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Lyr Req: Bankoorie

GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville WA 02 Sep 13 - 12:15 AM
Megan L 02 Sep 13 - 02:21 AM
Jim Carroll 02 Sep 13 - 02:23 AM
GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville 02 Sep 13 - 02:30 AM
GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville 02 Sep 13 - 02:32 AM
Jim Carroll 02 Sep 13 - 03:02 AM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Sep 13 - 09:49 AM
Tattie Bogle 02 Sep 13 - 10:15 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Sep 13 - 12:04 PM
Tattie Bogle 04 Sep 13 - 04:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville WA
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 12:15 AM

Any help with the lyrics to this song would be a great help.
Not sure about the spelling….. maybe Bankoory


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: Megan L
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 02:21 AM

Keith do you have any of the words or a tune you can point us to to help trace it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 02:23 AM

Try Banchory, Scotland
If that's right Roud gives references to half a dozen of them, mostly Scots ballads - the name appears in the first line of Glenlogie:

"There was six and six noble rode through Banchory fair"

The only song with the name in the title is "The Star of Banchory's Land" which is in the Greig Duncan collection.
If this is the one and don't have access to it I'm happy to look it up for you
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 02:30 AM

Sorry no Lyn.
I will see what I can do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: GUEST,Keith Fry, Melville
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 02:32 AM

I will investigate more Jim.
Thanks for the "clue".


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Subject: Lyr Add: STAR OF BANCHORY'S LANDS
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 03:02 AM

What the hell – didn't have anything planned before breakfast and I'm always interested in songs I've never come across before.
The note says the air is a variant of bothy song 'Drumdelgie' which is included in Ord's 'Bothy Songs of Scotland''
Jim Carroll


STAR OF BANCHORY'S LANDS
From the Greig Duncan Collection

1   Banchory's lands are bonny when spring comes in the year
We lasses sweet an mony but neen sae sweet's my dear
There is neen sae sweet's my only dear to lee it would be a sin
For she in fact might well be styled the star o Banchory's lands.

2 She is a charming creature both humourous frank and free
And mony's the nicht she's geen consent to open the door to me
And mony's the nicht she's geen consent to rise and lat me in
My wish be with you bonny lass she stays at Hattonsburn.

3 For love of her I'm sore oppressed and greaved in my mind
My restless heart within my breast nae comfort there can find
My restless heart within my breast nae comfort finds ava
It's all for Bett o Banchory's lands she's flower outoor them a.

4 But curse upon cruel fortune while days and years do sway
For in a moment sinks our views or lifts them to the skies
Or in a moment lifts our views or sinks them in the deep
It disappoints the constant swan or leaves the maid to weep.

5 Twas on a mid-summer's evening as I went to the fair
And gazeing all around me I spied my true love there
And gazeing round and round about she was alway in my view

6 It was on a mid-lanterns as Phebous left the sky    [mid-Lent
While I did sing with all my might my true love passed by
While I did sing with all my might my true love passed home
And many an anxious look she gave to see fin I would come.

7 Farewell false lover unto you I bid you now adue
For I have been most constant unto you unto you
May kind providence protect you with his unearing hand [unerring
And perhaps you may prove constant unto some other man.
But words of her I couldna get for all that I could do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for posting the lyrics, Jim. Those lyrics are unique, that's for sure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 10:15 AM

Also Binnorie? From same neck o' the woods in this version!
Also known as The Twa Sisters:
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandssongs/primary/binnorieobinnorie.asp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 12:04 PM

Trying to run down "bankoories" I found a google reference to the word and was referred to newspaper cuttings about long ago fish catches- "salt bankoory cod, $4 per cwt"). No bankoories found, but articles about sales of "bank dory salt cod."
I wondered if Australia ever imported salt cod caught on the Newfoundland banks.
I posted this in the original request, but I thought it worth repeating here.

(A staple in Hawai'i, and still popular, are salmon, originally processed and shipped to Hawai'i in barrels by Hudson's Bay Company. Lomi lomi.)

I also wondered if a location in Australia ever had that name. There is a farming district near Ballarat called Bungaree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bankoorie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 04 Sep 13 - 04:17 AM

Incidentally, it is pronounced closer to the thread title: Banc'ree. Heard a London-based newsreader call it BanCHOree, pronouncing the ch and emphasising the second syllable!


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