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John Gaudie was a fine young man in shetland it was told
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Many's the crowd in Lerwick Town his fiddle and he did hold
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They've danced it up and they've danced it down 
as he fiddled his tunes around
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Of all the played in Shetland Isles no better could be found.

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When John broke the prison door 
The jailer had never seen his like before
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He ran back to the Levenwick shore and wrote himself a tune...
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