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Dundee Cat (Matt McGinn) video
See also: The Dundee Cat (Shanneyganock)
#1455: YouTube video by bigmanio
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

In an attic room in Dundee toon,
A poor auld wumman pit the tale aroond;
That she lived a' the years in her wee top flat,
Nae company but her auld tom cat.

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

One night by the fire she felt gey glum,
When what d'ye think cam' doon the lum,
But her fairy godmother sayin', "Have no fear,
Tae grant three wishes they have sent me here."

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

The wumman looked doon at her empty purse,
"I could always use some cash, of course."
The fairy then waved her wand aroond,
Till lyin' on the floor was a thousand pound.

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

"Well, a lovely figure and a face divine,
For tonight, I wish these things were mine."
Said the fairy godmother, "Well, I'll have a go."
She made her look like Biddy Bardot.

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

This beautiful wumman by the fire she sat,
She turned her attention to the auld tom cat;
"He's my only love, so here's my plan,
For tonight, make him a handsome man."

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

This handsome man to the lass come near,
Whispered softly in her ear:
"The night is young, but you'll regret,
The day that ye took me tae the vet!"

Fifty years in her wee top flat,
The poor auld wumman and her auld tom cat.

####.... Lyrics by Watt Nicoll, music by Matt McGinn ....####
Watt Nicoll's formative years seem to have been spent in Dundee and Glasgow. During the 60s and 70s he was mainly known as a songwriter and a folksinger; he recorded several LPs for the Transatlantic label and toured extensively. More recently he has flourished in the world of motivational speaking, in which field he is regarded as a guru. He hit the headlines when England soccer manager Kevin Keegan hired him to motivate the English national side before their 1999 match against Poland (they won 3-1).

The video above features a recording by Matt McGinn, Scottish songwriter/singer [1928-1977] (Little Ticks Of Time, trk#12, 1969, Transatlantic XTRA LP, produced by Bill Leader and recorded at Craighall Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland).

Also recorded by Hamish Imlach, Scottish entertainer [1940-1996] (Before And After, 1967).

A variant was recorded by Shanneyganock as The Dundee Cat (Live At O'Reilly's, Vol 1, trk#4, 2000).


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