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John's Scottish Sing-Along


Scottish Psalter 1615

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The Lyrics used by The Glasgow Orpheus Choir
at Warm-Up Psalm Practice in the 1920s

Tune: FRENCH

Come, let us sing the tune of "French"
The second measure low,
The third exalted very high,
The fourth goes down to “doh".

Behold how good a thing it is,
And how becoming well,
Tae hae a great big treacle piece,
And eat it all yersel’.

Few are thy days and full of woe,
O man of woman born;
I canna say nae mair the day,
I’ll say the rest the morn.

Keep silence all ye sons of men,
And hear with reverence due;
The Maister he’s gane oot tae smoke,
But he’ll be back the noo.

Oh Paisley is a bonnie toon,
And stands upon a hill;
And through it rins the river Cart
That drives the Seedhill mill.

St. Magnus is a noble tune, -
On high your voices raise,
And when we reach the highest notes,
The lassies burst their stays!


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