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The Calton Weaver
See also Nancy Whiskey

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I am a weaver, a Calton Weaver,
I am a brash and a roving blade.
I've got silver in my pockets,
and I follow the roving trade.

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O!

I went down through Glasgow city,
Nancy whiskey I chanced to smell.
I went in and, sat down beside her,
seven long years I loved her well.

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O!

The more I kissed her the more I loved her,
the more I kissed her the more she smiled.
Soon I forgot my mother's teaching.
Nancy soon had me beguiled.

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O!

Now I rose early in the morning,
to wet my thirst it was my need.
I tried to rise but I was not able.
Nancy had me by the knees.

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O!

So I'm going back to the Calton Weaving,
I'll surely make those shuttles fly,
For I'll make more at the Calton Weaving
than ever I did at the roving way.

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O!

So come all you weavers, you Calton Weavers,
come all you weavers where e'er you be,
Beware of whiskey, Nancy whiskey,
she'll ruin you like she ruined me.

Alternate Lyrics

I am a weaver, a Calton weaver
I am a brash and a roving blade
I have silver in my pouches
And I follow a roving trade

Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy whiskey
Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy O

As I walked into Glasgow city
Nancy Whiskey I chanced to smell
I walked in, sat down beside her
Seven long years I loved her well

The more I kissed her, the more I loved her
The more I kissed her, the more she smiled
I forgot my mother's teaching
Nancy soon had me beguiled

I woke early in the mornin'
Tae slake ma drought it was my need,
I tried to rise but was not able
Nancy had me by the heid.

Come landlady, noo, what's that lawin'?
Tell me what there is tae pay.
"Fifteen shillings is the reck'ning;
Noo pay me quickly and go away!"

I'll gang back to the Calton weaving
I'll surely mak those shuttles fly
I'll make more at the Calton weaving
Than ever I did in a roving way

So come all ye weavers, ye Calton weavers
Weavers where e're ye be
Beware of Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
She'll ruin you like she ruined me

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Notes On Guitar Tabs:
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Capo 2nd Fret; tabs shown are formations

{D} I am a weaver, a {G} Calton {A7} Weaver,
{D} I am a {Bm} brash and a {G} roving {A7} blade.
{G} I've got {D} silver {G} in my {A7} pockets,
{D} and I {Bm} follow the {G} roving {A7} trade.

{D} Whiskey, whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7} whiskey,
{D}Whiskey, {Bm} whiskey, {D} Nan{A7}cy {D} O!

{D} I went down through {G} Glasgow {A7} city,
{D} Nancy {Bm} whiskey I {G} chanced to {A7} smell.
{G} I went {D} in and, {G} sat down be{A7}side her,
{D} seven {Bm} long years I {G} loved her {A7} well.

{D} Whiskey, whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7} whiskey,
{D}Whiskey, {Bm} whiskey, {D} Nan{A7}cy {D} O!

{D} The more I kissed her {G} the more I {A7} loved her,
{D} the more I {Bm} kissed her the {G} more she {A7} smiled.
{G} Soon I for{D}got my {G} mother's {A7} teaching.
{D} Nancy {Bm} soon had {G} me be{A7}guiled.

{D} Whiskey, whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7} whiskey,
{D}Whiskey, {Bm} whiskey, {D} Nan{A7}cy {D} O!

{D} Now I rose early {G} in the {A7} morning,
{D} to wet my {Bm} thirst it {G} was my {A7} need.
{G} I tried to {D} rise but {G} I was not {A7} able.
{D} Nancy {Bm} had me {G} by the {A7} knees.

{D} Whiskey, whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7} whiskey,
{D}Whiskey, {Bm} whiskey, {D} Nan{A7}cy {D} O!

{D}So I'm going back to {G} the Calton {A7} Weaving,
{D} I'll surely {Bm} make those {G} shuttles {A7} fly,
{G} For I'll make {D} more at {G} the Calton {A7} Weaving
{D} than ever I {Bm} did at the {G} roving {A7} way.

{D} Whiskey, whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7} whiskey,
{D}Whiskey, {Bm} whiskey, {D} Nan{A7}cy {D} O!

{D} So come all you weavers, you {G} Calton {A7} Weavers,
{D}come all you {Bm} weavers where {G} e'er you {A7} be,
{G} Beware of {D} whiskey, {G} Nancy {A7}whiskey,
{D} she'll ruin {Bm} you like {G} she ruined {A7} me.

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