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Lyr Req: Inveroran (John Eaglesham)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 09:19 AM

Would be highly delighted and grateful if someone has the words for this chorus song, to the tune of "The Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo" (or, if you prefer it "the Quine that did the Strip at Inverurie") Have heard it around a few sessions. Found a song called Inveroran on an Alison McMorland/Geordie McIntyre CD, but it's not the same one.
Bits of the chorus include, You go up by Loch Lomond, turn left at Bridge of Orchy, etc.
In hopes...........TB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:22 PM

Surely someone out there must know it? A friend has said that John Eaglesham sang it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 08:40 AM

Another try for this, after hearing Adam McNaughtan do it last week!


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Subject: Lyr Add: INVERORAN (John Eaglesham)
From: andymac
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 05:36 AM

The song was written by John Eaglesham and I did ask his partner Biff, about it a while ago and if it was ok to pass the words on. She said she'd check if he had a copy lying around but I haven't seen her nor John since Girvan and none of us were really in a condition to sort it out at the time! I'm always meaning to sit and learn it but never get round to it , though I've picked a fair bit of it up by osmosis from John.

Here are the words as I have them transcribed but I'm sure there'll be errors in them. If I get a copy of the official words then I'll post them.

Andy


Inveroran (John Eaglesham)

Ch.
It's no that faur fae Glesca and it's by Loch Tulla's shore
There's fish in the loch and deer oan the hills and whiles the buzzard's soaring,
Ye go north tae Bridge of Orchy then ye turn left at Beinn Dorain
And there beneath Stob Ghabhar lies Inveroran.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Inveroran's just the place for you to waste your youth
I'd waste mine there if I had it left and that's the honest rtuth
You pad the hills for hauf an hour to cultivate your drouth
Then you droon it in the bar in Inveroran.
Noo the bar at Inveroran's no the biggest wan I've seen,
I was wis in wi 15 blokes but they were very lean
An ah wance goat telt they'd 50 in wi using Vaseline
Aye it's cosy in the bar at Inveroran

Ch.

Noo the Inveroran culture count it couldne be any higher
Wi ethnic groups and talk about books and drama ? choirs?
And the prince of them gaelic poets, Duncan Ban McIntyre
Used tae tune his Celtic lyre at Inveroran
No Murphy keeps the music gaun, and when he's had some beer
Wi his banjo or melodeon he sings out loud and clear
But the sherry makes him birl his box around about his ears
Then it's time to clear the floor at Inveroran

Ch.

Noo the host at Inveroran is always fine and cheery
His service is quite civil and his price's no that dear
But in a the tents and bothies he's identified quite clear
As the man that watters the beer in Inveroran
Just last year a dreadful smear was cast upon the house
The exciseman arrived and said that Donald was a louse
He'd been selling cooking whisky ootta bottles labelled grouse
He got fined 400 pounds in Inveroran

Ch.

MacNamara climbed Munros until he found his bent
And then he gied the hills a bye and started climbing tents
His best achievement up tae noo's a North Face 1st ascent
O a 1 inch ower ridge in Inveroran
Noo the inveroran midgie is a carnivore elite
With a mouth like Jaws and teeth like saws that grind ye till ye greet
Wi an ice axe in his oxter and tricounis on his feet
He goes hunting human meat in Inveroran

Ch.

Outward bounders fair abound fae early in the day
They swarm through inveroran oan this new West Highland Way
They carry packs like tower blocks, I don't know whit they weigh
But they've a' got bowly legs by Inveroran
Noo ye've heard me tell about the place I like sae well
Go or stay away its up entirely tae yersel
But the next time I've got time aff I can confidently tell,
I'll be stepping out like hell for Inveroran

Ch


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: GUEST,AW
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:34 AM

Jim Bainbridge sings the song, so if you get a chance to catch up with him I'm sure he will add anything that needs adding.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 11:07 AM

Thanks hugely, Andymac! Yes there were a few folk a wee bit puggled at Girvan!
I'll check my Jim Bainbridge CDs an a'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 04:11 AM

Glad to help TB.
Girvan was great fun this year..was a very interesting and enjoyable Saturay. Listening to some great ballad singers then hearing some of them singing songs like "The Mighty Quinn" in the pub session that night was fab.. Best Girvan festival in ages..and to think we were almost didn't go..phew!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 08:54 AM

Good song, andymac. Thanks for posting it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Diva
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 05:30 PM

I concur with Mr Mac..Girvan was great this year. If you are suggesting that a few libations might have been taken then you are, as is Tattie B, quite right...there were. For it is mightily thirsty work this singing of ballads coorse and driech. And even more thirsty work singing in the bar afterwards.



So..the Mighty Quin.......is it not traditonal.......yet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Jun 09 - 07:54 PM

Hmmm, well I bought my copy in Whitechapel market in about 1965? So not quite past the 50 year mark yet (as is some folk's definition of trad!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Inveroran
From: Diva
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 05:26 PM

So we won't be able to pop it into a singing competition just yet ****BG****


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