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chico Anger songs (53* d) RE: Anger songs 16 Oct 05



[CAPO +2] AIR --- 'Andrew and his Cutty Gun' (Chords are slightly modified in this version below)

         Em             Bm          Am
Wha the de'il ha'e we gotten for a king,
       Em      G    Em Bm
But a wee wee German lairdie
    Am             Em       G      
And when we gaed to bring him hame
       Em      B      Em Am   G
He was delving in his kail yairdie.
         Em         G      Am
He was sheughin' kail and laying locks
   G                Am         B
Without the hose and but the breeks,
    Em      G       Am       Em
And up his beggard duds he cleeks,
    Am       G      B Em
This wee wee German lairdie.

An he's clappit down in our gudeman's chair
The wee wee German lairdie
And he's brought forth o' foreign trash,
And dibbled them in his yairdie,
He's pu'd the rose o' English loons,
And broken the harp o' Irish clowns,
But our Scots thistle will jag his thumbs,
The wee wee German lairdie.

Come up amang our Highland hills
Thou wee wee German lairdie,
And see how the Stuart's lang kail thrive,
They dibbled in our yairdie:
And if a stock thou daur to pu'
Or hand the yokin' o' a plough,
We'll break your sceptre owre your mou'
Thou wee bit German lairdie.

Auld Scotland thou'rt owre cault a hold
For nursin' siccan vermin;
But the very dogs o' England's court
They bark and howl in German.
They keep thy dibble in thy ain hand,
They spade but and thy yairdie,
For wha' the de'il now claims your land
But a wee wee German lairdie!

deil = devil, lairdie = small land owner, deving = digging, yairdie = garden, laying leeks=planting vegetables, but the hose

& but the breeks = without hose & trousers, clapt= sat down hastily, guidman's chair = throne, fouth= abundance, dibbled =

planted, loons = knaves, taps = tops, haud = hold, weir=war, gear = goods, winna pu'= will not pull, ower cauld= too cold,

claymore's shear = highland sword, siccan = such [Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Songs, 1810]


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