The Muckin' O Geordie's Byrre

Ian Price

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Does anyone know the words to this popular scottish tune? My brother-in-
law (a non-dancer!) has for years been asking me if I know them and I
haven't been able to track them down anywhere.<

"Oh such a stramash was there to see
Five miles away you could hear the melee
Even the domesticated animals were consumed with glee
At the cleansing of George's cow-shed."

-Andy Stewart's version of the anglicised chorus.

The rest of the words would be unintelligible even if printed - ye have t=
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be fluent in the Doric

PS since writing the above and before sending it, I find two complete, an=
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completely unconnected versions have been posted - what a wonderful list
this is! I have learned that Geordie at different times had a cow-byre A=
ND
a pig-byre. Another gem of folk-lore trivia.

-2chter

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