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    Scottish Songs with Lyrics



    Granda g.g.g granda
    He fell o'er(over) the veranda(balcony)
    They carted him away in a panda (an ambulance, never hear this word nowadays though)
    Drunk and disorderly

    Granny, g..g..g.. granny
    She wis fuhll o' the lannie (cheap, nasty wine that old drunks used to drink, verb: to be full/fu' = to be drunk)
    She battered(hit) his heid(head) wae a tranny(radio/transmiter)
    'cos he switched on radio three

    Granda ga ga granda
    He fell o'er the veranda
    They carted him away in a panda
    Drunk and disorderly

    Mammy, mammy
    She kicked up a rammy,(she was going crazy)
    Battered ma granny with a chamois (a cloth or dish towel)
    For acting so drunkenly,

    The doctor, doctor
    Sayed she'd nae(no) right as a dochter(daughter)
    She hit her ain(own) mammy so he choked her
    Made a wee orphan of me (this is the only line, I, as a Scottish person don't really get!)

    Daddy, d.d.d. daddy,
    He said he was glady(glad),
    Told me if I'm a good laddie(boy),
    He'd get a new mammy fur(for) me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neilan View Post
    Granda g.g.g granda
    Is it typical for Scottish to distinctively roll "r" or was it done for the fun in this song?
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeCup View Post
    Is it typical for Scottish to distinctively roll "r" or was it done for the fun in this song?
    Hello

    Yes, it's normal. Some people, depending on their accent, have a more emphasised 'R' than others. Some have a rolled ''R'' but it's quite short and almost unnoticeable.

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    This is my favourite comedy Scottish song.
    "He was too absurd to make me angry. Indeed, it was a waste of energy, for if you were going to be angry with this man you would be angry all the time."

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