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Scottish Highland National Dress/The Welly Boot Song 
By: Billy Connolly
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Rank this week: 77 (↑29)
Duration: 3:53 
Release Date: 1974  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: George McEwen (The Work of the Weavers) (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: George McEwen (The Work of the Weavers) (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Phil Coulter (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Polydor (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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  • This version of the song, combining the intro and tune, redone for Connolly's compilation album, 'The Pick of Billy Connolly' was played by Dr. D. once, on show #92-21. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I'd like now to sing a song about Scottish Highland
    national dress..Wellington boots. Did you think it was the kilt?
    Edinburgh's the only place you see kilts, really. Teuchters
    wear wellies. And the welly is a great, great form of
    clothing. It used to be the great mark of poverty in Partick:
    Wellies in the summer. Found out! Poor! Poor!
    And when yer lyin' on the beach in Spain tryin' to let on
    you're a millionaire wi' a four bob cigar and a seven bob bottle
    of champagne. Yer found oot to be workin' class 'cause ya
    got welly marks on your legs. Two rings of No Confidence.

    Eff it was nae for yer wellies, where would you be?
    You'd be in the hospital or infirmary
    'Cause you would have a dose of the flu or even pleurisy
    Eff ye did nae have yer feet in yer wellies!

    Oh, wellies, they are wonderful, wellies they are swell
    Cos they keep oot the water, and they keep in the smell
    An' when yer sittin' in a room, you can always tell
    When some bugger takes aff his wellies


    But when yer oot walkin', in the country way about
    An' yer strollin' over fields, just like a fairmer's herd
    And somebody shouts "Keep aff the grass!"
    An' you think "How absurd."..
    An' SQUELLCH! ya find why fairmers a' wear wellies


    There' fishermen an' firemen, there's farmers an a'
    Men oot diggin' ditches, and workin' in the snow
    This country it would grind tae a halt, and no' a thing would grow
    if it was nae for the workers in their wellies


    Noo Edward Heath and Wilson, they have nae made a hit
    They're ruinin' this country, mair than just a bit
    If they keep on the way they're goin', we'll all be in the s**t
    So ya be'er get yer feet in yer wellies!

    (Stavro Arrgolus)
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