Rothsay-O


One Hogmany at Glesca' Fair,
There was me, my'sel' and' sev'ral mair
And we all went off tae hae a tear,
And spend the night in Rothsay-o
We wandered thru the Broomielaw
Thru frost and rain and hail and snaw
And at forty minutes after twa
We'd got the length of Rothsay-o

Diddum a doo a dum a day,
Diddum a doo a dy dum do
Diddum a doo a dum a day,
The night we went tae Rothsay-o. 

A soldier lad named Ru'glen Will,
Wha' regiment's lyin' at Barn Hill
Went off wi' a tanner to get a gill
In a public hoose in Rothsay-o
Says he: "I think I'd like to sing."
Says I "y'll no do sic a thing!"
"So clear the room and I'll make a ring
And I'll fecht y'all in Rothsay-o!"

Diddum a doo a dum a day,
Diddum a doo a dy dum do
Diddum a doo a dum a day,
The night we went tae Rothsay-o. 

In search of lodgin's we did slide
To find a place where we could bide
There was eighty-twa of us inside
In a single room in Rothsay-o!
We all lay doon t'take our ease,
When somebody happend for to sneeze
And he wakened half a million fleas
In a lodgin' hoose in Rothsay-o!

Diddum a doo a dum a day,
Diddum a doo a dy dum do
Diddum a doo a dum a day,
The night we went tae Rothsay-o.

There were several different kinds of bugs,
Some had feet like dyer's clogs
And they sat on the bed and they cockit their lugs
And cried: "Hurrah! for Rothsay-o!"
Says I: "I think it's time to slope!"
For the polis wouldn'a let us stop,
So we went and joined the Band O'Hope
And said farewell tae Rothsay-o!

Diddum a doo a dum a day,
Diddum a doo a dy dum do
Diddum a doo a dum a day,
The night we went tae Rothsay-o.

Rothsay-O


On New Year's eve in Glasgow town
When all we had was half a crown,
A bunch of us thought we'd prowl around
And find some fun in Rothsea-O.
We wandered down Victoria Street,
We didn't care much for snow or sleet.
And at half past two, with aching feet,
We found ourselves in Rothsea-O.

A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
The day we went to Rothsea-O.

This young fellow here who's a bit of a lout
Said he'd treat us all to a pint of stout
So as quick as we could we all set out
To find a pub in Rothsea-O.
Says he, "Me lads, I'd like to sing."
Says I, "You'll not do such a thing."
Says he, "Clear the room and make a ring
And I'll fight yous all in Rothsea-O."

A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
The day we went to Rothsea-O.

We had to find a place to sleep,
We were all too drunk to even creep,
So we found a place that was really cheap
In a boarding house in Rothsea-O.
We all settled down to take our ease
When somebody happened for to sneeze
And wakened half a million fleas
And all the bugs in Rothsea-O.

A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
The day we went to Rothsea-O.

There were several different kinds of pests,
And the ran and jumped inside our vests,
They got in our beards and built their nests      
And cried, "Hurrah for Rothsea-O."
Says I, "I think we'll head for home."
And we swore we never more would roam,
We're scratching still as we sing this poem
Of the night we spent in Rothsea-O.

A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
The day we went to Rothsea-O.

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