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THREE NICHTS AND A SUNDAY
Matt McGinn 

Chorus:
Three nights and a Sunday double time,
Three nights and a Sunday double time.
I work aw day and I work aw night,
Tae hell wi; you jack, Im all right;
Three nights and a Sunday double time.

Theres a fella doon the road I avoid,
Hes wan o them they call the unemployed.
He says its all because of me,
He canny get a a job and Ive got three.
Three nights and a Sunday double time

The wife came tae the work the ither day.
Says she Weve anither wee one on the way.
Says I No wonder you can laugh,
Ive no been hame for a year and a half.
Three nights and a Sunday double time.

I never miss the pub on a Friday night.
And there youll always find me gay and bright.
Youll see me down at the Old Bay Horse,
Im a weekend waiter there of course.
Three nights and a Sunday double time.

Theres some will head for heaven when they die,
Tae find a Dunlopillo in the sky.
But Ill be going to the ither place,
For an idle life I couldny face.
Three nights and a Sunday double time.

Footnote:  The late Matt McGinn, singer, entertainer, actor, teacher, political activist and great songwriter, enriched the Scottish Folk Revival with many fine songs which mixed humour with social commentary. In the late 60s he was on the verge of being adopted as the Scottish National Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Rutherglen but the hie-heids warna fir it! This is one of his many songs which are still doing the rounds.

 

 


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