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Thread #312   Message #236976
Posted By: Jon Freeman
01-Jun-00 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roaches and Bedbugs?
Subject: Lyr Add: ROTHSEA-O
Thinking of bedbugs got me thinking of a song which to my surprise I can not find in the DT. Here is a version I found on the internet:

One New Years Eve in Glasgow Town, when all we had was half a crown
A bunch of us thought we'd prowl around and find some fun in Rothsea-O
We wandered out Victoria Street, we didn't care much for snow or sleet
And at half past two, with achin' feet, we found ourselves in Rothsea-O

A dalama doo a dama dae, A dalama doo a dad n oh
Dalama doo a dama dae, the night we went to Rothsea-O

[Pick a name] who's a bit of a lout, said he'd treat us all to a pint of stout
So as quick as we could we all set out for a public house in Rothsea-O
Says I: "My lads, I'd like to sing!", says I: "You'll no do such a thing!"
I said: "Clear the room and we'll make a ring and I fight ye all in Rothsea-O"

A dalama doo a dama dae, A dalama doo a dad n oh
Dalama doo a dama dae, the night we went to Rothsea-O

We had to find a place to sleep, we were all too drunk to even creep
We found a place that was really cheap in a boarding house in Rothsea-O
We all lay down to take our ease when somebody happened for to sneeze
And wakened half a million fleas in a single room in Rothsea-O

A dalama doo a dama dae, A dalama doo a dad n oh
Dalama doo a dama dae, the night we went to Rothsea-O

There were several different kinds of pests, they ran and they jumped inside our vests
They got in our hair and they built their nests, And they cried: "Hurrah for Rothsea-O!"
Says I: "I'll think we'll head for home", and we swore we never more would roam
And we're scratching still as we sing this poem of the night we spent in Rothsea-O

A dalama doo a dama dae, A dalama doo a dad n oh
Dalama doo a dama dae, the night we went to Rothsea-O

Jon