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GUEST,Joerg Origins/Tune Req: Ettrick (23) Ettrick 12 Sep 00

KathWestra posted some lyrics here. As I don't know if that clicky will work, let me quote the whole message:

    Thread #24798   Message #286497
    Posted By: KathWestra
    28-Aug-00 - 10:59 AM
    Thread Name: Greatest love songs...and love generally
    Subject: Lyr Add: Ettrick^^

    "Ettrick," as recorded by Archie Fisher. Still breaks my heart after many hearings.

    When we first rode down Ettrick,
    Our bridles were ringing, our hearts were dancing,
    The water was singing, the sun was glancing,
    And blithely our voices rang out together,
    As we brushed the dew from the blooming heather,
    When first we rode down Ettrick.

    When we next rode down Ettrick,
    The day was dying, the wild birds calling,
    The wind was sighing, the leaves were falling,
    And tired and weary, but closer together,
    We urged our steeds through the faded heather,
    When next we rode down Ettrick.

    When I last rode down Ettrick,
    The wind was shifting, the storm was waking,
    The snows were drifting, my heart was breaking,
    For never again would we ride together
    Through sun or storm on the mountain heather,
    When last I rode down Ettrick.

Well, if my (considerable!) abilities included writing love songs I would now write a song about falling in love with some lyrics. You should know that it's not so easy for me to obtain a recording of some particular song. Does anybody know where to get the tune on the net or does anybody who knows that song himself know enough of abc or whatever necessary to create a midi?


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