Who Sang Cap in Hand? The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:25
Lyrics
I could tell the meaning of a word like serene
I got some 'O' Grades when I was sixteen
I can tell the difference between margarine and butter
I can say "Saskatchewan" without starting to stutter

But I can't understand why we let someone else rule our land
We're Cap in Hand

I could get a broken jaw from being in a fight
I know its evening when day turns to night
I can understand why Stranraer lie so lowly
They could save a lot of points by signing Hibs Goalie

But I can't understand why we let someone else rule our land
We're Cap in Hand

We fight, when they ask us
We boast, then we cower
We beg
For a piece of
What's already ours

Once I thought I could make God a bribe
So I said I was in his lost tribe
Getting handouts can be so frustrating
"Get in line son, there's five million waiting"

I can't understand why you let someone else rule your land
You're Cap In Hand.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • 2 Cap in Hand
  • 3 Then I Met You
  • 4 My Old Friend the Blues
  • 5 Sean
  • 6 Sunshine on Leith
  • 7 Come On Nature
  • 8 I’m on My Way
  • 9 What Do You Do
  • 10 It’s Saturday Night
  • 11 Teardrops
  • 12 Oh Jean

  • Release information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin