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Lyr Req: The Cobbler (from Blackeyed Biddy)

GUEST,Shaneo not logged in 06 Dec 09 - 10:47 AM
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Jim Dixon 07 Dec 09 - 02:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Cobbler Blackeyed Biddy , Scottish
From: GUEST,Shaneo not logged in
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 10:47 AM

The Cobbler was recorded by Blackeyed Biddy who I'm sure must be a Scottish folk group by the accent while singing.
I have a lot of the song here from what I could understand while listening to the song, but there are some words I can't make out.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Well the old folks got me cobble but my cobblin' days are done
Soon married and ...come by wi' bits and...
Oh the ....hae their blessin' o' affection and romance
I would still be 'mongst the ... had I ...chance.
Well the dominie had notions though the ... hardly met
Whilst gossip blaimed the minister for hangin' round her yet.
And the lawyer gained her... t'was as brave ...
But... that needfull business was...

When the doctor cured her... he would ofttimes ...the chant
But t'was the velvet blur in a ...cure when he ....
And the ... squire tried to gain her, he'd gone ... for her smile
But this chaser fairly lured himself he ... her heart bequiled
Then the beadle took the gumption, he'd approach her in the square
But this witty ...proved... strong he never saw here mere
And the major brought her raisin wine he...
Then he'd...like a peacock smooth ...you've seen the likes yourself

Bridge

Then the lairds drew? and the rest did, since he saw her in the pure
And his country ... a service sign before attending few
And the preacher ...him fires as he did .. and their stand
But the countrysides get speachless when she's tain the cobbler's hand.

Aye the old folks got me cobble but my cobblin' days are done
Soon married and ...come by wi' bits and ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cobbler Blackeyed Biddy , Scottish
From: GUEST,Shaneo not logged in
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:40 PM

Refresh just the once, you never know, I may be lucky.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE COBBLER (T. T. Kilbucho)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 02:54 PM

This song started life as a poem, apparently.

From The New Scots Reader by A. MacMillan (Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd for the Burns Federation, 1972), page 51:


THE COBBLER
T. T. Kilbucho

The auld fowk garr'd me cobble
But ma cobblin' days are duin
Syne merrit intae siller noo
I'm by wi' buits an' shuin.
The lave* can hae the blessin's [remainder]
O' affection an' romance,
I was still amang their bauchles* [down-at-heel shoes]
Had I skippit sic a chance.

The dominie had notions
Tho' the twa-some har'ly met,
While Gossip blam't the meenister
For hingin' roun' the yett.* [gate]
The lawyer kenn'd 'er tocher,* [what she was worth]
'Twas his preevilege tae ken,
But wi' nocht save needfu' business
Was that worthy askit ben.

The laird gat interestit
Suin's he saw 'er in the pew
An' cam' tae ilka service syne
Afore attendin' few.
The preacher thocht 'im pious
'Cause he didna un'erstaun,
But the countryside gaed speechless
Gin she taen the cobbler's haun.

[There might be more, but that was all I was able to extract.]

[I was also able to learn that T. T. Kilbucho was the pseudonym of Thomas Todd of Kilbucho; and that he wrote several books:
Gathered in a Lowland Glen, 1954
Clachan and Countryside, 1956
A Shepherd's Years: Poems, 1961
Sixty Rural Years, 1968
From a Shiffeneer Drawer, 1974
My Rural Sojourn, 1975?
The Best of Kilbucho, 1981
Kilbucho's Latest, 1990?]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cobbler Blackeyed Biddy , Scottish
From: GUEST,Shaneo
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 03:28 PM

Thanks very much Jim, you have been a great help as always.
As you may know I run the site Irish Songs Guitar Chords
and this song has being requested for chords to be added, I thought the song would be more well known than it is. There's some great lines in the song some of which I don't understand but I get the gist of it. Thanks again Jim.


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