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Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
09-Aug-19 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Witches Song (Matt McGinn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Witches Song (Matt McGinn)
Nigel - here's my transcription. The only thing I'm not sure is the We will make our thicken slab - is that a Scots delicacy?

Mick


THE WITCHES' SONG
(Matt McGinn)


  Chorus:
  Hie, tattie, tattie, tattie,
  Hie come tattie tae;
  Hie, tattie, tatie, tattie,
  Hie come tattie tae.


If ye wander near the furze
On the witches you may chance,
In the middle o' the night they’re there
For necromantic dance.

The weather must be drear,
The hour must be drab.
The caudron's on the fire,
We will make our thicken slab.

Frae the lizard take the leg;
Then unleash the dog;
Fling them in tae bile wi’
The carcass o’ the frog.

Black spirits an’ white,
Red spirits an’ grey,
Mingle, mingle, mingle, mingle,
You that mingle may.

Now the broth is brew’d
Now the dance is done,
We will fill our stomachs
For the feast is just begun.

  Chorus ad lib at end



Source: youtube link as above: Matt McGinn - The Witches' Song