T:Cam Ye O'er frae France
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W:Cam ye o'er frae France? Cam ye down by Lunnon?
W:Saw ye Geordie Whelps and his bonny woman?
W:Were ye at the place ca'd the Kittle Housie?
W:Saw ye Geordie's grace riding on a goosie?
W:Geordie he's a man, there is little doubt o't,
W:He's done a' he can, wha can do without it?
W:Doon there cam a blade, linkin' like my lordie,
W:He wad drive a trade at the loom o' Geordie.
W:Though the claith were bad, blithely may we niffer,
W:Gin we get a wab, it makes little differ.
W:We hae lost our plaid, bonnet, belt and swordie,
W:Ha's and mailin's braid, but we hae a Geordie!
W:Jocky's gane to France, and Montgomery's lady,
W:There they'll learn to dance, Madame, are ye ready?
W:They'll be back belive, belted, brisk and lordly,
W:Brawly may they thrive, to dance a jig wi' Geordie!
W:Hey for Sandy Don! Hey for Cockalorum!
W:Hey for Bobbing John, and his Hieland quorum!
W:Many a sword and lance swings at Hieland hurdie,
W:How they'll skip and dance over the bum o' Geordie!
W:Lunnon = London, Geordie = King George I, Whelps = House of Welf (George I's ancestors)
W:Kittle Housie = dance hall or brothel, blade = gallant man, wad = would, claith = cloth,
W:niffer = trade, wab = piece of cloth, plaid = Highland cloth, ha's = halls,
W:mailing = small farm, braid = broad, belyve = soon, brawly = well,
W:Sandy Don = Alexander Gordon, Cockalorum = young cock, Bobbing John = John Erskine,
W:Hieland = highland, quorum = gathering, hurdie = buttocks