Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

ST MARY'S POLBETH SONGS

THE CO-OP HORSE

By P4

TUNE: Poor Old Horse

The Co-op horse has a very hard time, and we say so, and we know so

It wishes it worked in a pantomime, oh poor old horse


It pulled a heavy heavy van all day

All the customers would say


The horse looked hungry, tired and ill

When it pulled the van up Addiebrownhill



Twelfth September 1876,  and we say so, and we know so

It wasn’t doing its usual kicks, oh poor old horse



Every day it got three meals

And they hoped some medicine would make it heal


Its boiled supper it would not eat, and we say so, and we know so

No grass, no hay, no grain, no MEAT, oh poor old horse



The vet said 'Sorry but the horse will die'

The Co-op Committee began to cry



They chopped it in five bits, poor old thing, and we say so, and we know so

And it got buried in Number Ten Bing, oh poor old horse



By P4

I love a pizza, a Scotmid pizza

A pepperoni pizza for ma tea

Ye put it in the oven till it says ‘Stop shovin’!

Scotmid’s the shop for me


I love chocolate, Scotmid chocolate

Fairtrade chocolate for ma tea

Rainbow sprinkles and salted caramel

Scotmid’s the shop for me


I love a doughnut, a Scotmid doughnut

A sugar-glazed doughnut for ma tea

It’s not filled up with ham, it’s filled with cream and jam

Scotmid’s the shop for me








By P5

I love nuggets, Scotmid nuggets

Yummy chicken nuggets for ma tea

Ye eat them wi some chips, an spicy ketchup dips

Scotmid’s the shop for me


I love Doritos, Scotmid Doritos

Flaming Hot Doritos for ma tea

Ye share them wi yer boss, or she’ll get very cross

Scotmid’s the shop for me


I love iceream, Scotmid icecream

Honeycomb icecream for ma tea

Leave some honey in the hive, so the bees will thrive

Scotmid’s the shop for me
















THE TEA CADDY SONG

By P5

TUNE: Johnny Lad

A round and silver tin with a lid to top it off

Two unknown portraits, one baldy and one toff

What does it say? There, can you see?

West Calder Co-op Society


1875 to 1925

A fifty year Jubilee, a long time to survive

What does it say? There, can you see?

West Calder Co-op Society


The Celebration Programme for the 13th of June

The vans an the bands went roon aa the toons


All three Calders, Uphall, Pumpherston

Livingston Station, Addiewell, Backburn and Stoneyburn


Every Co-op member, they all got for free

An aluminium casket filled with biscuits and tea


A jug full of sweeties, a brilliant souvenir

Was presented to the children who were under fourteen years

What does it say? There, can you see?

West Calder Co-op Society