Scotlands Songs

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Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie

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Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie

 

This and Coulter's Candy are the best-known Scottish children's songs.

The tune came from the USA in the 1940s as 'She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes'.

 

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

Naw ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

Naw ye canny shove yer grannie

Cause she's yer mammie's mammie

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

 

Ye can shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH

Ye can shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH

Ye can shove yer other grannie

Cause she's just yer daddie's mammie 

Shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH

 

We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE

We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE 

We'll all go round to see her,

We'll all go round to see her

We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE

 

She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM

She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM

She'll feed us mince and tatties,

She'll feed us mince and tatties

She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM

 

Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH

Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH

Ma grannie wears a vest

Ma grannie wears a vest

Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH

 

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

Ye canny shove yer grannie

Cause she's yer mammie's mammie

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus

 

For the story of this song and other Scottish songs about Grannie, see the book 'Doh Ray Me, When Ah Wis Wee' (McVicar, 2007).