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Lyr Req: A Wife in Every Port (Old Blind Dogs)

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madhorse@tin.it 31 Mar 99 - 02:48 PM
dulcimer 31 Mar 99 - 06:49 PM
madhorse@tin.it 02 Apr 99 - 03:41 AM
catspaw49 02 Apr 99 - 04:18 AM
dulcimer 02 Apr 99 - 05:33 AM
madhorse@tin.it 02 Apr 99 - 12:16 PM
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GUEST,sirchris99 02 Mar 03 - 07:16 PM
michaelr 02 Mar 03 - 08:45 PM
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Subject: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: madhorse@tin.it
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 02:48 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics of two songs played by Old Blind Dogs: 'A wife in every port' and another song whose title I can't remember; I remember that it says:'Fare thee well my bonnie lass...' I'm sorry I cannot be more precise. Thank you in advance.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A WIFE IN EVERY PORT (Old Blind Dogs)
From: dulcimer
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 06:49 PM

A Wife in Every Port

I'm sailing awa in the morning
I'm sailing awa wi the tide
And when I return again
Lassie will ye be my bride
Will ye be my bride, my boys
Will ye be my bride
And when I return again
Lassie will ye be my bride

Laddie I will wait for you
As long as my life
Laddie I will wait for you
And I'll be a sailor's wife
I'll be a sailor's wife, my boys
I'll be a sailor's wife
Laddie I will wait for you
And I'll be a sailor's wife

Oh the sun it shone and the wind it blew
And the ship sailed out to sea
She caught the eye of a soldier lad
Who was standing on the quay
Standing on the quay, my boys
Standing on the quay
She caught the eye of a soldier lad
Who was standing on the quay

Oh the storm it raged and the cannons roared
And driving was the rain
After twelve months out to sea
He was homeward bound again
Homeward bound again, my boys
Homeward bound again
After twelve months out to sea
He was homeward bound again

And down he met her at the docks
With a fine lad in her arms
She said, I'm sorry my sailor lad
I fell for a soldier's charms
I fell for a soldier's charms, my boys
I fell for a soldier's charms
She said, I'm sorry my sailor lad
I fell for a soldier's charms


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: madhorse@tin.it
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 03:41 AM

Thank you for the lyrics; anyway there is another stanza, which begins with: 'Now don't you worry my bonnie lass...' Moreover, now I'm able to tell the title of the second tune whose lyics I'm looking for: it is 'Mormond Braes'. Thank you in advance


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 04:18 AM

Damn...Give this boy a mile and he wants THREE!!!!!! Very well done dulcimer...very well done.

But I don't believe this thread anyway...How the hell can three dogs possibly sing this song...and these are Old Blind Dogs at that.

I have a weimaraner...CAN'T SING A FREAKIN' WORD, let alone memorize this sucker!!! And isn't this a bit tasteless to ask or are there others like Three Paraplegic Red Squirrels or Four Deaf Leopards and a Gimpy Elk?

You havin' some sport with us boy? If you are I'll send 'Paw and Cletus (as soon as I find them) your way and you'll have to be removin' your hat for purposes of defecation as your ass will be transported by foot to that location.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: dulcimer
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 05:33 AM

Sorry about that; just didn't get it copied. Also Mormond Braes in the the DT. Type it in in the Search box above.

Now, don't you worry, my pretty little lass, was the sailor own retort Don't you worry my pretty little lass, I've a wife in every port A wife in every port me boys, a wife in every port, Don't you worry my pretty little lass, I've a wife in every port.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: madhorse@tin.it
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 12:16 PM

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 03:46 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to "The Twa Corgies"? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: sophocleese
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 03:50 PM

Twa CORGIES!!!! Great one, I'd love to hear it, prince Charles behint yon auld fell dyke with Camilla waiting off stage.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 05:54 PM

There are two versions of the "Twa Corbies" in the DT but neither of them seems to be the same as the Old Blind Dogs lyrics if memory serves me.

I'm glad to see some other Old Blind Dogs fans here, I was feeling rather lonely.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: Amos
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 06:34 PM

At least Spaw has the -- what, intestinal fortitude? -- to resist the blandishments of old blind dogs. As with middle-aged quadripalegic marsupials, he does not!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: Metchosin
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 06:59 PM

Amos, I'd still rather cavort with an old blind dog any day than a cat or 'possum, but to each his own.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 05:53 PM

Metchosin, you are not alone. 'Legacy' is one of my favourites! Particularly The Earl of Murray and Ballad of Hollis Brown. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: GUEST,sirchris99
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:16 PM

I am looking for the lyrics for "mill o' tifty" by Old Blind Dogs; there are some out there with many verses , but so far, nothing for the 'dogs version.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MILL O' TIFTY
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 08:45 PM

Here ya go, Sir Chris:

MILL O' TIFTY (trad. S)


At Mill o' Tifty there lived a man, in the neighborhood of Fyvie
He had a lovely daughter dear whose name was bonny Annie

Lord Fyvie had a trumpeter by the name of Andrew Lammie
And he had the art to win the heart of Mill o' Tifty's Annie

Lord Fyvie he came to the mill where lived bonny Annie
His trumpeter rode him before, even the same Andrew Lammie

Her mother called her to the door, sayin', Come here to me my Annie
Did e'er you see a bonnier man than the trumpeter of Fyvie?

Nothing she said but sighing so, alas for bonny Annie
She dared not own her heart was won by the servant Andrew Lammie

That night as all went to their beds, all sleeping sound but Annie
Love so repressed her tender breast, thinking on Andrew Lammie

The first time my love and I met was in the woods of Fyvie
He called me mistress, I said no, I was Tifty's bonny Annie

Her father came to hear of this and a letter wrote to Fyvie
To say his daughter was bewitched by the trumpeter of Fyvie

Lord Fyvie he came to the mill, sayin', What ails you bonny Annie?
Oh it's all for love that I'm cast down, for the love of Andrew Lammie

Oh Tifty, Tifty, give consent and let your daughter marry
No, it'll be to one of a higher degree than the servant Andrew Lammie

If she'd been born of as rich a kin as she is rich in beauty
I would have wed the lass myself and made her my own lady

Oh Fyvie's lands are far and wide, and they are wondrous bonny
But I would not trade my own true love, not for all the lands of Fyvie

At this her father did her scorn, and likewise did her mother
Her sisters they did her disown, ah but woe's me for her brother

Her brother struck her wondrous sore, with cruel blows and many
He's broke her back on the temple stone, all for loving Andrew Lammie

Oh father, mother, sisters all, why so cruel to your Annie?
My heart was broken first by love, now my brother's broke my body

Oh mother, mother, make my bed, and turn my head to Fyvie
For it's there I'll lie and there I'll die for the love of Andrew Lammie


Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 08:58 PM

Do they say where they got it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: A WIFE IN EVERY PORT
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 09:03 PM

The least I can do is re-post the words posted above by 'Dulcimer' They were posted so long ago that automatic line-breaks were not available. I hesitate to suggest that they were posted after a few drinks by a 'hammered Dulcimer' as that pun would be too bad even for me!

A WIFE IN EVERY PORT

I'm sailing awa in the morning,
I'm sailing awa wi the tide.
And when I return again
Lassie, will ye be my bride ?
Will ye be my bride, my boys
Will ye be my bride ?
And when I return again
Lassie, will ye be my bride ?

Laddie I will wait for you
As long as my life.
Laddie I will wait for you
And I'll be a sailor's wife.
I'll be a sailor's wife, my boys
I'll be a sailor's wife.
Laddie I will wait for you.
And I'll be a sailor's wife .

Oh the sun it shone and the wind it blew
And the ship sailed out to sea.
She caught the eye of a soldier lad
Who was standing on the quay.
Standing on the quay, my boys
Standing on the quay
She caught the eye of a soldier lad
Who was standing on the quay.

Oh the storm it raged and the cannons roared
And driving was the rain.
After twelve months out to sea,
He was homeward bound again.
Homeward bound again, my boys
Homeward bound again.
After twelve months out to sea
He was homeward bound again.

And down he met her at the docks
With a fine lad in her arms.
She said, I'm sorry my sailor lad
I fell for a soldier's charms.
I fell for a soldier's charms, my boys
I fell for a soldier's charms.
She said, I'm sorry my sailor lad
I fell for a soldier's charms.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 03:26 PM

Malcolm -- the liner notes for "Mill O'Tifty" ("The World's Room", Green Linnet Records, 1999) state:

Also known as "Andrew Lammie", this traditional "muckle ballad" tells the true story of Agnes Smith, a miller's daughter who lived near Fyvie in Aberdeenshire. She fell in love with Lord Fyvie's trumpeter, a man below her station, then compounded her troubles by spurning his employer. For this "sin" she was killed by her brother. Her gravestone still stands in Fyvie kirkyard, dated 1673."

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request: Old Blind Dogs
From: GUEST,Jeremie
Date: 22 Aug 03 - 05:49 AM

Hi you all,

I am looking for the song : Lowlands of Holland.
The only usefull link I have found in DTB is a CD-ordering one :-(
(see : http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=11919#91095)

If any of you can help, it would be apreciated ;-)

Thanks a lot in advance !

Jeremie


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