Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

MERRILY DANCED THE QUAKER

Played by Mary Kennedy, accordion


The best known verse sung to this tune is just


Merrily danced the Quaker's wife

Merrily danced the Quaker

Merrily danced the Quaker's wife

Merrily danced the Quaker


There are more interesting versions.

One is


The Quaker's wife sat doon tae bake

Wi aa her bairns aboot her

Ilka ane got cake aboot

But nane she gied the Quaker


A Quaker is a member of a peaceful Christian organisation called the Society of Friends.