Harry Lauder, The Picnic; or, Ev’ry laddie loves a lassie

About

Words and music by Harry Lauder.
Published by Francis, Day and Hunter, London ©1910.
Recorded 18th October 1911.

Harry Lauder
Harry Lauder

Lyrics

Last July on a nice fine day,
Twenty lads an’ lassies on a picnic went away.
I was there wi’ my lass, helpin’ with the fun.
We had a rare time baskin’ in the sun.
The pipers they playing as we danced upon the green,
An’ everyone was heuchin’ jist to liven up the scene.
I said, “Here, chaps, let’s play kiss-in-the-ring,”
And whenever a fella kissed a lass, we all began tae sing:

[CHORUS] Ev’ry laddie loves a lassie, whether she be dark or fair,
An’ ev’ry lassie loves a laddie just because her love lies there.
Ev’ry laddie loves a lassie, whether she be dark or fair,
An’ ev’ry lassie loves a laddie just because her love lies there.

[Spoken section; then repeat of chorus]

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