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Thread #173294   Message #4202217
Posted By: GUEST,Johnny J
07-May-24 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Looking for forgotten song-men from Drumnadrochit
Subject: Looking for a long forgotten song

Logging on as a guest as I'm not sure if my password is secure here.

Maybe some Scottish folkies will help me with this one.

I heard a song on Country meets Folk back in 1971 and had it on cassette tape for a while but I've forgotten the title and name of the band.

The song melody was the same as that of "The Whitby Tailor" which seems to have been used for a few songs.

It was quite a humorous ditty about 3 or 4(?) old men from Drumnadrochit who were asked about the secrets of their longevity.
Answers involved not smoking, refraining from alcohol, and staying clear of women.
However, the last man stated that all this was nonsense. He drank, enjoyed a smoke, and lost count of the women he had courted. When asked how old he was, he replied "I've lived man and boy, Sir, 24 years to this day" ;-))

I wouldn't mind getting a hold of the words for this one as it would be a "fun song" for a singaround or similar.