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Jock Stewart
Traditional, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers

 

For some unknown reason Scotland has produced many great drinking songs.  This is one of the more gentle, expressing a beautiful sentiment very dear to our own hearts.  This version was taught to us in London by an old friend called Duncan Disorderly who, at one point in the proceedings, actually dropped pennies down a drain and looked up at Big Ben for his weight.

LYRICS:

Well my name is Jock Stewart, I'm a canny gaun man
Though a rovin' young fellow I've been

Chorus:
    So be easy and free, when you're drinking with me
    I'm a man you don't meet every day

And its oft have I sat with both bottle and friend
Is there ae man could e'er ask for more?

Chorus

Let us catch well the hours and the minutes that fly
Let us share them sae weel while we may

Chorus

So come fill up your glass with whisky or wine
And whatever the price I will pay

Chorus

 

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