Coulter's Candy | Lyrics & Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

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History for 'Coulter's Candy'

Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In the 1800's Mr. Coulter could be found peddling his candy in the streets of Kelso, Scotland, carrying the candy basket on his head.

Scottish Lyrics for 'Coulter's Candy'

Ally, bally, ally bally bee,
Sittin' oan yer mammy's knee,
Greetin' for anither bawbee,
Tae buy mair Coulter's candy.

Mammy gie me ma thrifty doon,
Here's auld Coulter comin' roon,
Wi' a basket on his croon,
Sellin' Coulter's Candy.

Ally, bally, ally bally bee,
Sittin' on yer mammy's knee,
Greetin' for anither bawbee,
Tae buy mair Coulter's candy.

Little Annie's greetin' tae,
Sae whit can puir wee Mammy, dae
But gie them a penny atween them twae,
Tae buy mair Coulter's Candy.

Ally, bally, ally bally bee,
Sittin' on yer mammy's knee,
Greetin' for anither bawbee,
Tae buy mair Coulter's candy.


Scottish Word Definitions

Anither-another
Auld-old
Bawbee-coin
Croon-head
Dae-do
Doon-down
Gie-give
Greetin'-cryin'
Mair-more
Ma-my
Puir-poor
Roon-round
Sae-so
Tae-to,too
Thrifty-bank
Twae-two
Whit-what


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