Campfire Songs Part 4: The Barrowlands


Parts 1, 2, 3

This song is probably my favourite to sing with a group of people because it is quick ruckass and also because I like The Barrowlands. The legendary dancehall might be a gig venue now, but it's got as many awesome memories for me as it does for my parents and then my grand parents, who have told me stories of dances there in days gone by. I imagine in 20 - 40 years talking about The Garage, Bamboo and maybe Shack in the same reverred tones as they use for the Barrowlands.

Anyway, I was reminded of the song at my recent family reunion as a family member talked about the songs wanting the lyrics. I don't know if she truly believed that I know the song off by heart, but I do. My gran finds this hilarious. Anyway...

Who goes doon to the Barrowlands, honey oh honey?
Who goes doon to the Barrowlands, honey baby?
Who goes doon to the Barrowlands
Aw ra wee hairies in the land.
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

Oh swing yer maw
Swing yer paw
Swing yer granny through a wa'
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

Who's the conductor on the bus, honey oh honey?
Who's the conductor on the bus, honey baby?
Who's the conductor on the bus
he's goat a face like an octopus.
Come to the barrowlands toni-ight!

Oh swing yer maw
Swing yer paw
Swing yer granny through a wa'
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

What'd you see at the picturehoose, honey oh honey?
What'd you see at the picturehoose, honey baby?
What'd you see at the picturehoose?
Donald duck and Mickey Moose
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight!

Oh swing yer maw
Swing yer paw
Swing yer granny through a wa'
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

Who's the fella with the hair crew-cut, honey oh honey?
Who's the fella with the hair crew-cut, honey baby?
Who's the fella with the hair crew-cut
I bet he goat a scabby nut
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight!

Oh swing yer maw
Swing yer paw
Swing yer granny through a wa'
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

Who's the bloke wi' the denims oan, honey oh honey?
Who's the bloke wi' the denims oan, honey baby?
Who's the bloke wi' the denims oan
I bet his best suits in the pawn
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight!

Oh swing yer maw
Swing yer paw
Swing yer granny through a wa'
Come to the Barrowlands toni-ight.

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Now I can't remember if there are other verses (there must be) so I want people who remember more (like, who might've sang it at a campfire recently) to comment. :D