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Lyr Add: Maggie Gangs Away

GUEST,Donald of the Isles 23 Sep 16 - 12:26 AM
Reinhard 23 Sep 16 - 07:30 AM
Tattie Bogle 24 Sep 16 - 05:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Maggie Gangs Away
From: GUEST,Donald of the Isles
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 12:26 AM

CH:
What will a' the lads do when Maggie gangs away?
Oh what will a' the lads do when Maggie gangs away?
There's no a hert in a this land that doesna dreed the day
Oh what will a' the lads do when Maggie gangs away?

Young Jock has ta'en the hill for't a waefu white is he
Poor Harry's ta'en the bed for it an laid him doon tae dee
An Sandy's gaen intae the kirk an learnin' fast tae pray
But oh what will the lads do when Maggie gangs away?

CH

The young Laird o the Langshaw has drunk her health in wine
The priest has said in confidence the lassie was divine
An that is mair in maiden's praise than ony priest should say
But oh what will the lads do when Maggie gangs away?

CH

The wailin' in oor green glen that day will quaver high
Twill draw the redbreast* frae the wood, the laverock frae the sky
The faeries frae their beds of dew, will rise an join the lay
But oh what will the lads do when Maggie gangs away?

CH

* or "reedbreest"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maggie Gangs Away
From: Reinhard
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 07:30 AM

That's a poem by James Hogg (1770-1835). Lori Watson set it to music and sang it on her 2006 CD Three.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Maggie Gangs Away
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Sep 16 - 05:21 AM

Lori's tune is lovely, but it was originally set by Henry Bishop to another tune, "I'll gang nae mair tae yon toon" in 1828! Info on Stirling University website.


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