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Recorded With All Instruments For Fun

11 Aug 17 - 02:09 PM (#3871051)
Subject: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: GUEST,Mathew

Recorded a version of Mary's wedding with all of my instruments for fun.

Mary's Wedding

Enjoy!


11 Aug 17 - 02:57 PM (#3871059)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: punkfolkrocker

I enjoyed that...


11 Aug 17 - 03:09 PM (#3871064)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: gillymor

...me too.


11 Aug 17 - 05:28 PM (#3871076)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: leeneia

Thanks, Matthew. It IS fun.


12 Aug 17 - 08:04 AM (#3871173)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Dave Hanson

You need to learn the proper words, and it's ' Mhari ' pronounced ' vari '

Dave H


12 Aug 17 - 09:26 AM (#3871185)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: GUEST

That was good fun indeed, thanks Matthew.


13 Aug 17 - 04:36 AM (#3871321)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Will Fly

The original words were indeed in Gaelic, but the better-known version for non-Gaelic speakers is the lyric by Sir Hugh Robertson, as follows:

Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe,
Arm and arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Over hill-ways up and down,
Myrtle green and bracken brown,
Past the shielings, through the town;
All for sake o' Mairi.

Red her cheeks as rowans are,
Bright her eye as any star,
Fairest o' them a' by far,
Is our darling Mairi.

Plenty herring, plenty meal,
Plenty peat to fill her creel,
Plenty bonnie bairns as weel;
That's the toast for Mairi.


The original song was written for a Mary (to celebrate her winning a national song contest), and most of the versions I've heard sung in English have pronounced Mairi as "Mary".


13 Aug 17 - 02:52 PM (#3871440)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: punkfolkrocker

Are we not witnessing the evolutionary world wide living folk process in action...
Isn't it futile attempting to stifle it with moribund concepts such as 'proper words and pronunciation'...??? 😜

Some new young folkies might even feel inclined to change "Mary" to "Barry"...


14 Aug 17 - 03:23 AM (#3871524)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: BobL

Will, that's Sir Hugh S. Roberton - no 's'. Don't worry, you're not the first - I thought it was "Robertson" myself for years.

Not to be confused with his namesake son the Australian politician, or with various notable Hugh Robertsons-with-an-s.


14 Aug 17 - 03:43 AM (#3871527)
Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Will Fly

Cheers BobL - another new fact learned! :-)