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Lyr Req: The New Teacher (Jim Douglas)

GUEST 02 Jun 05 - 02:05 PM
John MacKenzie 02 Jun 05 - 02:39 PM
John MacKenzie 02 Jun 05 - 02:42 PM
GUEST 02 Jun 05 - 05:12 PM
GUEST,sean 19 Jan 10 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Jay Stewart 27 Sep 10 - 06:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: When's a dove a doo Da?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:05 PM

Can anyone help with the lyrics to this song about the language problems which surfaced when a wee boy goes to school and has to speak 'properly'. I have tried the database and a general search on the web.
Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NEW TEACHER (Jim Douglas)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:39 PM

THE NEW TEACHER
(Written by Jim Douglas)

chorus: Now is a Dove a Doo Dad?
Is a Doo a Dove?
And is a cow a coo Dad?
A sparrow jist a spyug?
And is a wall a wa' Dad?
Is a dog a dug?
She's gawn tae warm ma ear Dad
Instead o' skelp ma lug.

Oor new teacher's awfi posh Dad
She chinges aw oor names
Oor Shuggie is now 'Hugh' Dad
And Jimmy's always 'James'
'Am puzzled wi' it a' Dad
Tae why she shoogles words
Ans ah must be glaekit no' tae ken
That feathered friends are 'burds'

chorus.

Now there's twa words for everything
They're shoogled in ma heid
How can I be well bred Dad
When ah keep sayin' 'breed'
Now is a crow a 'craw' Dad?
Is a bull a 'buul'?
A'm goin' tae try ma best Dad
Ah wuull, ah wuull, ah wuull.

chorus.

Well ye've taught me aw wrong Dad
Ye call a ball a 'baw'
Yer wife is now my mother Dad
Ye said she wiz ma maw
It fairly maks me scunnered
Ah'll never pass ma test
A'm no sure whit a'm wearing noo - a semmet or a vest.

chorus

There you go.
Giok


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Subject: Lyr Add: LISTEN TAE THE TEACHER (Nancy Nicolson)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:42 PM

Here's one on a similar theme by Nancy Nicolson.


Listen tae the teacher, dinna say dinna,
Listen tae the teacher, dinna say hoose,
Listen tae the teacher, ye canna say munna,
Listen tae the teacher, ye munna say moose.

He's five year auld, he's aff tae school,
Fairmer's bairn, wi a pencil an a rule,
His teacher scoffs when he says "Hoose",
"The word is 'House', you silly little goose."


He tells his Ma when he gets back
He saw a "mouse" in an auld cairt track.
His faither lauchs fae the stack-yaird dyke,
"Yon's a 'Moose', ye daft wee tyke."


Listen tae the teacher ...


He bit his lip and shut his mooth,
Which wan could he trust for truth?
He took his burden ower the hill
Tae auld grey Geordie o the mill.


An did they mock thee for thy tongue,
Wi them sae auld and thoo sae young?
They werena makkin a fuil o thee,
Makkin a fuil o themsels, ye see.


Listen tae the teacher ...


Say "Hoose" tae the faither, "House" tae the teacher,
"Moose" tae the fairmer, "Mouse" tae the preacher,
When ye're young it's weel for you
Tae dae in Rome as Romans do,


But when you growe and ye are auld
Ye needna dae as ye are tauld,
Nor trim yer tongue tae suit yon dame
Scorns the language o her hame.


Listen tae the teacher ...

Then teacher thought that he wis fine,
He kept in step, he stayed in line,
And faither said that he wis gran,
Spak his ain tongue like a man.

And when he grew and made his choice
He chose his Scots, his native voice.
And I charge ye tae dae likewise
An spurn yon poor misguided cries.

Listen tae the teacher ...



Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When's a dove a doo Da?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 05:12 PM

Thank you very much indeed - for both.
AG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The New Teacher (Jim Douglas)
From: GUEST,sean
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 01:55 PM

thanks ..                                                                   __


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The New Teacher (Jim Douglas)
From: GUEST,Jay Stewart
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 06:36 PM

fits up davie
nothin
its no nothin
well i said auld wifie in front of the teacher
YOU CALLED THE TEACHER AN AULD WIFIE?
NO
fit then
well there was this story about a great big kist in the barrons castle,
there was this old wifie, and both her sons knew about the kist, and they said theyd get money from it, but the auld wifie said NO ye must na steal

then the teacher slaped the big book book shut and said "Right you lot tell the whole story in your own words" an he looked right at me ma and i said "well there was this auld wifie"
and he said "right lad well have none of your slap shawed rubbish down here we talk like civilised people"

Aww Davie

(this is sevearly ad libed as its been a good 15 - 17 years since i last heard this, the lady who wrote this is Nancy and she used to live at the top o newton hill on a farm in Wick, her parents were amazing people, as is she)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The New Teacher (Jim Douglas)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 10:24 AM

Donald Murdoch
Further to these responses, Jim is still going strong. For anyone who is interested, there is a really good dvd of Jim and friends performing his songs. This can be obtained from Red Barn Studios.

Jim is also a talented artist and a lot of his work is exhibited at the West Fife Villages Exhibition of Art and Photography held in Saline in April/May each year. This is advertised on the West Fife villages web site


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