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Why not a Scottish thread?

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 10 Sep 2013 14:12

I came across the other day and I have not head it sung for years, being brought up in the areas of Glencraig, Lochore, Lochgelly and Kelty. I love this song - The Kelty Clippie :-D :-D :-D

She's just a Kelty clippie, she'll no tak' nae advice
It's, Ach drap deid or Ah'll bile yer heid or Ah'll
punch yer ticket twice
Her faither's jist a waster, her mither's oan the game
She's just a Kelty clippie but I love her just the same

I've traivelled thru' this country from shore to
shining shore
From the swamps of Auchterderran tae the jungles
o' Lochore
But in all these far-flung places there's nane that can
Wi' the lily of Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie Maggie

Frae the pyramids up in Kelty tae the mansions in
We've trod the bings together in mony's the blyth
Watched the moonlight over Crosshill, trod
Buckhaven's golden sand
And mony's the happy hoor we spent in Lochgelly's
Happy Land

I remember on the 8.15 that night o' romantic bliss
I says, Ho Mag, nip yer fag, gie's a wee bit kiss
She didnae tak' this kindly, didnae like ma chaff
Being a contrary kind of bird she said, Come oan,
get aff

She hasnae got nae culture, she drives me roon' the
Sittin' in her big armchair readin' the People's Friend
Her lapels are full of badges frae Butlins down at Ayr
And she goes to the bingo every night with the
curlers in her hair

But things is a wee bit better noo, I've gone and got
the ring
I won it frae Jim at the pitch an' toss, last night at the
Lindsay Bing
Wi' her wee black hat and her ticket machine ma
hairt she did ensnare
She's the lily of Lumphinnans, she's ma bonnie
Maggie Blair


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 13:30

I often go the the theatre with my friends.
They have booked to see the stage production of Shang-A-Lang

I do want to go but, I will be in Dublin that night... Billy Joel in concert.


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 13:09

OFITG..... when I was small, ( maybe up to the age of about 10?) I looked more like Oor Wullie than that wee boy!


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Sep 2013 13:02

OFITG..thank goodness for that :-D :-D :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 10 Sep 2013 12:58

Bang-A-Lang – Wullie’s found his bucket! -D

It’s taken weeks of searching but finally it’s turned up — Oor Wullie’s found his bucket! :


GlasgowLass Report 10 Sep 2013 12:09

I'm here LadyScozz.... just been busy, that's all.

Although nowhere near as bad as yours, we had a wee flood in our house and this has kept me busy over the last week.
The shower leaked into the kitchen below, brought down some of the ceiling and knocked out most of the power for a couple of days

We had only 2 working power sockets downstairs, and one of them was being used by carpenters who were doing work on our garden.
Electrics and shower are both fixed, I also now have a beautiful big decked area in the garden and a.... big hole in the kitchen ceiling! :-D :-D


LadyScozz Report 10 Sep 2013 11:52

Where's everybody been?


Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 3 Sep 2013 20:09

Hello Everyone hows you all?
I have just had a shock with the Scotsman paper see my other thread I wanted to put an obituary in it but far too dear so now was wondering if anyone who lives near Edinburgh knows of anywhere I can plant a tree the Woodland Trust have a few places but would like to have a choice. :-)


Robert Report 31 Aug 2013 20:53

George Galloway is a Character, a brilliant orator but sometimes he doesn't know when to stop and his heart is not always in the right place.


Dermot Report 31 Aug 2013 11:15

George Galloway was in great form in the Commons the other day. His powerful oratory could easily persuade me that he has the answer to everything. Good for him!

And I used to listen to him regularly when he presented a Radio phone-in programme.


LadyScozz Report 31 Aug 2013 07:00

One of the dogs came home last night.

Took him to the beach today. That's him on the left.


The other dog must still be out dancing.

I can hear him now.........

Are ye dancin?

Are ye askin?

Ahm dancin :-D


GlasgowLass Report 30 Aug 2013 18:06

Near EK? I'm right here!
EK.OK :-D :-D :-D


Potty Report 30 Aug 2013 16:40

Thanks GLass. We are down in the South West and have had a bit of rain - not much but enough to thoroughly dampen my almost dry washing. Grrr!

We shall be stopping off near you Monday (your are near East Kilbride, aren't you?) to have the engine serviced, so look out for two border collies dragging along two old foggies! Do hope it isn't raining then.


GlasgowLass Report 30 Aug 2013 16:21

Enjoy your holiday Potty.
Hope the weather is kind to you as it's been really dreadful for the last 2 days in the west!
It's that really fine rain that that soaks through in minutes.

Have fun
<3 <3 <3


Potty Report 30 Aug 2013 15:29

Thanks OFIG and Robert, am sure we will have a great time - no real plans just going where the mood takes us.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 Aug 2013 14:31

Potty, you luck b****r - I wish I was going with you, have a fabulous time <3


Robert Report 30 Aug 2013 13:10

Enjoy yourself Potty but how can you not, up in that part of the Country.

I am envious, jealous and everything else.


Potty Report 30 Aug 2013 13:03

Off tomorrow for 3 weeks up the West coast with a stop off in Braemar for the Gathering. If your up that way and see a large motorhome with a grumpy, bearded driver, a rather chubby front seat passenger and two black and white collies, give us a wave.

Fingers crossed the weather stays dry!

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 29 Aug 2013 14:57

Potty / Lady Scozz :-D :-D :-D


LadyScozz Report 29 Aug 2013 11:49

I was playing with the dogs.........

Fetch the stick..........

They took off, the stick came back, and I haven't seen the dogs since.


The stick was a boomerang