Coorie Doon
M. McGinn


Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

Lie doon, my dear, and in your ear,
To help you close your eye.
I'll sing a song, a slumber song,
A miner's lullabye.

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

Lie doon, my dear, and in your ear,
To help you close your eye,
I'll sing a song, a slumber song,
A minees lullabye.

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

Your daddy's doon the mine my darling,
Doon in the curbly main,
Your daddy's howking coal my darling
For his own wee wain.

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

There's darkness doon the mine my darling,
Darkness, dust and damp,
But we must have oor heat, oor light,
Oor flre and oor lamp.

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

Your daddy coories doon my darling,
Doon in a three foot seam,
So you can coorie doon my darling,
Coorie doon and dream.

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.
Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon the day.

Midi sequenced by Alan Sim

A miner's lullaby-the hard practical realities of life to a haunting little tune by the late lamented Matt McGinn, containing the tradition of social comment found in so much of our folk music.

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