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Thread #2157   Message #722619
Posted By: Teribus
04-Jun-02 - 02:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
Subject: Lyr Add: THE POLICEMAN'S SONG (Hamish Imlach)
Three songs recorded by Hamish were mentioned earlier in the thread.
"Codliver Oil & the Orange Juice"
"37 Bus"
The third one I think is called "The Policeman's Song"

"THE POLICEMAN'S SONG"

It was doon in auld Invertoddy
The gestapo were oot oan there beats
Lookin' for murder and arson
An drunks as they stot doon the street

Noo two of the Chief Constables agents
Had note books quite full of names
Fourteen men, three women and a dug
For peein' up closes and lanes

It was twelve o'clock when they found it
Lyin' there just like a log
Twas a badly bashed aboot body
Tyre marks scotched up its physog

They went through the usual procedure
Kicked it to make sure it was dead
Then they went through its pockets and shared oot its cash
And smoked aw its fags while it bled

They then lifted up the body
Wan at its head and its feet
And they carried it af tae an alleyway
And they dumped it on anither mans beat

It was four o'clock when they re-found it
Propped up in and old chip shop door
It was naked be noo wi a note roond its neck
Not wanted on beats three or four

Cheers,

Bill.