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Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish

Davie_ 07 Aug 07 - 10:47 AM
GUEST 07 Aug 07 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Guest as above, An Pluiméir Ceomhar decooki 07 Aug 07 - 11:10 AM
Davie_ 08 Aug 07 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,neville 07 Sep 12 - 02:52 AM
Dead Horse 07 Sep 12 - 04:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: Davie_
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 10:47 AM

Song starts

Well some of them came from Glasgow and some of them from Troon
Some of them came from old Bellshill and the rest from Overtown
the pipers came from Bonnie Dundee from the banks o the Solwy firth
But the braw braw lads in the braw brAw kilts were the lads o the 51s

Anyone know the lyrics to the rest of this one please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 11:02 AM

Don't have the words, but here's
some background.

The 10th (Irish) Division, although mainly a regular formation, suffered similarly from being frittered away as a source of replacement units for other formations, but unlike the 51st never really got a chance to make a name for itself, unlike the 36th Ulster and 16th Irish.

Wikipedia contains a separate article on the WWII 51st.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: GUEST,Guest as above, An Pluiméir Ceomhar decooki
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 11:10 AM

In fact the WWII 51st
May be the right one, if the musical references at the bottom of that article are historically correct cf especially reference to Dick Gaughan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: Davie_
Date: 08 Aug 07 - 04:09 PM

Well some of them came from Glasgow, and some of them fae Troon
Some of them came fae auld Bellshill and the rest from Overtoon
The pipers came fae bonnie Dundee fae the banks o the Solway Firth
but the braw braw lads in the braw braw kilts were the lads o the 51st

From the hills of Bonnie Scotland to the shores of Normandy
those brave young lads went marching on with their pipes playing merrily
we`ll drink a toast to all out boys, they were the finest ever seen
and they marched right on to Berlin, with their tartans of Orange and Green
Well Ireland gave us Monty...??

Next verse anyone..?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: GUEST,neville
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 02:52 AM

an old bloke i used to work with sang the same first words,
glasgow ,troon etc but i always remember the line that came after the solway firth as been "we are the lads that beat rommell , the brave old 51st.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: old army/folk song, Scottish
From: Dead Horse
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 04:36 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/51st_%28Highland%29_Infantry_Division
The list of units includes some of the most famous names in British regimental history.


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