A Wee Drap O’ Whisky

    C                               G
A wee drap o’ whisky, I tak’ when I’m weary
      F                                 G
Ma blood for to warm, my spirits to cheer
       C                            G
And when I sit doon, I intend to be merry
      F                             G                   C
So fill up a bumper and bring it round here.
         F                          C
I can scarce get a hauf oor when I am weary
      F                C                                     G
To tell you the truth that I'm wrocht very sore
      a                 G              C                 F
My ploo and my lassie are a' my whole pleasure
        C                            G                C     -     G
We'll baith tak' a kiss an' hae a drap mair.

Contented I sit and contented I labour
Contented I drink and contented I sing
I never dispute nor fa’ oot wi' my neebors
For that is a mean and a contentious thing.
Oh few, very few ever hear me compleenin’
Though ofttimes the load of oppression I bear
Oh fat is the use o’ a man aye compleenin'
For aye fan he tastes, he maun hae a drap mair.

Come noble waiter, bring in a large measure,
I mean hauf a mutchkin the best o' the toon
An' when it is drunken, it's time to be joggin
Wi’ the lightest o’ care we’ll gang toddlin’ hame.

So good night to you all, I think it's nae treason,
Altho' that the whisky speaks saft in my ear
Good night and safe home, till further occasion
We'll a' meet in friendship and hae a drap mair.

(Noten)   (Midi)