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Recorded With All Instruments For Fun

GUEST,Mathew 11 Aug 17 - 02:09 PM
punkfolkrocker 11 Aug 17 - 02:57 PM
gillymor 11 Aug 17 - 03:09 PM
leeneia 11 Aug 17 - 05:28 PM
Dave Hanson 12 Aug 17 - 08:04 AM
GUEST 12 Aug 17 - 09:26 AM
Will Fly 13 Aug 17 - 04:36 AM
punkfolkrocker 13 Aug 17 - 02:52 PM
BobL 14 Aug 17 - 03:23 AM
Will Fly 14 Aug 17 - 03:43 AM
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Subject: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: GUEST,Mathew
Date: 11 Aug 17 - 02:09 PM

Recorded a version of Mary's wedding with all of my instruments for fun.

Mary's Wedding

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Aug 17 - 02:57 PM

I enjoyed that...


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Aug 17 - 03:09 PM

...me too.


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Aug 17 - 05:28 PM

Thanks, Matthew. It IS fun.


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Aug 17 - 08:04 AM

You need to learn the proper words, and it's ' Mhari ' pronounced ' vari '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 17 - 09:26 AM

That was good fun indeed, thanks Matthew.


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Aug 17 - 04:36 AM

The original words were indeed in Gaelic, but the better-known version for non-Gaelic speakers is the lyric by Sir Hugh Robertson, as follows:

Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe,
Arm and arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Over hill-ways up and down,
Myrtle green and bracken brown,
Past the shielings, through the town;
All for sake o' Mairi.

Red her cheeks as rowans are,
Bright her eye as any star,
Fairest o' them a' by far,
Is our darling Mairi.

Plenty herring, plenty meal,
Plenty peat to fill her creel,
Plenty bonnie bairns as weel;
That's the toast for Mairi.


The original song was written for a Mary (to celebrate her winning a national song contest), and most of the versions I've heard sung in English have pronounced Mairi as "Mary".


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 Aug 17 - 02:52 PM

Are we not witnessing the evolutionary world wide living folk process in action...
Isn't it futile attempting to stifle it with moribund concepts such as 'proper words and pronunciation'...??? 😜

Some new young folkies might even feel inclined to change "Mary" to "Barry"...


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: BobL
Date: 14 Aug 17 - 03:23 AM

Will, that's Sir Hugh S. Roberton - no 's'. Don't worry, you're not the first - I thought it was "Robertson" myself for years.

Not to be confused with his namesake son the Australian politician, or with various notable Hugh Robertsons-with-an-s.


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Subject: RE: Recorded With All Instruments For Fun
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Aug 17 - 03:43 AM

Cheers BobL - another new fact learned! :-)


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