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COORIE DOON
Matt McGinn

 
                                Chorus :
                                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 lullaby.
 
                                Your daddy's doon the mine my darling,
                                Doon in the Curbly Main,
                                Your daddy's howkin' coal my darling,
                                For his ain wee wean.
 
                                There's darkness doon the mine my darling,
                                Darkness, dust and damp,
                                But we must have oor heat, oor light,
                                Oor fire and our lamp.
 
                                Your daddy coories doon my darling,
                                Doon in a three foot seam,
                                So you can coorie doon my darling,
                                Coorie doon and dream.
 
Footnote : Matt McGinn ( 1928-1977 ) was one of the most prolific songwriters of the Scottish Folk Revival and among the most popular entertainers on the Folk Club circuit. He performed everywhere from the humblest of howffs to the Carnegie Hall in New York. I first heard him singing ' Coorie Doon ' at The Rothes Folk Club in Glenrothes, Fife.

 


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