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Lyr Req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)

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GUEST,Charlie 04 Nov 07 - 04:56 AM
Peace 04 Nov 07 - 10:22 AM
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GUEST,Edthefolkie 05 Nov 07 - 08:22 AM
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Subject: Dr Finlay
From: GUEST,Charlie
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 04:56 AM

Has anyone got the text from the Andy-Stewartsong Dr. Finlay?
It seems to be very funny, but I guess I don't understand all the jokes.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 10:22 AM

"1965
Andrew Cruickshank born December 25th 1907 in Aberdeen
Bill Simpson born September 11th 1931 in Danure, Ayrshire
Andy Stewart's Scottish ballads became familiar to British record buyers during the early 1960s. He provided a curious blend of comic and patriotic ballads including 'Donald Where's Your Troosers' and 'A Scottish Soldier'

This record was a brief return to comedy based on the enormous popularity of the TV Series 'Dr. Finlays Casebook'.

Although set in the 1920s the show became a virtual 'soap' opera , but was brilliantly acted by a very appropriate cast.

Andrew Cruickshank played the senior partner; slightly old fashioned and yet a highly competent and well loved G.P. Dr. Cameron, in the fictional village of Tannochbrae.

Cameron's junior partner was Bill Simpson who played the much younger, and often headstrong Dr. Finlay. Both doctors were served well by their faithful housekeeper, 'Janet' played by Barbara Mullen."


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: bubblyrat
Date: 04 Nov 07 - 05:11 PM

We mustn"t forget Dr. Snoddy, now must we ??


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:22 AM

"Dr. Cameron, Dr. Cameron, please can ye help me - I have this terrible burrrning sensation in my chest!"

"Just get yer t*ts oot the porridge Janet".......


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: PMB
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 08:30 AM

"Ooooh Doctor Cameron, I'd like a week off."
"Och Janet, just stand ootside in the rain for hauf an oor."


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: Y_Not
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 09:08 AM

A bit of trivia, Barbara Mullen was not Scottish.
Barbara Mullen (Janet) was born in Boston USA and was the daughter of Pat Mullen who was in the classic documentary "Man of Aran" by director Robert Flaherty, and she married the film's camera man John Taylor.

If you can get a copy of Man of Aran it is well worth the effort, I think it was made in the mid 1930s.


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: GUEST,edthefolkie
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 10:41 AM

More trivia...

Andrew Cruikshank was in Olivier's film of Richard III - I believe he was Sir Robert Brakenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower.

He spent much of his time looking bewildered. Probably thinking "What HAS Larry got on his nose?"


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Subject: RE: Dr Finlay
From: Alba
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:13 AM

Here's a wee picture of Dr Finlay, Janet, Dr Cameron and the local policeman on a nice sunny day in Tannochbrae

I used to know the song Dr. Finlay by Andy Stewart. I hope someone remembers the lyrics and posts them.
Best Wishes
Jude


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 06:30 PM

"Doctor Cameron! Is that an anal thermometer ye have in yer top pocket?"

Aye Janet! An' aah'm damned if aah can find ma pen"



Later that same day
"Would ye like a cup of tea Dr cameron?"

Christ, Janet!! Can aah no' have a sh*t in peace"


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Effsee
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 08:14 PM

That's a fireman atop his engine Alba btw! Wir polis nivir hid hats like 'at!


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Alba
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 10:07 PM

Jings, cribbins and help ma bob Effsee, ma mince pies ur no whit they used tae be...lol
Noo that I huv ma goggles on...that's nae Polis hat right enough!
(wiz too busy gawkin at Dr Finlay so I wiz..*smile*)


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Jeanie
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 03:54 AM

Not only Dr. Snoddy, don't forget Mistress Niven, either...

More trivia: the series was filmed in and around Callender in Perthshire (where my grandpa came from) - a beautiful part of the world.

Sorry, I don't know the words of the song, but I do remember hearng it.

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: goatfell
Date: 07 Nov 07 - 04:24 AM

but where are the words to this song Janet


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Nov 07 - 08:11 AM

Andy Stewart's recording of DR FINLAY is on the album "20 Scottish Favourites" which is available from Amazon.co.uk. There is supposed to be a sound sample on that page, but it didn't work for me.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 04:04 AM

A snippet I recall,

'........he travels far
in his little car
And all the lassies say
You should never eat an apple
'cos it keeps the doctor away!'


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 05:52 AM

Had a quick squint on You Tube to see if any use - not for your request, but did find this http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAitY3y9mY

'The Scottish Soldier'.

The mentions 'the green hills of Tyrol'

As far as I know, Tyrol's in Switzerland, a country that's refrained from conflicts over the last few centuries.

I'm therefore puzzled as to what involvement a Scottish soldier may have had on duty in that area.

Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 06:33 AM

Many Scotsmen served in foreign armies, even before the '45 and exile for those involved. I assume this one would have been in the Austrian army.


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 08:16 AM

Nowadays, Tyrol lies partly in Austria and partly in Italy - the borders were different before 1918.

Quote from Wikipedia: "The Green Hills Of Tyrol" is a popular bagpiping tune, as a 3/4 retreat march. It is one of the best known, and oldest tunes played by pipe bands. It was originally transposed by Pipe Major MacLean in Crimea, during the Crimean War.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,guest bw
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 06:20 AM

http://kilby.sac.on.ca/activitiesclubs/cadets/piping/GreenHillsofTyrol.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: GUEST,brian w
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 06:31 AM

maybe this may help
http://kilby.sac.on.ca/ActivitiesClubs/cadets/Piping/GreenHillsofTyrol.htm

and if you listen to the song scottish soldier theres mention of foreign hills in the chorus suggesting far away country and that the hills are not in scotland

Because those green hills are not highland hills
Or the island hills, they're not my land's hills
And fair as these green foreign hills may be
They are not the hills of home


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Subject: Lyr Add: DR FINLAY (from Andy Stewart)
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 08:25 AM

DR FINLEY
Words by Andy Stewart, music by Neil Grant.
As sung by Andy Stewart, 1965.

1. In the land of bonnie Scotland lives a doctor of great fame,
In a place called Tannochbrae, and Doctor Finlay is his name.
All the ladies of the parish, whether bold or quite demure,
Will agree with you and me that Doctor Finlay is the cure.

CHORUS: Oh, Doctor Finlay, we will all agree,
Is without a doubt—let's shout it out—the finest wee GP.
He travels far in his little car and all the ladies say:
"Oh, we'd never eat an apple 'cause it keeps the doctor away."

2. [Janet:] Doctor Finlay, Doctor Finlay is a fine young man,
And I’m proud to be housekeeper to him and Doctor Cameron.
Sometimes I hear them argue and the air turns blue,
But I have the last word, for I just say: "Mm-hmm." CHORUS

3. [Doctor Snoddy:] Oh, my! That Doctor Finlay, he's a stickler for the truth.
He thinks his practice makes him perfect, and he's the confidence of youth.
He insists on modern methods in the medical dominion,
But as the man with the wooden leg said: "It's a matter of a pinion!" CHORUS

4. Doctor Finlay, may I remind you that you aren't always right.
Take the case of old McPherson that you diagnosed the other night.
You pronounced the man to be dead and had us all in quite a funk.
The poor old soul was dead alright, man—dead drunk! CHORUS

Dr Finlay Andy Stewart


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr Finlay (Andy Stewart)
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 08:28 AM

The rumour you might like this


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