Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Established 1977
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The Tass 2004   (Tune; Kate Dalrymple)

If you’ve had a hellish day,

When nothing’s gone your way,

But you’ve heard people say that music is a tonic.

Well no more messin

Get down to our session

Cos here you get to play with the Vienna Philharmonic !

 

*             We’ve whistles blawin and we’ve bodhrans bashin

               At the Tass, where Westering Home is still in fashion

               Leave yer troubles behind

               And get music on yer mind

               The Tass is the session where the tunes are spiced with passion.

 

Now, things never stay the same

If they did, it would be a shame

And we always did tell Cammie that he really should go far . . . . .

For Patty’s more mellow

Since she was seduced by a cello

And Cammie’s seldom here - now that he’s a rock star.

 

               And we keep on hoping that Alan might pay us

               Free pints every week, aye, that wid dae us

               But here’s the rub -

               When we play we clear the pub

               So we’ll just buy oor ain and hide up on oor dais

 

No here tonight’s a man,

By the name of Alan Chan,

Who thought that a wee walk might be good for the figure.

So we said “Aye fine”

And showed a map wi a line

But he said “Naw - this is much, much bigger”

 

               “Ye’ll get nae sleep, ye’ll get nae slumber”

               “Ye’ll walk till yer feet and brains can get nae numb-er”

               He sent us out training

               (In the pub if it was raining)

               He made us do the Cally Chally - bloody hell, what a bummer.

 

Well I’d just like to say

Before I go away

That The Tass is something special in my weekly ritual. (reet-u-all)

Well I’ll no be blate

Even though the music’s great

The best thing about The Tass is that I get to meet-you-all.

 

(reprise *) 

© Bob Murray 2004

Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh
Established 1977
Retail shop, auctioneers, mail order
www.stamp-shop.com