Donald Where's Your Troosers

Alan Bell

Message 3994 · 25 Apr 1996 19:19:07 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Moray McConnachie wrote:
>
> The reason there may be a little confusion is that the words COurtney cited
> in his original posting are the words to some kind of medley with the
> well-known Glasgow anthem "You canna shove your granny off a bus" mixed
> in there somewhere to the tune She'll be coming round the mountain.
> Incidentally, can anyone remember how that equally idiotic number about a
> ballacher falling out of a tower-block balcony after his jammy piece
> goes? And to what tune?
> Yours,
> Moray McConnachie

I assume you mean "The Jeely Piece Song" by a banjo playing, moustached
scottish folk singer whose name escapes me at the moment.
It comes from the practice of mothers throwing sandwiches (pieces)
from tenement windows to their children playing below, something not
possible once the tenement blocks had been demolished in favour of high
rise flats.

Alan Bell

The Jeely Piece Song
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I am a syscraper wean
I live on the nuneteenth flaer
An' I'm no goin' oot tae play ony maer.
Since we've moved tae oor new hoose
I'm wastin' away
Cos I'm gettin' one less meal every day.

Chorus:
Oh, ye canna throw pieces oot a twenty story flat
seven thoosand hungry weans'll testify tae that
be it butter, cheese or jeely
be the breed plain or pan
the odds against it reachin earth are ninety nine tae wan.

On the first day, my ma threw a slice o' malted broon
It skited oot the windae an' went up instead o' doon
now evert twenty seven oors it comes intae sight
for my piece went intae orbit and became a satelite.

Chorus

On the next day my maw theought she'd try again
This time the piece collided with a fast low flying plane
The pilot scraped it from his goggles and shouted through the intercom
The Clideside Reds have got me wi' a breed an' Jeely bomb.

Chorus

On the third day my ma would have another go
The Salvation Army band was playin' doon below
'Onward Christian Soldiers' was the song they should have played
But the oom-pah man was playin on a piece an' marmalade

Chorus

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