Come Up and See My Garret 1. Come up and see my garret Come up and see it noo; Come up and see my garret For it's a' furnished noo; A second-handed table, A chair withoot a leg, A humpy backit dresser And an auld iron bed. 2. Eh'll tell the boaby, Eh'll tell the boaby, Eh'll tell the boaby, If you lay a hand on me. Sixty days in the tripe shop, Sixty days in the tripe shop, Sixty days in the tripe shop, If you lay a hand on me. Come up an' see ma garret, Come up an' see ma garret, Come up an' see ma garret, It's aw furnished new. A broken cup an' saucer, A chair withoot a leg, A humphy-backed dresser, An' an auld iron bed. ________________________________________________________ (1) MacColl, Streets of Song, no. 1, learned in childhood; "Common throughout urban Scotland." Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 48, as a guising song [var.: 4 For omitted/ It has a chair athoot a boddom,/ A stuil athoot a leg,/ A humfy-backit dresser/ And a bowsy- leggit bed]. Ritchie Singing Street (1964), 115, [var.: 5 An auld broken table/ 8 And a bowdy-legged bed]. (2) People's Journal Folk Song Supplement, 18 Feb. 1967, 7. MS
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