Scots Sangs Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs for use in Scottish schools

     Songs About Animals

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This page has the lyrics for A Clockin Hen [action song in Scots for small people], A Doo Fell Aff [fun little song], Katie Bairdie [some new verses], Oor Little Pigs [very popular silly song], Three Craws [favourite action song], Three Little Pigs [sad tale of over-ambitious piglets], and Wee Cock Sparra [silly song of dramatic encounter].

[To see more lyrics made with school classes about Animals press here.]

 

SONG LYRICS

A Clockin Hen
By Ewan McVicar
Tune A Ram Sam Sam – aka A Pizza Hut

A clockin hen, a clockin hen, a cheepin chick an a clockin hen [clockin – clucking like a broody hen]
Cockaleerie, cockaleerie, a cheepin chick an a clockin hen [cockaleerie – cockerel]

A bubbly jock, a bubbly jock, a dreepin juck an a bubbly jock [bubbly jock – turkey, dreepin juck – dripping duck]
An osprey, an osprey, a dreepin juck an a bubbly jock

A croodlin doo, a croodlin doo, a bletherin Tam an a croodlin doo [croodlin doo- wood pigeon, bletherin Tam – whitethroat]
Papingo, papingo, a bletherin Tam an a croodlin doo [papingo – parrot]
 

A DOO FELL AFF
Tune Brochan Lom
A doo fell aff, a doo fell aff, a doo fell aff a lum x3 [lum – chimney]
A doo fell aff, a doo fell aff, it fell an skint its bum

A coo fell aff, a coo fell aff, a coo fell aff a dyke [dyke – wall]
A coo fell aff, a coo fell aff intae a bumbee’s byke [bumbee’s byke – bumblebee’s nest]


KATIE BAIRDIE
New verses by Laurencekirk P5/6 with Ewan McVicar
To hear this song press here

Katie Bairdie had a horse, it could haul wi muckle force
Wasny that a dainty horse? Dance Katie Bairdie

Katie Bairdie had a pig, always wore a tartan wig
Wasny that a dainty pig? Dance Katie Bairdie

Katie Bairdie had a cow, it used to plough, it doesn’t now

Katie Bairdie had a sheep, always juggled wi the neeps

Katie Bairdie had a chicken – watch your pockets, it’s always nickin

Katie Bairdie had a hen, it could count right up to ten

Katie Bairdie had a goat, always wore a Gucci coat

Katie Bairdie had a cat, it ran away with Postman Pat

Katie Bairdie had a dog, it flushed itself right down the bog

 


OUR LITTLE PIGS
To hear this song press here

Our little pigs lies wi their backs all bare
Bare [grunt], -are, sing dah reedle ah,
Me dad was a bonny wee man, [man (spoken shrilly) -grunt], -an,
Oh me dad was a bonny wee man.

Our little pigs lies wi their tails half cocked, cocked [grunt], -ocked.

Our old soo maks the finest o pork, pork [grunt], -ork.

Our old soo maks the finest o' bacon, bacon [grunt], -acon.

The [grunt] imitates a big pig, the [man shrilly] imitates a piglet. 

 

THREE CRAWS
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Three craws sat upon a wa
Sat upon a wa, sat upon a wa aw aw aw
Three craws sat upon a wa
On a cold and frosty mornin.

The first craw was greetin for its maw.

The second craw couldny flee at aa.

The third craw fell an broke its jaw.

The fourth craw wisnae there at aa.


Show the craws and what happens to them by holding up and moving your fingers.


THREE LITTLE PIGS
There once was a sow who had three little pigs
Three little piggies had she
The old sow always went [snort snort snort]
And the piggies went [wee wee wee]

One day one of these three little pigs
To the other two piggies said she
‘Why don’t we always go [snort snort snort]
It’s so childish to go [wee wee wee]‘

These three piggies grew skinny and lean
Skinny they well should be
Cause they always would try to go [snort snort snort]
And they wouldn’t go [wee wee wee]
 
These three piggies they up and they died
A very sad sight to see
So don’t ever try to go [snort snort snort]
When you ought to go [wee wee wee]

 
WEE COCK SPARRA
A wee cock sparra sat in a tree x 3
Chirpin awa as blythe as can be

Along cam a boy wi a bow an an arra
An he shouted 'Ah'll get ye, ye wee cock sparra'

Ra boy wi ra arra let fly at the sparra
But he hut a wee man who wiz wheelin a barra

Ra man wi ra barra cam ower wi the arra
He says 'Dae ye tak me fur a wee cock sparra?'

Ra man hit ra boy though he wisnae his farra
An ra boy stood an glowered, he wiz hurt tae ra marra

An aa this time the wee cock sparra
Wiz  chirpin awa on the haft o the barra 

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