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Songs by Matt McGinn

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GUEST,Allan Conn 23 Dec 15 - 09:38 AM
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Tattie Bogle 23 Dec 15 - 01:59 PM
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GUEST,Anne Neilson 23 Dec 15 - 08:49 PM
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Subject: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 01:34 PM

Can anyone provide a list of all or some or even a few of the songs he wrote.here is one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkX3zcg10QE


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 03:48 PM

Google

Songs by Matt McGinn

You will locate many.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 03:58 PM

I added this thread to our Matt McGinn group. As you can see, McGinn is prolific. Looks like I have a few duplicate threads to combine, though. One Matt McGinn parody that I really like is Down-a-Down, recorded by Pete Seeger.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 05:04 PM

guest, I know that, I am trying to arouse interest in matts songs, now be a good chap,and have a good holiday.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 05:07 PM

Then maybe next time say that in your opening post. Jaysus . . .


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: akenaton
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 05:11 PM

Bit snappy there Good Soldier!   I knew Matt pretty well and have most of his vinyl stuff.

A man of his time I think, don't believe he would be very impressed with our "liberal democratic society"....Matt said exactly what he thought, but with a sparkle in his eyes.
We often discussed Cuban Communism over a couple of "wee halfs"


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Dec 15 - 06:52 PM

Most of Matt's songs are in the Book ' McGinn of the Calton '

well worth the buying.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 02:04 AM

I recall a couple of excellent tracks on the old 'The Iron Muse' album, all those years back.

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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 10:07 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxkOv3U9778


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 07:07 PM

Have you not found his website? A mass of info and recordings of Matt himself, and by various admirers and at tribute nights there.
See: Matt McGinn
We do a Matt McGinn tribute night in Linlithgow every year, which has the approval of his daughters who sometimes have attended: we don't just sing the songs but act them out too, as you'll see from some of the clips on YouTube. The next tribute night(15th)will be on 5th March 2016.
Here's maybe not the best example!
Bar Steward


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Hagman
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 07:17 PM

To paraphrase Cliff from "Cheers," it's a little-known fact (or may in fact be well-known) that one of Matt's commercial hits "I Have Seen the Highlands" features a very young Peter Bellamy playing squeeze-box behind... a Bill Leader production, no less.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Dec 15 - 07:25 PM

As for books: apart from "McGinn of the Calton" there is a smaller book/pamphlet called "Scottish Songs of Today" ("today" being circa 1962-64)which includes a number of lesser-known songs of his: I usually try to do one of these every second year or so in the Linlithgow tribute night. Then there are others that are n neither of these books but some of my friends know and have performed.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 15 - 02:10 AM

Here's links to the recording of "McGiinn of the Calton" by Stramash which was also made into a TV programme



https://www.mediafire.com/folder/a3w40y0a4nsyu/DIsc_1


https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7h4j7fs3pld1r/Disc_2


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 09:29 AM

The song that Joe mentions is usually called "Two Feet Tall" and has a different refrain of "Hey Laily Laily Laily" rather than the "Down Down" that Pete Seeger sang. Matt and Pete were of course good friends, and it may be that Pete changed it for his own singing of it.
The Hey Laily version is on the Matt McGinn website as "Two Feet Tall", and is on the "Honesty is out of the Fashion" album. We had fun staging that one, with someone having to shuffle around in their knees!

As for a list of all his songs, there are 100 videos and recordings on the Matt McGinn website - as per the link I gave before. Some from Matt's original recordings, others taken at the various tribute nights. And even this does not cover them all......


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 09:38 AM

Whole lot of songs in alphabetical order and performances by various folk on link below

http://www.mattmcginn.info/


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 09:53 AM

Er, excuse me, Allan, but that WAS the one I gave on 20.12.15. You don't see the full url as I used the text box facility in creating the blicky!
Merry Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 12:41 PM

Ach sorry never noticed that Tattie. Not always got enough time to open every link as working but better getting it posted twice than not at all :-)


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 01:59 PM

Aye, nae bother. It's a great resource: I think his daughters have something to do with keeping the site maintained and the content, even if not personally responsible for the tech of setting it all up.
The person who has perhaps put the most clips on YouTube is BigManio, so worth looking at his channel.
Now what am I going to sing this next year?


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 06:59 PM

I've just tried that website. There's certainly some great stuff there BUT the site design is horribly gimmicky. The video pane hides some of the text, which therefore reads
"The Matt McGinn W
McGinn of the Caltc" (letter o partly covered so it looks like c).
And when I play the songs they are accompanied by crackles, implying something awry somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 07:29 PM

One of my favourites
Jim Carroll

The Dundee Ghost
By Matt McGinn

Noo a deid man seldom walks, he very rarely talks,    (dead)
It's no very often you'll see him running aroond,
But I'm a refugee from a graveyard in Dundee
And I've come tae haunt some houses in Glasgow Toon
And I've come tae haunt some hooses in Glasgow Toon.

Noo the reason I arose was to get masel' some clothes, (myself)
For I really get helluva cold below the ground,
And I whispered tae masel', "ah, I think I might as well
Hang aroond a while and ha'e some fun,
I'll hang around a while and ha'e some fun".

Noo a chap put oot his light on a cold and frosty night,
I showed him one of ma eyes and I skelped his head, (smacked)
He said "Oh", and I said "boo" he says, "who the hell are you" ?
I said, "don't be feart, I'm on'y a man that's deid,   (afraid)
Oh no, don't be feart, I'm only a man that's deid".

Well the feller knelt and prayed and this is what he said;
"Oh why, in the name of God have you picked on me"   ?
So I battered him on the lug and I pulled awa' his rug. (ear)
"The reason", I said "is just tae let you see".
"The reason" , I said, "is just tae let you see".

Well he brought the polis in and I belted him on the chin,   (police(man)
The polis turned aroond and he blamed my friend.
And he marched him aff tae jile and he'll be in there quite a while, (off to gaol)
But I'll see naebody taks his single end,      (House of one apartment, flat)
Oh, no, I'll see naebody taks his single end.

Noo the polis thought him daft and a lot of people laughed
When the feller said a ghost was in his hoose,
But what the feller said was true and I might be visiting you,
So just remember. I'm still on the loose,
Aye, just remember, I'm still on the loose.


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 23 Dec 15 - 08:49 PM

A favourite song of mine too -- sung by Bob Blair on our group's (Stramash) CD. of Matt McGinn songs, 'McGinn of the Calton'.


And just to confirm, Stramash used 'Two Feet Tall' as our encore!


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Subject: RE: Songs by Matt McGinn
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 03:20 PM

I always liked "Lots Of Little Soldiers", which was recorded in the 70s by Barry Dransfield, and has been sung in recent years [ in Scotland ] by Barbara Dymock.


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