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Tune Req: The Roads to Rome

dick greenhaus 20 Jan 13 - 03:19 PM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 13 - 01:41 PM
Jack Campin 21 Jan 13 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,999 21 Jan 13 - 03:52 PM
GUEST,Lighter 21 Jan 13 - 06:48 PM
Jack Campin 21 Jan 13 - 07:04 PM
dick greenhaus 22 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,Hamish Henderson Archive Trust 23 Jan 13 - 08:50 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 03:19 PM

Anybody familiar with this pipe tune?
I'm trying to find it, with little success so far.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 01:41 PM

No piers here? Can anyone suggest a place for me to look?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 02:04 PM

I tried the obvious indexes, no luck.

Where did you hear of it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 03:52 PM

Dick, a few questions.

1) Pipes = bagpipes?
2) Did it have lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 06:48 PM

Dick, according to Hamish Henderson's "Ballads of World War II," "The Roads to Rome" is "a pipe march composed by Pipe Major MacConnachie of the Royal Scottish Fusiliers."

Presumably it was Henderson who wrote a song to the tune:

The Caesar's were a randy crew--
Ye ken the story o'm.
They tauld this tale tae Goy and Jew
That a' roads lead tae Rome.

But for the haverin o' the runts,
An' the bletherin blarney o'm,
Ye heard ae sang frae a' oor fronts:
There's nae road leads tae Rome.


--But noo ye'll heart he pipers play
Afore St. Peter's Dome
And Scotlans tells the world today
That *oor* road led tae Rome.

Sorry I don't know the tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 07:04 PM

Isn't there an archive recording of Henderson singing it?

"Duncan Gray" sorta fits.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 08:27 PM

I'm considering a re-issue of "Ballads of WW Two", and I'd like to include the tunes. Hamish didn't.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Roads to Rome
From: GUEST,Hamish Henderson Archive Trust
Date: 23 Jan 13 - 08:50 AM

Hi Dick,

We can probably help out with your project. Could you perhaps drop us a line on our webpage contact form?

http://hendersontrust.org/index.php/en/contact

Thanks,

Chris
Hamish Henderson Archive Trust


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