Ewan McColl. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: A song of seduction. See Messer's translation: "Upstairs,
Downstairs", contained in this songbook.
C G D
As I camâ€™ in by Fisherow, Musselburgh was near me
C G D
So I put off my musselpoke and courted wiâ€™ my dearie
G C G D G
Upstairs, doonstairs, timmer stair fears me
G C G D (Dsus)
I thoucht it wrang tae lie malang, beinâ€™ sae near my dearie
Oh, had your apron bidden doon the kirk wad neâ€™er haâ€™ kenned it
Noo the news is through the toon, I fear I cannaâ€™ ment it
Now itâ€™s you maun tak the cutty stool, and I maun mount the piller
Thatâ€™s the way the poor folk dae, because they haâ€™e nay silâ€™er