by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Fy, let us a' to the bridal
Language: English 
And fy, let us a' to the bridal, 
For there'll be lilting there;
For Jock's to be married to Jenny, 
The lass wi' the gowden hair.
And there will be lang kail and castocks, 
And bannocks of barley meal,
And there will be gude sawt herrings, 
To relish a cog of gude ale.
And fy, let us a' to the bridal, &c.

Scrap'd haddocks, wilks, dulse, and tangles, 
And a mill of gude snishin to prie;
When weary with eating and drinking,
We'll rise up and dance till we die. 
Then fy, let us a' to the bridal, 
For there'll be lilting there; 
For Jock's to be married to Jenny, 
The lass wi' the gowden hair.

GLOSSARY
Kail = coleworts uncut
Castocks = core and stalk of a cabbage
Bannocks = flat cakes toasted on a girdle
Sawt = salt
Cog = wooden bowl for drinking
Wilks = whelks
Dulse = edible red seaweed
Tangles = coarse seaweed
Snishin = snuff, sneezing powder
Prie = taste

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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2012-08-14
Line count: 17
Word count: 116