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Lyr Req: The Greylag Geese (Jim Reid)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: GUEST,PMcK
Date: 23 Oct 15 - 07:39 PM

Hello all!

Anybody have the lyrics to this song? From what I've heard Jim Reid would sing it before The Wild Geese

Thanks!
Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: maeve
Date: 23 Oct 15 - 09:31 PM

While you wait for the lyrics, here's the youtube recording of both songs. Lovely! Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese, The Wild Geese (Norland Wind)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: maeve
Date: 23 Oct 15 - 09:44 PM

The lyrics are in Jim Reid's songbook, available through Greentrax:
Jim Reid - The Better O' A Sang (Songs, Tunes and Life Stories)

Looks like an excellent value- I plan to buy a copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 15 - 02:50 AM

thanks Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: maeve
Date: 24 Oct 15 - 02:41 PM

You're welcome- and thank you for asking about it. I'd never heard the song before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 11:49 AM

In the YouTube video above, "The Greylag Geese" is used as an introduction to "The Wild Geese (Norland Wind)," a better-known song that has been posted in one of the threads crosslinked above.

Anybody have time to transcribe "Greylag Geese"?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: maeve
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 01:06 PM

Joe, I've transcribed most of it, but am waiting for his songbook to arrive to be sure I've written it out correctly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 07:34 PM

Excellent! Thanks everybody


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREYLAG GEESE (Jim Reid)
From: maeve
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:39 PM

Here you go- Do get the songbook, it's wonderfully rich in song and story.

THE GREYLAG GEESE by JIM REID   
Words and music written by Jim Reid as found in his songbook, "The Better o' a Sang', Scottish Arts Council, 2004

The summertime is bonny, an' maist fowk say they like it best o' a'.
But o' there's ae thing missin', the graylag geese have a' flown far awa'.

When autumn comes aince mair, the wind blaws cauld an' nichts are growin' black
There's ae thing sent tae cheer me, the soond that says again the greylag's back.

When winter clouds blaw ower and fowk wi' heids doon collars turned up high
My een they aye stray upward, lookin' for yon lang skein in the sky.

And then when days grow langer the springtime urge is tae be movin on
But roots can haud ye stranger an' then ye realize the geese are gone.

I envy a' thae wild geese that can jist fly tae countries ower the sea
Tae Norway, Iceland, Greenland they ken the way o' livin' wild and free



The Greylag Geese- Jim Reid (YouTube)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jim Reid- The Greylag Geese
From: maeve
Date: 14 Nov 15 - 10:55 AM

Refresh... for those who requested Jim Reid's correct lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Greylag Geese (Jim Reid)
From: GUEST,Paul McKenna
Date: 19 Nov 15 - 07:46 PM

Excellent! Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Greylag Geese (Jim Reid)
From: maeve
Date: 19 Nov 15 - 11:15 PM

You're most welcome, Paul.


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