Mudcat Café message #3529691 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150940   Message #3529691
Posted By: GUEST,Tom O'Toole
24-Jun-13 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Happiest Day by Hamish Imlach
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Happiest Day by Hamish Imlach
I found the LP and agree it is hard to decipher, but here is my best guess.......

There is a wedding in a wee kirk to the side of Glasgow Green
Between a lassie and a soldier home on leave
There are Roses and Carnations and Lilies for the bride
And her father's got a shotgun up her sleeve

And her faither's standin ragin, for the bridegroom's turned up late
Paraplegic and no button on his fly
With some screw taps and lanlic and a Pakistani mate
And they brought a couple of birds along fore by

And her mother is sitin greetin but it is nae from the heart
For her daughter is not really such a rose.
Its not emotion that has moved her but mascara in her eye and her corset is caught up in her drawers.

Do take this women to be your lawful wedded life
To keep her to death and bitter end
Awe for god sake get a move on and get this bloody 'ower
And I'll maybe get a pint before the game

After, in the evening, after lots of drunken fights
To Barlinine the unconscious groom did go
While the wife went out on her honeymoon
To the labour ward up in Rottenrow.