Johnny Gallacher

from by Wolf Loescher

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Oh as I was a walkin' by the Ugie one day
I met Sergeant Kerry by chance on my way
He says "Johnny Gallacher, you're a handsome young man
Would you cam doon tae the Ugie wi' me for a dram?"

Well we sat in the alehoose just takin' oor dram
He says "Johnny Galacher, wid you prove you're a man?
Wid you list and tak' the bounty and come awa' wi' me
Far ower the ocean strange places to see?"

He put his hand in his pocket, and a shillin' he drew
"Tak' this, my brave laddie, and ye will never rue!"
It was then I was listed and a bargain it was made
And the ribbons they were brought and put on my cockade

And a curse on that sergeant and his lyin' tongue
A curse on the day that I follaed a drum
One nicht in the guardroom an' the next in the jail
With nae' cardboard nor blankets tae wrap mysel' in

Bad luck on my uncle, wherever he may be
For he was the first man that ever ruined me
Had he been an honest man an' had learnt me a trade
Then I never would have listed, nor worn the cockade
No I never would have listed, nor worn the cockade


from Sheep's Clothing, released March 1, 2020
Traditional (Scotland)

Wolf Loescher - Vocals, bouzouki
Scooter Muse - Guitars, MIDI bass
Tim Britton - Whistle


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Wolf Loescher Longmont, Colorado

“…like John Denver flew to Scotland and drove to the gig in a Death Cab for Cutie.”

Wolf Loescher is a singer / storyteller based in Longmont, CO. He sings songs and tells stories from the Old World and the New, accompanying himself on his custom 8-string bouzouki (aka “Bouzar” or “Gadzouki”), guitar, and bodhran. He is often joined by his backing band “The Growlers”. ... more

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