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Dancing in the Streets of Raith

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A
Weel it’s Saturdee night an’ Raith jus’ played,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 This time Rovers ha’ made th’ grade,
D
They’re goin’ up, nae goin’ doon,
A
We’re gonna party aroond th’ toon..
E7
Dancin’ in th’ streets (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
A
Dancin’ t’ th’ beat (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
E7
They’ll be dancin’ in th’ streets,
D A
In th’ streets o’ Raith t’night…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Here comes Jock wi’ his lass Peggy Sue,
An’ wee Sandy, he’s got Bobbie Lou,
I dinna ha’ a lassie, ’tis nae guid a-worryin’,
I’ll bring along a bottle in m’ kilt an’ sporran..
Dancin’ in th’ streets (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
Dancin’ t’ th’ beat (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
They’ll be dancin’ in th’ streets,
In th’ streets o’ Raith t’night…

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A’ reet Jimmy, take it awa’!!!
(Instrumental break featuring a Claptonic guitar solo
or a McFrugalginandtonic bagpipe solo)…

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Och we’re Roverjoyed Raith is oor team,
Always they will be, ha’ forever been,
Laddies come a-jivin’, lassies come a-twirlin’,
Whisky is a-flowin’ wi’ th bagpipes a-skirlin’..
Dancin’ in th’ streets (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
Dancin’ t’ th’ beat (do th’ bop, do th’ bop)
They’ll be dancin’ in th’ streets,
In th’ streets o’ Raith t’night…

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 E7
All taegither noo..
A
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
D
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
A
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
E7
Dancin’ in th’ streets,
D A
In th’ streets o’ Raith t’night…

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Ain mair taime..
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
Och! Aye! Aul’ Raith Rovers!
E7
Dancin’ in th’ streets,
D
In th’ streets o’ Raith (Aye!)
E7
Dancin’ in th’ streets,
D
In th’ streets o’ Raith (Aye!)
E7
Dancin’ in th’ streets,
D A
In th’ streets o’ Raith t’ni-i-ight…

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Notes

Somewhat belated, but nevertheless dedicated to the sports presenter (or whoever) who commented after announcing a Raith Rovers triumph that, “They’ll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight!” For the musicians: a 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll rhythm similar to “Rock around the Clock” or “Blue Suede Shoes” seems to fit quite well.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dancing-in-the-streets-of-raith/