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Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret

GUEST,Barbara 03 Sep 07 - 09:51 AM
Alba 03 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM
Susan of DT 03 Sep 07 - 12:33 PM
Drumshanty 03 Sep 07 - 01:03 PM
Deckman 03 Sep 07 - 01:28 PM
masato sakurai 03 Sep 07 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,Barbara 03 Sep 07 - 02:47 PM
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Bea-Jay 10 Sep 07 - 01:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 09:51 AM

Help, saw these lyrics somewhere, can't remember where.
first verse is ' My mither has 3 butter platies, she's nae ither dochter but me. Another verse is my faither's is a white horsie, there is a miller in the song also and she gets married in the end to the miller.
Can anyone help please?


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Subject: Lyr Add: AULD MAID IN THE GARRET
From: Alba
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 12:22 PM

The only song with the word 'garret' in it that comes directly to my mind for now Barbara is this one, probably cause it makes me laugh and I love singing it.
I'll keep thinking however.
Best o' Wishes
Jude


AULD MAID IN THE GARRET

Noo I've aft times heard it said by my mother and my father,
That tae gang tae a waddin' is the makins o' anither,
If this be true, then I'll gang wi'oot a biddin',
O kind Providence won't you send me tae a waddin'.

Chorus :
For it's Oh, dear me ! whit will I dae,
If I dae an auld maid in a garret.


Noo there's ma sister, Jean, she's no handsome or good-lookin'
Scarcely sixteen an' a fellow she was coortin'
Noo she's twenty-four wi' a son an' a dochter
An' I'm forty-twa an' I've never had an offer.

I can cook an' I can sew, I can keep the hoose right tidy
Rise up in the morning and get the breakfast ready
But there's naething in this wide world would mak' me half sae cheery
As a wee fat man that would ca' me his ain dearie.

Oh, come tinker, come tailor, come soldier or come sailor,
Come ony man at a' that would tak me fae my faither,
Come rich man, come poor man, come wise man or come witty
Come ony man at a' that would mairry me for pity.

Oh, I'll awa hame fur there's naebody heedin'
Naebody heedin' tae puir Annie's pleadin'
I'll awa hame tae my ain wee bit garret -
If I canna get a man than I'll shairly get a parrot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Susan of DT
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 12:33 PM

Take a look at "I Wonder When I Shall Be Married" in the Digital Tradition - it is probably a variant of what you are looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Drumshanty
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 01:03 PM

Page 58, Ord's Bothy Songs and Ballads. Song is called "I'm gaun tae the garret". If no one else has provided the lyrics by the time I get back from Tesco, I'll do it :o)

Tom and Anne Reid of Cullerlie used to perform this as a duet and it was one of the last songs I saw and heard Anne sing before her untimely death last year.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Deckman
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 01:28 PM

I belive that Sandy Paton recorded that song on his very first album, back in the 1850's! Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: masato sakurai
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 01:30 PM

Roud number: 818 (click here).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:47 PM

Yes please Drumshanty, that is the song I am after, please can I have a copy of the lyrics. I saw them online recently and didn't download, now can't remember where I saw them and needless to say can't find again - that'll teach me LOL
thanks, much appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM GAUN TO THE GARRET
From: Drumshanty
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 04:50 PM

Here y'are:
^^
I AM GAUN TO THE GARRET

"My mither has three butter platies."
"Platies?" "Ay, platies."
"My mither has three butter platies
And she's nae ither dochters but me."

"But I maun gang to the garret"
"The garret?" "Aye, the garret.
But I maun gang to the garret
Since there's nae bonnie laddie for me."


"My father's a wee white horsie."
"A horsie?" "Aye, a horsie."
" My father's a wee white horsie
And he's nae ither dochters but me."

"But I maun gang to the garret"
"The garret?" "Aye, the garret.
But I maun gang to the garret
Since there's nae bonnie laddie for me."


"My mither has forty white shillins."
"White shillins?" "Aye, white shillins."
" My mither has forty white shillins
And she's nae ither dochters but me."

"But I maun gang to the garret"
"The garret?" "Aye, the garret.
But I maun gang to the garret
Since there's nae bonnie laddie for me."


"But down in yon howe there's a miller."
"A miller?" "Aye, a miller."
"But down in yon howe there's a miller
And he sometimes comes and sees me."

"So noo I'm gaun to be mairrit."
"Mairrit?" "Aye, mairrit."
"So noo I'm gaun tae be mairrit
Before that my beauty decay."

I'm not totally convinced by that last line, to tell the truth, but I can't remember what Anne sang if it wasn't that. Ord doesn't provide any notes about the song, but there are dots for it.

Tracy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Bea-Jay
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Tracy for the words, was great to see and hear you at Kirrie.
I certainly heard a puckle more songs I would like to learn LOL. Can't believe what a bucket I made of Auld Roguey, couldn't get the tune for love nor money, think I was making it up as I went along. They called me out of turn and I just went to pieces LOL. Oh well never mind there is always another year another competition.
I hope your sister is okay, your Mum said she had been taken into hospital, very best wishes, Barbara x
I don't have a direct address for you, but mine is barjayne59@yahoo.co.uk if you want to get in touch. x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 14 - 09:11 PM

Ma mither has three butter plaites - plaities? Aye plaities
Ma mither has three butter plaities but nae ony dachters but me.

So I maun gan tae the garret - the garret? Aye the garret I maun gan tae the garret for ther's nae bonny laddie for me.

Ma faither has forty white shillins - shillins? Aye shillins
Ma fairher has forty white shillins but nae ony dachters but me.

So I maun gan tae the garret - the garret? Aye the garret I maun gan tae the garret for ther's nae bnny laddie for me.

Ma faither has a wee white horsie - horsie? Aye a horsie
Ma faither has a wee white horsie but nae ony dachters but me.

So I maun gan tae the garret - the garret? Aye the garret I maun gan tae the garret for ther's nae bonny laddie for me.

But doon on yon howe there's a miller - A miller? Aye a miller
Doon on yon howe there's a miller an he aye comes an courts me.

An noo am gan tae be merrit - Merrit? Aye merrit an noo am gan tae be merrit an the garret will nae be for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 May 14 - 12:00 AM

"I belive that Sandy Paton recorded that song on his very first album, back in the 1850's! Bob(deckman)Nelson"
.,,.
Sandy learned it [ie 'The Auld Maid In A Garrett'] while over here in 1958 from the Scottish singer Isabel Sutherland.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Jim McLean
Date: 05 May 14 - 07:23 AM

The Auld Maid in a Garret was sung in our house, round the piano, in the mid 1940s. Sometimes, after a few drams, my father would sing "carrot" instead of "parrot" in the last verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 May 14 - 12:04 PM

Robin Hall also used to sing "carrot".

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 May 14 - 02:10 PM

I seem to remember writing a parody (as distinct from a "parrotty") of the chorus of "Auld Maid in a Garret" as a teenager, many years ago... Ironically, Johnny Moynihan of Sweeney's Men, who popularised it in Ireland, is now a neighbour of mine.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm awa tae the garret
From: Vic Smith
Date: 05 May 14 - 02:22 PM

Michael wrote -
"Sandy learned it [ie 'The Auld Maid In A Garrett'] while over here in 1958 from the Scottish singer Isabel Sutherland.

~M~ "


... and just to read her words above, I still have her voice ringing through my head from all the years that we were residents at the same folk club.
A very great singer was Isabel and a strong influence on my attitude towards traditional singing.


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