Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

Coorie Doon
by Matt McGinn

Coorie doon, coorie doon, coorie doon my darling,
Coorie doon the day (Repeat)

Lie doon my dear, and in your ear,
To help you close your eye
I'll sing a song, a slumber song,
A miner's lullaby.

Your daddy's doon the mine, my darling,
Doon in the Curlby Main,
Your daddy's howking coal, my darling,
For his own wee wean.

There's darkness doon the mine, my darling,
Darkness, dust and damp.
But we maun hae oor heat, oor light,
Oor fire and oor lamp.

Your daddy coories doon, my darling,
Doon in a three foot seam,
So you can coorie doon, my darling,
Coorie doon and dream