, you'd think I'd won a prize,
The one I got turned out tae be the giant family size,
The first drink shook my hurdies, and the second struck me dumb,
Life's full of these surprises when you're drinking Willie's rum.

Then up spake Willie's granny, she was nearly ninety-four,
Dinna sit about and play wi' it, drink up, there's plenty more,
The district nurse'll tend ye, and the doctor said he'd come,
They're never short of custom when you're drinking Willie's rum.

The host refilled the jars up, such a hospitable man,
He drank his embrocation from a half a gallon can,
Oh don't pee in the fire or you might set off the lum,
We'll lose the byre and stables, 'cause we're drinking Willie's rum.

"Let's drink a toast tae Willie!" cried the minister aglow,
"He's done one year already, so he's just six months tae go,
He had such fun in making it, we'll maybe keep him some,
Sae please pick up your glasses, we're drinking Willie's rum".

Chorus:        
We're drinking Willie's rum, aye, we're drinking Willie's rum
As yet he does nae ken it, but we're drinking Willie's rum.

(GLOSSARY: chapman billy = farm labourer, a wheen = group, puckle = couple,
hurdies = loins, lum = chimney)

- Shimbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 04:20 AM

A chapman billie was a pedlar of goods going round the houses:
A wheen is an amount:
A pickle is some, not necessarily a couple:
Hurdies is your backside, you sit on your hurdies but not on your loins:
and yes, a lum is the chimney.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,hugh
Date: 28 Feb 16 - 07:03 PM

The Glasgow Drinking Song! Check it out on youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSaq_8GaSpE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST, DTM
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 05:25 AM

Star o' the Bar - Davie Robertson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 07:16 AM

Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST, DTM
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 08:14 AM

Take A Dram Afore Ye Go - Siobhan Miller (on YouTube)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 10:33 AM

Quite a journey around Scotland, not just Glasgow! Edinburgh, Dundee, Caithness.........

And what about the "Scotland the What" song, "Our Glens" which names a large selection of single malts in it? Also covered by The McCalmans.
Our Glens

And if you want more whisky songs, just go to the vast repertoire of songs written by Robin Laing. Interesting interview here:
Robin Laing and whisky


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 29 Feb 16 - 05:28 PM

There are, of course, different types of drinking songs -- the convivial variety that celebrate the social aspect of drinking, with a grand chorus to be roared out in back rooms of bars; and the (usually) solo tour de force.

For the first category I think of songs like A Wee Drappie O't and Happy Are We a' Thegither. And for the second, you need look no further than a book called The Whisky Muse (by the above-mentioned Robin Laing).

The best tour de force song I've ever heard was by Jack Foley (resident in Hamilton, Scotland) and called A Bottle o the Best, to a pipe tune whose name I have forgotten. Here's a wee sample….. verse 2!

Aye, let them stick tae a' the rest, gie me a bottle o the best --
The amber bead I'll down wi' speed; it's no' bad taste or waste - just greed.
And a whisky still I'll kill, I'll have my fill and if I spill a gill,
Ye know I will, I'll lick it aff the flair.
I'll no' touch Teachers, Grants or Haigs -- gie me Bowmore or Laphroaig,
Glenfarclas in a glass, ye want tae throw the top away;
For there's nae need tae pretend that ye'll need the cork again
When ye're breakin' oot a bottle o the best.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow/Scottish drinking songs
From: GUEST,hugh
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 09:26 AM

THe GLASGOW DRINKING SONG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSaq_8GaSpE


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