The Best of Mrs. Bruce's Boys

The Best of Mrs. Bruce's Boys

Greentrax Records - CDTRAX385

A MAN YOU DON’T MEET EVERY DAY (Trad arr. F&I Bruce)

 

 

 

I’ve a neat little cabin all built up with mud,
A space that I’m willing to share;
I’ve got acres of land and men at command,
And I’ve always a shilling to spare.

I didn’t come here boys to look for a job,
It’s just a short visit to pay.

So be easy and free when you’re drinking with me
I’m a man you don’t meet every day.

 

Refrain

So fill up your glasses boys, don’t be afraid,

Whatever’s the damage I’ll pay.
So be easy and free when you’re drinking with me,

I’m a man you don’t meet every day.

 

When I first came tae Glasgow what a sight met my eyes
I spent my first night by the shore
With Big Alan Morris and Robin Grey,
And around a half dozen or more.
Oh mother you should have seen them all stare,
And started to all run away
So I says my young rascals, do you think I’m a ghost
I’m a man you don’t meet every day.

 

I’m in love with a fair young maid from this town
And we’re to be married today
And if you come round in two years or so
It’s a right royal welcome I’ll pay
For maybe I’ll show you a scamp of my own
And I’m sure he’ll be able to say
To the folks all about while pointing me out
There’s a man you don’t meet everyday

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