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Thread #13536   Message #994262
Posted By: Roberto
31-Jul-03 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dreg Song (from Archie Fisher)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dreg song as sung by A.Fisher
Two times in Mudcat threads some of us, including me, have tried to get the lyrics of the Dreg Song as sung by Archie Fisher (on Will ye Gang, Love). I can't believe we can't get them, so I try again. Here is what I can get, from written sources and from what I can hear, out of Archie Fisher's singing. PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP CORRECT AND COMPLETE THIS TEXT. Thank you. Roberto

The herring loves the moonlight
The mackerel loves the wind
But the oyster loves the dredging song
For it comes of gentle kind

Jeery ory alie (??)
Weel row'd five men
As weel as your (oor?) ten
The oysters are a gentle kin
They winna tak unless you sing

Come buy my oysters aff the bing
To serve the sheriff and the king
And the commons o' the land
And the commons' o' the sea

Hey hou Harry-O
Mony a boat skail'd the ferry

Mony a (?) bonny fishing boat
Tell me a true note (of true love???)

True note true song
I've dreg'd ower lang

Ower lang ower late
Quo' the haddock tae the skate

Quo' the skate tae the eel
Cock na I ma tail weel (??)

Quo' the eel ()??
()???

Jeery ory alie (?)
Weel row'd five men
As weel as your ten
The oysters are a gentle kin
They winna tak unless you sing
Come buy my oysters aff the bing
To serve the sheriff and the king
And the commons o' the land
And the commons' o' the sea