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Lyr Req: The Dundee Ghost (Matt McGinn)

GUEST,wendie 11 May 00 - 11:11 AM
Patrish(inactive) 11 May 00 - 12:00 PM
John Moulden 11 May 00 - 03:51 PM
Patrish(inactive) 12 May 00 - 03:44 AM
GUEST,Wullie 12 May 00 - 04:39 AM
MMario 12 May 00 - 08:49 AM
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Subject: ghost of glasgae toon
From: GUEST,wendie
Date: 11 May 00 - 11:11 AM

As a young lass (not that long ago really), I took guitar lessons, and my favourite song was 'ghost of glasgae toon', or something to that effect. I'm dying to find out the rest of the lyrics. The only lines I remember are:

Noo ah dead man seldom walks, and he very rarely talks, and it's no so often ye'll find wan walking aroon, ah but ah'm a refugee, fae a graveyard in dundee, an ah've come to haunt some hooses in glasgae toon, oh oh oh, ah've come to haunt some hooses in glasgae toon.

Apologes need to be made for the incorrectness of the above slang. Very sorry. But if anybody could help with the correct words and the remaining verses, please do.

Thanks a lot.


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 11 May 00 - 12:00 PM

I was given the words to this by Wullie at Whitby last year.(lost them.....) He is a lurker here, and may post them. I will e-mail him and ask him to post them
Patrish


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: John Moulden
Date: 11 May 00 - 03:51 PM

This is "The Dundee Ghost" written by Matt McGinn. If it doesn't turn up let me know and I'll send it.


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 12 May 00 - 03:44 AM

Wullie says he will e-mail the words to me today. OK
Patrish


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DUNDEE GHOST (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,Wullie
Date: 12 May 00 - 04:39 AM

This should be sung in a very heavy accent. I hope the spelling doesn't put you off. I've tried to make it as near as I can. If you have any problems just e-mail me.
Wullie

THE DUNDEE GHOST
As recorded by Matt McGinn on "Honesty is Out of the Fashion" (1968)

Noo a deid man seldom walks.
He very rarely talks.
It's no very often you'll find him runnin aroon;
But I am a refugee
Frae a graveyard in Dundee,
An' A've come tae haunt some hooses in Glesca toon.
A've come tae haunt some hooses in Glesca toon.

The reason I arose
Was tae get masel some clothes,
Fur it really gets hell of a cold below the grun (ground);
But A whispered tae ma sel'
"Och, I think I might as well
Hang aroon fur a while an' hae some fun,
Hang aroon fur a while an' hae some fun."

A man put oot his light
On a cold an' wintery night.
A showed him one o' ma eyes an' slapped his heid.
He says: "Oh!" an' I says: "Boo!"
He says: "Who the hell are you?"
A says: "Don't be feart; A'm only a man that's deid.
Don't be feart; A'm only a man that's deid."

Now, the fella knelt an' prayed
An' this was what he said:
"Why in the name o' God have you picked on me?"
So A pulled away his rug
An' I skelpt him wan on the lug.
"The reason," says I, "I'll very soon let you see."
"The reason," says I, "I'll very soon let you see."

When he brought the polis in,
A battered him wan on the chin.
The polis turned aroon an' he blamed ma fren (friend).
He marched him tae the jail.
He'll be in there quite a while.
But I'll see naebody takes his single-end (a wee house).
I'll see naebody takes his single-end.

Noo the polis thocht him daft,
An' a lot o' people laughed
When the fella said a ghost wis in each hoose,
But whit the fella said wis true,
An' A might be visitin you,
Fur just remember A'm still on the loose.
Just remember A'm still on the loose.


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: MMario
Date: 12 May 00 - 08:49 AM

marvelous!


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 12 May 00 - 09:53 AM

You should all come to Whitby in August and hear Wullie singing this song -its double fantastic...
Patrish


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: GUEST,wullie
Date: 13 May 00 - 06:18 AM

Thanks for the plug Patricia, hope you will sing along with me the next time. do you still remember the tune.


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Subject: RE: ghost of glasgae toon
From: GUEST,wendie
Date: 13 May 00 - 07:17 AM

dear all,

thanks very much for providing the words and a good laugh...

wendie


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