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Lyr Req: Songs for Burns Night

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GUEST,cjhm 13 Nov 08 - 05:11 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Nov 08 - 05:43 PM
John MacKenzie 13 Nov 08 - 05:45 PM
Keith A of Hertford 14 Nov 08 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,Rabbie 14 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM
An Buachaill Caol Dubh 14 Nov 08 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Rabbie 14 Nov 08 - 11:23 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Nov 08 - 11:32 AM
masato sakurai 14 Nov 08 - 05:42 PM
Joe_F 14 Nov 08 - 08:18 PM
Effsee 14 Nov 08 - 10:31 PM
Effsee 14 Nov 08 - 10:36 PM
GUEST,Rabbie 15 Nov 08 - 05:37 AM
GUEST 15 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM
Effsee 15 Nov 08 - 09:54 AM
Nigel Parsons 21 Jan 10 - 11:12 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: GUEST,cjhm
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 05:11 PM

Has anyone got any original suggestions for Burns songs that I might learn in anticipation of a Burns Night session next January? This is assuming that someone else is bound to sing the usual Westren Winds / My love is like a red, red rose /Grace McFarland stuff!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 05:43 PM

Well you can always sing Auld Lang Syne, to the original, and to my mind, correct tune

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 05:45 PM

Dainty Davie, Willie Brewed a Peck O' Malt, there's loads of excellent songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 03:26 AM

Ae Fond Kiss is good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: GUEST,Rabbie
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM

JM, when you say 'to the original, and to my mind, correct tune' do you mean the one Burns copied from Thomson's Orpheus Caledonious printed in 1725, 34 years before he, Burns, was born?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 11:16 AM

Not quite sure what GUEST Rabbie means here, but note that RB himself didn't actually claim "ALS" as his own, stating that he got the words and air from "an old man's singing"; the quotation goes something like, "The oldest and by far the best set is this, which was never in print before until I got it from an old man's singing". I think the page in question is in the Glenriddel Collection in the NLS, Edinburgh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: GUEST,Rabbie
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 11:23 AM

JM said he preferred the 'original' tune and I wondered what he meant. The tune Burns used in Johnson's Musical Museum was already printed in the Museum and long before that by Thomson. The 'page in question' mentioned by An Buachaill Caol Dubh does not print a tune so we don't know what the old man was supposed to have sung his song to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 11:32 AM

I mean the tune it was originally sung to, as opposed to the dirge we are accustomed to hearing at the end of most Scots functions.
I make no claims as to the originality or otherwise of the tune or the words. I just love the song, especially to the preferred tune.

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: masato sakurai
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 05:42 PM

See James C. Dick's
The songs of Robert Burns, now first printed with the melodies for which they were written; a study in tone-poetry with bibliography, historical notes, and glossary (1903)
.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 08:18 PM

Or, on paper, one may buy _Burns: Poems and Songs_ (James Kinsley, Ed.), Oxford Univ. Press, 1969.

I like:

Auld Lang Syne
Ca' the Ewes
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
For A' That
I Once Was a Maid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Effsee
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:31 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Effsee
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:36 PM

My favourite:-

I murder hate,
Though glory's name may screen us,
In wars at home I'll spend my blood,
Life giving wars of Venus.

The Dieties that I adore ,
Are Social Peace & Plenty,
I'm better pleased to make one more...
Than be the death of twenty!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: GUEST,Rabbie
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 05:37 AM

Effsee, the first line is: I murder hate by field or flood


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM

So it is! I can only use the excuse that it WAS late and strong drink had been taken!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Effsee
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 09:54 AM

Oops, that was me! Sober too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 11:12 AM

I thought I'd refresh an old thread before the new ones start for St Dwynwen's day (Jan 25th)

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burns Night
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 02:42 PM

Not even going to bother giving you the links are there are hunners o' them on Google, as well as a guid few sangs in the DT here!


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