Johnny Lad

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I bought a wife in Edinburgh for a bawbee.
I got a farthing back again tae buy tobacco wi'.

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And wi' you and wi' you and wi' 'you Johnny Lad.
I'll dance the buckles off my shoon
Wi' you, my Johnny Lad.

As I was walking early I chanced to see the Queen,
She was playing at the fitba' wi' the lads in Glasgow Green.

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The captain o' the ither side was scoring wi' great style,
So the Queen she cried a polisman and she clapped him in the jyle.

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Noo Samson was a michty man. He focht wl' cuddies' jaws
And he won a score o' battles wearing crimson flannel drawers.

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There was a man o' Nineveh and he was wondrous wise.
He louped intae a bramble bush and scratched oot baith his eyes.

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And when he saw his eyes wis oot he wis gey troubled then
So he louped intae anither bush and scratched them in again.

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Noo Johnny is a bonny lad, he is a lad o' mine.
I've never had a better lad and I've had twenty-nine.

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