The Spinners Wedding

The gaffer’s lookin worrit for the flatts are in a steer,
Jessie Brodie’s gettin marrit an’ the morra she’ll no be here.

Hurra, hurroo a daddy-o, hurra hurroo a daddy-o,
Hurra, hurroo a daddy-o, Jessie’s gettin marrit o!

The helper an’ the piecer they went doon the toon last nicht
To buy a wee bit present just to make her hame look bricht.

They bocht a chiny tea-set, aye, an’ a chanty fu’ o’ saut,
A bonny coloured carpet, a kettle an’ a pot.

The spinners they’re a singin, the shifters dancin tae,
The gaffer’s standin watchin but there’s naethin he can dae.

Here’s best wishes tae ye, lassie, standin at your spinnin frame.
Nay ye aye hae fu’ an’ plenty in your wee bit hame.

Hurra, hurroo a daddy-o, hurra hurroo a daddy-o,
Hurra, hurroo a daddy-o, Jessie’s gettin marrit o!

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