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Lyr Req/Add: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw

Len Wallace 30 Nov 99 - 10:28 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Nov 99 - 10:43 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Nov 99 - 10:44 AM
catspaw49 30 Nov 99 - 10:48 AM
sheila 30 Nov 99 - 11:26 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Nov 99 - 11:39 AM
sheila 30 Nov 99 - 12:52 PM
Little Dorrit 30 Nov 99 - 02:10 PM
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Len Wallace 30 Nov 99 - 10:25 PM
Liz the Squeak 01 Dec 99 - 02:30 AM
Liz the Squeak 01 Dec 99 - 02:41 AM
Liz the Squeak 01 Dec 99 - 02:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Len Wallace
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 10:28 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to get the lyrics to a song recorded by the Scottish trio, The McCalmans.

The title is "I Am the Lion Wallace Saw".

Can anyone help out? Many thanks.

Len Wallace


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM THE LION WALLACE SAW
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 10:43 AM

Who's a lucky bunny then - I was looking at this only this morning when I found a file I thought had been destroyed....

I AM THE LION WALLACE SAW
^^
I am the Lion Wallace saw
The same dour lion nane may thraw
Warder of old Scotland's law
I am the lion Wallace saw.

Centuries and ages flown, what hae they but honours thrown
Round my rugged brow and crown, time ne'er steals away.
I stand up to a' declare, Scotland's wheal and power my care
Take this warning, foes beware, bide awa frae me:

Many ages I hae seen, Scotland's royal roost I've been
Freedom's stronghold staunch, severe, bold and wheal for aye
Freedom is the lions aim, freedom for the lions ane
Match the lion in his den, or let freedom be.

Here I stand and watch for aye, roar the hour out day by day,
Freedom strong to sound the sway, from far sea to sea.
Freedom is the lions aim, freedom for the lions ane
Match the lion in his den, or let freedom be.


Translations: ane = own

wheal = well-being

aye = all


roar the hour out is a reference to the daily one o'clock cannon fire, heard all across the town..

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 10:44 AM

OK, so I still can't do the end of line thingy, hope you can see where it is supposed to be by the <>.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 10:48 AM

Hi Squeaks..........You need to type in < then br and then the>

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: sheila
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 11:26 AM

The lion, I assume, is Arthur's Seat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 11:39 AM

The Lion is Edinburgh castle, whether it called Arthur's seat or not I don't know...

Thanks, 'Spaw, I remembered the <> bit, forgot what went in between (swiss cheese brains - told you!) Have now written it down somewhere, so should be able to remember.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: sheila
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 12:52 PM

Arthur's Seat is the hill at the opposite end of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. It resembles a lion, resting on its paws. Even today, as you approach Edinburgh, the lion is more easily seen, than is the Castle (which was considerably smaller in Wallace's time). I think most natives of Edinburgh would agree that the lion is Arthur's Seat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Little Dorrit
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 02:10 PM

And a happy St Andrew's day to one and all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From:
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 04:10 PM

Really the Sphinx. There used to be lenses at both ends of Mons Meg for viewing it from the castle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From:
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 04:16 PM

Some idiot thought Mons Meg looked like a cannon and filled it with gunpowder. Front lens shattered as it took off Sphinx's nose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Len Wallace
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 10:25 PM

Dear Liz,

Thanks so much... now I just hafta figure out if I do it awith voice and bodhran, or play the squeezebox with it.

Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 02:30 AM

Do it unaccompanied, this sounds like shit when played - been there, done that, boo'ed off stage...... Sometimes a quiet guitar underneath to carry, but the way the McCalmans do the last verse, harmony, a cappella, just takes the hair off the back of my neck, and that's a lot of hair!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 02:41 AM

And I'm just a sasenach who has no idea of the geography of Edinburgh, I just go by what I was told. Does the Lion sound the hour every day??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr.Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 02:35 PM

And have any scottish kings lived in Arthur's seat??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 09:09 PM

........isn't the 'lie-on' Arthur's bed?? 8-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 09:41 PM

I always though that the lion's name WAS Wallace - with his face all covered with scars !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Am the Lion Wallace Saw
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 09:46 PM

........& Grommit?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CASTLE (James Lumsden)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 10:53 PM

From Edinburgh and Country Croonings by James Lumsden (Edinburgh: William Macdonald & Co., Ltd., 1905), page 61.

THE CASTLE.
[Edinburgh.]

I am the "Lion" Wallace saw—
The same dour lion nane may thraw-
Warder of Auld Scotland's law
      And true libertie!

Centuries and ages flown—
What hae they but honours thrown
Round my rugged brow and crown,
      Time ne'er steals awae!

I stand up—to a' declare
Scotland's weal and power's my care!
Sib and fremit faes beware—
      Bide atowre frae me!

The feck o' ages I hae seen,
Scotland's royal roost I've been,
Freedom's stronghold—staunch, serene,
      Bauld and leal for aye!

Freedom is the "Lion's" wean,
Freedom is the "Lion's" ain!
Match the "Lion" in his den—
      Or let Freedom be!

Here I stand and watch for aye,
Rair the Hour* out day by day—
Freedom true to sound the sway,
      From far sea to sea!


* The daily time gun at 1 p.m.


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