The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27464   Message #1828835
Posted By: Artful Codger
06-Sep-06 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
The tune file links are broken in the DigiTrad versions, it isn't listed in the MIDI files (at least under Brown and Yellow Ale or the other names I tried) nor is it at Alan's site any longer (under a name I recognized.) Most other links in this and associated threads are stale - the joys of the Internet. Found samples by Karan Casey and the Voice Squad, but both were too fragmentary. Could someone please repost the MIDI, or provide a good link.

Also, in another thread Martin Ryan said: The origin seems to be a Donegal Gaelic song called variously "Cumha mo londubh buí", "Cuacha lón de buí" and similar. Is this the "Cuach Mo Lon Dubh Buí" which Altan performs on Blue Idol (also found on Best of Altan: The Songs)? The tune they use is different, and much more lively - possibly their own creation. If this is the song, the lyrics can be found at Celtic Lyrics Corner.