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Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch

Ray Hood 16 Nov 99 - 11:34 PM
Brendy 17 Nov 99 - 01:19 AM
Barry Taylor 17 Nov 99 - 01:39 AM
Reiver 2 17 Nov 99 - 06:11 PM
Murray on Saltspring 17 Nov 99 - 10:15 PM
Brendy 17 Nov 99 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,Mitchell of Glentorran near Dalaruin 04 Dec 05 - 05:51 PM
GUEST,Rob Johnson 23 Oct 06 - 01:07 AM
GUEST,honestfrankie 23 Oct 06 - 10:22 PM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 24 Oct 06 - 04:30 AM
GUEST 24 Oct 06 - 06:32 AM
GUEST,upyerkilt 23 Nov 06 - 04:09 PM
GUEST 04 Jun 07 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,wallace 04 Jun 07 - 06:00 PM
Schantieman 05 Jun 07 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,douglas 14 Aug 08 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,kirsty 11 Oct 08 - 07:37 AM
GUEST,A. MacKinnon 02 Aug 09 - 03:49 AM
GUEST,Lee Vellom 17 Feb 10 - 07:34 PM
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Subject: Campbeltown Loch
From: Ray Hood
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 11:34 PM

This song was made popular by Andy Stewart in Scotland a lot of years ago.Tried to get a recording but none were available anywhere.I,m sure all Scots older than 50 will remember it.Campbeltown Loch I wish you were whisky,Campbeltown lochOh AYE.Campbeltown Loch I wish you were whiskey I would drink ye dry.Would be nice to find the music and all the words to this one rdhood3521@macol.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Brendy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 01:19 AM

Over 50!!! Ha. I remember that song and I'm not even 40.

I'll have a hunt around, might take a day or two!

B.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Barry Taylor
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 01:39 AM

In piping circles, that tune is The Glendaruel Highlanders. I've done a midi of it under that title here.

Chorus:
Campbeltown Loch I wish you were whiskey,
Campbeltown Loch och-aye!
Campbeltown Loch I wish you were whiskey,
I would drink you dry.

Now Campbeltown Loch is a beautiful place,
But the price of the whiskey is grim.
How nice it would be if the whiskey was free
And the Loch was filled up to the brim.

I'd buy a yacht with the money I've got
And I'd anchor it out in the bay.
If I wanted a sip I'd go in for a dip
I'd be swimmin' by night and by day.

We'd have a gathering of the clans
They'd come from near and far
I can see them grin as they're wading in
And shouting "Slainte mhor!".

But what if the boat should overturn
And drowned in the Loch was I?
You'd hear me shout, you'd hear me call out
"What a wonderful way to die !"

But what's this I see, ochone for me
It's a vision to make your blood freeze.
It's the police afloat in a dirty big boat
And they're shouting: "Time, gentlemen, please!"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Reiver 2
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 06:11 PM

The words given by Barry are the same as those that I have. I have the song on a recording by Andy Stewart called (appropriately enough) "Campbelltown Loch". Also have it on a record called "Hogmany" by Majella and The Royal Highlanders singing in a pub I think.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Murray on Saltspring
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 10:15 PM

Yes, but a pedantic point: the spelling should be "whisky" with no E. The American (and I think the Irish) stuff is "whiskey", but the REAL stuff is "whisky". --The tune "The Glendaruel Highlanders" , by Pipe Major A. Fettes, is in several books, e.g. The Scots Guards Standard Settings, p. 88 (no, 189). Andy Stewart made quite an industry of taking popular pipe tunes and fitting folksy words to them.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Brendy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 11:50 PM

Ah, go away a that with ye! The REAL stuff is with an 'E'!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,Mitchell of Glentorran near Dalaruin
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 05:51 PM

Campbeltonian from Argyll Scotland . Local working distilleries are Glen Scotia, Springbank, and one old one being reborn soon.There was at one time aproximately 40 stills, explains the Loch song.Andy Stewart comedian singer in the 60's was a favorite on the black/white T.V. .Come to Campbeltown [a k a The wee Toon ] for a wonderful holiday especially about August as there will be a lot of wonderful parties. Paul Macartney [one of the Beetles] as a place to stay there] hence the song Mull of Kintyre.World Champions of the Bag Pipes play and live in the wonderful friendly wee Toon.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,Rob Johnson
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 01:07 AM

To the original poster,

You can get the song by Andy Stewart on his greatest hits album on CD and on tape. Amazon has it in whatever country you are from. I remember the song and I'm only 25 but my parents are from Scotland.

Awra best awra time natt

Rob


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,honestfrankie
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 10:22 PM

Well I hope I'm not the only music downloader on this site but I got Andy Stewart's version on Limewire.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 04:30 AM

real whisky doesn't have an E that is because we in Scotland can make it legally, where as other countries can't make it legally thus they have spell it with an E.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 06:32 AM

"World Champions of the bagpipes" in Campbeltown ? Who ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,upyerkilt
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 04:09 PM

indeed, no E in scotch whisky.
Americans cannot make whisky, they try but fail so they sell that other muck, the irish have got close and some of their whiskey taste not bad, but for the real fine whisky, The glen livet 21 year old or my favourite tipple is bladnoch, a lowland malt.
away with yer glen fiddich's and glen morangie's ( see I cannot even spell them properly since they mean nothing to me) all commercialised whisky just like that other muck, johnny walker, supposidly the best selling whisky. I have no idea why. They must have a lot of money to advertise.

anyway great song, iam away to play it on the guitar now to my daughter.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 05:54 PM

Campbeltown Loch the best drinking song ever? U decied.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,wallace
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 06:00 PM

aye i agree with the last comment, its a great song tee sing if ye have a wee social gathering with the local folk. love it, it brings me back to when i was a wee one on the sides of the lochs with my father fishing for our supper, aye good times, i'm 92 this year and i remember it like its was yesterday, hear ye hear ye

wallace


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: Schantieman
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 10:51 AM

I was in Campbeltown briefly the other day - lovely little place to take a boat into.

The joke of the song, of course, is that the lock is a sea loch so any attampt to drink it dry.....

And, as one of the crew remarked, (somewhat less politely) it really is a long way from anywhere at all!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,douglas
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 06:04 PM

I now live in but remember singing the song years ago. I remember the words, but do not know the arangment for guitar.Iwould be greatfull if anyone has the cords. thank you. D


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,kirsty
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 07:37 AM

Anyone got the song? who can email me it?..


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,A. MacKinnon
Date: 02 Aug 09 - 03:49 AM

The correct spelling is : whisky (as in Scotch)all other spellings are for Irish or American.

Also, the last words of verse three should read: Slainte mhath!, that makes it rhyme properly - and is the correct Scots Gaelic way of saying "cheers". The reply to slainte mhath is slainte mhor!

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Campbeltown Loch
From: GUEST,Lee Vellom
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 07:34 PM

Check out the Alexander Brothers CD Flower of Scotland (EMI records, england). I purchased the original LP in the 1960's


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