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The Mudcat Living Room

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The Pawky Duke [Matthew Richards (MattR)]


Mbo 01 Jan 00 - 08:55 PM
MMario 01 Jan 00 - 09:53 PM
Allan C. 01 Jan 00 - 09:59 PM
bbelle 01 Jan 00 - 11:13 PM
JenEllen 01 Jan 00 - 11:26 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 01 Jan 00 - 11:27 PM
JenEllen 01 Jan 00 - 11:38 PM
Liz the Squeak 02 Jan 00 - 02:22 AM
Clifton53 02 Jan 00 - 08:45 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 02 Jan 00 - 09:25 AM
Mbo 02 Jan 00 - 10:01 AM
JenEllen 02 Jan 00 - 05:38 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 02 Jan 00 - 07:35 PM
Mbo 02 Jan 00 - 07:50 PM
Dave ( the ancient mariner ) 02 Jan 00 - 08:10 PM
Caitrin 02 Jan 00 - 09:07 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 02 Jan 00 - 09:22 PM
JenEllen 02 Jan 00 - 09:22 PM
Mbo 02 Jan 00 - 09:45 PM
Mbo 02 Jan 00 - 11:03 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 02 Jan 00 - 11:26 PM
Susan A-R 02 Jan 00 - 11:38 PM
JenEllen 03 Jan 00 - 12:26 AM
03 Jan 00 - 12:28 AM
JenEllen 03 Jan 00 - 03:18 AM
Liz the Squeak 03 Jan 00 - 03:50 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 03 Jan 00 - 10:31 AM
JenEllen 03 Jan 00 - 12:22 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 03 Jan 00 - 02:54 PM
Mbo 03 Jan 00 - 04:10 PM
MMario 03 Jan 00 - 04:16 PM
Mbo 03 Jan 00 - 04:32 PM
MMario 03 Jan 00 - 04:45 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 03 Jan 00 - 04:51 PM
JenEllen 03 Jan 00 - 05:00 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 03 Jan 00 - 05:58 PM
Mbo 03 Jan 00 - 07:23 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 03 Jan 00 - 08:02 PM
Mbo 03 Jan 00 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:55 PM

Hello all! Welcome to the Mudcat Living Room, just off the Mudcat Tavern. Seeing how it is New Year's Day, I thought it would be nice to have a holiday get-together in a cozy place, like a family reunion. Come in, Come in! There are places to sit everywhere, even hammock swings for the old salts. There's snacks and food on the sideboard.

Ya know what? I FEEL LIKE SINGING! I hauled my old trusty guitar over here, and my hands are itchin' to play. Right now, I'm sitting here brushing up on some Hootie & The Blowfish songs, two in particular, "Tootie" and "Sad Caper." I'll play them when everyone gets here and settles down.

Oh yeah...HAPPY NEW YEAR! LA LA LA HEY! A new year I hope will be filled with loads o' fun! So let's party now! I've got to be back at ECU next Sunday! I want to pack as much fun into my last week off as possible!

"I wonder what he means--'They have begun to arrive'?"

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 09:53 PM

hey, Mbo! I particularly like the big picture window that shows the Mudcat Schooner sailing along. Is that a shore to ship rig in the corner? Hoppe you don't mnd if I just sits here in the corner and mumble over these lyrics...gotta learn 'em.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 09:59 PM

Well thanks, Mbo. I could truly enjoy the use of a hammock about now. But I can also hear that couch calling my name and I guess I should answer - especially since it is closer to that enormous bowl of fresh roasted peanuts and that cooler in which I just found a Harp's.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:13 PM

I'm just off the living room in the kitchen surrounded by warm scents. The pork roast glazed with cranberry relish and Harvey's Bristol Cream is just about done. I'm dishing out a huge pot of turnip greens and tastin' the blackeye peas for seasoning. The corn bread and Jefferson Davis pies are done and I'm happily singing "50 Miles of Elbow Room." Y'll in the living room ... come fill up your plates ... it's time for dinner ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:26 PM

Moonchild, fabulous grub. Lovely to have greens again, and iced tea with the sugar already in, you thought of everything. Gonna grab me a spot by the window and wait for the sunrise. Even Allan's snoring couldn't disrupt such a pleasant place....Mbo, how's about that music?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WINDS TO THE SILENT MORN
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:27 PM

Greetings Mbo, wonderfull room this is, I'll just wander over and take a swing in that hammock. If anyone see's Elle, tell her there's a song about the hardest thing a sailor can do with a woman ( standing up in a hammock wearing roller skates)Actually I'm too old for demonstrations. Here's a song for you all, I don't know the cords, but Mbo's a clever chap I'm sure ye can "wing" em for me.

"Winds to the Silent Morn"

Winds to the silent morn:
Waves to the ocean;
Voice to the song unsung;
song to the emotion;
Light to the golden flower;
Bird to the tree;
Love to the heart of love;
And I to thee!

Dawn to the darkened world;
Hope to the tomorrow;
Music to passion; and
Weeping to sorrow;
Love to the heart that longs;
Moon to the sea;
Heaven to the earthborn soul,
And thou to me.
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:38 PM

Here Dave! Speaking of bends and hitches, the last one nearly blew me stiches! LOL

I'm just going to sit here and enjoy you two wrangling your way through "Winds to the silent morn". There's time enough for hammock talk later. Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 02:22 AM

Can you get your feet off the couch please, you're on my chocolate bar!

Ah, lovely to just stop for an hour, to just sit and do absolutely nothing but listen to someone else making the dinner...... bliss. Thanks for opening up the sitting room, but can you just move that hammock out of the way, I can't see 'Spaw from here, and I want to count his tatoos....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Clifton53
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 08:45 AM

If you all are done eatin' and singin' and havin' such a nice time, could one or two of you walk across the street and help me with this dadgum Toyota alternator? I'm about to put this wrench right through the windshield.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 09:25 AM

LOUD THUMP, it's allright don't worry I landed on my head so no damage done. Damn these roller blades... Sorry for blocking the view Liz M'dear here's my spyglass take a good look at the Southern Hemisphere on Spaw; where the Elephants trunk disappears. Spaw that one must of hurt ye lad? Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: ADD: Tootie
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the song, Dave! Mmmm...foood...let me just put my plate down and I'll do "Tootie" for ya. Here it goes:

TOOTIE

You put a rose in my hand
Put a dollar in my pocket
But you don't understand
How the days grow longer, the sky is black as night
I see the morning but you won't see the light

I thought about you for a long, long time
I wrote about you but my words don't seem to rhyme
And now you're lying here
But my heart still beats for you

Had a dream about you
You sat right down beside me
And you told me we were through
It was all so real and you told me reasons why
You brought me to the window
And you taught me how to fly

I thought about you for a long, long time
I said I love you but we just don't have the time
And now you're lying here
But my heart still beats for you

I thought to hold you for a long, long time
You said I love you but my heart won't seem to chime in
And now you're lying here
And my heart still beats for you...

Ohhh...I'm trying...
And my heart still beats for you

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 05:38 PM

You're right, dinner was delish. And the alternator was a snap Clifton. Many years of having crappy cars and hugging my Chilton's...Dave, you are far from a roller derby queen. Thank god for small favors, eh. Liz, are you planning on getting a tattoo yersailf? Just like playing with the spyglass, oh, I understand completely!

What's this? Banjo behind the couch? Mbo, yer holding out on us! Tie up the kids and put the dawgs to bed!

I tried to sail the sea of life/ I rode my boat alone/ Your love to me meant nothing dear/ My heart was made of stone/ In a harbor filled with lonliness/ My little ship was moored/ Til the day I first met you/ An fell right overboard/ Til the end of the world rolls round/ I'll keep on loving you/ As long as the sun goes up and comes down/ And the big blue sky comes down to the ground/ As long as the world goes round and round/ I'll keep on loving you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 07:35 PM

Looks like we need some more "Catters" in here for some fun, Liz is so preoccupied as official tattoo inspector; and Elle is giving free mechanics lessons. I'm no "spanner wanker" so lets have a little more music. Perhaps we can get a few away from BS threads and have a bit of fun around here? Where are you lads and lasses get in here theres leftovers and beer....Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 07:50 PM

Oh...um...yeah...the banjo...actually, I think there might be a few more instruments stashed around here somewhere...hmmm I think you're right, O Dave of the albatross necklace, we need more folks in here playing music NOW!! Let's stop arguing over politics and have some bloody fun! Wheee! If anyone's up for something a bit avant-garde, I think I'll start my own song "The Pawky Duke." If you like confusing people with Scots Highland dialect, and banging out fast blues licks, and like grungy bass, I got the song for you! Here we go.......!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave ( the ancient mariner )
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 08:10 PM

Good one Mbo-- sparks are flying of the old banjo tonight mate. If that don't bring some ladies running in, I'll be a Dutch uncle. If all else fails I'll get one of my kilted friends to play "Black Bear" on the warpipes and we'll soon have some neighbours in either complaining, or joining in the fun. Yours, (enjoying the company)Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Caitrin
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 09:07 PM

Nice room, Mbo! I think I'll just plop m'self on the sofa by the lamp with my copy of Sense and Sensibility. Food smells great!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 09:22 PM

Dave, do ya think that Cleigh had Spaw tattooed that way as a bit of poetic justice: Pat's been blowin' up poor Cleigh's butt so Cleigh had to get one of his friends to really inflate the litter kicker. Soon's he gets 'im all blowed up, he's gonna toss him in the lake and let him float out to the middle so the golfers will have a new target for chip shots...aahh, what a picture!

--seed


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 09:22 PM

The mechanics lessons aren't free Dave, the best things never are. How's about some greening with "Paddy Doyle's Boots"? I'll promise to stop playing the banjo, and will curl up and read over Caitrins' shoulder until Dave takes the roller blades off. Mbo, what's this about "Pawky Duke"? I seem to be suffering from what we in the 'biz call anal/cranial inversion...help me out. Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 09:45 PM

Hello, folks! Welcome back, Caitrin & Seed! Dave, I went and found the GIF for "The Black Bear." It rules! Piper, fill the bag! Incidentally, I brought my new pipe chanter (tire of hearing it yet?) and guess what I can play? Paddy Doyle's Boots! When the voices go "YA!" I let loose this wild squeal from the chanter. Great fun! Elle, "The Pawky Duke" is a song I wrote--actually a poem I set to music. The lyrics are about a pawky (crafty) duke, who (get this) EATS usqabae (whisky) and DRINKS haggis, gives shoddily-made kilts to "Sassenach loons" (in this case, dorky English tourists) and does other naughty things. It's written in heavy Scots Highland dialect, and it's great fun to sing all those fun dialectical phrases, and most people will have no idea what you're saying! My music is somewhat strange, like a blues-rock-funk folksong. Got that? And please, don't stop playing the banjo! :{>

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:03 PM

Here's a taste of what the lyrics are like:

There since was a very pawky duke,
Far kent for his joukery-pawkery,
Wha owned a hoose wi' a grand outlook,
A gairden and a rockery.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Hoot ay! An' a rockery!
For a bonnet-laird wi' a sma' kailyard
Is naethin' but a mockery!

He lived far up on Heelent glen,
Where the foamin' flood an' the crag is,
An' he dined each day on the usquebae
A' he washed it doon wi' haggis!
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Hoot ay! An' a haggis!
For that's the way the Heelanters dae,
Where the foamin' flood an' the crag is.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:26 PM

Mbo- do you know the difference between bagpipes and onions? nobody cries when you chop up bagpipes..... Black Bear is my favourite march, and I never get tired of the bagpipes. The roller blades were a bad idea, it's no use I looked like a Chinese Kung Foo expert on wheels. Hope I didn't crack the floor with my head Mbo, if I did sorry mate. Elle will fix it under contract,she's good at home repairs and engineering. Send the bill to Gargoyle he promised to pay yer mate honest. Elle how about a rousing rendition of Paddy West's for all assembled? Cleigh mate need a lifejacket? Spaw I don't know how you could sit still long enough for the artwork. We should tell Elle and Timbrel about the song about the Tattoo'd Lady that would be a good one for a laugh. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Susan A-R
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:38 PM

Hmmm, is that Lidia the Tatooed Lady? or is it Little Green Buttons? I'd sing along, just pass me that spyglass so I know whereof I sing, and I promise I won't pour any of this lovely stout into the spyglass, or down the couch. Mmm, the food is great Moonchild. I'm launching into some Hoppin' John tomorrow at the Kitchen, and almost had the great blackeyed pea disaster today. Was it a y2k glich? I had to go to three stores before finding the suckers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:26 AM

Sorry Caitrin. Not in the mood for Austen tonight. How CAN you read in here?

Mbo, thanks for the Paddy Doyles Boots. LMAO at yer Pawky Duke. Do you have it in Aine's songbook yet? God love ya Scot to the core. Forget the banjo, it's a local joke. Try as I might, it's no use, I can honestly play it better with my feet. Leaves open all sorts of avenues as far as musicianship is concerned. Mandolin, sure. Banjo, forget it.

Susan, Sorry about the blackeyed pea disaster. Were you wearing the penguin suit at the time? Sometimes the lil' buggers get spooked and run. They are hell on skates to chase down...

Speaking of hell on skates, loved the Kung Fu Dave. If there's a dent in the floor to match the one in your skull, I can fix either. Just don't send shite to Garg, he's got enough in his demented little claws already. By the way, Cleigh is okay. I lent him my water wings in case his arse deflates before he reaches shore.

Climbing out of my lazy hammock (sans banjo) at Dave's request...

"Take off yer dungaree jackets/ Laird, give yerselves a rest/ And we'll think on all the Nor'westers/ We had out at ol' Paddy West's" Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From:
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:28 AM

easy to see who the yankees arse


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 03:18 AM

Yeah, da Yaknees iz da ones wif da white uneeforms and da bloo pinstripes. SHAME ON YOU. You rain on Mbo's parade, you can eat your leftovers on the porch. Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 03:50 AM

Ah, so THAT is what was under that string vest, 'Spaw..... sorry, I don't know the US equivelant, but it isn't a waistcoat, it may be singlet - oh what the hell, get it off what ever it's called, 'Spaw, I could do with a good laugh!

Sorry I can't join in the singing, at best I can manage a sort of contralto whisper, punctuated by hawking coughs at the end of every other line..... I'll just sit here and play the spoons til my fingers get sore again.

Leave the alternator alone, it will only catch your fingers, I like hearing that squealing fan belt, it sounds just like mine.....

Lovely beans dear, but I swear that one of them winked at me!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 10:31 AM

Onward Christian sailors, scrub and wash your clothes.
Where the dirties come from, Lord almighty knows.
I've got fourteen pieces, and one hammock to scrub,
but I cannot do them, someones got the tub.

Onward Christian sailors, where's there's life, there's hope,
How the devils can I do my dhobeying, someones pinched my soap.
I Was Only Sixteen when first I went sea
I was shipwrecked off the coast of France
and just by chance a woman in a boat grabbed
me by the coat and pulled me on the shore to
dry Then much to my distress she started to undress
a map of bonny Scotland tattoo'd upon
her chest And further down to my surprise I saw
the spot where Nelson lost his eye There was a
map of the Portugese tattoo'd upon her knees
Japan and Singapore upon her thighs I was
looking for Hong Kong when her old man came along so I let
the rest of the world go by

SAD SONG MATES Love (unrequitted)Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:22 PM

Sad song Dave. HA. Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 02:54 PM

Sad because it's true, Elle. Where do you think I learned to navigate around the world in eighty minutes???? Now I don't need a chart.....Ha! Come on girl give us one of your songs then! Yours, (And Right Salty) Aye. Dave


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Subject: ADD: Pawky Duke
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:10 PM

"The Pawky Duke" is actually a poem by the Scottish poet David Rorie, written in the late 1800's. I have some reservations posting it on the Mudcat Songbook, since it is a lyrics-oriented site, and I just wrote the music. However, I could make a MIDI of it, though it would lose something in the midi version, but I'll try! More o' your songs, Elle! Where's my fiddle? If your song is slow, I can do some improvisation!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:16 PM

Mbo- YES!!!


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Subject: ADD: The Pawky Duke (poem by David Rorie)
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:32 PM

Well! Since everyone liked it so much, here's the whole thing! I'm going to try to get that MIDI (or at least an ABC) up by tonight.

THE PAWKY DUKE by Davie Rorie

There since was a very pawky duke,
Far kent for his joukery-pawkery,
Wha owned a hoose wi' a grand outlook,
A gairden and a rockery.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Hoot ay! An' a rockery!
For a bonnet-laird wi' a sma' kailyard
Is naethin' but a mockery!

He lived far up on Heelent glen,
Where the foamin' flood an' the crag is,
An' he dined each day on the usquebae
A' he washed it doon wi' haggis!
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Hoot ay! An' a haggis!
For that's the way the Heelanters dae,
Where the foamin' flood an' the crag is!

He wore a sporran and a dirk
An' a beard like besom bristles,
He was an elder o' the kirk
An' he hated kists o' whistles.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
An' doon on kists o' whistles!
They're a reid-heidit fowk up North
Wi' beards like besom bristles!

Then ilka four hoors through the day
He took a muckle jorum,
An' when the gloamin' gathered grey
Got fou' wi' great decorum.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Blin' fou' wi' great decorum!
There ne'er were males among the Gaels
But loo'ed a muckle jorum!

His hair was reid as ony rose,
His legs were lang an' bony,
He keepit a hoast an' a rubbin'-post
An' a buskit cockernony.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Wi' a buskit cockernony!
Ye ne'er will ken true Heelant men
Who'll own they hadna ony!

An' if he met a Sassenach loon
Attour in Caledonia,
He gar'd him lilt in a cotton kilt
Till he had acute pneumonia.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
An' a Sassenach wi' pneumonia!
He lat him feel that the land o' the leal
Is gey near Caledonia!

He never went awa' doon Sooth
To mell wi' legislation,
For weel he kent sic things to be
Unfitted for his station.
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
An' weel he kent his station,
For dustmen noo we a' alloo
Are best at legislation!

Then aye afore he socht his bed,
He danced the Ghillie-Callum,
An' wi's Kilmarnock owre his neb
What evil could befall 'im?
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
What evil could befall 'im,
When he casts his buits and soupled his cuits
With a gude-gaun Ghillie-Callum?

But they brocht ae day a muckle joke
For his ducal eedification,
An' they needit to trephine his heid,
An' he dee'd o' the operation!
Hech mon! The pawky duke!
Wae's me for the operation!
For weel I wot this typical Scot
Was a michty loss to the nation!


Well, maybe we should move on to a new song now, eh? Maybe when folks stop laughing...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:45 PM

How can we possibly move on after that until we see the abc and/or midi?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 04:51 PM

Don't forget the Black Bear Midi...Please?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 05:00 PM

Two-n-one fellas. Slow song for Mbo, sad song for Salty "ah, but can he navigate on rollerblades" Dave. Spoon accompaniment would be lovely, Liz. It's a pleasure to get my nose out of the books for a second and toss you out a song.

The west wind came to Coshieville/ And with the winds came we/ Where the river hugs the wood/ And blackthorns bloom in May/ There stood a single Rowan tree/ So young and tender-so were you/ I loved you both as there you grew/ The day I took the road that leads/ By Rannoch to the sea

We carved our names in Coshieville/ The Rowan leaves were still/ But the darkening west was in your eyes/ Despite your kisses and my lies/ My thoughts were o'er the hill/ I broke you heart as the minutes passed/ For I shrugged and said that nothing lasts/ But many's the backwards glance I've cast/ As I went north to the drill

The big wheels rumble up and down/ The lorries know the way/ I waved my hand and hitched a ride/ We crossed the bridge at Rannochside/ Where the diesel motors play/ Then I set myself to a cliff of stone/ My ears the boring hammers drone/ And the ache inside I rued alone/ For you were far away

Then the money moved from Ericht's Loch/ And the Great Glen beckoned on/ At Norriston the hills grew pale/ We fought and drank through old Kintail/ Til our money soon was gone/ Then I cursed Loch Aweside's awesome rain/ And the winter whiskey in Dunblane/ Till the west winds rose in the spring again/ And my heart leapt at its song

I came back at night to Coshieville/ With a dozen hills aflame/ You had another hand to hold/ Beneath the names we carved of old/ There was another name/ You looked me through you made no sign/ I drank the cup of bitter wine/ For well we knew the fault was mine/ And I went the road I came


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 05:58 PM

Here's a soppy one for all ye women tonight.


Love is not bond to any man
Nor slave of woman howso fair
Love knows no architect nor plan
She is a lawless wanderer
She has no master over her
And loveth not her worshiper

But though she knoweth law nor plan
Though she is free as light and air
Love was a slave since time began
Lo now behold a wonderous thing
Though from stone walls she taketh wing
Love may be led by silken string.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 07:23 PM

Wow! What great songs, Elle and Dave. I got the ABC for "The Pawky Duke." And I made a MIDI for it, which actually turned out pretty good. I want to post it to the Mudi site, but then you'll have to wait--so is there a way to embed a midi file in a post?

X:1
T:The Pawky Duke
C:Mbo
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=150
K:E
"E"z6 B2|"A" c3 c c2 c2|"B"d2 e2 "E"e2 z2|"E"z6 b2|
"E"b3 b b2 b2 |"G"b2"F"a2"E"^g2 z2|"E"z6 g2|"A"e3 e e2e2|
"B"d2 c2"E"B2 z2|"E"z6 b2|"E"b3 b b2b2|"G"b2"F"a2"E"^g2 z2|
"E"z8|"A" e4 e3 e|"B"e2 f2 f4|"C#"g4 ^e3 e|"F#"^f2 ^f2 "B" dd-d2|
"A" e4 e3 e|"G#"d2 d2 "G" =d4|"G" z4 c3 c|"A"c2 B2 G2 B2|"B"B2 B2 z4:|

Of course, the riffs, bass line, and general funkiness don't come through, but it sounds very good regardless, at least to me!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:02 PM

Mbo I just became a 21st century Luddite I probably should have said Giff or Snot or something Forgive me lad but if it moves I salute it if it dont move I paint it and if I cant paint it I throw the bugger overboard like a proper sailor. I cannot remember all these abreviations I have enough trouble remembering the ones at work (boy do the military have some real crappy ones) Just want to hear the Black Bear. My daughter loves polar bears and anything to do with bears in general So I wanted her to hear it. I lost the only copy I had of it some years ago. The Heathens who run the Nova Scotia Tattoo only play a couple of bars at the end of the show so unless a friendly piper comes and plays it I dont hear it much. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:11 PM

DAVE! I just made a MIDI out of "The Black Bear." Where can I send it to you! I know about ABCs. Easy and fast to write up, but I can't play from them. I have to have it in standard notation, or I can't play it. Hmmm...are you looking for the GIF for "The Black Bear"? I know where you can get it, and it's the one I made the MIDI out of.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:43 PM

Cheers Mbo on capturing the mighty Black Bear! I put it out in the universe, and all my fellas sent me were horrible piper jokes.....come to think of it, haven't actually heard a GOOD piper joke. Bored with the books, gonna curl up and sing "The Maid of Fife E-O". Quick! A warm hammock for a red-headed spot of thunder, and a good song to all in the 'room. Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 08:54 PM

Mbo, thanks for the favour, david.lever@mailcity.com Bless ye I appreciate that very much. Elle the hammock is all washed and dried out or ye. Have fun Lads and Lasses I'm awa to the bed. on duty (I owe I owe It's of to work I go) Schooner Mudcat ahoy! need a tow lads? Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Mbo
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 09:09 PM

Here's a good pipe joke: What does a bagpipe player and a tornado have in common? They both will lift you up, spin you around, and totally BLOW YOU AWAY!!! A funny thing about the song, the bristly besom-bearded reid-heidit duke looks a lot like me--only I call it "the artist look"! BTW I don't have long bony legs(!), but do occasionally engage in a Ghillie-Callum every now and then. Hech mon!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 09:45 PM

Mbo - if you get miditxt program then you con convert midi to text for posting or e-mailing. it also creates an abc. it does do only one channel, but gives melody line at least. follow the links from any of the red miditxt files in a thread....(it also allows you to change that red text back to a midi)

MMario


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 01:11 AM

G'nite Dave. Hammock fresh as a daisy. Glad someone was feeling domestic....when I get my snoot in the books again, it's hard to get the inspiration to do laundry. Only thing that'll put a gal to sleep faster than anesthesia is reading about it! Laughing out loud about the Schooner Mudcat folks...did you ever hear "Jeremy Browne and Jeanie Teale"...I love it. (He had faeires in his yaw-boat, and there was't a thing in the lovin' world he could do about it.) MMario, you seem to be quite the techno-god. Thanks for all the input. I'm slowly but surely figuring this one out....Mbo, lovely as always. Believe it or not, that was a piper joke I hadn't heard, and I thought I'd heard them all. I'm sure it's just the droning that makes it seem that way...;) Reid-Heidit? You don't have any of the Scotch in you now do ya? Gonna crawl into the warm spot Dave left in the hammock (Ta Salty) and try and learn a new song before the weekend. Sweet dreams all, Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 05:13 AM

Say, you guys, there are some great songs here. I tried to clean up the HTML a bit and add <br> line breaks where I could. Whenever you post song lyrics at the Mudcat, it's a good idea to put them in the standard Digital Tradition format, so Dick and Susan can harvest them for the database if they want to. In the Standard Format, the title of the song appears in ALL CAPS, and the name of the songwriter appears on the next line (in parentheses). If you have any other information about the song, it's always helpful to include that. If you're posting lyrics in a thread like this one that includes the lyrics to many songs, it's a good idea to change the "subject" box information so that the "subject includes the song title. Correct format for the "subject" box when adding lyrics is: ADD: and then the song title. If you have the song title in the 'subject" box, people can find the song by doing a subject search.
Guess I'll sit here by the fire and listen to you sing a few more. Here's one for you that I sang at camp last week: Long, Long Ago (click).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 07:47 AM

Joe! nice to see you around again. And thanks for reminding me of that song....brings back summer evenings at the village sing-a-longs down by the lake...
Jenellen - techno-god I ain't - but willing to pass on what info I have and know.

guess I'm going to drop a quarter in the binocular telescope over there and spy on the schooner...(Does anyone else remember those at "scenic outlooks"?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Danlbear
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 10:06 AM

I'm in the front yard, and every time I step on the porch, someone throws a vegetable at me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 10:25 AM

climb in through the window then. And bring the veggies with you, we'll marinate them and grill them for a snack.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: JenEllen
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 11:42 AM

'Morning folks! Thanks for the DigTrad info Joe. I'll have to work on that, just a matter of figuring out the damnable computer. Danlbear, you can come in, I'll protect you! Of course, it would require me getting my fanny out of the hammock, but everyone needs a mission in life....MMario, I'm keeping you as my techno-god, laying flowers at your feet. ;) Mbo, got one for you, passed along by a friend and gave me a laugh. Difference between a bagpiper and the Rolling Stones? One is "Hey you, get off my cloud" and the other is "Hey McCloud, get off my ewe" I've gotta quit inhaling in the lab!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mudcat Living Room
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 04 Jan 00 - 12:38 PM

Elle the ether is getting to ye lass? Careful with them chemicals. Pass me my cutlass, the next one who throws anything at the "bear" will be singing with the angels or the devil in short order. (my daughter would not be as gentle as me with ye) come on in Danl pull up a chair mate... Yours, Aye. Dave


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