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Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia

RunrigFan 07 May 17 - 01:46 PM
Joe Offer 07 May 17 - 05:13 PM
Gallus Moll 07 May 17 - 07:02 PM
RunrigFan 07 May 17 - 08:56 PM
RunrigFan 07 May 17 - 09:06 PM
Joe Offer 08 May 17 - 02:35 AM
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Joe Offer 09 May 17 - 03:49 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Home To Caledondia
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 May 17 - 01:46 PM

I have a David Solley cassette called Loch Maree. Track 1 is Home To Caledonia which was written by a John Weston. Can't find much info


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 May 17 - 05:13 PM

Hi, RunrigFan - can you give us at least a partial transcription? It gives us more to go on. I found a 45cat (click) listing for the record (1978), but no source for a recording I could hear and transcribe.
Thanks.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 07 May 17 - 07:02 PM

is this Rolling Home to Caledonia or another song?
(I think the one I mentioned can be rolling home to a number of different places!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 May 17 - 08:56 PM

As the sun goes down
I remember the sunset long ago
On the isle of birth
Caledonia, I return to you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 May 17 - 09:06 PM

http://chirb.it/qbNhE8

Recorded on Audacity. Microphone. Won't be good as from a studio(ignore the background noise)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 May 17 - 02:35 AM

That gives us a great start, RunrigFan. Not tonight, though. I'm off to bed - gotta teach a class in the morning.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: RunrigFan
Date: 08 May 17 - 10:32 AM

OK


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 17 - 03:49 AM

OK, here's what I hear so far. Can anyone add to this? I need lots of help on the second verse.
-Joe-

As the sun goes down on this island o'er the sea,
I remember a sunset long ago;
On the isle of my birth, far, far away
Caledonia, I'm thinking of you.

CHORUS
Caledonia, Caledonia,
Home to me you are and always will be
Caledonia, Caledonia,
My thoughts will return to you.

In my mind I have seen [the croppies by the shore]
And the .... I love
....
Caledonia ....

As the end of my years so swiftly draws near,
And I go to be with the ones I love
How it saddens my heart when I toast alone
Caledonia, to you I'm coming home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: RunrigFan
Date: 14 May 18 - 11:06 PM

Any help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Allan Conn
Date: 15 May 18 - 02:20 AM

Second verse as best I could

"In my mind I have seen the cottage by the shore
And the folk so dearly I love
To a glen........this little girl
Caledonia's always in my thoughts"

The third line is really hard to make out though. I think it starts with "To a glen" and might finish with "this little girl" but not sure about the end and just can't make out the words in between.

Pretty sure the other three lines are correct.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home To Caledonia
From: Allan Conn
Date: 15 May 18 - 02:30 AM

Third line so hard to make out but it might be "To a glen and forgive this little girl"

And Joe basically has the last verse though I am sure it is "As the end of the year" rather than "As the end of my years"

So someone feeling homesick/lovesick as the festive period grows near rather than because they are old!!


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