Mudcat Café message #8249 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2157   Message #8249
Posted By: LaMarca
08-Jul-97 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
Well, Rick, here it is; I've tried my best at translating the Glaswegian off my tape; there'll be a few holes in the verses where I just can't make out the placenames through Hamish Imlach's accent... maybe one of our Scottish correspondents can fill in or correct the gaps!

Well, oot of the east, there came a hard man,
Ohhoohh, all the way from Bricton (Brighton? with a Scots accent?)

Well, he went intae a pub and he come oot paralytic,
Ohhoohh, VP and cider,

Does this bus go to the (Danister Parley)?
Ohhoohh, I'm lookin' for a lumber,

In the dancin' he met Hairy Mary,
Ohhohh, the flo'or o' the Gorbels,

"Ah, noo, Mary, are ye dancin'?"
"Oh, no, it's jest the way I'm standin'"

"Well, then, Mary, you're one in a million",
"Ohhohh, so's yer chances!"

"Well, then, Mary, can I run ye hame?
Ohhoohh, I've got a pair of sandshoes(?)"

Well, doon through the back close, and intae the dunny,
Ohhoohh, it wasnae for the first time,

Then oot came her mammy, she was goin' tae the clodgy(?)
Ohhoohh, half-buggered off Sharpies(?)

Noo Hairy Mary's lookin' for her hard man
Ohhoohh, he's joined the Foreign Legion

Then Hairy Mary had a little baby,
Ohhoohh, his father's in the army,