An amusing little ditty written by Andy Stewart (Silly Wizard) with music by Neil Grant, first released in 1960. Tim brings it with all the force I believe originally intended and is quite popular.
I just got in from the Isle of Skye
I’m not very big and I’m awfully shy
The ladies shout as I go by–
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Donald where’s your trousers.
Let the winds blow high,
Let the winds blow low,
down the street in my kilt I go —
And all the ladies say hello–
Donald where’s your trousers
A lady took me to a ball
And it was slippery in the hall
I was afraid that I would fall
’cause I didn’t have on my trousers
I once went down tae London town
And I had some fun on the Underground –
a lady bent down tae pick up half a crown and said
“Donald, where are your trousers?”
The lassies want me everyone
Just let them catch me if they can —
You can’t put the brakes on a highland man
Who doesn’t like wearing trousers.
To wear the kilt is my delight,
And it’s not wrong, I know it’s right.
How the folks back home would get a fright
If they saw me wearin’ troosers
Well I caught a cold and me nose was raw
I had no handkerchief at all
So I hiked up my kilt and I gave it a blow,
Now you can’t do that with trousers.
I think this song is due for an update, or a parody, given our current president and his well documented peccadilloes. :-)
Pretty sure it wasn’t written by Andy M Stewart of Silly Wizard, but by Andy Stewart of “White Heather Show” fame
Would LOVE for some evidence… I am quoting other sources for the origins of the song, but I will happily correct what I had written if we can prove it. Let me know if you can dig up one way or another? Thanks!