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Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae

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DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE (6)
KELLYBURNBRAES
TEE ROO
THE DEVIL AND THE FARMER'S WIFE
THE WOMEN ARE WORSE THAN THE MEN


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GUEST,piercebk@cncnet.com 13 Mar 00 - 02:41 AM
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Subject: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST,piercebk@cncnet.com
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 02:41 AM

Looking for this song:killy born brae or killy burn brae. Any one have any info on this one? Laurel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: bill\sables
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 08:25 AM

Check in the DT for "Marrow Bones "this one version of the song. Cheers Bill


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Subject: Lyr Add: KILLIEBURN BRAE (from Dubliners songbook)
From: AKS
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 09:33 AM

There's one version in the DT under title 'Kellyburnbraes'. Here's another from a Dubliners songbook (as sung by Jim McCann in the 70's):

KILLIEBURN BRAE
trad

There was an old man in the Killieburn Brae
riful riful tidifol-dey
there was an old man in the Killieburn Brae
had a curse of the wife for the most of his days
with me foldadle-dah diddyfol-dah
foldadle-dal-da-daldadle-day

One day as this man he walked out in the glen
well he met the devil says how are you then

The devil he says I have come for your wife
for I hear she's the curse and the bane of your life

So the devil he hoisted her up on his back
and away off to hell with her he did whack

And when at last they came to hell's gate
well she lifted her stick and she battered his pate

There were two little devils there tied up in chains
well she lifted her stick and she scattered their brains

There were two other devils there roaring like bulls
well she lifted her stick and she battered their skulls

There were two other devils there playing at ball
well she lifted her stick and she battered them all

So the devil he hoisted her up on his back
they were seven years coming and days going back

And when they came back to Killieburn Brae
well the devil he cried and shouted hooray

Says he my good man here's your wife safe and well
for the likes of herself we would not have been hell

Which proves that the women are worse than the men
when they go to the hell they're thrown out again

enjoy! (not that I'd share the 'moral of the story', though:) AKS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 11:33 AM

That Robert Burns reworked version of "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife", and first appeared in 'The Scots Musical Museum', #379, 1792.

.


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Subject: Lyr Add: KELLYBURN BRAES
From: GUEST,Håvard
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 02:04 PM

Here's yet another

Thair wis an auld carle on Kellyburn Braes
(ritefal, ritefal, tittie fal day)
Thair wis an auld carle on Kellyburn Braes
He mairriet a wife an he rued the day
(wi ma right falal, tittie falal, ritefal, ritefal, tittie falay)

Ae day the auld fairmer wis haudin the plou
Ae day the auld fairmer wis haudin the plou
Whan up jumps Auld Nick an says "Hou dae ye do?"

Says the Deil tae the fairmer, "A've come for yer wife"
Says the Deil tae the fairmer, "A've come for yer wife"
"For A hear she's the bane an the curse o yer life"

At this the auld fairmer he dances a reel
At this the auld fairmer he dances a reel
Cryin, "Tak her, O, tak her, O, tak her tae Hell"

The Deil he humphs her up oan his back
The Deil he humphs her up oan his back
Whan thae landit in Hell, lat her doun wi a crack

Thair wis seiven wee devils were hingin in chains
Thair wis seiven wee devils were hingin in chains
She picked up a stick an she scattert thair brains

The ither wee devils aa stertit tae bawl
The ither wee devils aa stertit tae bawl
"O, tak her back, daddie, she'll murder us aa"

Sae the Devil he humphs her again oan his back
Sae the Devil he humphs her again oan his back
Whan he got tae the top, flung her doun wi a crack

He says, "A've been a Devil for maist o ma life
He says, "A've been a Devil for maist o ma life
But a ne'er wis in Hell tae A met wi yer wife

Nou, it's true that the women is worse than the men
Nou, it's true that the women is worse than the men
For thae gang doun tae Hell an get flung out again!

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST,hollowfox
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 11:58 AM

Try a children's library (or interlibrary loan) for the song as a picture book "with notation of the melody" by Sorche Nic Leodhas, N.Y.: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1968. It's a "Farmer's Curst Wife" version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST,hollowfox
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 11:59 AM

Try a children's library (or interlibrary loan) for the song as a picture book "with notation of the melody" by Sorche Nic Leodhas, N.Y.: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1968. It's a "Farmer's Curst Wife" version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 03:31 PM

Also goes by the name "Ther Was a Wee Woman Lived on the Cave Hill". Localised to Belfast by the inclusion of the imposing basalt outcrop which oversees the North of the city. Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: DonMeixner
Date: 15 Mar 00 - 09:39 PM

For years I thot it was "Kelly's Burned Bra"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: open mike
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 08:26 PM

great collection of songs which were offered up as the answer to the question---burning bras you say?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 09:59 PM

Yet another title and variation: "It's True that the Women are Worse than the Men" (I'll post when I have more time....) So many variations!!!! Maureen O'Hara recorded one...

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 09:21 PM

Tommy Makem did a splendid version of it and is available on a CD titled "From The Archives" on Shanachie Records.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: generalschicken
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 05:30 PM

Does anyone know of any good recording so of this song? I've heard Dick Gaughan sings it live but hasn't recorded it yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 03:49 AM

Nice traditional version on Walter Pardon's 'A Country Life' album on Topic.
Beautiful American version on Texas Gladden album in the Lomax series.
Also on 'Early Ballads in Ireland as 'The Old Woman From Connor In Hell'
by Margaret Dunne of Cavan.

10 THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN FROM CONNER IN HELL Ch. 278

1 There was an old woman from Conner in Hell"
Rightful tightful tiddy fol tay
There was an old woman from Conner in Hell (all verses similarly)
And if she's not dead she's living there still
With me rightful ta tiddv fal tay Rightful ay addy ay addy ay aye.

2 Sure, the oul devil himself came to her one day
And says 'Me oul' doll, will you come away?'

3 Then he peddled her up, right up on his back,
And like an oul feather he carried his sack.

4 He carried her on till he came to a stone
And he left her down and rattled her bones.

5 Then he peddled her up, right up on his back
And like an oul pedlar he carried his sack.

6 He carried her on till he came to Hell's gates,
He says 'Me oul' doll, will you have a seat."

7 There was ten little devils hung up in chains,
She lifted the stool and she knocked out their brains.

8 Sure the oul devil himself flew up on the wall
Saying Take her away, she will kill us all.'

9 Now she says 'You brought me here, ay, and you'll bring me back',
And like an oul pedlar he carried his sack.

10 Now he peddled her up, right up on his back,
And like an oul pedlar he carried his sack.

11 They were seven years going and seven going back,
She called for the scrapings she left in the pot.

12 Now they say that the women is worse than the men:
When they go down to hell they're shoved out again.

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST,Allan C
Date: 16 Jan 10 - 06:58 PM

There is a version of Kellyburn Braes by Alan Reid on the compilation The Complete Songs Of Robert Burns Vol 1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 04:50 PM

Great, thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: killy born brae or killy burn brae
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 05:28 PM

So is the melody for the "riteful, riteful, tiddy fal day" versions listed above sung to the same melody as the Robert Burns version? I just googled all the recordings you guys mentioned and haven't found any except for the Alan Reid song, which is the Burns version.


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