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Lyr Req: spinning wheel / Island Spinning Song

Bea-Jay 15 Nov 11 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 11 - 09:45 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 11 - 09:31 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 11 - 09:45 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 11 - 10:02 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: spinning wheel
From: Bea-Jay
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 10:42 AM

looking for lyrics to a 'working song'
spinner is asking the wheel if she will have a true love, one of the verses, says be he dark or be fair or be he debonaire. There is a chorus which is basically 'mouth music'
Think this is a song that was 'parlorized' many moons ago.
Certainly one that was once taught in (Scottish) schools.
Might come from 'Songs of the Isles' but I can't find it!
Can anyone help please
thanks,
Bea-Jay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: spinning wheel
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 09:45 PM

Google the following and leave the quotation marks as is. It will bring up many lyrics to the song you seek.

"be he dark or be he fair"


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLAND SPINNING SONG
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 09:31 AM

This is copied from ClassicalConnect.com where there is also a playable recording. It says it is by the National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland.

Hey, I like that word "parlorized!"


ISLAND SPINNING SONG

CHORUS: Hullamackadoo, hooravahee,
Hoorovahinda, hoorovahinda,
Hullamackadoo, hooravahee,
O dicko-o-deck-o-dandy

When will someone come to me?
Will he come by land or sea?
Will he my own lover be?
O, tell me truly, wheel.

Wheel o' fate what is't you say?
This year, next, or ne'er a day?
When will wooer come my way?
O, tell me truly, wheel.

Be he dark or be he fair,
Shy or bold or debonair,
Ribbons braw will deck my hair
To meet and greet my true love.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHETLAND SPINNING SONG
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 09:45 AM

This is taken from the web site of Eilean, a Celtic band based in Germany:


SHETLAND SPINNING SONG

Chorus 2x (nonsense Gaelic syllables):
Hullamacka doo, hoorova hee
Hoorova hinda, hoorova hinda
hullamacka doo, hoorova hee
O dicko, decko, dandy.

When will someone come to me?
Will he come by land or sea?
Will he my own true love be?
Oh tell me truly wheel-o.

Chorus

Wheel of fate what ist you say?
This year next or ne'er a day.
When will a lover come my way?
Oh tell me truly wheel-o.

Chorus

Be he dark or be he fair
Shy or bold or debonair?
Ribbons brau will deck my hair
To meet and greet my true love.

Chorus

Summer days and heather bells
Are ringing through the silent hills
There's yellow corn in yonder fields
and autumn brings the shearing.

If the weather it be dry,
They'll say there's love 'tween you and I
They'll say there's love 'tween you and I
When we go to the shearing.

When the harvest it be done
We'll have some ranting, roaring fun.
We'll have some ranting, roaring fun.
When we go to the shearing.

Chorus 3x


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLAND SPINNING SONG
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 10:02 AM

Finally, here's a version that cites its origin, copied from a forum at Nigel Gatherer's web site:


ISLAND SPINNING SONG

Ch: Hulla mucka doo, Hoo ro va hee
Hoo ro va hinda, Hee ro va hinda,
Hulla mucka doo, Hoo ro va hee
O dick o deck o dancy

1. When will someone come to me?
Will he come by land or sea?
Will he my own lover be?
O, tell me truly, wheel, O

2. Wheel o' fate, what is't you say?
This year, next, or ne'er a day?
When will wooer come my way?
O, tell me truly, wheel, O

3. Be he dark or be he fair,
Shy or bold or debonair,
Ribbons braw will deck my hair
To meet and greet my true love.

Original Gaelic words by Angus Robertson
English words by Hugh Roberton
Traditional Gaelic tune from Donalda MacLeod

from
Songs of the Isles by Hugh S Roberton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: spinning wheel / Island Spinning Song
From: GUEST,Bea-Jay
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 09:53 AM

Thanks a lot everybody, much appreciated.
I couldn't work out how to spell the words of the chorus and the dark, fair, debonaire line was all I could remember.
STARS all of you
Barbara xx

ps Jim feel free to adopt the word 'parlorized' I think it describes exactly what happened to a lot of old songs, 'to make them 'more acceptable'' lol


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