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Tune Req: The Glasgow Barrowland traditional scots

GUEST,BarrasBoy. 18 Oct 08 - 06:30 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 18 Oct 08 - 07:34 PM
GUEST,BarraBoy 19 Oct 08 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 22 Oct 08 - 01:03 AM
Kenny B (inactive) 23 Oct 08 - 06:03 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Glasgow Barrowland traditional scots
From: GUEST,BarrasBoy.
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 06:30 PM

Hi, i am looking for a scottish cd compilation with the song "The Glasgow Barrowlands" on it sung by either Eddi Reader or another. or even any other compilation it may be on. I know there is one out ther, i just cant find the title. It is a very funny song and holds special memories for me! Can anyone help me please????

Kindest Regards.


Oh, it was at the Glasgow Barrowlands, he asked me for a dance.
I knew he was a fly man but I had to take a chance.
The mirror ball was sparkling. The band played 'The Last Waltz'.
And after the dance was over, he asked to take me home.

CHORUS: Dup dar di di de rah loolah, etc

Oh, it was at the Glasgow Barrowlands, into his arms I fell.
He promised me silks and satins, and a diamond ring as well.
I got no silks and satins. I got no diamond ring.
All I got was a cradle for to rock the baby in! CHORUS

Now listen, all you good girls, and take a tip from me:
Never let a chancer, an inch above yer knee!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Glasgow Barrowland traditional scots
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 07:34 PM

Its on Youtube here Glasgow Barrowland Bu Eddi Reader

I think the melody is called " he Kissed me on the shore"

I spent many a misspent youthfull night there after drinking cider and tornado in the Sarry Heid. Then we some times hitched a hudgie on the back step of one of the electric bin lorry as far as Kelvinhaugh
Happy Daze


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Glasgow Barrowland traditional scots
From: GUEST,BarraBoy
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 06:24 AM

Thank you very much, i never even thought about youtubing it!

Sounds like you have many special memories form there anyway! haha.
Thnaks for your help.


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Subject: ADD: Robin Was a Ploughboy
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 01:03 AM

I very much doubt this is traditional, though some bits of it are. E.G. "never let a [fellow] an inch above your knee" is a pretty common trope, that you find in songs like "Up among the Heather" and "The Dundee Weaver". Or this, got from an elderly lady in 1964, learned in Lanarkshire c. 1910 maybe.

ROBIN WAS A PLOUGHBOY

1.        Robin was a ploughboy, he was a sporting blade,
        He whistled and he sang till he came to yonder shade,
        There he spied a dark-eyed damsel, and she had her maidenhead,
        Which to him was more enticing than the curls upon her head.

2.        O, they walked and they talked till they came to yonder grove,
        There was nothing to annoy them but a little whistling bird;
        There he laid that fair maid down, and before she was aware,
        He had gi'en to her a something for to rowe among her hair.

3.        Come a' ye pretty fair maids, a warning take frae me,
        Never let a ploughman an inch above yer knee;
        For he'll tickle ye, he'll tease ye, he'll tell ye a' that's fair,
        Then he'll gi'e to ye that something for to rowe among yer hair.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Glasgow Barrowland traditional scots
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 06:03 PM

Thanks Murray
Another is "Bunch of Thyme"
Its possible to sing a version of Bunch of Thyme and the Dundee Weaver as alternate verses ... just for a change the verses have in pairs of the same theme ... Roughly


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