Scotland Calling Scotland Calling

A Caledonian celebration.


THE CARDONALD CHEAT

There's a solitary man crying, "Hold me."
It's only because he's a-lonely
And he's just been chibbed in Riddrie
He won't be alive for long!

If he only had time to get back across the Clyde
The Cardonald cheat could not beat the heat
It's pure mental!

From the Oatlands dens and the old Bar 'L'
The Bellahouston clientele
Played a game that would end in hell
Or the streets of Pollockshaws

But the dealer just stares
There's something wrong here, he thinks
The junkie is seized and forced to his knees
And shot dead

He only wanted more time
Away from Mount Florida
But his luck it gave in
As the dawn light crept in
And he pished in the close

From Kelvinside to the Gorbals
With a gramme, a syringe and a roll of pills
To all of the men who have stood in Nitshill
In the service of the ching

Before you leave Yorkhill be sure you
Did not forsake your sovvy
May not be pawned anymore

There's a solitary man crying, "Hold me."
It's only because he's a-lonely
And he's just been chibbed in Riddrie
He won't be alive for long!


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