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Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)

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ANGUS AND THE KILT
THE SCOTSMAN'S KILT


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GUEST,Dougie 17 Nov 08 - 12:50 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Nov 08 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,Dougie 19 Nov 08 - 11:50 AM
Genie 11 Jul 11 - 08:41 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Jul 11 - 03:07 PM
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GUEST,name withheld 24 Mar 13 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I love to wear the kilt
From: GUEST,Dougie
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:50 AM

Hello.
Have anyone got the lyrics for Andy Stewart's song "I love to wear the kilt"?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love to wear the kilt
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 08:51 AM

I found a sound sample at zavvi.co.uk:

...neater, aye, the lassies all look sweeter,
And life is much completer when I wear my kilt.

[CHORUS?] I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right to see,
The bonny tartan plaidie swingin' up above my knee.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.

Now when I am far abroad, you'd never....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,Dougie
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:50 AM

Ah, this brings back some good memories!
Thanks for it, and yes I remember that that was the chorus
Does anyone know how many verses there were?
I remember that one was about Andy beeing abroad, and the people kkow he is from the "land of heather", and another about his two year old son. But there must have been a few more?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 08:41 PM

Andy Stewart: That's The Reason I Noo Wear The Kilt"


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT'S THE REASON NOO I WEAR THE KILT
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 03:07 PM

This is NOT the song that was requested, but it's interesting nonetheless, so I transcribed it.


THAT'S THE REASON NOO I WEAR THE KILT
As sung by Andy Stewart

1. Some people try to say the kilt is not the thing to wear.
In fact, they say the kilt is out of date,
But I've got special reasons for wearing mine, and so
I'll tell you if you'll only care to wait.
I used to wear a pair o breeks before I took a wife,
But after I'd been wed a week or three,
I sold my troosers but the kilt; the reason is because
I'll explain it if you'll listen now to me.

CHORUS: Every nicht I used to hang ma troosers up at the back of the bedroom door.
I rue the day; Ah must ha been a jay.
I'll never hang them up any more,
Because ma wife she used to ramble through ma butchers
When I was fast asleep beneath the clothes,
And in the mornin' when I woke, I was always stony broke,
And that's the reason noo I wear the kilt.

2. I never would ha found her out, but one night I come home.
I was feelin' very queer about the heid—head.
I was soon in the land o dreams, but woke at three a.m.
To see my wife a-standing up in bed.
She said, "I ... burglars; do not make a noise!
I'm lookin' through yer brooches for a gun."
I don't know what she was at, noo, but all I know was this:
There was naething in the butchers when she'd done. CHORUS TWICE


[I don't get it. Now that he wears the kilt, where does he keep his money? In a sporran, I suppose. But can't she rob the sporran just as easily as his trousers?]


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LOVE TO WEAR THE KILT (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 12:38 PM

I LOVE TO WEAR THE KILT
As recorded by Andy Stewart with The Jimmy Blue Scottish Dance Band - 1972

Well now, I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.
I love to wear the kilt because it's bright to see,
The bonnie tartan plaidie swinging up above my knee.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.

A lot of folks will tell you that it's just the way I'm built.
When it comes to fads and fashions I'm a Scotsman to the hilt.
But the lassies all look neater, aye, the lassies all look sweeter
And life is much completer when I wear my kilt.

I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.
I love to wear the kilt because it's bright to see
The bonnie tartan plaidie swinging up above my knee.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.

Now when I am far abroad, you'd never lose me in the crowd.
Tho' I'm wee I stand up head and shoulders oh so proud,
And the folks all think 'thegither' he is from the land of 'heather'
So I 'gaither' up my voice and then I sing out loud:

Oh-Ho! I love to wear the kilt 'cause it's right for me.
I love to wear the kilt because it's bright to see,
The bonnie tartan plaidie swinging up above my knee.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.

[Eeee ..... Heugh !]

Well now I used to court a winsome lass but I cudnae score at all.
I wooed her in a love-elly suit but och she wudnae fall,
So one day I donned the tartan an' I told her we wur partin'
But her heart wis broke in two and she began to bawl:

Oh I love you in the kilt because it's right for you.
My lad, you've no idea what it does for you.
I love your tartan plaidie and I promise to be true.
I love you in the kilt because it's right for you.

Well now I have a wee bit laddie and he's only two-year old
And the first day he was walking what a wonder to behold!
He did not look so happy as he toddled in his nappy
So he turned to his mummy and he began to scold:

I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.
I love to wear the kilt because it's bright to see,
The bonnie tartan plaidie swinging up above my knee.
I love to wear the kilt because it's right for me.

Ay, I love to wear the kilt because it's right ... for ... me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 12:55 PM

Actually Dougie, most Scots folkies would prefer it if you didn't sing it at all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,name withheld
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 10:50 AM

I was watching a DVD of the Edinburgh Tattoo last year as it showed a Scotsman in kilt and bagpipe marching away after doing a set. He was lean and tall and manly, and the swinging of that kilt, gently swaying behind with every step, was SO sexy!

And I'm sure he's never given it a thought.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 01:41 PM

The wearing of the kilt is not the problem. That B awful formulaic song is.


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