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HOP UP, MY LADIES
UNCLE JOE
UNCLE JOE'S "HAIL COLUMBIA"


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Subject: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Oscar (inactive)
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 02:21 PM

does anyone have the words for the american folk song to the tune of miss mcleod's reel. i think it has farmer in the title


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: John Moulden
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 02:46 PM

"Did you ever go to meeting Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe"

I know no more but that'll jog someone.

Ah, it's called hop eye ladies


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Jon W.
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 06:26 PM

Here's a link to a previous thread where some were posted.

And here's a verse I made up myself but have never dared sing in public:

If you want to get to Heaven, I'll tell you what to do
Just hitch your wagon to an ox or two,
Cross the plains with Brigham Young,
And stick with the Mormons 'til Kingdom Come.


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Oscar (inactive)
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 01:33 PM

Thanks guys for the words . Its very much appreciated . Don't worry Jon W , I will give a puiblic airing of your verse in Achill Island on the West Coast of Ireland in July .( Even though I'm not sure what the lyrics mean)

Oscar


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Margo
Date: 03 Jul 99 - 04:29 PM

We sang the "Uncle Joe" song in grade school in Michigan. From memory, it went:

Did you ever go to meetin' Uncle Joe Uncle Joe,
Did you ever go to meetin' Uncle Joe,
Did you ever go to meetin' Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe,
Don't mind the weather while the winds don't blow.
Hop up my ladies, three in a row,
Hop up my ladies, three in a row,
Hop up my ladies, three in a row,
Don't mind the weather while the winds don't blow.

That's all I remember. I never understood what it meant.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Jul 99 - 02:46 PM

John- I think that's Hop High


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Subject: RE: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Sumac
Date: 04 Jul 99 - 06:48 PM

Aye tae that, "Hop High Ladies"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 11:54 AM

I found a version that reads:

hop light ladies the cake's all dough
hop light ladies the cake's all dough
hop light ladies the cake's all dough
I don't mind the weather so the wind don't blow

{this makes sense to me because cakes will fall while baking if you walk too heavily on the floor!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM

Some versions do use "Hop up my ladies" instead of "hop high ladies"

Another verse:
Will your horse carry double uncle Joe, uncle Joe (x3)
Don't mind the weather while the winds don't blow

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM

It's in the Database
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:28 PM

Hop High ladies, to and fro,
Hop High Ladies, three in a row,
Hop High Ladies, cakes all dough,
How I'll ever get to heaven I never will know.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 08:29 PM

A verse that's usually sung but isn't in the database:

Did you ever see the devil uncle joe?(x3)
Don't mind the weather while the winds don't blow

Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:09 PM

It's *Mrs* MacLeod, or Mrs MacLeod of Raasay to be precise. She was a historical person and we know quite a lot about her.

Another set of words to the tune is Lady Nairne's "Farewell to Edinburgh".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: meself
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 07:47 PM

My mother sings, "Oh, the cow kicked Daddy" - but that's where she'd stops.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 07:51 PM

The original tune is Mistress MacLeod of Raasay in A, but once it left Scotland it turned into a G tune, usually known as Miss McLeod's Reel.

A couple more verses are:

Do you ever shave your moustache Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe (*3)
I don't mind the weather if the wind don't blow

and

Have you fallen out with Trotsky Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe (*3)
I don't mind the weather if the wind don't blow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 08:44 PM

There is no tune in Gore's Scottish Fiddle Music Index called "Mistress"-anything. That wasn't used as a woman's title in 18th century Scotland. It was always "Mrs MacLeod of ...", though there were several spellings of "Raasay".

It didn't turn into a G tune "when it left Scotland" - it stayed in A, and the same way round, in England and Cape Breton. The backwards G variant is Irish.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:16 PM

Did you ever see the devil, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe? (3)
Never mind, etc.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 15 Nov 08 - 06:43 PM

That is Mrs pronounced Mistress, and it definitely didn't turn into a G tune before it left Scotland (I forgot to mention the American versions in D and F, some of which resolve to the tonic) - maybe I should have said after rather than when.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: knight_high
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 05:11 PM

I recall hearing a very bawdy version that begins

Go and catch Mary_Ann by the fol dol di dol de dolum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song to miss mcleod's reel
From: GUEST,kirstylaw
Date: 17 May 10 - 02:05 PM

does anyone have a written version of 'MacPhee' as sung by Lizzie Higgins? The Tune is Mrs MacLeod of Raasay,


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