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Come Up and See My Garret

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Come Up and See My Garret

Come Up and See My Garret

1.
Come up and see my garret
Come up and see it noo;
Come up and see my garret
For it's a' furnished noo;
A second-handed table,
A chair withoot a leg,
A humpy backit dresser
And an auld iron bed.

2.
Eh'll tell the boaby,
Eh'll tell the boaby,
Eh'll tell the boaby,
If you lay a hand on me.

Sixty days in the tripe shop,
Sixty days in the tripe shop,
Sixty days in the tripe shop,
If you lay a hand on me.

Come up an' see ma garret,
Come up an' see ma garret,
Come up an' see ma garret,
It's aw furnished new.

A broken cup an' saucer,
A chair withoot a leg,
A humphy-backed dresser,
An' an auld iron bed.
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(1) MacColl, Streets of Song, no. 1, learned in childhood;
"Common throughout urban Scotland."
Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 48, as a guising song [var.:
4 For omitted/ It has a chair athoot a boddom,/ A stuil
athoot a leg,/ A humfy-backit dresser/ And a bowsy-
leggit bed].  Ritchie Singing Street (1964), 115, [var.:
5 An auld broken table/ 8 And a bowdy-legged bed].
(2) People's Journal Folk Song Supplement, 18 Feb.
1967, 7.

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