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No. 4 - Town Crier's Song - Sandy and Chorus

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Girls: Ding, dong!
Men: Ding, dong!
Girls: Ding, dong!
Men: Ding, dong!
All: Ding, dong! ding, dong bell!
Men: Comes the Crier his bell a-ringing;
Girls: What's the news that he is bringing?
Tenors: Bringing?
All: Sandy Mc.Sherry, one important very;
Ding, dong! Ding, dong! ding, dong bell!
Sopranos: Something most important,
Contraltos: Something quite momentous;
Basses: Tidings consequential,
Tenors: Heraldings portentous!
All: Gather round and listen in a manner circumspect,
For of Sandy's proclamations no one knows what to expect.
Sandy: Ding, dong!
Chorus: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Ding, dong!
Chorus: Ding, dong!
What can he have to say?
Sandy: Ding, dong!
Here I come, my bell a-ringing!
News important I am bringing;
Sandy Mc.Sherry, a mon important very,
Chorus: Great news he's bringing;
Sandy: Ding, dong! Ding, dong!
Listen, and all I'll tell.
Oyez!
   
Sandy: Item the first; ding, dong! ding, dong!
I'm varra much pleased to tell ye now
That Dame Mc.Lackie, the puir auld soul
Has lost her favorite speckled cow,
Her favorite speckled cow.
Chorus: Hoot awa, mon! Dinna ye know
That ye told us that full a week ago!
Sandy: Oyez! Ding, dong! ding, dong!
Chorus: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Item the second, the widow Mc.Finns
Has found on her doorstep a pair of twins;
Now she offers the same free of charge for adoption,
Either, or baith, at the party's option.
Ding, ding, dong! Oyez!
A beautiful pair of twins,
A highly intelligent pair of twins,
For a song, for a song! Ding, dong!
Chorus: A beautiful pair of twins,
A highly intelligent pair of twins,
Sandy: For a song!
Sopranos: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Ding, dong!
Chorus: For a song!
   
Sandy: Item the third; ding, dong! ding, dong!
One Jamie Mc.Bride from jail has fled;
And all good citizens now are call'd
To arrest said Jamie, alive or dead,
Said Jamie, alive or dead.
Chorus: Hoot awa, mon! Dinna ye know
He was caught and hanged full a week ago!
Sandy: Ye're right, that's true, ding, dong!
Chorus: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Item the fourth, old Davy Mc.Groat
Has found and has harbored a nanny-goat;
She has eaten his garden and some of his raiment,
Owner must call with the cash for payment,
Ding, ding, dong! Oyez!
A beautiful goat to sell,
A very desirable goat to sell,
For a song, for a song! Ding, dong!
Chorus: A beautiful goat to sell,
A very desirable goat to sell,
Sandy: For a song!
Sopranos: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Ding, dong!
Chorus: For a song!
   
Sandy: Item the fifth; the Parson's wife,
The pride and joy of all his life,
Ran away with the tinker, Tam Mc.Gills,
And the Parson refuses to pay her bills,
Refuses to pay her bills.
Chorus: Hoot awa, mon! Dinna ye know
She rins awa' ev'ry now and then!
Sandy: Oyez! Ding, dong! ding, dong!
Chorus: Ding, dong!
Sandy: Item the sixth, old Sandy Mc.Bean
Has quarreled again with his wifie Jean,
When he comes home late from his ale-house labors
His cries for help will awake the neighbors.
Ding, ding, dong! Oyez!
A muscular wife to sell,
A muscular, quarreling wife to sell,
For a song, for a song! Ding, dong!
Chorus: A muscular wife to sell,
A muscular, quarreling wife to sell,
Sandy: For a song!
Sopranos: Ding, dong!
Sandy: For a song!
Tenors: Ding, dong!
Chorus: For a song, a song!
All: Ding, dong!

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