Arbroath street  water supply - 1895 painting Women at the mouth of the Brothock

Guid Willie Gibson  

 

(original anonymous lyrics 1863, music Fidycat 2010)

 

I'm gaun tae sit doon, an' tho' I'm no affy guid at it

pour out ma heart tae him that's aboon

for let blessins fa' on the guid Willie Gibson

wha's gien sic a gift at the fit o the toun

 

Sae aft's I hae ran tae the Boulsie Hill wallie

an waitin my turn, I was aye late at noon

An fan I cam back there was naethin' but hurry

but there's nae hinder noo at the fit o the toun

 

guitar....

 

The wives a aroun me, I'm sure they will join me

for blessins on him wha's gien us the boon

Far it's a'ways oor crackfan fan we're fillin ooor buckets

the guid that he's dune at the fit o the toun....

 

I'm gaun tae sit doon an tho' I'm no affy guid at it

pour out ma heart tae him that's aboon

for let blessins fa' onr the guid Willie Gibson

fur gien sic as gift at the fit o the toun....

Arbroath until 1863 had no public water supply, but that year Mr William Gibson gifted such a utility to the burgh. One anonymous lady at

the Fit O The Toun expressed her gratitude in these untitled lines. She doesn't mention her benefactor by name - the original verse

1, line 3 reads

' for  blessins on him that I winna mention '.

       Fidycat

Guid Willie Gibson  

 

(original anonymous lyrics 1863, music Fidycat 2010)

 

I'm gaun tae sit doon, an' tho' I'm no affy guid at it

pour out ma heart tae him that's aboon

for let blessins fa' on the guid Willie Gibson

wha's gien sic a gift at the fit o the toun

 

Sae aft's I hae ran tae the Boulsie Hill wallie

an waitin my turn, I was aye late at noon

An fan I cam back there was naethin' but hurry

but there's nae hinder noo at the fit o the toun

 

guitar....

 

The wives a aroun me, I'm sure they will join me

for blessins on him wha's gien us the boon

Far it's a'ways oor crackfan fan we're fillin ooor buckets

the guid that he's dune at the fit o the toun....

 

I'm gaun tae sit doon an tho' I'm no affy guid at it

pour out ma heart tae him that's aboon

for let blessins fa' onr the guid Willie Gibson

fur gien sic as gift at the fit o the toun....

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