Traditional Scottish Songs
- I'm Scotch and I'm married

The music hall entertainer Will Fyffe (1885-1947) may not have created the myth of Aberdonians being extremely careful with their money (in other words - mean) but he certainly helped to publicise it. Here is a song which he wrote which does just that.

I'm Scotch and I'm married

I'm Scotch and I'm married, two things I can't help,

I'm married - but I have no wife -
For she bolted and left me - but that's nothing new,
It happens sae often in life.

So I journeyed tae London, for that's where she'd gone

With her lover to hide her disgrace.
And though London's a big town I swore I'd not rest
Till I'd searched every street in the place.

And I tramped - how I tramped - weary mile upon mile

Till exhausted and ready ta drop.
I would not give in, so I climbed on a bus,
And took a front seat on the top.

We came to a halt in a brightly lit square

To my joy, there ma lassie I spied,
Looking weary and worn, but thank heaven - ALONE
From my heart -'Maggie - Maggie' I cried.

She gasped with delight as I rose from ma seat,

But a harrowing thought made me wince,
I couldna get off - for I'd just paid ma fare,

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