Lyrics

Ah bought a wife in Edinburry fur a baw bee
And then I got a penny back tae buy tabaccy wi'
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

Now Samson was a michty man and he fed on fish and chips
He bauchled round the Gallowgate just pickin' up the dips
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

Now Solomon and David led very wicked lives
Winchin' every evening wi' other peoples wives
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

Every Catholic has our sympathy
They're really feeling ill
How can you love your neighbour
When the pope has banned the pill?
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

The Duke was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The Queen was in the treasury fiddling Scotland's money
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

Now Johnny was a bonnie lad until they took him in
He had his operation and now they call him Mary!
And wi' you and wi' you and wi' you, Johnny lad
I'll dance the buckles off my shin wi' you my Johnny lad

As some times sung by The Corries. See also Johnny Lad.

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