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Lyr Add: Braes o' Balquither

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BRAES OF BALQUIDDER
FLOWERS OF PEACE
GO, LASSIE, GO
HIGHLANDS OF HEAVEN
PEGGY ALISON
THE BRAES OF BELQUETHER
THE FAIR O' BALAMINNA
THE WILD MOUNTING TIME
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BRAES O' BALQUITHER
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 12:55 PM

This version doesn't seem to be in the database. I transcribed the song from public domain sheet music I downloaded from who knows where. The title pages states:
"BALQUITHER" A Poplular Scotch Air sung by Mrs French. Philadelphia, Published by G.E. Blake, No 13 south 5th street.

I managed to put the tune into Noteworthy Composer so I have a MIDI, but I can't get MIDIText to convert it so I can send the tune in. I also have the GIF files of the sheet music on my computer if anyone's interested. ----------------------------

THE BRAES O' BALQUITHER

Let us go, Lassie go,
To the Braes o' Balquither
Where the blae-berries grow
'Mang the bonnie Highland heather.

Where the deer and the rae,
Lightly bounding go together,
Sport the lang summer day
On the Braes o' Balquither

Let us go, Lassie go,
To the Braes o' Balquither
Where the blae-berries grow
'Mang the bonnie Highland heather.

Let us go, Lassie go,
To the braes o' Balquither,
Where the blae-berries grow
'Mang the bonnie Highland heather.

I will twine the bow'r,
By the clear siller fountain,
And I'll cover it o'er
Wi' the flow'rs o' the mountain:
Let us go &e.

I will range through the wilds,
And the deep glens sae dreary,
And return wi' their spoils
To the bow'r o' my deary.
Let us go &e.

While the lads o' the South
Toil for bare war'ly treasure,
To the lads o' the North
Ev'ry day brings its pleasure:
Let us go &e.

Though simple are the joys
The brave Highlander posseses,
Yet he feels no annoys,
For he feels no distresses.
Let us go &e.

When the rude wintry win'
Idly raves round our dwelling,
And the roar of the linn
On the night breeze is swelling,
Let us go &e.

Then so merrily we'll sing
As the storm rattles o'er us,
'Till the dear sheeling ring
Wi' the light lilting chorus.
Let us go &e.

Now the summer is in prime,
Wi' the flow'rs richly blooming,
And the wild mountain thyme
A' the moorlands perfuming;
Let us go &e.

To our dear native scenes,
Let us journey together,
Where glad innocence reigns
'Mang the braes o' Balquither.
Let us go &e.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From:
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 01:07 PM

Another copy in the Levy Collection, Box 193, item 153. Didn't we have Tannahill's version in an earlier thread?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 01:51 PM

I found Tannahill's version in this thread. Other than the additional verses about the "lads o' the South" and "though simple are the joys," and where the choruses fall (after each four lines instead of eight) this is the same.

The tune I have is unlike either tune in the database, or that of Wild Mountain Thyme. I don't know if it's the same as the tune commonly associated with the Tannahill version of not.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 02:00 PM

Caroline sings a version (with a glorious tune) that was collected in Tennessee. The text is close to this one, Jeri, but not so long. We'll have to swap versions next time we get together, and compare them both to the one sung by Carrie Grover in Maine, and Jeannie Robertson's version, recorded in Aberdeen, Scotland! Thanks much for this one!

Sandy


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Subject: Tune Add: BRAES O' BALQUITHER
From: MMario
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 02:20 PM

posting for Jeri....

MIDI file: braes2.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: braes
Text: By Unregistered User
Copyright: Public Domain
Key: D
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:braes
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:D
DFA2BAA2|EFG2AGGF|DFAdBAA2|dDD/2D3/2DFED|
FGA2AAAd|cdB2BBBA|FAB2BAA2|AFD2DFED|DFA2BAA2|
EFG2AGGF|DFAdBAA2|dDD/2D3/2DFED||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Bruce O.
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 06:12 PM

A tune that may or may not have anything to do with Tannahill's song has been printed as far back as 1742, with variant versions and variant titles by Tannahill's time (c 1792-1810): Braes of Balquhidder/Balquider/Balquither/Balquithe/Balwedar/Balwhither.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Lydia
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 12:26 PM

Jeri: How can I get a copy of the sheet music for balquither? Can you email me the GIF file? LydiaBrady@aol.com (please cc: lydiabrady@home.com) Thanks Lydia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Margo
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 12:44 PM

Jeri, I am interested in this one. Pardon my ignorance, but I've seen GIF files mentioned, but I don't know what they are. I have noteworthy composer, so if I can download a MIDI, I can put it into notation. Lemmeno, Margo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 03:30 PM

Margo, a GIf is a picture (graphics) file. The "Braes" file is a picture of the actual sheet music.

I e-mailed it (2 pages) to Lydia. It's quite a large chunk at 400KB. Let me know if you'd like them, and I'd be happy to send them to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Margo
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 09:34 PM

Yes please, Jeri! jbw@iname.com

Margo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:49 PM

and, once more..*grin*....depending on which thread you opened first, you MAY be tired of seeing this ....but if you missed it........

"

I promised I'd get this to Jeri awhile back, so here is my opportunity....This is a digital photo from Songs of Scotland ...edited by George Farquhar Graham..circa 1850...(Child lists this book as one of his sources)

I am experimenting to see if digital photography is good enough to share stuff like this...WARNING..this is a BIG file..329,000 bytes...I will see if I can get readable files with less size. But I think it is good enough to see the tune and verses..plus some notes. "


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Subject: SFTD ???
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 04:06 AM

OK, so this is probably a dumb question, but what does SFTD mean? I'm afraid that my 28 years in the Guvmint made me rather acronymophobic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: SFTD - Braes o' Balquither - 11/19
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 06:36 AM

Joe,
there was a very short period in Mudcat when there were 'song(s) for the day'(SFTD) instead of just using 'Lyr. add.'.

Wolfgang


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