Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

FENWICK PRIMARY SONGMAKING about cooperation

FENWICK PRIMARY SONGMAKING 2ND June 2017



WARP AND WEFT

By P5 - tune 3rd and 2nd parts of Dingle Regatta


The warp thread, straight ahead, all through the cloth it goes

The warp thread, straight ahead, all through the cloth


Here comes the weft, left to right, right to left

Here comes the weft, left to right to left


The widden shuttle carries the yarn, it goes wheeeech when you flick yer arm

The widden shuttle carries the yarn, it goes wheeeech


Grip the picking stick, it dashes over, click click

Grip the picking stick, it dashes click click


The warp thread, straight ahead, all through the cloth it goes

The warp thread, straight ahead, all through the cloth


Here comes the weft, left to right, right to left

Here comes the weft, left to right to left


Stamp the pedals, nice and hard to lift the shafts about a yard

Stamp the pedals, nice and hard to lift the shafts a yard


In the cottage room, Matthew’s working at his loom

In the cottage room, Matthew’s at his loom


In the cottage room, Matthew’s working at his loom

In the cottage room, Matthew’s at his loom





THE BRAVE SIXTEEN

By P6 – Tune The Wark O The Weavers


CHORUS

The Fenwick Weavers, they helped folk out

They co-operated, without a doubt 

The brave sixteen, everybody shout

Hurray for the Fenwick Weavers


The King thought he was sent by God

But they disagreed, the Covenanter squad

They had to hide their bibles, and have a secret nod

Just like the Fenwick Weavers


The Fenwick Weavers at the Parliament Wall

Sixteen men, they really helped us all

At the water pump they discussed what to do

Hurray for the Fenwick Weavers


The men of the Weavers set up a library

Books on the shelves and they did not charge a fee

Stories, facts, fiction, science and history

The library built by the Weavers


John Fulton was a guy who lived down from the school

He learned from the library, he was no fool

He melted his grannie’s candlesticks to make his orrery

You can see it in Kelvingrove Museum


Now we have Fairtrade, you find it in the shops

They grow the cocoa beans and other crops

For coffee and chocolate and cotton tops

And help each other just like the Weavers




FENWICK PRIMARY SONGMAKING 9TH June 2017


THE SHOP FOR ME

By P5 Tune: I’ve got sixpence


I love a cookie, a Co-operative cookie

A hale big cookie fur ma tea

Ye squeeze oot the cream, an ye hear the cookie scream

The Co-op’s the shop for me


I love a burger, a Co-operative burger

A hale big burger fur ma tea

Ye shove it in a bun, an ye squeeze the ketchup on

The Co-op’s the shop for me


I love an aipple, a Co-operative aipple

A big crunchy aipple fur ma tea

Ye cut it up in slices, an sprinkle on some spices

The Co-op’s the shop for me


I love a smoothie, a Co-operative smoothie

A big juicy smoothy fur ma tea

Ye sook it through a straw, an it traivels doon yer jaw

The Co-op’s the shop for me


I love a pepper, a Co-operative pepper

A bright red pepper fur ma tea

Ye buy it in a salad, while the date’s till valid

The Co-op’s the shop for me


I love a cookie, a Co-operative cookie

A hale big cookie fur ma tea

Ye squeeze oot the cream, an ye hear the cookie scream

The Co-op’s the shop for me




HURRAY FOR THE FENWICK WOMEN

By P6 Tune: The Barnyards Of Delgaty


CHORUS

The Fenwick women made the thread

The Fenwick women made the bed

They did their duty, you can tell

The Fenwick women did it well


The Fenwick women spun the reel

Roon an roon went the spinnin wheel

Keep it gaun, mak the thread

Weel done, the weavers said


Wait yer turn at the water pump

Watch in case the sodjers come

Don’t let on if they ask questions

Don’t act dumb but haud yer tongue


The Fenwick women ran their hooses

Washed the clothes, cooked the food

Stirred the porridge, baked the bread

Yum yum yum, it was good


They raised their children to be good

They raised their children to be smart

Always wash behind yer ears

Always have a golden heart


The women kept their men in order

Wagged their finger, told them off

Don’t get drunk, give me my money

Fenwick women werena soft


BANANAS ARE THE BEST


Ewan's song, both classes love to sing this


Banana, banana, bananas are the best

A nice squishy middle in a big yella vest

Today or manyana, ah'll be sayin ‘Can ah,

Can ah have a ba-na-na?



What am ah goin to have for ma tea? banana!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday? banana!

What's ma Sunday dinner goin to be? banana!

Can ah have a ba-na-na?


Bananas are a healthy crop - banana!

Buy them in a Fairtrade shop - banana!

Ask in yer local Co-op - banana!

Can ah have a ba-na-na?


You can slide down a tree on the skin - banana!

Wear it on your head for a hat - banana!

Try and use a cokey-nut for that - banana!

Can ah have a ba-na-na?


Fifty million monkeys can't be wrong - banana!

From totie wans tae Old King Kong - banana!

They all love to sing this song - banana!

'Can ah have a ba-na-na?'


It's long and it's yella and it's bent

The taste is heaven sent

Don't waste your money on yer rent

Can ah have a banana?



It's perfect with ice cream - banana!

It's a banana dream - banana!

We're all going to SCREAM - banana!

Can ah have a ba-na-na?