The Barnyards of Delgaty
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John Renfro Davis


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A 'bothy' is a shed where hired plowmen slept. They evidently amused themselves after work by complaining about their bosses and their working conditions. Life hasn't changed much, Now we call them bars. As I cam' in by Turra market,
Turra market for to fee,
I fell in wi' a fairmer chiel,
The Barnyards o' Delgaty

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


He promised to me ae the best pair
Every I set my e'en upon,
When I gaed to the Barnyards
Naething there but skin and bone!

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


The auld black horse sat on his rump,
The auld white mare lay on her wime,
For a' that I could 'Hup!' and crack,
They wouldna rise at yokin' time.

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


When I gae to the kirk on Sunday
Mony's the bonnie lass I see
Sittin' by her faither's side,
Winkin' owre the pwes at me.

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


I can drink and no' be drunken
I can fecht and no' be slain,
I can lie wi' anither man's lass,
And aye be welcome to my ain.

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


Noo my cannle is brunt oot,
My snotter's fairly one the wane,
Sae fare ye weel, ye Barnyards,
Ye'll never catch me here again!

Linten adie toorin adie,
Linten adie toorin ee;
Linten lowrin,lowrin,lowrin,
The Barnyards o'Delgaty


Words and Music from John Renfro Davis