Song Information for The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter

Song Title:The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter
Artist:Battlefield Band
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 by The Battlefield Band
 Capo 3
 As [D]I was a walkin? through [G]old Killie town,
 It was [D]at the back end [A]o? November.
 My [D]gaze was drawn tae a [G]gathering o? folk,
 All [D]assembled by the Kil[A]marnock water.
 In the [Em]dreich winter?s morn,
 A [A]game was well begun,
 The [Em]curling stain slid [G]back and [A]forwards.
 And the [Em]breaths like clouds,
 Floated [A]upwards to the skies,
 With the [Em]whoops and cries o? the [G]teams o? [A]Curlers.
 My [D]attention was drawn tae a [G]young, bonny lass,
 As she [D]stood and watched as a [A]close observer.
 My [D]eyes were consumed as she [G]followed all the play,
 And she [D]cheered on her father, [A]and her brother.
 I [Em]gaid and I spoke,
 And I [A]tellt her my name,
 And she [Em]said she was cried Jean [G]Alexan[A]der.
 She [Em]lived wi? her folk,
 At the [A]Riccarton toll,
 And [Em]she was the tollman?s [G]only [A]Daughter.
 -Instrumental Bridge- D,G,A D,G,A D,G,A Em,G,A
 At the [D]end o? the game, her [G]Father came across,
 And he [D]shook my hand, and he [A]looked me over.
 He [D]says young man come and [G]join us on the road
 Then he [D]took her arm, and we [A]walked together.
 And [Em]when we had went,
 Tae their [A]cottage by the toll,
 I was [Em]asked inside for a [G]drink and a [A]bladder.
 And [Em]that was the start,
 O? the [A]winning o? my heart.
 And the [Em]cortine of the [G]tollman?s [A]daughter.
 -Instrumental Bridge-
 Here?s a [D]helf tae the good folk, o? [G]old Killie Town,
 The [D]engineers, and the [A]carpet workers.
 The [D]wabsters, the coopers, the dis[G]tiller o? the dram,
 Their [D]women folk, and their [G]sons and daughters.
 And [Em]here?s to the winter
 That [A]brought us all the snow
 And the [Em]ice that froze Kil[G]marnock [A]water
 And [Em]here?s to the curlers,
 That [A]brought me to my love,
 The [Em]Riccarton tollman?s [G]only [A]daughter
 -Instrumental Bridge as Outro-
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