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16 October 2014

THE MIDGE


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ROTHESAY FAIR

The train comes ta a shuddering stop
Maw gets up puts on her coat
Wake up yer dad hes been snoring
Since we left glesga this morning

Were doon the water fae the fair
Me Maw and Daddie
The rain is falling at Wemyss Bay
The steamer is nae running

Up the pier comes a big fat man
I think he likes the chippy
We have a broken gangway
Well fix it in a jiffy

Maw that was sare a cuff in the ear
Ive told yee no to laugh at folk
But Maw the man is so big
A think he wull sink the boat

Oh look there's the Station Bar
And a twinkle in Dad's eyes
No Malcom yell have nae mare
Its that whiskey a despise

All on board shouts the big fat man
So everyone can hear
Am just aboot tae laugh again
Oh yes my ear

On the steamer up on the deck
But the wind is blowin
The sky is grey the clouds are dark
And the rain is falling

I put ma fingers in ma ears
Dad tells a story
If he's told it wance he's told it twice
Aboot Rothesay in all its glory

I noo fed up Maws dane some knitting
Maw say's it will no be lang
I hope no maw why is that
Dads started singing a sang

When the mist creeps o'er the Cumbraes
And Arran peaks are gray,
And the great black hills, like sleepin' kings,
Sit grand roun' Rothesay Bay.


Ocht we all heard that a thousand times
I will sing it a thousand mare
As the steamer sterts ta slow down
And rests at Rothesay Pier

AWE THE FAIR




Posted on THE MIDGE at 10:15

Comments

this evokes loads of memories of holidays spent on bute

carol from over here




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