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Thread #39611   Message #563499
Posted By: GUEST,Annegi
02-Oct-01 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Willie Macnamara (Matt McGinn)
Subject: Lyr Add: WILLIE MACNAMARA (Matt McGinn)
I found the words to Wullie McNamara. I don't know how to put in the line breaks though I know I should learn - so apologies.

There was a wee man frae the Gallowgate
His name was Wullie McNamara
And the way he earned his lining was
Gi'en short weight frae a barra

A wee fly man frae Charlotte Street
He's lost the place a' 'ra gerra
He went up tae Wullie in the middle of the street
And said 'Hve ye got eithteen and a tanner I can borra

Says Wullie it would cause me pain
And even cause me sorra
But though I am a very generous man
I wouldna gie my granny an orange frae my barra

The wee fly man has the haud o' Wullie
And he's shaking him tae the marra
And after he's shaken his entrails oot
He's thrown him on tap o' the barra

The polis are searching for the wee fly man
Through streets both broad and narra
Frae Glasgow Cross tae Springfield road
Tae Parkhead and even farther

The polis have got the wee fly man
And put him in the black maria
And he'll be up before Langmuir
For causing a' this borra

Now this is the end of my sad sad tale
My sad sad tale o' sorra
But I'll keep writing these rare wee songs
And I'll maybe have another one for you tae sing 'ra morra

Hope this is intelligible. Obviously it's sung in a real Gesca accent - I haven't tried to get all the 'phonetics' right Cheers Anne

Line breaks -
- added. --JoeClone