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Traditional
  1. I'm a weaver, a Carlton weaver,
    I'm a rash and a roving blade,
    I've got siller in my pouches,
    I'll gang follow the roving trade.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  2. As I cam' in by Glesca city,
    Nancy Whiskey I chanced to smell,
    So I gaed in, sat doon beside her,
    Seven long years I lo'ed her well.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  3. The mair I kissed her the mair I lo'ed
    The mair I kissed her the mair she smiled
    And I forgot my mither's teaching,
    Nancy soon had me beguiled.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  4. I woke up early in the morning,
    To slake my drouth it was my need,
    I tried to rise but wasna able,
    Nancy had me by the heid.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  5. "Cwa, landlady, whit's the lawin.
    Tell me whit there is to pay."
    "Fifteen shillings is the reckoning,
    Pay me quickly and go away."
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  6. As I went by Glesca city,
    Nancy Whiskey I chanced to smell;
    I gaed in drank four and sixpence,
    A't was left was a crooked scale.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  7. I'll gang back to the Carlton weaving,
    I'll surely make the shuttles fly,
    I'll make more at the Carlton weaving,
    Than ever I did in the roving way.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o
  8. Come all ye weavers, Carlton weavers,
    A' ye weavers where eer ye be;
    Beware of whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    She'll ruin you as she ruined me.
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy Whiskey,
    Whiskey, whiskey, Nancy~o

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah