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Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jun-15 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Glasgow police song: Coppers' Song (Imlach)
Subject: Draft: The Copper's Song (Hamish Imlach)
So, here's a start, based on the lyrics at http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/maybe-appreciated-by-the-50s-60s-people-here-526744/

Any corrections?

-Joe-




THE COPPERS' SONG
(Hamish Imlach)

It was 12 oclock when they found it,
Lying there still as a log,
A badly bashed aboot body,
Tyre marks messed up its physog.

So they went through the usual procedure,
Kicked it to be sure it was deid,
Then they went through its pockets and shared oot its cash,
Smoked all its fags while it bled,

Then solemnly they took their positions
One at its head and its feet,
Picked it up carefully, and walked doon the close,
An' dumped it on another man's beat.

It was four in the morning when they re-found it,
Propped up in an old Chip Shop door,
It was naked by noo wi' a sign roon its neck,
"Not Wanted on Beats 3 or 4".