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John's Scottish Sing-Along


The Barras


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Sung by Alastair McDonald

There's a spot in Glesga city that's weel ken't the hale world ow'r
It's mair famous than the Mona Lisa's face
It is visited by royalty an rascals by the score
Everybody knows the Barras is the place
Did ye know St. Peter lost the key o' yon big pearly gate
He wis fear't thit he'd git flung oot o' a job
Till a fly wee Glesga angel said, "Acht, Peter, dinnae greet
Ye can buy one at the Barras for a bob"
 

Chorus:
Oh, the Barras, oh, the Barras, thu'r no in Rome or Paris
Ye jist huv tae go to Glesga's Gallowgate
They sell tickets tae the moon, a return fur hauf-a-croon
An five bob guarantees a first class sate

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Now we ken how Samson lost his strength - Delilah cut his hair
He was left as weak an baldie as a wain
So he flitted ow'r tae Glesga, tae the Barras fur a cure
An he soon wis strang an heery wance again
When the Romans came tae Scotland, many donkeys years ago
They got nae further than the Gallowgate
For the lads thit run the Barras swapp'd them souvenirs for swords
Then the fly wee Glesga keelies had them bate
 

Chorus:
Oh, the Barras, oh, the Barras, thu'r no in Rome or Paris
Ye jist huv tae go to Glesga's Gallowgate
They sell tickets tae the moon, a return fur hauf-a-croon
An five bob guarantees a first class sate

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Noo wan day a Frenchman noticed that the Eiffel Tower wis gone
The president when notified grew pale
So he caa'd oot aa his gendarmes an they searched the hale world ow'r
An they fun'it at the Barras up for sale
So before I close my story, I wull gie ye some advice
If ye're efter something cheap or second-hand
Take a trip up tae the Barras, for there's nothin can compare
Wi' the stuff they sell in Glesga's Barraland
 

Chorus
Oh, the Barras, oh, the Barras, thu'r no in Rome or Paris
Ye jist huv tae go to Glesga's Gallowgate
They sell tickets tae the moon, a return fur hauf-a-croon
An five bob guarantees a first class sate.


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