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Lyr Add: The Pleasure Will Be Mine (Alan Reid)

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Subject: Song lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 07 May 23 - 10:44 AM

Looking for song I knew years ago with lyrics … if you come with me to Ventry , willie says to caroline , we will have a happy time , the pleasure will be mine she said … ? Maybe Ventry is not correct , by a Scottish group I think … thanks , willie


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Subject: RE: Song lyrics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 May 23 - 02:38 PM

It is "The Pleasure will be mine" Here

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Song lyrics
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 May 23 - 07:43 PM

Well there’s more than one Fintry in Scotland, but I would guess it means the village of Fintry in Stirlingshire (the other one being a suburb of Dundee). Nice wee place, almost in the middle of nowhere, but set between the Fintry hills and Campsie fells.
Alan Reid, who wrote the song, ex Battlefield Band, is still performing solo, and was a recent guest at our local folk club: very enjoyable night.


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Subject: RE: Song lyrics- Pleasure Will Be Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 23 - 04:55 PM

Nice song. Thanks for the information, Tattie. It's nice to know Alan is still hale and hearty.


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Subject: RE: Song lyrics- Pleasure Will Be Mine
From: Stewie
Date: 18 May 23 - 04:26 AM

Sean Keane does a splendid rendition of this song. I first heard it on the Citizen Keane album. You can listen to it on Spotify: Sean Keane 'Portrait: Best of 1993-2003'. Beautiful song.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE PLEASURE WILL BE MINE (Alan Reid)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jul 24 - 05:15 PM

I found these lyrics at Alan Reid’s website (click for PDF) and checked them against the recording. [Spotify, YouTube]


THE PLEASURE WILL BE MINE
Words and music by Alan Reid
As recorded by The Battlefield Band on “Leaving Friday Harbor,” 1999.

CHORUS: “If ye come wi’ me tae Fintry,” Wullie says tae Caroline,
“Ah wid hae a happy hert.” “The pleasure will be mine,” she says.
“The pleasure will be mine.”

The rain was fa’en doon sae hard the drains were overflowin‘.
Ye’d almost think the flood was comin’ on.
So they huddled in the corner tryin’ tae keep oot o’ the water
And he told her a’ the things he had in mind. CHORUS

“The paper says the workforce will be laid off efter Christmas.
There’s a downturn in the business, so they say.
Ah’ll no’ sit aboot here waitin’ on some company’s decision,
So on Friday ah’ll be liftin’ ma last pay. CHORUS

“We can pack oor bags and leave this place, tak the road tae Fintry,
Fur the country air’s as sweet as guid red wine,
And when summer time comes round again and corn is ripe fur getherin’,
We’ll find oot if ma notion’s richt or wrang.” CHORUS

“They walked hand in hand and wandered down beside the sleepy river
Where the city sounds grew distant in their ears.
The moonbeams in the water glinted silver as he kissed her
And the rumble o’ the city disappeared. CHORUS

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Also recorded by:
Sean Keane on “A Portrait: Best of 1993-2003,” 2004
The Battlefield Band on “Recollection,” 2011.
Dave Curley & Mick Broderick on “A Brand New Day,”2014.
Dave Curley & Mick Broderick on the Liz Madden & Friends album “Celtic Daydreams,” 2015.
Counterpart on “This Accelerating Rate of Change,” 2015.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Pleasure Will Be Mine (Alan Reid)
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Jul 24 - 12:25 PM

YouTube has several videos of this song, including by Alan Reid himself. You can read the words here and learn the tune at YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Pleasure Will Be Mine (Alan Reid)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Jul 24 - 06:06 PM

Alan is touring Australia later this year & I'll see him then & will look forward to a very enjoyable night!


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