[The Wedding of Lauchie McGraw]



It's all of a spree I'm going to prattle,
That night we met with some curious cattle,
For to tell ye the truth, it was like an old battle,
It was at the wedding of Lauchie McGraw.
There were miners and joiners and journeyman bakers,
[Hielanders] let loose with a bundle of Quakers,
And the look on their faces might gave us the shakers,
That nicht at the wedding of Lauchie McGraw.

Chorus:
Oh, but there was a terrible tear,
Myself, my gal and my mother were there;
May I get caught up with the wheels of a train,
If ever I go to a wedding again.

Chorus 2:
Oh, but there was a terrible tear,
Me and me gal and me mother were there;
May I get mixed up with the wheels of a train,
If ever I go to a wedding again.

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Transcription of Audio File

Collector: 
Gordon, Robert Winslow, 1888-1961
Location Recorded: 
Canton, St. Lawrence County , NY
Date Recorded: 
September, 1924
Track Duration (h:m:s): 
1:13
Original Medium: 
wax cylinder
Repository: 
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Call Number/Physical Location: 
AFS 19011A: G79 Misc 130
Rights: 

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MFC Reference Number: 
MCD_A037