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The Scotsman's Kilt
Tune:  Itself 

A Scotsman clad in kilt left a bar one evening fair
And you could tell by how he walked that he'd drunk more than his share.
He fumbled on until he could no longer keep his feet,
Then he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.
          Refrain
      Ring-ding diddle-iddle aye-di-oh
      Ring di-diddle aye-ay
He stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.

About that time two young and lovely lasses happened by.
One says to the other, with a twinkle in her eye,
"See yon sleeping Scotsman, so strong and handsome built?
I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt."
          Refrain
I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt."

They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman, quiet as can be.
Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see
And there, behold! for them to view, beneath his Scottish skirt,
Was nothin' more than God had graced him with upon his birth.
          Refrain
Was nothin' more than God had graced him with upon his birth.

They marveled for a moment, then one said, "We must be gone.
Let's leave a present for our friend before we move along."
As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon, tied into a bow
Around the bonnie spar the Scotsman's kilt did lift and show.
          Refrain
Around the bonnie spar the Scotsman's kilt did lift and show.

The Scotsman wakes to Nature's call and stumbles to the trees.
Behind a bush, he lifts his kilt and gawks at what he sees.
And in a startled voice, he says, to what's before his eyes,
"Ah, Lad, I don' know where ya been, but I see ya won first prize!"
          Refrain
"Ah, Lad, I don' know where ya been, but I see ya won first prize!"

Drink it down, down, down, down,

 

To my taste, a bit on the long side for a Down-Down song, but sometimes a good one.

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Created   :   2003 August 29
Modified   :   2004 February 23; October 26; 2005 November 11; 2006 January 28: 2010 February 24
Author   :   Jeff "Little Head" Hutchinson
E-mail   :   Hutchinson dot Jeff at gmail dot com
URL   :   http://LittleHead-DH3.angelfire.com/words/scotsman.html
Copyright   :   2003-2010