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Scottish Kilt Song

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I'm looking for the title of a song my local pop station plays on their weekly 70s show. It's about a Scotsman wearing a kilt and he wakes to find a blue ribbon tied in an interesting place and the song says "I don't know where you've been, but I see you've won first prize." I've never heard the DJ say the title or artist.

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It appears to be a traditional Irish and/ or Scottish tune known by a few different names and performed by a number of artists , but there's a good chance it's this one by the Irish Rovers as they've had more commercial success - particularly in the 70's - than the other singers I've seen listed for it . Funny little tune ! :) :

The Scottsman ( also listed as " The Tauren's Kilt " )

by The Irish Rovers

Well a Scotsman clad in kilt left a bar one evening fair

And one could tell by how he walked the he'd drunk more than his share

He fumbled 'round until he could no longer keep his feet

And he stumbled off in to the grass to sleep beside the street

Ring-ding didle idle i de-o

Ring dye didley i oh

He stumbled off in to the grass to sleep beside the street

About that time two young and lovely girls just happened by

One says to the other, with a twinkle in her eye

"See yon sleeping Scotsman, so strong a handsome built?

I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt."

Ring-ding didle idle i de-o

Ring dye didley i oh

I wonder if it's true what they don't wear beneath the kilt

They crept up on that sleeping Scotsman quiet as could be

Lifted up his kilt about an inch so they could see

And there, behold, for them to view beneath his Scotish skirt

Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

Ring-ding didle idle i de-o

Ring dye didley i oh

Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

They marveled for a moment, then one said "We must be gone.

Let's leave a present for our friend before we move along"

As a gift they left a blue silk ribbon tied in to a bow

Around the bonnie star the Scot's kilt did lift and show

Ring-ding didle iidle i de-o

Ring dye didley i oh

Around the bonnie star the scot's kilt did lift and show

Now the Scotsman woke to nature's call and stumbled towards the trees

Behind the bush he lifts his kilt, and gawks at what he sees

And in a startled voice he says, to what's before his eyes,

"Lad, I don't know where ya been, but I see you've won first prize"

Ring-ding didle idle i de-o

Ring dye didley i oh

Lad, I don't know where you've been, but I see you've won first prize

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Thanks Kevin. That is one of the few songs from the 70s I had no knowlege of.

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