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Lyr Req: songs by Archie Fisher

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DARK EYED MOLLY
DREG SONG
ETTRICK
FINAL TRAWL
I CAME TO A WESTERN ISLAND
LINDSAY
MEN of WORTH
THE FAIRFIELD CRANE
THE WITCH OF THE WEST-MER-LANDS


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Clinton Hammond 01 Dec 99 - 05:10 PM
Susanne (skw) 01 Dec 99 - 06:34 PM
Yup, I've tried... 01 Dec 99 - 11:38 PM
Just bumpin' it back up.... 02 Dec 99 - 02:06 PM
Susanne (skw) 02 Dec 99 - 05:55 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Dec 99 - 04:07 AM
Jeri 03 Dec 99 - 12:16 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Dec 99 - 02:29 PM
Still busy are ya?!? 06 Dec 99 - 03:44 PM
Susanne (skw) 06 Dec 99 - 05:52 PM
Clinton hammond 07 Dec 99 - 01:41 PM
Susanne (skw) 07 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM
radriano 07 Dec 99 - 06:28 PM
Clinton Hammond2 07 Dec 99 - 11:31 PM
MMario 08 Dec 99 - 10:51 AM
Clinton Hammond2 03 Jan 00 - 09:30 AM
Susanne (skw) 03 Jan 00 - 04:33 PM
Sandy Paton 03 Jan 00 - 06:20 PM
Clinton Hammond2 03 Jan 00 - 07:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 05:10 PM

Especially lyrics from his "Off The Map" album, with Garnet Rogers.... The broge is so thick in places I have n'a got a clue!!!

I'm especially looking for The Laird Of Udny, Mallie Leigh, and The Boatie Rows...

But any others would be greatly appreciated!

Take Ye Care Eh Folks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 06:34 PM

I suppose you've checked the DT (top right hand corner). I have several Archie Fisher songs, the three you mentioned among them - just no time to do them right now. If no one beats me, I'll post them over the next few days. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Yup, I've tried...
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 11:38 PM

.. and the list is sorely lacking in Archie Fisher stuff...

I'd appreciat yer help.. could you maybe email 'em to me?!?!

write2snag@icqmail.com

Thanks Suzanne...

p.s. are you into tea and oranges, by any chance?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Just bumpin' it back up....
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 02:06 PM

I do love the way this MB works... if only there was the feature to have it send email to let ya know when someone posts a response to yer thread.... Other boards do it but I guess they also have login procedures...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 05:55 PM

What do I need that feature for? My nightly pleasure before I go to bed is checking the Mudcat ... (and I can do without bawdy comments on this one, please!)

Anyway, being busy on the McCalmnas' lyrics at the moment I'll see what I can do about Archie Fisher in the next couple of weeks. I'll post them here so they get into the DT, but if you insist I'll eMail them to you as well. Would be nice to see you back here, though! - Susanne


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Subject: Oh I'll Be Back!!!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 04:07 AM

It'd just make my life easier if you could email 'em to me...

But Mudcat has far from seen the last of me!! LOL!!

Take that as the threat that I mean it as!! ROTFLMFAO!!

and what's wrong with bawdy comments?!?!?!

If yer on ICQ and would rather just file transfer 'em to me, look me up (and all mudcaters) at #15193917

I'd welcome a few more folkin' friends on ICQ!!;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 12:16 PM

Bumpy, or Clinton (?) - if you have MSIE, there IS a way to know if anything gets added to this thread. You can add it to your "Favorites" and have it to check for updates. You'll know if something new's added, just not weather it's someone writing "refresh," a smart-arsed comment, or lyrics. You could also trace it on your personal page so you don't have to mess around looking for it when you come back to visit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 02:29 PM

Thanks Jeri

But I'm a Netscape man.. if for no other reason than to spite Bill Gates The Wanker... LOL!!


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Subject: To Susanne:
From: Still busy are ya?!?
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 03:44 PM

I just keep hoping yer gonna get back to me is all ;-)

To the other mudcaters: Sorry for being such a pain by continually bumping this one back up, but these songs have been my, what's the german word, "ear worm" lately and I think the only way I'm gonna get 'em out is to learn 'em and perform them...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Dec 99 - 05:52 PM

Patience, brother! Next weekend I'll be free except for one single pre-Christmas dinner of green cabbage, sweet roast potatoes and pork, and I'm planning to do a little work on Archie Fisher after that. Can you wait that long? - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton hammond
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 01:41 PM

I can wait as long as I have to!! hehehehe

Can I come to the dinner?!?! Sounds good! *puppydog eyes, wet feet, droopy ears*

LOL!! have a good one eh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM

Clinton, I don't know where you are, but if you could make it to Kiel, Germany, for 6pm on Friday, 10 Dec, I'll see to it that you get a seat! So get your launch rockets ready!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: radriano
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 06:28 PM

I hope everyone will allow me to get something off my chest. It's more along the lines of a pet peeve, actually.

Now I realize that this happens in genres other than folk but here goes: Why do people continually refer to songs as tunes? I think of tunes as melodies, which, granted songs have, but I specifically think of them as instrumental melodies. So an Irish reel, for example, is a tune (no lyrics). An Irish song is a song (has lyrics).

Okay, whew, I feel better now. Until the next time it happens.

I apologize if I ruffled any feathers and I realize that my comments have added nothing to the original idea of this thread but I couldn't help myself.

radriano


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 11:31 PM

From Windsor, Canada to Kiel, Germany eh?!?! That's a long walk and a longer swim.. but don't besurprised if I show up!!! I've never been known to turn down an offer of good food! LOL

Take ye Care Eh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: MMario
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 10:51 AM

radriano - I think it may have something to do whether you are based in a vocal or intrumental style....

after all - for an instrumentalist, a tune is a tune and a song is a tune with words attached....but for a vocalist, whose voice IS the instrument...anything you sing is a tune?????

MMario - who took rather a long time to figure out what a tune was versus a song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 09:30 AM

Hey Susanne.. Still around?? ;-)

Hope yer holiday was super cool... Sorry I missed that dinner, but like I said.. it's a long swim... hehehehehe

Take Ye Care Eh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:33 PM

Clinton, yes I am, and having a suitably guilty conscience ... - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 06:20 PM

You could simplify things by learning Archie Fisher songs from his Folk-Legacy CD (The Man with a Rhyme). It comes with the complete texts printed in the booklet. Not the same songs, of course, but some good 'uns!

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 07:48 PM

Ya I know Sandy... I have the 2 of those ones that I want... Witch and Dark Eyed Molly... It's the Off The Map one that's been "ear-worming" me lately...

Besides, His CD's aren't exactily dropping from the sky here in Windsor, Ontario... More's the pitty really!

;-)

And Susanne, No guilt eh!! That's not what I was trying to do at all... But if ya got 'em I'm gonna keep harping at ya till I gets 'em off ya!! hehehehe

Take Ye Care


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Archie Fisher Tunes
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 08:40 PM

Clinton, I sent the following to you via email as well, so you ought to get them somehow. I'll try and post some of Archie's own songs in separate threads in the near future (honest!). Oh, and you didn't miss much not getting to that dinner. It wasn't exactly my definition of 'good food'. The after-dinner Bingo was fun, though. - Susanne

THE BOATIE ROWS
(Trad)

Chorus:
The boatie rows, the boatie rows, the boatie rows fu' wheel
And muckle luck attend the boat the marlin and the creel

0 weel may the boatie rows and better may she speed
0 weel may the boatie rows that wins our bairn's bread

I cast my line in Largo Bay and fishes I caught nine
There's three tae boil and three tae fry and three tae bait the line

0 weel may the boatie rows that fills the heavy creel
That feeds and clads our bairn's all and buys us potage meal.

(Roy Palmer, Oxford Book of Sea Songs)

MALLY LEE
(Robert Fergusson)

Chorus:
Oh, we'er a' gaun a' East an' West
We'er gaun aye ajee
Oh, we'er a' gaun a' East an' West
A coortin' Mally Lee

As Mally Lee cam' doon the street her capuchin did flee
She cast a look behind her back to see her negligee

A' doon alang the Canongate were beaux o' ilk degree
And mony an ane turned roond aboot the comely sicht tae see

The lass gae'd through the palace ha', and nane sae braw as she
A prince speired leave tae dance wi' her and earlies twa or three

But Hielan' Brodie fleered them a' wi' prood an' glancin' e'e
He's won for aye the heart an' hand o' bonnie Mally Lee

[1976:] Traditional Edinburgh song, possibly commemorating Mally Sleigh, who married Lord Lyon Brodie in 1725. (Arthur Argo, notes Archie Fisher 'Will Ye Gang, Love')

THE LAIRD O' UDNY'S WA'S
(Trad)

O I'm the laird o' Udny's Wa's
And I've come here wi' richt guid cause
And I've had mair that thirty fa's
Comin' oot owre the plain

O let me in this ae nicht
This ae ae ae nicht
O let me in this ae nicht
And I'll never speir back again

My mother, she does soundly sleep
And my bedroom door does chirrup and cheep
My bedroom door does chirrup and cheep
And I cannae let ye in

So gang ye hame this ae nicht
This ae ae ae nicht
Gang ye hame this ae nicht
And never speir back again

I'll oil your door gin it maun squeak
And it will neither chirrup nor cheep
No it will neither chirrup nor cheep
And I'll get slippin' in

O let me in this ae nicht,
This ae ae ae nicht
O let me in this ae nicht,
And I'll never speir back again

When he's got in he was sae gled
He's taken his bonnet frae off of his head
And he's kissed her on the cheeks sae red
And the auld wife heard the din

O but well she likit that ae nicht
That ae ae ae nicht
O weel she likit that ae nicht
She let her laddie in

When he got in he was sae gled
He's knockit the bottom-boards oot o' the bed
And he stole the lassie's maidenhead
And the auld wife heard the din

O but well she likit that ae nicht
That ae ae ae nicht
O weel she likit that ae nicht
That she let her laddie in

[1995:] Udny is a small village a dozen miles north of Aberdeen, and the song would therefore appear as an entirely local product, except that there are very similar pieces entitled Bonny Portmore, Bonny Yarmouth, Kilkenny, Ury, Paisley, etc. Many of the verses are so called 'floaters' which are found migrating from one song to another. The one beginning 'Over hills and through valleys' is encountered in an English piece of the late 17th century (William Chappell, 'Old English Popular Music'). (Peter Hall, notes 'Folk Songs of North-East Scotland')


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