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Thread #77191   Message #3060352
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
23-Dec-10 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: In Friendship's Name/In Freenship's Name
Subject: RE: req/add: In Friendship's Name/In Freenship's Name
From the book, compiled by Alison McMorland, and with song notes by Geordie McIntyre, there are a coupe of very small differences in the lyrics.
The second verse, second line:
Glutton wi a greedy ee (tho' I must admit most folk I know sing gloatin')
Final verse: consecrates - not consecretes
Final word: night to rhyme with delight, but many Scots singers may use the Scots "nicht".

Geordie says that the song came from "Lyric Gems of Scotland", series 2 p229, published by John Cameron in Glasgow in 1856, but that Willie himself added the third verse to it. Willie died in 1988 at the age of 91, and was a well-known figure at traditional singing festivals: Willie was a shepherd in Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders, hence the book title. The book contains lyrics and notation for many of the songs that Willie used to sing and some that he wrote himself: there is a foreward written by Hamish Henderson. The revised edition, a real labour of love for Alison and Geordie, was published in 2006: ISBN 0-9545052-8-X