The Barnyards O'Delgaty

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Melody - Seq. by John Renfro Davis
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Traditional Bothy ballad

As I gang doon by Turra Market,
Turra Market for tae fee
I fell in wi' a farmer chiel,
Fae the Barnyards O'Delgaty
Chorus:
Luntin addie, turin addie,
Luntin addie turin ae
Luntin lowrin' lowrin' lowrin',
The barnyards o'Delgaty!

2. He promised me the aye best horse
That iver I set my een upon
But when I gat t'his barnyard,
There's naethin' there but skin and bone.
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3. The auld black horse sat on her rump,
Th' auld grey mare sat on her wime
And fer all I'd whup an' crack,
They wouldna rise at yokin' time
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4. When I gang doon tae Kirk on Sunday,
Many's th' bonny lass I see
Sittin' by her father's side,
Winkin' o'er th' pews at me!
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5. Oh I can drink and no be drunk,
And I can fecht an' no be slaun,
And I can lie wi' another man's lass
And still be welcome tae my own!
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6. Noo me cannle is brunt oot,
Me snotter's fairly on the wane,
Fare-ye-weel ye Barnyards:
Ye'll niver catch me here again!
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A traditional bothy ballad eminating from North East of Scotland. The Delgaty estate is a mile northeast of Turriff.
This song is a parody of life on the farm. Best sung expressively with a good tempo.

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