A Scottish Tavern Song



Well, a Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evening fair
And one could tell by how he walked that he'd drunk more than his share
He fumbled round until he could no longer keep his feet
Then he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.
Ring ding diddle-iddle eye dee oh! Ring die diddly eye oh!
He stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the street.

About that time two young and lovely girls just 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!"
Ring ding diddle-iddle eye dee oh! Ring die diddly eye oh!
"I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt!"

They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman quiet as could be
Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see
And there, behold, for them to view beneath his Scottish skirt,
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth.
Ring ding diddle-iddle eye dee oh! Ring die diddly eye oh!
Was nothing 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 bonny star the Scot's kilt did lift and show
Ring ding diddle-iddle eye dee oh! Ring die diddly eye oh!
Around the bonny star the Scot's kilt did lift and show

Now the Scotsman woke to nature's call and stumbled towards 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't know where ya been, but I see ya won first prize!"
Ring ding diddle-iddle eye dee oh! Ring die diddly eye oh!
"Ah lad, I don't know where ya been, but I see ya won first prize!"

~ Author unknown, artist unknown

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