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Lyr Add: O Sing to Me the Auld Scotch Sangs

Jim Dixon 26 Oct 18 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 26 Oct 18 - 01:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: O Sing to Me the Auld Scotch Sangs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 07:33 AM

From the sheet music at the National Library of Australia:


O SING TO ME THE AULD SCOTCH SANGS
Words by The Rev. Dr. Bethune, music by J. F. Leeson, no date, ca. 1890-99.

O sing to me the auld Scotch sangs, i' the braid Scottish tongue,
The sangs my father wish’d to hear, the sangs my mither sung,
When she sat beside my cradle or croon'd me on her knee,
And I wadna sleep, she sang sae sweet the auld Scotch sangs to me.
And I wadna sleep, she sang sae sweet the auld Scotch sangs to me.

Sing ony o' the auld Scotch sangs, the blithesome or the sad.
They mak' me smile when I am wae, and greet when I am glad.
My heart goes back to auld Scotland; the saut tear dims my e'e;
And the Scotch blood leaps in a' my veins, as ye sing the sangs to me.
And the Scotch blood leaps in a' my veins, as ye sing the sangs to me.

Sing on; sing mair o' thae auld sangs, for ilka ane can tell
O' joy or sorrow i' the past where mem'ry lo'es to dwell.
Tho' hair grow gray and limbs grow auld, until the day I dee,
I'll bless the Scottish tongue that sings the auld Scotch sangs to me.
I'll bless the Scottish tongue that sings the auld Scotch sangs to me.


The Internet Archive has multiple recordings: one by Louise Homer, from 1921; two by Sir Harry Lauder: one from 1917, with piano accompaniment, and one from 1927, with piano and strings; and one by John McCormack, from 1927.

Spotify has a recording by Valerie Dunbar, from her album “Always Argyll” (1987), and one by the Queensland Pops Orchestra, from “Scotland the Brave” (2010).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: O Sing to Me the Auld Scotch Sangs
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 01:17 PM

It's also on a fine CD by Nell Hannah of Turriff- issued a few years ago on the Gracenote Scotland label- also a wonderful version of
'The Spaniard who blighted by life'


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