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Thread #151516   Message #3537005
Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Jul-13 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Betsy Bell (from Belle Stewart)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Name is Maggie Bell
There you go
Jim Carroll

Betsy Bell
Sung by Belle Stewart
From Doomsday in the Afternoon (MacColl and Seeger)


Noo. my name is Betsy Bell, in the Overgatc I dwell.
Nae doot ye'll wonder what I'm daein' here;
But if ye wait a wee, sure my tale I'll tell to thee.
It's a tale nae doot ye'll think is very queer.

For I'm loukin' for a lad and he may he guid or bad.
For I'm gaun to tak' the first yin that I see;
He may be young or auld, or grey-heided, friends, or bald -
It's Anything that wears the breeks for me.

O, but for lads I've had my share, sure I've ha'en a score or mair.
But hoo they threw me up I dinnae ken:
For I'm neither prood nor shy that the lads should pass me by,
O, I wonder what's a-dae wi' a' the men.

4   Noo. as I gaed oot last nichi. I met wi' Sandy Richt
And he hauled me in as I was passin' by:
He asked me if I'd wed. so this is what I said.
"Man. if you are quite agreeable, so am I."

verse 2 is occasionally repealed here)_