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Dumbarton's Drums
Traditional arranged Tannahill Weavers

Yeah yeah we know, it's a song that should be sung by a woman.  The thing is, we were advised to get in touch with our feminine side.  The bad news is, it rejected us.  Still, it's not every day that you get the chance to record a song about a 3 foot tall girl (read the chorus, the guy has to kneel to kiss her) who's in love with a soldier's gopher.
We have heard stories from afar that there are those amongst you who like nothing better than to crank up the volume and sing along with us while you're vacuuming.  If there is any truth to these tales, then this is for all of you who walk that particular avenue of pleasure.
Why don't we all try it?  Come on everybody!  Take a walk on the wild side!
Altogether now!


My love he is a handsome laddie
And though he is Dumbarton's caddie
Some day I'll be a captain's lady
When Johnnie tends his vows tae me


    Dumbarton's drums they sound sae bonnie
    When they remind me o' my Johnnie
    What fond delight can steal upon me
    When Johnnie kneels and kisses me

Across the hills of bounding heather
Dumbarton tolls the hour of pleasure
The joy I feel will ken nae measure
When Johnnie kneels and sings tae me


Tis he alone that can delight me
His graceful eye it does invite me
And when his tender arms enfold me
The blackest night will turn and die




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