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Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Macfarlan o the Sprotts

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Subject: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,june@drennan887.netscapeonline.co.uk
Date: 20 Mar 00 - 10:21 AM

searching for the words,music,chords for "mc Farlane o the Sprots o Burnie Boozie"


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 00 - 01:35 PM

In Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection


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Subject: Lyr Add: MACFARLAN O THE SPROTTS (G B Thomson)
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 21 Mar 00 - 03:09 AM

MACFARLAN O THE SPROTTS

1. Afore that I'd be tyraneest as I this file hae been,
I'd raider rin fae here tae Birse wi' piz in baith my sheen,
I'd raider dee for want o' breath than pine for want o' love;
    An it's a' becus Macfarlan's mairret Susy.
Susy's cankert fader wi' mine could never gree,
An' aye fin I gaed ower that gait he'd hun' his dog at me;
I sent my freen Macfarlan tae try fat he could dee,
    Macfarlan o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.

CHORUS: I dinna like Macfarlan noo, I'm safe aneuch to state,
His lugs wid cast a shaida ower a sax-fit gate;
He's saft as ony gorblin, bit he's sliddery as a skate,
    Macfarlan o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.

2. Macfarlan spak' nae word for me, bit plenty for 'imsel;
He reest the lassie's barley scones, her kebbick an' her kail;
Her fader cried oot, "Sprotts, ye shid try yer luck yersel,"
    Tae Macfarlan o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.
Macfarlan he's the grimmest chiel for twenty mile a' roon,
They buy his fottygraf tae fleg the rottans fae a toon;
He kyttlt up his spunk at this, an' speert gin she'd come doon
    An' be mistress o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.

CHORUS: I dinna like Macfarlan, etc.

3. He said that he was able baith tae play at coup-the-ladle,
Wi' a laidder ower a tricle cask, an' ca' the churn forby;
Anidder o' his win'ers wis that sawdust mixt wi' cin'ers
    Wis their spice for feedin' hens at Birnieboosie.
An educatit ostrich fae the wilds o' Timbuctoo
He hid for scrattin' up his neeps, an' hidna them to pu';
I never heard the like o' that come oot o' ony mou'
    But Macfarlan's o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.

CHORUS: I dinna like Macfarlan, it's awfu', bit it's true;
A pewyter speen wis tint in Jock Macfarlan's mou';
He couldna weel be grimmer, an' they feed him wi' the skimmer,
    Macfarlan o' the Sprotts o' Birnieboosie.

4. Oh, a dirl o' the teethie's nae particularly sweet,
Bit love's the only pine on earth that ever gart me greet;
It's like kyttly chillblains roon yer hert insted o' on yer feet,
    They war aggravatit by the sicht o' Susy.
Noo freens an' kin' philosphers, ye've heard fat me befell;
Never lippen tull a middleman, bit dee yer wark yersel,
Or I'll bet my winter sarket ye're a day ahin the market,
    Like fin I sent Jock Macfarlan doon tae Susy.

CHORUS: I dinna like Macfarlan noo, I'm fairly aff o' Jock,
I dinna like Macfarlan, nor Macfarlan's folk;
May his Susy be nae turtle, bit the tyangs aran the spurtle
    Bring oot ower the heed o' Jock o' Birnieboosie.

-- By George Bruce Thomson, New Deer, Aberdeenshire. In Kerr's "Cornkisters", with the music ("by Willie Kemp"), but here from its first published version, from the author's own MS., we're told, in Greig's "Folk-Song of the North-East", article # cxlv. I hope the northeastern dialect is understandable enough.


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,june@drennan887.netscapeonline.co.uk
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 02:44 PM

Murray on Saltspring ..........MANY THANKS FOR THE LYRICS TO MC FARLAN O THE SPROTS .I HAVE SINCE TRACKED DOWN A WILLIE KEMP RECORDING OF IT...UNDERSTANDING THE LINGO IS SOMETHING ELSE!!!!


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,Murray on SS
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 09:09 PM

June: You're very welcome! But tell me where on earth you found that record! It must be a collector's item. I wonder if I can persuade you to tape it for me somehow??


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,june@drennan887.netscapeonline.co.uk
Date: 13 Apr 00 - 10:23 AM

Murray on SS,Don't get too excited . I purchased via the internet a digitally improved tape made by Sleepytown records ,Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8JY tel.01779-841-543.(for a whole £6.79 including postage!)I can't for the life of me find the website I purchased it from .I was on the hunt for Bothy ballads at the time.There are 14 tracks on this "Willie Kemp , King o the cornkisters" tape.I'll keep searching the gubbins of this PC for the website but e-mail me and I'll see what I can do to help if you want. june@drennan887.netscapeonline.co.uk


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,JUNE
Date: 13 Apr 00 - 10:45 AM

Eureka I found the website I got the tape from....... http://www.musicinscotland.com/


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: Kenny B
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 03:23 PM

CD Here
Willie Kemp & Curly MacKay


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Subject: RE: MC FARLANE O THE SPROTS O BURNIE BOOZIE
From: GUEST,shonagh (at school!!)
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 06:58 AM

I have a few old records of willie kemp and some other guys singin cornkisters and ballads. I usually pick them up at car boot sales and things. I got the record with MacFarlane o' the Sprotts for about 50p i think! Great listening!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Macfarlan o the Sprotts
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 01:01 PM

These days, it's also on Jean Redpath's _Maiden Voyage_ (JR-112).


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