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Scots Sangs An Tunes Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs and tunes
for use in Scottish schools - and everywhere else

I've A laddie In America


I've a laddie in America

I've another in Dundee aye ee aye ee

I've another in Australia

And that's the one who's goin tae marry me aye ee aye ee


First he took me tae the dancin

Then he took me tae my tea aye ee aye ee

Then he ran away and left me

Wi three bonny bairnies on my knee aye ee aye ee


One was sittin by the fireside

Another was sittin on my knee aye ee aye ee

Another was sittin by the doorway

Singin ‘Daddy, daddy, please come back tae me aye ee aye ee.’


When you sing 'aye', hold up your index fingers to make the letter 'I'.

When you sing 'ee', hold up your thumbs, index and middle fingers to make the letter 'E'.

A bouncy little song with a very sad message. Children enjoy making the letter shapes (see below the lyric) with their fingers as they sing, but adults looking after small children have to be careful about singing this kind of sad lyric to anyone who does not have a father present in their household.