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Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire

Angun 09 Jan 00 - 01:10 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 10 Jan 00 - 11:15 AM
Angun 10 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Jan 00 - 11:27 AM
GUEST 30 Mar 10 - 12:31 PM
GUEST,Brian 30 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Apr 10 - 10:56 AM
michaelr 02 Apr 10 - 12:16 AM
tigerlily 02 Apr 10 - 12:56 AM
GUEST,Guest 27 Jul 10 - 02:56 PM
GUEST,HughM 28 Jul 10 - 08:03 AM
Ian@whitby 28 Jul 10 - 08:08 AM
GUEST,David Hemming 06 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM
Steve Shaw 06 Feb 13 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,Peggy Bright 12 Feb 13 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,mjlykos 04 Aug 13 - 06:56 AM
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Subject: Calum sgaire
From: Angun
Date: 09 Jan 00 - 01:10 PM

Hi, I´m looking for the lyrics and information of the song "Calum sgaire" that I´ve heard on "Old hag you have killed me", The Bothy Band.

Thanks in advance,

Angun


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 10 Jan 00 - 11:15 AM

I have one version of it but it isn't on my web-site...

Gaelic Songs

I forget which section it's under. I know the song is from the Island of Lewis in Scotland. It's popular in Scotland and in Cape Breton. When I get home tonight, I'll put it up on there.

If you're looking for recordings where it is on, there is a great new Greentrax recording called Gaelic Women, which has a version of it, along with the lyrics. First recording of that song I've seen with the lyric too. The text I have is from a book Eilean Fraoch, which contains songs written by people from the isle of Lewis. Many of them were written prior to the second world war.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: Angun
Date: 10 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM

Thank you very much, George!

Angun


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM

There you go... It's attached to the Songs of the Land section.

Òrain Nan Tìr - Songs of the Land


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 11:27 AM

Oops!

Òrain Nan Tìr - Songs of the Land


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 12:31 PM

I failed to find any - (I sing this for a circle dance) - so I made a Phonetic version at:
http://www.livingcircle.net/Dance/Lyrics/calumsgaire.html

If you did find an original lyric - can you let me know it too?
brian<<< a t >>>clearlight.uk.net

I love the song! It was the first of very many phonetic or adapted versions I made so as to be able to sing various dance songs.

http://www.livingcircle.net

all the best
Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 12:42 PM

http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/bothyband/calum.htm

(I found it after asking you)

regards
Brian


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Subject: Lyr Add: CALUM SGAIRE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 10:56 AM

Copied from http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/bothyband/calum.htm

CALUM SGAIRE
Traditional; arranged by the Bothy Band
As sung by the Bothy Band on "Old Hag You Have Killed Me"


Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic):

Sèist:
Fail èile 's ho ro
Fail èile 's ho ro
Fail èile 's ho ra hu
Hog i ò 's na hu hì

'S olc a tha i 'gam chòrdadh
'S mòr gum b' fheàrr a bhith 'm Bòsta
Cur an eòrna 'san raon

Och a Rìgh gur trom m' osna
'S fhada ò mo luaidh anochd mi
Mise tuath air Ceann Lochlainn
'S ise aig Loch an Fhir Mhaoil

Dh' fhalbh i, ghlais i leinn dhaichaidh
Chuir i chuairt ud air Arcaibh
Le cruinn ùra 's siùil gheala
Tìde mhara 's i leinn

On a fhuair mi làn òrdugh
An t-soitheach a sheòladh
'S ann stiùireas mi 'n t-sròn aic'
Air MacDhòmhnaill a' Chaoil

English translation:

Chorus (after each verse):
Fail èile 's ho ro
Fail èile 's ho ro
Fail èile 's ho ra hu
Hog i ò 's na hu hì

I cannot say I'm enjoying it just now
I would rather be in Bosta
Planting the corn in the field

Oh Lord, I've a heavy, sighing heart
My love is far away from me tonight
I'm away in the north at the Cape of Norway
While she's at Loch an Fhir Mhaoil

It set sail for home with us
It sailed 'round Orkney
With new masts and white sails on her
She was running with the tide

Since I got a definite order
To sail the ship
I'll steer her prow
Towards MacDonald of the Kyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 12:16 AM

So what does "calum sgaire" mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: calum sgaire
From: tigerlily
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 12:56 AM

Long ago, Calum Sgaire (Macolm MacAulay) was a sailor from Bosta on the Isle of Lewis. "Sgair" means "splice," so his nickname suited his profession as a mariner. He and one Margaret MacLeod had arranged a tryst on a certain hill, and planned to elope, because her family wanted her to marry an old man of some means. The tryst didn't work out - they failed to meet - and Calum sailed off the next day. Young Margaret had to marry the old man, but she lived less than a year after that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:56 PM

At Warwick Folk Festival last weekend,I bought the CD of 'Old hag you have killed me' at Roots Records (of Coventry)so I can now throw away my ancient cassette!I used to sing 'The Maid of Coolmore' at the Burnt Post folk club in Coventry but Calum Sgaire is my favourite track and it's wonderful to be able have a stab at it.Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,HughM
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:03 AM

The first line of the first verse is missing above. If I remember rightly it's "Ged 's math a bith a seoladh" (although it's good to be sailing).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: Ian@whitby
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:08 AM

Anyone interested - I made a setting of it for our community choir - happy to share.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,David Hemming
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM

I would be very grateful of a copy of a choir arrangement of Calum Sgaire - please contact me at d.hemming@cabi.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 06:04 PM

I thought it meant "Calum's Boat". There's a lovely version of the tune, played as a slow air on fiddle and guitar, by Alasdair Fraser and Tony McManus on their album "Return to Kintail". Alasdair made up a new B part for the tune. It's lovely, as is the rest of that CD. One of my all-time favourites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,Peggy Bright
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 12:29 PM

I am also quite interested in the choir arrangement. I'm at PeggyL.Bright@gmail.com
Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,mjlykos
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 06:56 AM

Ian, I would also be very interested to see choral arrangement of Calum Sgaire!
If the offer still stands, please send to mjlykos@hotmail.com.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calum Sgaire
From: GUEST,JohnHaslam
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 01:21 PM

I'd like a choral arrangement also if it is still available

send to johnhaslam@maine.rr.com


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