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Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?

GUEST,Davetnova 05 May 02 - 12:28 PM
Hrothgar 05 May 02 - 07:54 PM
Morticia 05 May 02 - 08:27 PM
masato sakurai 05 May 02 - 08:41 PM
Hrothgar 05 May 02 - 09:37 PM
Willie-O 05 May 02 - 11:08 PM
GUEST,DaveTnova 06 May 02 - 05:18 AM
Dead Horse 06 May 02 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,Davetnova 06 May 02 - 06:33 AM
Morticia 06 May 02 - 08:39 AM
Dead Horse 06 May 02 - 09:38 AM
Susanne (skw) 06 May 02 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Davetnova 07 May 02 - 03:24 AM
GUEST,micca at work 07 May 02 - 04:41 AM
Nigel Parsons 07 May 02 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 05 May 02 - 12:28 PM

A Lady sang this at Girvan last night. It's about the effects of drink on man. I've been told it was recorded by a band called Steel Bunnies but I can't get any more info. I'd love the lyrics if anyone can help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 05 May 02 - 07:54 PM

Is it something like:

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie lassie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie lassie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, for your liver winna boo,
And your belly's roarin' fu', my bonnie lassie-o.

Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Morticia
Date: 05 May 02 - 08:27 PM

Have you heard Liz the Squeak's version; "Oh , the chocolates not for you, my chubby lassie-oh"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 May 02 - 08:41 PM

BONNIE LASSIE-O (The Shearing's Nae For You) has the chorus: "O the shearing's nae for you, my bonnie lassie-o, / O the shearing's nae for you, my bonnie lassie-o, / O the shearing's nae for you, for your back it winna boo, / And your belly's roarin' fu', my bonnie lassie-o."

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 05 May 02 - 09:37 PM

Cut and paste, change a couple of words, and boom! There you go. Shame I forgot the line breaks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Willie-O
Date: 05 May 02 - 11:08 PM

I knew that.

But I forgot.

Dang.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,DaveTnova
Date: 06 May 02 - 05:18 AM

Hrothgar that the sounds like the one and the tune mentioned sounds right too. The verse that sticks in my mind is

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o, O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o, Ye got hame at half past three and ye hadnae had yer tea Ye were sick all over me, bonnie laddie-o.

Any more verses, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 06 May 02 - 05:43 AM

On the spur of the moment
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
Ye walked hame at half a tilt and all yer beer was spill't
And ye hadnae on yer kilt, my bonnie laddie-o
Keep 'em comin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 06 May 02 - 06:33 AM

The alcohol is leaving and memory returning-

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o, O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o, Ye have trouble in the night 'cause ye cannae find the light And the toilets on the right,- bonnie laddie-o


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Morticia
Date: 06 May 02 - 08:39 AM

I don't know the original parody you referred to but feel moved to add an impromptu verse to the one building here:

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
To the barmaid you did speak,
and some part of her did tweak
And your case comes up next week,my bonnie laddie-oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 06 May 02 - 09:38 AM

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Yer nose is glowin' red, ye should stick ta tea instead
It wouldna mak ye pee the bed, my bonnie laddie-oh


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADIES' EVENING SONG (Trad / James Hogg)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 May 02 - 06:38 PM

This is it, I think - I'm too lazy to look for it elsewhere. As sung by The McCalmans on their 'Ettrick Shepherd' LP (1980).

LADIES' EVENING SONG
(Trad / James Hogg)

Oh the glass is no' for you, bonnie laddie O
The glass is no' for you, bonnie laddie O
The glass is no' for you
For it dyes your manly brow
And it fills you roarin' fu', bonnie laddie O

Then drive us not away wi' your drinkin' O
We like your presence mair than you're thinkin' O
How happy will you be
In our blithesome companye
Taking innocence and glee for your drinking O

Now your e'en are glancing bright, bonnie laddie O
Wi' a pure and joyful light, bonnie laddie O
But at ten o'clock at night
Tak' a lady's word in plight
We will see anither sight, bonnie laddie O

There's a right path and a wrong, bonnie laddie O
Oh you needna argue lang, bonnie laddie O
For the mair you taste and see
O' our harmless companye
Aye the happier you'll be, bonnie laddie O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 07 May 02 - 03:24 AM

Thanks everyone I should get a version out of that lot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 07 May 02 - 04:41 AM

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
oh you were feeling fine
full with whisky and with wine
" For the sake of Auld lang syne", my bonnie laddie-oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 May 02 - 06:41 AM

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Ye were drinkin' beer and whisky,
An' were ye not quite so frisky
ye'd hae thought that jump tae risky
My bonnie laddie-oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 07 May 02 - 02:31 PM

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Ye was so drunk ye couldna tell, there wasnae water in the well
Noo ye stink like ******* hell, me bonny laddie-oh

Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
So we held on tae oor nose, while we washed ye with the hose,
Noo ye smell jist like a rose, me bonnie laddie-oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 11:47 PM

I'm guessing the band would be the Steel Bonnets, not the Steel Bunnies—but I am unable to find any confirmation that they actually recorded such a song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 05:04 AM

You should not be drinking shorts, bonnie laddie-oh!
Vodkas, whiskys gins or ports, bonnie laddie-oh.
They are much to strong for you.
They may make you call for Hugh!
You should stick to Irn Bru my bonnie laddie-oh

Nice to see this thread re-vitalised. I may combine some verses for the club tonight.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 05:59 AM

Heavy drinking's not for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
You should stick to one or two, my bonnie laddie-oh
If ye stretch to three or four, or, heaven help us, more
Ye'll be stretched out on the floor
My bonnie laddie-oh.



Keep them coming, I want to be able to select from several verses.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:17 AM

Pulling some verses together (whether 'remembered' or newly written), and standardising the layout:

The Drinking's Nae For You

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
Ye got hame at half past three and ye hadnae had yer tea
Ye were sick all over me, bonnie laddie-o.

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
Ye walked hame at half a tilt and yer beer all was spill't
And ye hadnae on yer kilt, my bonnie laddie-o

O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
O the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-o,
Ye have trouble in the night 'cause ye cannae find the light
And the toilets on the right,- bonnie laddie-o

O, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
To the barmaid you did speak, and some part of her did tweak
And your case comes up next week, my bonnie laddie-oh

Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Yer nose is glowin' red, ye should stick ta tea instead
It wouldna mak ye pee the bed, my bonnie laddie-oh

Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Ye were drinkin' beer and whisky, An' were ye not quite so frisky
Ye'd hae thought that jump tae risky bonnie laddie-oh

Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Ye was so drunk ye couldna tell, there wasnae water in the well
Noo ye stink like ******* hell, me bonny laddie-oh

Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
So we held on tae oor nose, while we washed ye with the hose,
Noo ye smell jist like a rose, me bonnie laddie-oh

You should nae be drinking shorts, bonnie laddie-oh!
Vodkas, whiskies, gins or ports, bonnie laddie-oh.
They are much too strong for you. They may make you call for Hugh!
You should stick to Irn Bru my bonnie laddie-oh

Heavy drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
You should stick to one or two, my bonnie laddie-oh
If ye stretch to three or four, or, heaven help us, more
Ye'll be stretched out on the floor My bonnie laddie-oh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:24 AM

Any suggestions that we create a Welsh version (That pork dagger,'s not for ewe) should be strongly resisted.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:15 PM

He might well have retorted:

Who loves the glass without the G,
Take away L and that is he.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 May 11 - 09:27 PM

Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Oh, the drinking's nae for you, my bonnie laddie-oh
Drinking's surely not your game,for we dinna feel the same,
About pipes at 3 a.m. my bonnie laddie oh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 May 17 - 08:24 AM

refresh.

Just,   because.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drinkings not for you?
From: GUEST,padgett
Date: 19 May 17 - 01:30 PM

I assume that the original song is ~

O the shearings not for you me bonnie lassie O,
O the shearings not for you me bonnie lassie O ~o
tThe shearings not for you, for your back it will nay bowe,
And yer belly's rolling fue me bonnie lassie o

The tune is from this of course and can be found "in another place"

Ray


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