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Thread #26070   Message #3708965
Posted By: Alan.Ackerman
14-May-15 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: Scottish Emigrant Songs
Subject: RE: Scottish Emigrant Songs
I'm curious about:

Subject: Lyr Add: NORLAND WIND^^
From: mousethief - PM
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 11:44 AM

Tell me what was on yer road, ye roarin' norland wind,
As ye cam' blowin' frae the north that's never frae ma mind.
My feet they've traveled England, but I'm deein' for the north.
Oh, man, I saw the siller tide rin up the Firth o' Forth.

Recorded as "South Wind" by Jean Redpath on "A Fine Song for Singing."

1. Why didn't the lyrics get added to the Digital Tradition? I searched on Norlan and Norland.

2. I found "South Wind" by Jean Redpath on my copy of "A Fine Song for Singing" -- and it is NOT the words to NORLAND WIND. It is the words I have always heard to Southwind:

South wind of the gentle rain, you banish winter weather
Bring salmon to the pool again, the bees among the heather
If northward now you mean to blow, as you rustle soft above me
God speed be with you as you go and a kiss for those that love me

Alan Ackerman