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The Day We Went to Rothesay, O

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The Day We Went to Rothesay, O

One Hogmany at Glesca Fair
There was me, mysel' and sev'ral mair
We a' went off to hae a tear
And spend the nicht in Rothesay, O.
     We wander'd through the Broomilaw
     Thro' wind and rain and sleet and snaw
     And at forty minutes after twa
     We got the length of Rothesay, O.

cho: A dirrum a doo a dum a day
     A dirrum a doo a daddy, O
     A dirrum a doo a dum a day
     The day we spent in Rothesay, O.

A sodger lad named Rutherglen Will
Wha's regiment lyin' at Barn Hill
Went off wi' a tanner to get a gill
In a public hoose in Rothesay, O.
     Said he, "By Christ, I'd like to sing!"
     Says I,"Ye'll no do sic a thing."
     He said, "Clear the room and I'll mak' a ring
     And I'll fecht them a' in Rothesay, O!"

In search o' lodgins we did slide
To find a place where we could hide
There was eichty-twa o' us inside
In a single room in Rothesay, O.
     We a' lay doon to tak' oor ease
     When somebody happened for to sneeze,
     And he wakened half a million fleas
     In that single room in Rothesay, O

There were several different kinds o' bugs
Some had feet like dyers' clogs
And they say on the bed and they cockit' their lugs
And cried, "Hurrah for Rothesay, O!"
     I said, "I think we should elope"
     So we went and joined the Band O' Hope
     But the polis wouldna' let us stop
     Anither nicht in Rothsey, O.

From Personal Choice, MacColl

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