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Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..

Mrrzy 26 Sep 09 - 03:23 PM
Phot 26 Sep 09 - 03:46 PM
Jack Blandiver 26 Sep 09 - 04:16 PM
Mrrzy 26 Sep 09 - 06:44 PM
Jim McLean 27 Sep 09 - 06:35 AM
Jack Blandiver 27 Sep 09 - 07:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 03:23 PM

Well, I searched in English since I can't spell Scottish...

This was a great acoustic song I heard somewhere recently, where the refrain was something like
What would I do,
if I had the power myself,
I'd hang the 20 candymen (at least that's what I heard, but that search was fruitless as well...

Thank you in advance!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Phot
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 03:46 PM

The song is on the album How are you off for coals? By Bob Fox and Benny Graham, on Fellside Recordings, FECD111. The song is called Oakey's Strike Evictions. I'll get the words as soon as I can.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 04:16 PM

Written by Tommy Armstrong of County Durham, England. There are two previous threads I know of:

Lyr Add: The Oakey Strike Evictions

Lyr Req: Oakey Strike Evictions (Tommy Armstrong)

For more on Tommy Armstrong:

The Tommy Armstrong Society


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 06:44 PM

Love you both,

-Mrr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Jim McLean
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 06:35 AM

Just to clarify, Mryzy, the language is from the north east of England and not Scottish although as you noticed it is very similar to Scottish, having the same roots.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What wae I do if I had the power m'sel..
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 07:31 AM

The language is actually Pitmatic, a highly specialised form of speech founded on urban Tyneside and rural Northumbrian dialects. About as different to Scottish as you wish to get really, at least it is to Scottish or Northumbrian ears! Do a Google search for WIKI entries, dictionaries and glossaries. See HERE for Guardian article.


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