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Lyr Req: The Maid of Islay (Iain MacDonald)

Clinton Hammond2 21 Feb 00 - 01:51 AM
John in Brisbane 21 Feb 00 - 03:20 AM
Clinton Hammond2 21 Feb 00 - 01:42 PM
wysiwyg 21 Feb 00 - 02:31 PM
Clinton Hammond2 21 Feb 00 - 02:35 PM
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Clinton Hammond2 21 Feb 00 - 05:49 PM
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Subject: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 01:51 AM

I found an old tape of some Thistle & Shamrock episodes that I taped a few years ago, and on one there's a song that I'd love to add to my show.. but the tape is such cruddy quality now that a lot of the lyrics are nearly incomprehensible...

But I believe it starts something like...

By the bright fires of winter with a brandy filled glass
Jolly Jack Tarr has retuned home at last
His sea-legs they twitch and his hands never still
A lifetime of sailing...
He'll never have his fill

He crossed the wild oceans his father had seen
Signed on for sailing when barely 14
In every harbour and in every small quay?
Dan saw the changes...
Rung loud and clear

?????

Can anyone hook me up here??? If I can't get this song out of my head soon, I may explode!!

Take ye Care Eh!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 03:20 AM

I thought that Alan from Australia posted this in the last couple of weeks from Penguin English Folksongs? Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 01:42 PM

If he posted it, I can't find it... but I'll have another look...
Or I would if I could search the cat....
Got a link to it anyone??
Ta'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 02:31 PM

This is the recently-posted version

Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 02:35 PM

Ummm... no folks... this ain't it...
I know that there are a million songs called Jack Tar or some such thing... But I believe the name of this song that I'm looking for is "The Maid Of..."
Did ya not read the opening lyrics that I posted and noticed that they have nothing at all to do with the song that Allen posted?
-A- for effort though!
Ta'

Anyone else??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 02:42 PM

CH--
YES! The link was requested so I made it, so the mismatch could be seen!!!!

I will take that A, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 03:19 PM

Ahhh!! I get the drift now, Praise... I'm a little thick... sorry....

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 03:56 PM

We stick with both thick and thin, I may be a little bit crabby today, sorry!

[:=)]

A smiling blockhead


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 05:39 PM

Apologies Clinton I couldn't find Alan's post in the time I had available. Besides that, being the father of a couple of kids I've had to learn to give them what I believe is required - you're only the requester Clinton, what would you know about your real needs? Good luck, John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 05:49 PM

No big deal John... the point is that Allens post has been found and that ain't it...

Anyone else got any input out there??

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 22 Feb 00 - 02:38 PM

Refresh...

No one else know this tune out there??

:-(


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 02:00 PM

*sigh*

too obscure for Mudcat eh??... and I try to get gigs with this material??

Some babies never learn huh...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid Of?? By Ian McDonald?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 01:30 PM

*Dancing around the room*
*singing*
I stumped the mudcat!!
I stumped the medcat!



{~`

Just goofin'!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAID OF ISLAY (Iain MacDonald)
From: GUEST,MWP
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 10:41 PM

I found a tape of a Thistle and Shamrock show that I made long ago. I was able to extract most of the lyrics. There's still a couple that I'm not sure of. I'm still working on the chord changes. My son listened to this song when he was a young boy - now he's off to college. He still loves the tune.

"By the bright fires of winter with a brandy filled glass"
- Taken from Thistle & Shamrock – Title and Artist unknown


MAID OF ISLAY
(Iain MacDonald)

By the bright fires of winter with a brandy filled glass
Jolly Jack Tar has returned home at last
His sea legs they twitch and his hand's never still
A lifetime of sailing. He's never had his fill

He crossed the wild oceans his father had seen
Signed on for sailing at barely fourteen
In every harbor and every small quay.
Dan saw the changes rung load and clean

CHORUS:
I can see the Maid of Islay
As she rounds the head of Broad Bay
And I dreamed that I sailed with him
On the ocean every way

---- Interlude ----

He recalled the herring being fished by the ton
No man would go hungry with nets still to run
Salted in barrels ten thousand and more
Till every ship came home from many other shores.
CHORUS

There's a fry to be had you just ask at the quay
Now we go there nary a boat to be seen
But give Dan salt mooring and the following breeze
And forsake us, for to sail the sea

A stormy night watch with black twist in his pipe
The buffeting waves. White capped angels of night
He says, "If there's a God" and he feels there must be
Surely then heaven is the deep on the sea.
CHORUS

Please see author's version below -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of Islay (Iain MacDonald)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 06:05 AM

This is my song "The Maid Of Islay" which I wrote about an old man of the sea who lived down the road from me in my hometown of Stornoway on the Island of Lewis off the North West coast of Scotland. The song can be found on my album "Beneath Still Waters" which is available as a download from either iTunes or Amazon. Good Luck, and I hope that you are able to get to grips with it. If you require help with the chords then get back to me and I will post them for you and, I will also sort out one or two discrepancies in the lyrics! All the best to you..............Iain MacDonald.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Maid of Islay (Iain MacDonald)
From: maeve
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for stopping by Mudcat, Iain. We'll look forward to your corrections...and there will be those here who'd appreciate chord help.

"Maid of Islay" song on "Beneath Still Waters" album- Iain MacDonald Amazon download link with sample


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Subject: ADD: The Maid of Islay (Iain MacDonald)
From: GUEST,Iain MacDonald
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 02:03 PM

THE MAID OF ISLAY
(Iain MacDonald)

By the bright fires of winter with a brandy filled glass
Jolly Jack Tar has returned home at last
His sea legs they twitch and his hands never still
A lifetime of sailing, he'll never have his fill

He'd cross the wild oceans his father had seen
Signed on for sailing when barely fourteen
In every harbour and every small pier
Dan saw the changes, rung loud and clear

    CHORUS – I could see the "Maid of Islay"
                  As she rounded the head of Broad Bay
                  And I dreamed that I'd sailed with him
                  On the ocean's every wave

He recalled the herring being fished by the ton
No man would go hungry with nets still to run
Salted in barrels, ten thousand and more
'Til every ship came from every other shore

"There's a fry to be had, you just ask at the quay"
Now we go there nary a boat to be seen
But give Dan the salt morning and a following breeze
He'd still forsake us, for to sail the seas
CHORUS

A stormy night watch with 'black twist' in his pipe
The buffeting waves, white-capped angels of night
He says if there's a God and he feels there must be
Surely then heaven, is the deep of the sea
CHORUS


If anyone wants any help with chords or anything else please get in touch with me through my website www.imac-music.co.uk.


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