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Rockin' An' Rowlin' Aiburdeen


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 14th of July, 2015,
to Pete Wendling's 1919 music for the song 'All The Quakers Are Shoulder Shakers'

Glossary:
Fan=when; veesit=visit; fin=find; seen=soon; sin=sun; spik=speak;
unco leid=strange language; deemy=teenage girl; baul=bold; gytie=crazy;
tee=also; routh=plenty; leen=alone; staps=steps; garred=caused;
jine=join; crydit=credit; hard=heard; affa=awful; peer=poor.

Fan ye veesit Aiberdeen,
Ye wull fin oot verra seen;
Fowks are freenly i' thit ceety
Altho' the sin aft disna sheen.
Bit they spik an unco leid
Thit micht flee richt ow'r yer heid,
Oontill ye lern the wirds chiels eese,
An' aa the pleesur sich syne gies.

Mony'a deemy's baul an' gytie up in Aiburdeen,
An' tee routh o' them are leen
The slippy 'Jive Dince' gat 'em !
Weel the staps did pleese 'em !
Ilka wiggle makt loons giggle nar the baalroom flair,
Oontill the rockin' an' the rowlin'
Garred them jine wi' aa the weemen there.

Provost Handy, fine an' dandy,
Crydit's gien tae him
As the man, fa feerst began, tae lern 'em hoo tae 'shim'.
The meesic o' Bill Haley wis aye hard ilk day-in-daily,
Till ainly jivin' wis survivin' i' the granite city....
Sich an affa pity fur peer Aiberdeen !


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