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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: Wedding of McGinnis to His Cross-Eyed Pet (14) Lyr Add: WADDIN O MCGINNIS TAE HIS CROSS-EYED PET 15 Mar 20


From Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts by Elizabeth Stewart (University Press of Mississippi, 2012), page 199:

(This book also contains musical notation for one voice.)


THE WADDIN O MCGINNIS TAE HIS CROSS-EYED PET

1. Pay attention tae ma sang an I'll tell yese o a waddin
On the thirty-first o July at a place caaed Sleepy Steadin
Aa the countryside wis there tho they didna get a biddin
At the waddin o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

CHORUS: Flootle-oot went the flute; fiddle-diddle went the fiddle.
We danced roon an roon an in an thro the middle.
We jing-a-ringed it roon aboot like sheeligs in a riddle
At the mairriage o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

2. We had lots o fun an frolics tho we hidna a piana
But a fluter wi a nose for aa the world like a banana
A piper an his chanter an his bags blew up a Gwana
At the mairriage o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

3. We hid herrin heid and potted heid and jeelie on the table
A wreath o tattie bannocks near the heights o tower o Babel.
And every een they sat doon an ate up aa they're able
At the mairriage o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

4. A fiddler chiel cam doon the hauf fae Mains of Butterscottie
His fiddle it got cloggit up wi butter, glue and putty
Tho his instrument wass paralysed the fiddler he got dottie
At the waddin o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

5. Noo a tinker on a timmer leg he danced till it wass ended
In the middle o a foursome reel they broke it aye intented
He got haud o a barra shaft and he gaed hame contented
Fae the waddin o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.

6. Noo some run east an some run west an aye the door wis yarkit
For the din wis like the scalin o an Easter feein marrket
Bit I fell doon an open drain an baith my shins were barkit
Fae the waddin o McGinnis tae his cross-eyed pet.


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