Hamish Hit Me

Published by Simon Oak

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A.k.a. The Ballad Of Hamish Fagan. Lyrics by Jon Loomes based on a true accident that happened with the kid on a swing. Melody, vocals and accordion by Simon Oak. Graphic: Wikimedia Commons, Fresco of Saint Proculus on a swing, 7th Century, South Tyrol Chorus 1 When Hamish Raglan hit me in the face I was standing in an inappropriate place. And it’s only fair to mention I forgot to pay attention And so Hamish hit me squarely in the face Hey (3x), Hamish hit me (3x), squarely in the face There was blood and bits of skin And to the horror of his kin From the swings I staggered, bleeding, to the table. And his Dad was clearly worried I just sat there, bruised and bloodied Although he already knew I was unstable. Chorus 2 When Hamish Raglan hit me in the face He was moving at considerable pace. Another man would duck But I just shouted loudly As Hamish hit me squarely in the face. Hey (3x), Hamish hit me (3x), squarely in the face His vitesse was like a missile There was blood and bone and gristle And my spectacles lay bent upon the floor And my nose was nearly broken Like a sailors’ true love token And I’ll never ever go to sea no more. Chorus 3 When Hamish Raglan hit me in the face He was worried that he might be in disgrace. It was really not his fault That like a human catapault Young Hamish Raglan hit me in the face. Hey (3x), Hamish hit me (3x), squarely in the face I’d been swinging him quite hard In the Greyhound Inn’s back yard I’d been swinging him as high as I was able And it came as quite a shock When he smacked me in the clock Like a four and a half year old Newton’s cradle. Chorus 4 When Hamish Raglan hit me in the face I thought I’d end up in a dental brace But fortunately those Were never needed as my nose Absorbed most of the impact in this case Hey (3x), Hamish hit me (3x), squarely in the face And now Hamish can tell his friend Just why, on him you can depend To hit old Jonnie right in the face A practice that’s almost as fun As kicking Jonnie up the bum Or poking Jonnie in the eye Or rubbing nettles on his thigh When he tells Flora of the time He struck me, (as recalled in rhyme) Then straight away the las will run And tell the tale to her mum Who’ll laugh and shake her head and say “I’ve been wanting to do that for years, hey hey ..” Hey (3x), Hamish hit me (3x), squarely in the face #Folk #Accident #Swing

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