#01091
Take The Lassie By The Hand (Shawn Wiseman)

Me and Billy Ferguson
were headed for a time,
There was no use to deny it,
we had one thing on the mind;
The Kavanaugh girls were coming
and that suited me just fine,
We had to get there early
so we wouldn't wait in line.

I spied her at the second
that I got in through the door,
With radiance and beauty
like I'd never seen before;
Her name was Susan Kavanaugh
the queen of all the shore,
Billy winked at me and said,
"That's what'cha came here for."

And he said,
"Take the lassie by the hand
and ask her for a dance,
There's no more time to waste,
you may not get a second chance;
The single boys are eager
and they're looking for romance..."
A-diddly-dah-di-diddly-dah-di-
diddly-dah-di-do.

I made my way across the floor
and went to where she stood,
I was dressed in my new shirt and pants
and feeling pretty good;
Well I mustered up more courage than
I ever thought I could,
And when she turned and smiled at me
I made a bet she would.

And he said,
"Take the lassie by the hand
and ask her for a dance,
There's no more time to waste,
you may not get a second chance;
The single boys are eager
and they're looking for romance..."
A-diddly-dah-di-diddly-dah-di-
diddly-dah-di-do.

I kept her out to every dance
I never left the floor,
And when it was all over,
I walked her to her door;
Well by the time we kissed goodnight,
it was quarter after four,
She gave me the impression
I'd be seeing her some more.

And he said,
"Take the lassie by the hand
and ask her for a dance,
There's no more time to waste,
you may not get a second chance;
The single boys are eager
and they're looking for romance..."
A-diddly-dah-di-diddly-dah-di-
diddly-dah-di-do.

####.... Shawn Wiseman ....####

Recorded by Shawn Wiseman (Life Is A Buzz, trk#2, 2002, Independent, Gander, NL; and Homebrew 5, trk#13, 2004, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).


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