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Jim McLeans songs

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GLENCOE
SHORES OF SUTHERLAND
SMILE IN YOUR SLEEP


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GUEST,Jacob 22 Apr 08 - 05:03 PM
Jim McLean 22 Apr 08 - 06:13 PM
Amos 22 Apr 08 - 06:22 PM
Jim McLean 23 Apr 08 - 04:06 AM
Joe Offer 23 Apr 08 - 04:33 AM
Banjiman 23 Apr 08 - 04:52 AM
Jim McLean 23 Apr 08 - 04:56 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 23 Apr 08 - 06:45 AM
Jim McLean 23 Apr 08 - 04:13 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Apr 08 - 04:19 AM
Big Tim 24 Apr 08 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Gregg 29 Apr 13 - 09:37 PM
GUEST,Eddie 30 Apr 13 - 02:42 AM
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Jim McLean 30 Apr 13 - 05:20 AM
John MacKenzie 30 Apr 13 - 06:56 AM
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Subject: Jim McLeans songs
From: GUEST,Jacob
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:03 PM

Hi! I know that Jim McLean has written many great songs, as "Glencoe", "The Barras" and "Mary Jane". How many has he (until today) written? Are there any recordings eith him singing them himself?


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 06:13 PM

Dear Jacob, I have written many songs recorded by many artists including Nigel Denver, Alastair McDonald, Matt McGinn, the Corries, Kenneth KcKellar, Moira Anderson, Anne Lorne Gilles, Jimmie Mcgregor, Robin Hall, Maddie Prior, .... I could go on for a long time. Quite often people think the singers are the writers as I don't sing my self. Dominic Behan said I sing like a duck and as I have so many singers doing my songs I can afford to keep quiet!


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Amos
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 06:22 PM

Well, Jim lad, give us a list!! :D


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:06 AM

Another few: The Dubliners, Josh McRae, Iain Davidson, Hamish Imlach, Wendy Arrowsmith ....


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:33 AM

Well, the Harry Fox Agency lists 40:

    SMILE IN YOUR SLEEP
    SPINNING WHEEL
    ALI'S RAG
    AWA' HAME
    BOLD HEROES, THE
    BONNIE SHIP THE DIAMOND
    BROOMIELAW BREAKDOWN
    BARON BRACKLEY
    BONNIE MOORHEN
    CARLOW
    CHANGING WAYS
    COME ROW ME O'ER
    DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
    FIDDICH SIDE
    FOLLOW THE COAL
    GALLAWA HILLS
    GUESS WHO
    HILLS AND THE DALES OF CALEDONIA, THE
    I ONCE LOVED A LASSIE
    LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL, THE
    MY LOVE SHE'S BUT A LASSIE YET
    NANCY WHISKY
    PORT NA BEUL
    ROWAN TREE
    SCOTIA REEL
    SCOTCH WHISKY
    SHEPHERD LADS FAREWELL, THE
    SMIDDYS LAMENT, THE
    SO CHEERIO
    SOLDIERS JOY
    SWEET NIGHTINGALE
    TALKING CONCHIE BLUES
    TWO BONNIE MAIDENS
    VERDANT BRAES
    WHISKY CHORUS,THE
    WAVERLY STEPS
    WE'RE LEAVING GLASGOW CITY
    WIND THAT SHOOK THE BARLEY, THE
    YE JACOBITES BY NAME
    YE'RE WELCOME HOME TAE ME


Some, no doubt, are arrangements of traditional songs. "The Bonnie Ship the Diamond" would fit into that catagory, I'll wager.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Banjiman
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:52 AM

Jim,

Did you write Rowan Tree? The credits on Wendy's album (you have a copy!)are wrong in that case. we've got it as Trad/ Lady Nairn.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:56 AM

Oh my! Lots of these are traditional arranged by me for various recordings and so stated on the albums. However there are plenty of originals not listed. I'm off to Vienna soon but when I get back I'll try and list some.


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 06:45 AM

Jim is fine songwriter indeed. He deserves a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer (deep fried of course) for his services to Folk Music in Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:13 PM

MC Fat, I like that. Jim McLean TCW, much better than MBE.
The following titles are originals I have taken off LPs but I'm sure there are more:

Scotland is Waking
The Big Three
The Scottish MP
Singin the Booze
Talkin Pibroch Blues
We Dinnae Want Polaris
The Declaration of Arbroath
The S.N.P. (The Scottish Navel Patrol)
Peace and Liberty (Burns/McLean)
Prince Charles
Forget the Old Orange and Green
Maggie's Weddin'
The German Tour
The English Royal Family
The Wallace
The Queen's Navee
N.A.B. for Royalty
Ghost Tigers
The Laird's Prayer
The Royal Horses
Royal Deployment
Stirling Brig
Bannockburn
Cullode/Drumossie Moor
The Shores of Sutherland
The Fire Raisers
Henny Munro
Hush, Hush/Smile in your Sleep
Silver Darlings McLean/Hulskramer/Halfin
The Massacre of Glencoe
Mary Jane
Tibbie Dunbar Burns/McLean (I extended Burns' song for Luke Kelly)
Workers of the World
The Sabbath
The Republican Maid
The Minister's Son
Lady Chat
Seven Deadly Sins

No I really am off to Vienna.


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 04:19 AM

Have a Sacher Torte on me.

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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Big Tim
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 10:43 AM

Jim turned 70 a couple of days ago. Congrats auld yin!

As well as being one very sharp and prolific songwriter he is also deep well of knowledge about Scots songs, music and literature.

(Rowan Tree was written by Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne).


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: GUEST,Gregg
Date: 29 Apr 13 - 09:37 PM

Hi is there any chance anyone knows the lyrics to jim McLeans song the queens navee?


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: GUEST,Eddie
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 02:42 AM

My fuddled brain tells me this ought to have been written by Cyril Tawney but the only references I can find to "Queen's Navee" point to Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 04:44 AM

THE QUEEN'S NAVEE


Jim McLean




They say it rains in England
It fairly makes you think
God send the rain and make it plenty!
For if the rain comes pouring down
That cursed land might sink
With Nelson, and his Queen's navee!

CHORUS His Queen's Navee
       His Queen's Navee
       In his mercy now may God decree
       That England be at the bottom of the sea
       With Nelson and his Queen's Navee

As it sinks beneath the sea
And stops the play at Lord's
God send the rain and make it plenty!
They'll say 'Come kiss me Hardy'
We're running out of birds
Nelson took them to his Queen's Navee
CHORUS

While the Duke played water polo
The Scts thought it a lark
God send the rain and make it plenty!
To get Cleopatra's Needle
And shove it up his Ark
And send him to hi Queen's Navee
CHORUS

We'll hunt the Royal flotsam
'Neath cricket cap and crown
God send the rain and make it plenty!
And all the floats asunder
We'll hold under till it drowns
Like Nelson and his Queen's Navee

CHORUS His Queen's Navee
       His Queen's Navee
       In his mercy now may God decree
       That England be at the bottom of the sea
       Like Nelson and his Queen's Navee.


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: Jim McLean
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 05:20 AM

Living in London now, I have my lifeboat ready.


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 06:56 AM

Ah'll no let oan, that ah ken whaur ye bide, Jim ;)


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Subject: RE: Jim McLeans songs
From: GUEST,Gregg
Date: 30 Apr 13 - 07:48 PM

Cheers much appreciated my dad remembered the song but not the lyrics, been looking for them for ages


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