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The Tailor Fell Thro' The Bed
TUNE: I rede ye beware o' the ripells you man
(I advise you beware of the back pains you man)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



The Tailor Fell Thro' The Bed
1.
The tailor fell thro' the bed, thimble an' a',
The tailor fell thro' the bed, thimble an' a';
The blankets were thin, and the sheets they were sma' -
The tailor fell thro' the bed, thimble an' a'!
2.
The sleepy bit lassie, she dreaded nae ill,
The sleepy bit lassie, she dreaded nae ill,
The weather was cauld, and the lassie lay still:
She thought that a tailor could do her nae ill!
3.
Gie me the groat again, cannie young man!
Gie me the groat again, cannie young man!
The day is short, and the night it is lang -
The dearest siller that ever I wan!
4.
There's somebody weary wi' lying her lane,
There's somebody weary wi' lying her lane!
There's some that are dowie, I trow wad be fain
To see the bit tailor come skippin again.

 



The Tailor Fell Through The Bed

The tailor fell through the bed, thimble and all,
The tailor fell through the bed, thimble and all;
The blankets were thin, and the sheets they were small -
The tailor fell through the bed, thimble and all!

The sleepy bit girl, she dreaded no ill,
The sleepy bit girl, she dreaded no ill,
The weather was cold, and the girl lay still:
She thought that a tailor could do her no ill!

Give me the groat (silver 4 pence) again, gentle young man!
Give me the groat (silver 4 pence) again, gentle young man!
The day is short, and the night it is long -
The dearest silver that ever I won!

There is somebody weary with lying her alone,
There is somebody weary with lying her alone!
There is some that are drooping, I believe would be desirous
To see the bit tailor come skipping again.

 

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