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Rothsea-O

From the singing of Three Kinds of Folk ca. 1960, Hampshire, UK.
MIDI

    On New Year's eve in Glasgow town
    When all we had was half a crown,
    A bunch of us thought we'd prowl around
    And find some fun in Rothsea-O.
    We wandered down Victoria Street,
    We didn't care much for snow or sleet.
    And at half past two, with aching feet,
    We found ourselves in Rothsea-O.

Chorus:
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         The day we went to Rothsea-O.


    This young fellow here who's a bit of a lout
    Said he'd treat us all to a pint of stout
    So as quick as we could we all set out
    To find a pub in Rothsea-O.
    Says he, "Me lads, I'd like to sing."
    Says I, "You'll not do such a thing."
    Says he, "Clear the room and make a ring
    And I'll fight yous all in Rothsea-O."

Chorus:
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         The day we went to Rothsea-O.


    We had to find a place to sleep,
    We were all too drunk to even creep,
    So we found a place that was really cheap
    In a boarding house in Rothsea-O.
    We all settled down to take our ease
    When somebody happened for to sneeze
    And wakened half a million fleas
    And all the bugs in Rothsea-O.

Chorus:
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         The day we went to Rothsea-O.


    There were several different kinds of pests,
    And the ran and jumped inside our vests,
    They got in our beards and built their nests
    And cried, "Hurrah for Rothsea-O."
    Says I, "I think we'll head for home."
    And we swore we never more would roam,
    We're scratching still as we sing this poem
    Of the night we spent in Rothsea-O.

Chorus:
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         A fill-a me do, me daddy-o
         A fill-a me do, a fill-a me day
         The day we went to Rothsea-O.