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Thread #54646   Message #2980775
Posted By: akenaton
06-Sep-10 - 03:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ploughman Lads (from Nic Jones)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ploughman Lads (from Nic Jones)
Tim, In all sincerity my friend, if ye cannae dae the "brogue", dinnae bother treein' tae sing the sang.

Ive heard so many singers....even Scots ones...who try to make the song "understandable" or who just dont have a grasp of the dialect.

They end up losing the beauty of the words
Listen.... "Ah love him weel,Ah love nane but him.
            Ah love the VERY cairt he hurls in.

Do you understand what that says about young love? The magic is in the words, listen to some of the old Scots ballad singers like Gordeanna McCulloch, Belle Stewart, Jim Reid.

Ye micht no' be a Scot...Bit ye'll gey soon soond lik' wan!!   :0)Ake