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Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy (Silly Wizard)

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FERRY ME OVER
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Folkie Frank 06 Oct 19 - 01:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 01:51 AM

This is the recording I'm trying to get the lyrics to: Glasgow Peggy

I've managed to get most of the lyrics from this site and a couple of other sites, but I'm missing a couple of verses, and I've no doubt made a couple of mistakes.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

What I have:

[Verse]
First when I come tae Glesga toon
The Hieland troops were a' before me
And the bonniest lass that e'er I saw
She lived in Glesga, they ca'ed her Peggy

[Verse]
Their chief did meet her faither soon
And oh, but he was wondrous angry
He says, "Ye mon tak my oxen and kye
But ye maunna tak my bonnie Peggy"

[Verse]
"Oh, haud yer tongue, ye gude auld man
For I've got coos and yowes already
I come nae to steal yer oxen and kye
But I will steal yer bonny Peggy"

[Verse]
He set her on his jet-black horse
And he himsel' rode a fine grey naigie
And they're awa' mony miles to the north
And nane wi' them, but the bonny Peggy

[Verse]
And I've got noo ten thousand sheep
A' grazing on yon hills sae bonny
And ilka hundred, a shepherd has
Although I be but a Hieland laddie

[Verse]
?????

[Verse]
Oh, it's I hae fifty acre of land
And it's a' plood and sawn already
I am Lord Donald of the Isles
And why shud nae Peggy be called my lady?

[Verse]
?????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 04:27 AM

Bit busy at the moment, but I'll have a listen if no-one else does before me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 06:01 AM

Here's the version from Caledonia's Hardy Sons. There were a few minor changes in the verses you had, which I've marked in bold.

Mick


GLASGOW PEGGY


First when I come tae Glesga toon
The Hieland troops were a' before me
And the bonniest lass that e'er I saw
She lived in Glesga, they ca'ed her Peggy

Their chief did meet her faither soon
And oh, but he was wondrous angry
He says, "Ye mon tak my oxen and kye
But ye maunna tak my bonnie Peggy"

"Oh, haud yer tongue, ye gude auld man
For I've got coos and yowes already
I come nae to steal yer oxen nor kye
But I will hae yer bonny Peggy"

He set her on his guid black horse
And he himsel' on a fine grey naigie
And they're awa' mony miles to the north
And nane wi' them, but the bonny Peggy

And I've got noo a thousand sheep
A' grazing on yon hills sae bonny
And ilka hundred, a shepherd has
Although I be but a Hieland laddie

Oxen and sheep are guid and guid enough
But corn stacks are mickle better;
They will stand in the drift and snow
When the sheep will be with the wind and the weather.

Ah but I've got fifty acre of land
And it's a' plood and sown already
I am Lord Donald of the Isles
And why shud nae Peggy be called my lady?

And see ye no yon castles and towers
The sun shines on sae bricht and bonny?
I am Lord Donald o' the Isles,
And I think I'll marry as blithe as ony.


Source: Silly Wizard: Caledonia's Hardy Sons youtube recording


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: Reinhard
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 06:16 AM

See also the thread Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy / Glasgow Peggie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 07:49 AM

Good man, Mick. I had a look at the sleeve to "Caledonia's Hardy Sons" [ which I remember Andy M. telling me was a phrase taken from "Para Handy" ]. It seems that his version was collated from several sources, but doesn't mention what those sources were.
I'm fairly certain I have a recording of Alex Campbell singing it on an LP somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 08:53 AM

Here's Alex Campbell's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5OhaPfa0g

Here's another by Ewan MacColl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLIx2XhHtgo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glasgow Peggy by Silly Wizard
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 06 Oct 19 - 01:45 PM

Once again, many thanks. You folks are the best!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLASGOW PEGGY (1827)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Oct 19 - 10:51 AM

From Ancient Scottish Ballads, Recovered from Tradition..., by by George Richie Kinloch (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827), page 174:

GLASGOW PEGGY

Is given from recitation. A paltry and imperfect copy has often been printed for the stalls, though the Editor has never seen it in any collection.

The Lawland lads think they are fine,
But the hieland lads are brisk and gaucy;*
And they are awa near Glasgow toun,
To steal awa a bonnie lassie.

“I wad gie my gude brown steed,
And sae wad I my gude grey naigie,*
That I war fifty miles frae the toun,
And name wi' me but my bonnie Peggy.”

But up then spak the auld gudman,
And vow but he spak wondrous saucie;—
“Ye may steal awa our cows and ewes,
But ye sanna get our bonnie lassie.”

“I have got cows and ewes anew,
I’ve got gowd and gear already;
Sae I dinna want your cows nor ewes,
But I will hae your bonnie Peggy.”

“I’ll follow you oure moss and muir,
I’ll follow you oure mountains many,
I’ll follow you through frost and snaw,
I’ll stay na langer wi' my daddie.”

He set her on a gude brown steed,
Himself upon a gude grey naigie;
They’re oure hills, and oure dales,
And he's awa wi' his bonnie Peggy.

As they rade out by Glasgow toun,
And doun by the hills o' Achildounie,
There they met the Earl of Hume,
And his auld son, riding bonnie.

Out bespak the Earl of Hume,
And O but he spak wondrous sorry,—
“The bonniest lass about a' Glasgow toun,
This day is awa wi' a hieland laddie.”

As they rade bye auld Drymen toun,
The lassies leuch* and lookit saucy,
That the bonniest lass they ever saw,
Sud* be riding awa wi' a hieland laddie.

They rode on through moss and muir,*
And so did they owre mountains many,
Until that they cam to yonder glen,
And she's lain doun wi' her hieland laddie.

Gude green hay was Peggy's bed,
And brakens* war her blankets bonnie;
Wi’ his tartan plaid aneath her head,
And she's lain doun wi' her hieland laddie.

“There's beds and bowsters* in my father's house,
There's sheets and blankets, and a' thing ready,
And wadna they be angry wi' me,
To see me lie sae wi' a hieland laddie.”

“Tho' there's beds and beddin in your father's house,
Sheets and blankets and a made ready;
Yet why sud they be angry wi' thee,
Though I be but a hieland laddie.

It's I hae fifty acres of land,
It's a plow’d and sawn already;
I am Donald the Lord of Skye,
And why sud na Peggy be call’d a lady?

I hae fifty gude milk kye,
A’ tied to the staws* already;
I am Donald the Lord of Skye,
And why sud na Peggy be call'd a lady?

See ye no a’ yon castles and tow’rs,
The sun sheens owre them a' sae bonnie;
I am Donald the Lord of Skye,
I think I'll mak ye as blythe as onie.

A’ that Peggy left behind
Was a cot-house and a wee kail-yardie;
Now I think she is better by far,
Than tho’ she had got a lawland lairdie.

* Gaucy—jolly.
* Naigie—nag.
* Leuch—laughed.
* Sud—should.
* Moss and muir—marsh and moor.
* Brakens—fern.
* Bowsters—bolsters.
* Staws—stalls.


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