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Lyr Req: Silver Tassie (Robert Burns) - chorus?

Peter T. 17 Sep 99 - 08:47 AM
KathWestra 17 Sep 99 - 11:17 AM
bigJ 17 Sep 99 - 03:35 PM
kara 17 Sep 99 - 05:32 PM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Sep 99 - 10:11 PM
Kara 19 Sep 99 - 02:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SILVER TASSIE (Robert Burns)
From: Peter T.
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 08:47 AM

This found its way into a Thought for the Day thread, so I have moved it to assist Kara: --

Subject: Silver Tassie.
From: Geekara@wanadoo.fr
Date: 16-Sep-99 - 04:34 PM

Hello, I am trying to find the chorus to the "Silver Tassie" Written by Robbie Burns, but it would seem he did not write the chorus, so who did and how does it go. Here are the verses:

Robert Burns, 1789

1. Go fetch to me a pint o wine,
And fill it in a silver tassie;
That I may drink, before I go,
A service to my bonie lassie:
The boat rocks at the pier o' Leith,
Fu' loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry,
The ship rides by the Berwick-law,
And I maun leave my bony Mary.

2. The trumpets sound, the banners fly,
The glittering spears are ranked ready,
The shouts o' war are heard afar,
The battle closes deep and bloody;
It's not the roar o' sea or shore,
Wad make me langer wish to tarry!
Nor shouts o' war that's heard afar-
It's leaving thee, my bony Mary!

help if you can, Kara


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Subject: RE: Query: Silver Tassie (for Kara)
From: KathWestra
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 11:17 AM

Kara -- I've never heard this with a chorus. My favorite recording of it, however, is on Jean Redpath's "Frae My Ain Countrie," on Folk Legacy. She does not sing a chorus. I'll be interested to see what folks come up with. Kathy


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Subject: RE: Query: Silver Tassie (for Kara)
From: bigJ
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 03:35 PM

Kenneth McKellar, on his recording 'To Robert Burns - A Tribute' (Lismor LCOM 6019) uses the four lines "Gae bring tae me.........a service tae my bonnie lassie" as a refrain - to begin the song; after "I maun leave" and then at the end.
Don't know if that's any help.


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Subject: RE: Query: Silver Tassie (for Kara)
From: kara
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 05:32 PM

Thanks to Peter for putting mein the right place. futher clues have come in via the real live speach process The lost chourus starts with the lines

Mary will you come on down the Quay and bid fairwell to your honey.

I can also tell you that it is sung by a man with a very lush voice.

Kara


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Subject: RE: Query: Silver Tassie (for Kara)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 10:11 PM

For what it's worth, Burns said: "The first half stanza of this sing is old; the rest mine."

Can't help with a chorus, unfortunately. The song is usually called "My bony (bonnie) Mary" -not to be confused with "Bonie Mary" in "The Merry Muses of Caledonia", of course!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Query: Silver Tassie AKA My Bony Mary
From: Kara
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 02:07 AM

thanks Malcom for the other Name may help, I will put it in the thread. Ta


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