Traditional Scottish Songs
- Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?

Andy Stewart was a popular and well known entertainer on stage and television. He starred in "The White Heather" club, a medley of Scottish song and dance which began life in the days of black and white TV and lasted for many years. Andy Stewart was identified with a number of songs, including this one about Donald and his kilt...

Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?

Just got in from the Isle of Skye

I'm not very big and I'm awfully shy
The ladies shout as I go by
Donald where's your troosers?
Let the winds blow high,
Let the winds blow low,
Down the street in my kilt I go
And all the ladies say hello
Donald where's your troosers?

A lady took me to a ball

And it was slippery in the hall
I was afraid that I would fall
'Cause I didn't have on my troosers

They'd like to wed me everyone

Just let them catch me if they can
You canna put the brakes on a highland man
Who doesn't like wearing troosers.

To wear the kilt is my delight,

It isn't wrong, I know it's right.
The highlanders would get afright
If they saw me in my troosers.

Well I caught a cold and me nose was raw

I had no handkerchief at all
So I hiked up my kilt and I gave it a blow,
Now you can't do that with troosers.

Meaning of unusual words:
troosers=trousers (or pants in the US)

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