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What Merriment Has Taen The Whigs

TUNE: The German Lairdie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

What Merriment Has Taen The Whigs
TUNE: The German Lairdie

Chorus
Sing heedle liltie, teedle liltie,
Andum, tandum, tandie,
Sing fal de dal, de dal lal lal,
Sing howdle liltie dandie.
1.
What merriment has taen the Whigs
I think they be gane mad, Sir,
Wi' playing up their Whiggish jigs,
Their dancin may be sad, Sir.
2.
The Revolution principles
Has put their heads in bees, Sir;
They're a' fa'en out amang themsels -
Deil tak the first that grees, Sir.

 

What Merriment Has Taken The Whigs
(The German Lord)

Chorus
Sing heedle liltie, teedle liltie,
Andum, tandum, tandie,
Sing fal de dal, de dal lal lal,
Sing howdle liltie dandie.

What merriment has taken the Whigs
I think they be gone mad, Sir,
With playing up their Whiggish jigs,
Their dancing may be sad, Sir.

The Revolution principles
Has put their heads in bees, Sir;
They are all fallen out among themselves -
Devil take the first that agrees, Sir.

 

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