I Love a Sausage

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While trawling the internet looking for traditional children’s songs and rhymes from Scotland I discovered this great wee ditty from our own backyard of Edinburgh.

The song is sung to the tune of Harry Lauder’s classic “I love a lassie” and just to be sure the first verse is a direct copy of the original song, after that though it takes a strange turn as the singer turns his affections towards a sausage. But not any old sausage – a sausage made by the co-op or as we used to call it the ‘coparative’.

Not content with praising the ‘coperative – sausage’ the singer then goes on to praise the virtues of many other own brand items . I love it (and the sausages are nae bad either). Enjoy:

I Love a Sausage

I love a lassie, a bonnie bonnie lassie,

She's as pure as the lily in the dell,

She's as sweet as the heather,

The bonnie purple heather,

Mary, my Scots bluebell.

A love a sausage, a co-operative sausage,

You can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

When ye fry it wi' an ingin,

You'll hear the ingin singin'

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a cookie, a co-operative cookie,

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

When ye spread it wi' some syrup,

Ye'll hear the syrup chirrup

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a pancake, a co-operative pancake,

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

When ye spread it wi' some bu'er,

You can hear the bu'er mu'er

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a whisky, a Co-operative whisky

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

If you buy one for a "pick-up",

You'll hear the "pick-up" hiccup

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a bath-bun, a co-operative bath-bun

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

If you swallow one with raisins,

You can hear the raisins praisin

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a haggis, a co-operative haggis

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

If you eat with a neep,

You can hear the ne-ep che-ep

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

A love a scone, a co-operative scone

Ye can tell it's co-operative by its smell.

If you spread it wi some cream,

You can hear the cre-am scre-am

Mary, ma Scots bluebell.

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