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Sketches o' the Q​.​C.

by eddie cairney

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Columba Cannon He is a bridge builder Wi a missionary zeal He will go anywhere Tae build a bridge o’ steel He is one hunder percent The opposite o’ a slob Columba Cannon, ye did a gid job He will pour concrete Right through the day No fussed aboot the colour As lang as it is grey And when the last bit has been poured The kettle’s on the hob Columba Cannon, ye did a gid job Solo He says “Windy City’s Got nothin’ on us We jist git on wi oor job An’ dinna mak a fuss” Where the rain an’ snaw is cald enough Tae mak a big man sob Columba Cannon, ye did a gid job
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Fishnet bridge Like a big fishnet Stretching way high All the way up to the sky What kind of fishes are you gonna catch Are you gonna even try Fishnet bridge Fishnet bridge Fishnet bridge Fishnet bridge
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Midday starvation 200 feet above the Forth Wi the wind comin’ right oot o’ the North Cause there’s nae place tae hide An’ it’s panic stations when I decide I’d like a coffee an’ a biscuit Midday starvation Whut if there’s nothin’ in the fridge An’ here am I stuck at the top o’ this bridge I could hae flown down tae the shops If I were a midge but am no Midday starvation 200 feet above the water An I’ve nae piece oh whut a rotter I could have flown doon tae the shops If I was Harry Potter but am no Midday starvation But oh I’ve been saved what do I see Rising up thought the gantry 44 pizzas and they’re a’ for me Delirium making me greedy Dinna worry I’ll be sharin’ them Midday salvation
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The boys frae the cheese For the want o’ 5 million It cost us 5 billion Now where’s the sense in that His old joints were creakin’ Now the money’s a’ leakin’ Cause 51’s auld fur a joint Is it no’ common sense tae maintain a fence Tae keep it frae becomin’ firewid It’s the same wi a bridge Tae prevent an outage But no’ tae the boys frae the cheese But no’ tae the boys frae the cheese
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Wind shields 03:21
Wind shields Should there be wind shields Or should there be no Barriers tae the wind It would make sense Tae erect a fence Against big Boreas Auld bridge was no a place you’d want tae go Especially when it decided tae blow Buses and lorries ower they would go Like 10 pins doon the alley They’re no shields ata Apparently naw They’re mair like privit hedges Let some o’ it through The rest has tae skew Up an’ ower the tap Will we look back after 50 in awe Or will they be scrapped wi nothin’ ata Will we be thinkin’ the wind’s no sae raw Or wishin’ we’d had a crystal ba’

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released September 23, 2017

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eddie cairney Scotland, UK

Eddie Cairney is one of the country's most prolific songwriters and Scotland's best kept songwriting secret with 58 albums to date and another 100 plus in the pipeline. He has written new music to almost all of Robert Burns works totalling 892 new songs. He writes in a great many genres, from folk to orchestral. He is also one of Scotland's most accomplished rock/blues piano players. ... more

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