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Mick Pearce (MCP) Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy (Silly Wizard) (8) RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard 06 Oct 19


Here's the version from Caledonia's Hardy Sons. There were a few minor changes in the verses you had, which I've marked in bold.

Mick


GLASGOW PEGGY


First when I come tae Glesga toon
The Hieland troops were a' before me
And the bonniest lass that e'er I saw
She lived in Glesga, they ca'ed her Peggy

Their chief did meet her faither soon
And oh, but he was wondrous angry
He says, "Ye mon tak my oxen and kye
But ye maunna tak my bonnie Peggy"

"Oh, haud yer tongue, ye gude auld man
For I've got coos and yowes already
I come nae to steal yer oxen nor kye
But I will hae yer bonny Peggy"

He set her on his guid black horse
And he himsel' on a fine grey naigie
And they're awa' mony miles to the north
And nane wi' them, but the bonny Peggy

And I've got noo a thousand sheep
A' grazing on yon hills sae bonny
And ilka hundred, a shepherd has
Although I be but a Hieland laddie

Oxen and sheep are guid and guid enough
But corn stacks are mickle better;
They will stand in the drift and snow
When the sheep will be with the wind and the weather.

Ah but I've got fifty acre of land
And it's a' plood and sown already
I am Lord Donald of the Isles
And why shud nae Peggy be called my lady?

And see ye no yon castles and towers
The sun shines on sae bricht and bonny?
I am Lord Donald o' the Isles,
And I think I'll marry as blithe as ony.


Source: Silly Wizard: Caledonia's Hardy Sons youtube recording


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