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Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie

GUEST,Roscoe 17 Sep 12 - 10:25 AM
Anne Neilson 17 Sep 12 - 11:08 AM
John MacKenzie 17 Sep 12 - 11:44 AM
Megan L 17 Sep 12 - 02:37 PM
Anne Neilson 18 Sep 12 - 04:08 AM
Mr Red 18 Sep 12 - 05:09 AM
John MacKenzie 18 Sep 12 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Roscoe 18 Sep 12 - 07:39 PM
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Subject: Origins: old Scots song,
From: GUEST,Roscoe
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 10:25 AM

I am searching for an old song my grandfather used to sing when I was a boy that went something along the lines of

bonny laddie gang awa'...
there's nae loch ness monster there (ava)?...
for it's only old MacDougal....

it is a rather old song, perhaps the 20s or 30s. Has anyone ever heard this before?


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 11:08 AM

Can't say I've ever this -- sounds quite music hall.
But maybe you'll be helped in your search by spelling it Auchenshuggle! (It is/was a real place, on the outskirts of Glasgow and I remember as a teenager in the 1950's seeing tramcars heading along Argyle Street eastwards, destination 'Auchenshuggle': it always made me laugh!)


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 11:44 AM

The Broons cam frae Auchenshoogle :)


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 02:37 PM

I couldnt find words but i did track down a recording of a musicahll piece by John Tilley called The Loch Ness monster loch ness monster John Tilley

As I said i couldnt see words but it might be a starting point


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 04:08 AM

Oh, the romance of a name!
I woke up this morning with a song running through my head -- popular in Glasgow folk clubs in the 60's, it was a parody of the pop song "Last Train to San Fernando".

'Last tram tae Auchenshuggle,
Last tram tae Auchenshuggle --
If you miss this one, there'll never be another one!
Bee dee bee dee bom bom -- tae Auchenshuggle.'

(Apologies for being so unhelpful, but if you wake up with a smile on your face, it's surely worth sharing....)


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 05:09 AM

FWIW Kerry Fletcher in a workshop on French dance used the word "shuggle" to refer to a move and explained it as a Scots word meaning to do something akin to a cross between sashay/chassis & shuffle.


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 08:29 AM

Last Tram tae Auchenshuggle


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Subject: RE: Origins: old Scots song, Auchenshuggal, Nessie
From: GUEST,Roscoe
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 07:39 PM

thanks for the spelling correction! I'll keep looking and post the results. Been looking for quite some time though, I don't know, perhaps he could have wrote it himself...

Thanks everyone...


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