Lyrics composed by
John Henderson on the 18th of January, 2010 to H. Pitman Clarke's 1921 music for the
song, 'Swanee River Moon'.
Dan a luv-sik doo,
hich up amang the brenches, Leukin fur a mate, Comin in his gate; Saw yin flee-oan-by fyle seekin aacht fur
aetin; Sae Dan
preen'd his fedders makin them leuk naet, Neist chirm'd, "Come reest by me, An I'll tak tent o' ye."
girned back Dot-Doo gee, Fit-wye coort the likes o' me ? " Bit croose Dan repleed, "Ye chirm richt weel indeed, An ye soond lik a gey smert cushie! Let's ging bill an coo, Ma wee sherp-tung'd doo, An we jist micht fin oot far We cud be saff-hoosed, ye'll hiv jaloosed,
Fur the gogs o'
wi ye, Dan-Doo,"scraichit Dot mair gee, I'll nae flee aroon wi ye; I'll bide wi Dick-Doo, The ainly yin I'll loo, Sae ye'll hiv tae fin a wullin cushie!" Dan bein fair pit-oot Gied a scunnert hoot Flaff'd aff syne tae seek anither. An thon is forbye, aye jist fit-wye Lanely doos main-oan ilk morn.
a love-sick pigeon high up in the branches Looking for a wife Coming in his direction Saw one flying past looking for anything
for eating So
Dan preened his feathers making them look neat Next sang, "Come alight beside me, And I'll take care of you."
"You rascal, Dan-Doo,
whined back Dot-Doo sullenly, Why are you courting the likes of me ?" But cheeky Dan replied, "You sing right well indeed And you sound like a pretty smart pigeon Let's go and sweet talk and kiss My little sharp-tongued pigeon And we just might find out where We could safely nest, you'll have realised, For the fledgelings of Dot-Dan-Doo."
"Away with you
Dan-Doo, screeched Dot more angrily, I'll not fly around with you I'll stay with Dick-Doo The only one I love So you'll have to find a willing pigeon." Dan being quite put-out Gave a disgusted hoot Fluttered off then to seek another. And that is, by-the-by, always why Lonely pigeons moan-on each morning.
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