Cam Ye O'er frae France
A song in the key of Ddor
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X:2280 T:Cam Ye O'er frae France R:song H:Scottish Z:id:hn-song-108 M:3/2 L:1/8 Q:1/2=100 K:Ddor F2D2 D2C2 D4 | F2D2 D2F2 (EF)G2 | F2D2 D2C2 D4 | E3D C2G2 (EF)G2 | D2d2 d2c2 d4 | A3d d2e2 (fe)d2 | A2d2 (dc)B2 c4 | G3E C2G2 E2G2 :| W:Cam ye o'er frae France? Cam ye down by Lunnon? W:Saw ye Geordie Whelps and his bonny woman? W:Were ye at the place ca'd the Kittle Housie? W:Saw ye Geordie's grace riding on a goosie? W: W:Geordie he's a man, there is little doubt o't, W:He's done a' he can, wha can do without it? W:Doon there cam a blade, linkin' like my lordie, W:He wad drive a trade at the loom o' Geordie. W: W:Though the claith were bad, blithely may we niffer, W:Gin we get a wab, it makes little differ. W:We hae lost our plaid, bonnet, belt and swordie, W:Ha's and mailin's braid, but we hae a Geordie! W: W:Jocky's gane to France, and Montgomery's lady, W:There they'll learn to dance, Madame, are ye ready? W:They'll be back belive, belted, brisk and lordly, W:Brawly may they thrive, to dance a jig wi' Geordie! W: W:Hey for Sandy Don! Hey for Cockalorum! W:Hey for Bobbing John, and his Hieland quorum! W:Many a sword and lance swings at Hieland hurdie, W:How they'll skip and dance over the bum o' Geordie! W: W:Lunnon = London, Geordie = King George I, Whelps = House of Welf (George I's ancestors) W:Kittle Housie = dance hall or brothel, blade = gallant man, wad = would, claith = cloth, W:niffer = trade, wab = piece of cloth, plaid = Highland cloth, ha's = halls, W:mailing = small farm, braid = broad, belyve = soon, brawly = well, W:Sandy Don = Alexander Gordon, Cockalorum = young cock, Bobbing John = John Erskine, W:Hieland = highland, quorum = gathering, hurdie = buttocks