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jacko@nz Lyr Req: Saughton Hotel (17) Lyr Add: SAUGHTON HOTEL 13 Nov 09

With additions and variations.Sent to me by my sister who got it from god knows where.


I was lifted blind drunk in the High Street one night
And when I awoke there I got such a fright
The judge said tae me ye can gang for a spell
O' six month's hard labour in Saughton Hotel

    Toor-a-loo toor-a-lee
    Hoo wid ye, how wid ye like tae be me

We got in a carriage and drove there in state
We never stopped once till we got to the gate
The warder got oot and he pulled the big bell
And I duly entered the Saughton Hotel

The first thing you do is to change a yer claes
In a wee private box far frae a' public gaze
In they knicker bockers you look such a swell
For that's how they dress ye in Saughton Hotel

For breakfast next morning I ordered an egg
The warden he thought I was pullin his leg
When he got his breath back, he said wi a yell
The jail-birds don't lay eggs in Saughton Hotel

He comes up each evening tae bid ye guid night
And when tuckin ye in, he pits oot the light
He squeezes yer pillow and says tae sleep well
Aye, they're awfy nice wardens in Saughton Hotel

The doctors they have there are a' of a grade
The last one they had was a plumber tae trade
There's a bonnie wee grave-yard in Colinton Dell
Where they bury the guests frae the Saughton Hotel

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