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Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch

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berk 20 Mar 02 - 01:55 PM
MMario 20 Mar 02 - 02:20 PM
MMario 20 Mar 02 - 02:24 PM
berk 20 Mar 02 - 02:30 PM
MMario 20 Mar 02 - 02:35 PM
Jon Freeman 20 Mar 02 - 05:07 PM
MMario 21 Mar 02 - 08:36 AM
sheila 21 Mar 02 - 10:05 PM
GUEST,Iain Hamilton 08 Mar 12 - 09:02 AM
treeman 08 Mar 12 - 06:15 PM
sheila 08 Mar 12 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,Scabby Douglas 09 Mar 12 - 10:17 AM
Kenny B (inactive) 09 Mar 12 - 04:02 PM
eddie1 10 Mar 12 - 07:28 AM
GUEST,berk 29 Mar 12 - 09:45 PM
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Subject: drank the pubs all dry
From: berk
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 01:55 PM

This is not the title, but its a scottish song in which "My brother and I went out on the street and drank the pubs all dry all dry, drank the pubs all dry"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 02:20 PM

The Corries:
In Kirkintilloch there are no pubs,
And I'm sure you wonder why,
My Brother and me, we went on a spree,
And we drank the pubs all dry, all dry,
We drank the pubs all dry.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE ARE NO PUBS IN KIRKINTILLOCH
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 02:24 PM

figures I would find it after posting just the chorus!

THERE ARE NO PUBS IN KIRKINTILLOCH

Chorus:
In Kirkintilloch there's nae pubs
And I'm sure you'll wonder why,
My brother and me, we went on a spree,
We drank the pubs a' dry, a' dry,
Drank the pubs a' dry.

My Granpaw he worked down the pit
And so did my faither tae,
You work like a mule when you leave the school
And you drink on a Saturday, my lads,
Drink on a Saturday

(Ch)

The gaffer doon the pit my lads,
Could scarce believe his een,
For my brother and me we howked mair coal,
Than his latest cuttin' machine, my lads,
His latest cuttin' machine

(Ch)

My faither he was a Glesga man
And my mither come fae Troon,
They baith did say the ither day,
It's time you settled doon, my lads,
It's time you settled doon.

So I think I'll just get married lads
And hae a family tae,
Then we'll use our mits and work in the pits
And drink on a Saturday my lads,
Drink on a Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: berk
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 02:30 PM

Thanks, I spent many hours trying to find it.

You are a better searcher than I!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: MMario
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 02:35 PM

you just have to learn to think sideways - and know the secrets of L-space.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 20 Mar 02 - 05:07 PM

I've found 3 threads with the lyrics added in 2 of them. The first add is here.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: MMario
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 08:36 AM

DANG! (I did look - honest!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: drank the pubs all dry
From: sheila
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 10:05 PM

Written by the late great Geordie Hamilton.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: GUEST,Iain Hamilton
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 09:02 AM

This was my Great uncle...my Grampa's brother


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: treeman
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 06:15 PM

I was felling trees in that area about fourty two years ago with two other fellers and had looked forward all week to having a good Sunday pint or two in Kirkintilloch. That,s when we discovered there are no pubs. I,ve never forgotten that little fact. I also remember that Kirkintilloch rhymes with ferkin pillock, which is what we all felt like as we drove away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: sheila
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 07:42 PM

Iain Hamilton - I knew Geordie back in the 60s - he was a lovely man!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 10:17 AM

Old thread, I know... but in case anyone's concerned. There *are* now pubs in Kirkintilloch.

Kirkie was "dry" for nearly 50 years from about 1920, but there are now 5 or 6 pubs there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 04:02 PM

Corries singing "There Are Nae Pub in Kirkintilloch"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: eddie1
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 07:28 AM

Geordie Hamilton was perhaps the original "Singing Postman"!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: GUEST,berk
Date: 29 Mar 12 - 09:45 PM

This is very strange. I was the original poster on this thread. I had forgotten the info, googled "drank the pubs all dry" 10 years later, and this was the first link. Crazy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'drank the pubs all dry'? / Kirkintilloch
From: GUEST,Fiona MacKinnon
Date: 19 Jun 12 - 07:15 AM

Hi,

I work for the Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches project             www.kistoriches.co.uk    The project was set up to digitise, catalogue and make available online thousands of hours of sound recordings from all over Scotland. The recordings come from the School of Scottish Studies, BBC Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland's Canna Collection.

We have quite a lot of recordings of Geordie Hamilton which would be great to include on the website. We need to get in touch with his family for permission before any material can go online. I noticed that Iain Hamilton his g.nephew commented on this thread and I'd be grateful if he could contact me at: dualchas@smo.uhi.ac.uk or anyone else who could help me track down relatives of Geordie Hamilton.
Thanks
Fiona


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