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I Wish They'd Do It Now

  • (Trad / Hamish Imlach)

    I wish they'd do it now, I wish they'd do it now
    I'm a little older, I wish they'd do it now

    I was born of Scottish parents one day when I was young
    That's why the Scottish accent is my native tongue
    I was a pretty baby, my mother she did vow
    The girls all ran to kiss me - I wish they'd do it now

    At eighteen months, as fine a lad as ever you could see
    The ladies loved to dandle me, dance me on their knees
    They'd rock me in my cradle if I made a row
    They'd run to me and cuddle me - I wish they'd do it now

    At two years old, as fine a lad as ever could be seen
    The girls would all follow me when I went to the green
    They'd make a chain of buttercups, place it on my brow
    And they'd roll me in the clover - I wish they'd do it now

    The girls next door would call for me if the weather it was mild
    They'd take me to the river, splash around awhile
    They'd throw the water over me, dry me with a towel
    Then they'd rub me nice all over - I wish they'd do it now

    Now I'm a fat folksinger, I live all alone
    No nagging wife, no noisy kids for me when I get home
    It's so quiet and so peaceful, I'm better off I think
    If I can't get the women I can always get a drink

    Final chorus:
    And I think I'll get one now, I think I'll get one now
    I can always get a drink, I think I'll get one now

    (as sung by Hamish Imlach)

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Quelle: Scotland

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