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Lyr Req: Follow the Blackbird (Gaberlunzie)

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gmcfarla 17 Feb 11 - 08:22 AM
Jim Dixon 19 Feb 11 - 01:22 PM
GUEST 21 May 13 - 06:02 AM
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Jim Dixon 23 May 13 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Stevenm1320 05 May 14 - 06:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Blackbird sings for Scotland
From: gmcfarla
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 08:22 AM

Hi all,

I'm looking for lyrics of a Scottish song for a friend of mine. Here's what she rememembers:

Its often I dreamed, o' the hills upon bonnie Weymss
From Bredalbane sae fair, I long to be there
In the country of my kinsmen, of yon moor and mountain (something)
And the Tummel ever winding to the Tay.

Chorus:
And the blackbird sings for Scotland once again

Any ideas?

Many thanks,

Glenn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackbird sings for Scotland
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 01:22 PM

I Googled with several phrases from your quoted lyrics and came up with nothing.

Only a couple of comments on spelling:

Weymss might be Wemyss (but I can't locate a place by that name near the other places mentioned).

Bredalbane might be Breadalbane.

Tummel and Tay are correct.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: And the blackbird sings for Scotland...
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 13 - 06:02 AM

From the CD Scotland Again by Gaberlunzie.

It is Called Follow The Blackbird.

Take care
Rab


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: And the blackbird sings for Scotland...
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 13 - 08:29 PM

Follow the Blackbird

Charles Edward Stuart alias 'The Blackbird' or 'Bonny Prince Charlie'. About Charlie and his many followers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: And the blackbird sings for Scotland...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 May 13 - 08:37 PM

Thanks to Rab for identifying the song.

I listened to the Gaberlunzie recording on Spotify. Here's my attempt at a transcription. Note there are a couple of gaps (…) and there may be other errors.

It's often I dream
O the hills above bonny Wemyss
And Breadalbane sae fair.
I long to be there,
In the country o my kinsmen,
Oer the moor and mountain way
And the Tummel ever windin'
To the Tay.

I weel mind the day
I saddled and rode away
When muskets torch and sword
And my father's proud words
For I spurned the royal bounty
Of yon … German king
Just to listen to the bonny
Blackbird sing.

And I echoed each note
That sprang from his bonny throat
And I followed him well
To Drumossie's dark dell
Where the dream of Scotland's heroes
Fell before the southron host
With the dream of freedom trampled
In the dust.

Now they ravage our lands,
The kilt and the claymore banned.
The blackbird's away,
In exile to stay,
And the lowland shores of Holland
I must take to for my shame,
For I'm banished and forbidden
Frae my hame.

But Scots, should you hear
In some distant future here
The clear crystal tone
Of the blackbird's sweet song
And a fighting force of freedom
Will ascend the … glen
When the blackbird sings for Scotland
Once again,
When the blackbird sings for Scotland
Once again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Blackbird (Gaberlunzie)
From: GUEST,Stevenm1320
Date: 05 May 14 - 06:51 PM

"Will ascend the … glen"

"Will assemble in the Glen"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOLLOW THE BLACKBIRD (Gaberlunzie)
From: GUEST,GerryCo
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 12:36 AM

FOLLOW THE BLACKBIRD

It's often I dream
O' the hills above bonny Wemyss
And Breadalbane sae fair.
I long to be there,
In the country o my kinsmen,
Over moor and mountain way
And the Tummel ever windin' to the Tay.

I weel mind the day
I saddled and rode away
When muskets, targe and sword
And my father's proud words
For I spurned the royal bounty
Of yon Grovian German king
Just to listen to the bonny Blackbird sing.

And I echoed each note
That sprang from his bonny throat
And I followed him well
To Drumossie's dark dell
Where the cream of Scotland's heroes
Fell before the southern host
With the dream of freedom trampled in the dust.

Now they ravage our lands,
The kilt and the claymore banned.
The blackbird's away
In exile to stay,
And the lowland shores of Holland
I must take to for my shame,
For I'm banished and forbidden frae my hame.

But Scots, should you hear
In some distant future here
The clear crystal tone
Of the blackbird's sweet song
Then a fighting force of freedom
Will assemble in the glen
When the blackbird sings for Scotland once again,
When the blackbird sings for Scotland once again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Blackbird (Gaberlunzie)
From: AlbertsLion
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 06:54 PM

with musket, targe and sword


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Blackbird (Gaberlunzie)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jul 16 - 06:35 AM

Correct a couple of mistakes
Last verse second line should be YEAR not here
Second vers third line should be WITH not when


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