Killieburn Braes


There was an old man down by Killieburn Braes
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
There was an old man down by Killieburn Braes
Had a curse of a wife for the most of his days
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

One day as this man he walked out in the glen
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
One day as this man he walked out in the glen
Well he met with the devil, says how are you then
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

The devil he says I have come for your wife
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
The devil he says I have come for your wife
For I hear she's the curse and the bane of your life
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

So the the divil he hoisted her up on his back
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
So the the divil he hoisted her up on his back
And away off to hell, with her he did whack
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

And when at last they came to hell's gates
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
And when at last they came to hell's gates
Well she lifted her stick and she battered his pate
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

There were two little divils there tied up in chains
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
There were two little divils there tied up in chains
Well she lifted her stick and she scattered their brains
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

There were two other devils there roaring like bulls
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
There were two other devils there roaring like bulls
And she lifted her stick and she battered their skulls
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

There were two other divils there playing at ball
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
There were two other divils there playing at ball
So she lifted her stick and she battered them all
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

So the divil he hoisted her up on his back
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
So the divil he hoisted her up on his back
There were seven years coming and days going back
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

And when they came back to Killieburn Braes
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
And when they came back to Killieburn Braes
Well the divil he cried and he shouted hooray
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

Says he, my good man, here's your wife safe and well
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
Says he, my good man, here's your wife safe and well
For the likes of herself we would not have in hell
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

Which proves that the women are worse than the men
Riful, riful, tidifoldey
Which proves that the women are worse than the men
When they go down to hell they are thrown out again
With me riful doldol tidifollol
Foladoldol da doldadoldey

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