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Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (2)


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Subject: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Kelida
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 12:51 AM

I have a friend who just got bagpipes and that made me think of this song. I've only found 1 or 2 versions of it, but I want to find at least a couple more so I can write an arranged version of it for singing. If anyone knows any versions of it or where some would be available, that would be great. Thanx.

Peace-- Keli


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 01:11 AM

I have only heard one basic version of this, in just slightly different settings/keys, but I did find lyrics here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: alison
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:08 AM

there is a parody called "Scotland Depraved" which I think was in a thread a while back but a filter search didn't find it....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 10:00 AM

Then there is "I need a sheep"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Wavestar
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 10:31 AM

Errr... Scotland's Depraved... amusing for one verse, maybe two, certainly no more than. *shudder*

-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Mbo
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 11:32 AM

Let me tell you, K--you absolutely MUST hear Dougie MacLean sing "Scots Wha Hae" on his album "Tribute." It is, in my opinion, the best version of the song ever! His version is the one I base mine on...actually has a nice electric guitar solo in there...when I play the song on my pipe chanter, I play the solo as part of the song, it adds some interesting contrast. Of course, "Scots Wha Hae" also sounds DARN RULIN' on the pipes as well! Sounds like it's going fun to do! Good luck!

You can hear a sound clip of Dougie singing it here.

I could send you a .RM of the whole song later today.
I also have a good pipe band version of it, if ye want that too...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Mbo
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 11:37 AM

OOOH! Just heard this--by a band called "The Reevers" check it out here!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Mbo
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 11:46 AM

ARG!!!


Well, there goes Stunod Boy for ya again! Just realized you were lookinf for "Scotland The Brave" not "Scots Wha Hae"....I'm losing it!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: MMario
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 11:54 AM

Mbo - slow down, take a deep breath, exhale...remember being wenched by 25 women...you DID keep your eyes open, didn't you?


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (from John McDermott)
From: Marki
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:25 PM

Hi! It's been a LONG time....

The best version of STB that I know is one that John McDermott sings. Pretty much the same tune, but the lyrics are WAY better than the norm. I don't think that these alternate lyrics are on The Mudcat. I'll try post them tomorrow (after I go home, look them up etc.).

It start off tho' with:

Let Italy boast of her gay gilded waters,
Her vines and her bowers and her soft sunny skies;
Her sons drinking love from the eyes of her daughters,
While freedom expires amidst softness and sighs.

(And then something like--)

Scotland’s blue mountains wild,
Where hoary cliffs are piled,
Towering in grandeur are dearer to me.
Land of the mystic cloud
Land of the sacred shroud
Land of the brave and proud
Land of the free...

But yeah, I'll get all the words for ya. They're a lot more meaningful and majestic (& make more sense that what I've written here) than the common version.

Marki

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 27-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 06:42 PM

O'Donnell Abu is the Irish version. I believe it's older, but who cares? Anyway the tune is essentially the same.

Sing Scotland the brave in Scots and then in Scots Gaelic, and sing O'Donnell Abu in English and then in Irish Gaelic, and you've got quite enough variation to be going on with.

The links are to the DT versions of both songs. Finding the gaelic versions shouldn't be too hard - someone will probably come up with a pointer from here sooner or later. Singing them might be more of a problem. Easier than playing the pipes though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 10:21 PM

Anyone familiar with the obscene text sung to the tune? -- the one that begins:

There was a lassie wi' a big, hairy bessie,
Wha' was drivin' her auld mither's coo tae the bull.

My Scottish source now lives in the US and probably would prefer to remain anonymous.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 07:53 PM

Keli, just need to check what you were realling chasing? There are scads of songs which have used STB as the tune - just as Wearin Of The Green/Rosin the Bow were likewise the platform for lots of new lyrics. But I get the impression that you were seeking variations in the tune for STB? Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Calach
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 01:51 PM

WILL ALL YOU EX-PATS STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE YOURSELVES THAT EVERYTHING ABOUT FOLK MUSIC IS ON THE WEB???????
SOMETIMES THERE'S TRUE FOLK SINGERS LIKE ME SPREADING THE GOSPEL ORALLY
Deep breath in, sorry guys, it's just that sometimes you chase yourselves up your own backsides trying to get to the root of the problem when it isn't necessary or correct.
Calach


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (parody from Corries)
From: GUEST,Uwe Schmidt
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 01:57 PM

I heard these words from the famous Scottish band "The Corries.”
Not all words are correct, because I cannot understand all. Perhaps anybody else could correct.
Uwe Schmidt, Germany

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
(parody from Corries)

Land o' the purple heather,
Land o' the dirty weather,
Land where the ridges gather, Scotland the brave.
Land o' the Pakistanis,
Andy Capp and Saturday's Sannies
Land where they sell their grannies, Scotland the brave.

Used to say in Father's day,
You could hear the bagpipes play
But now you hear the evil tones
Of Elton John and the Rolling Stones.
Land that is full of stinkers,
Wee fat Jews and VP drinkers
Whiskey put a lot stinkers into Scottish graves.

Land that is full of skivers,
Comic singers, deep sea divers
Bourbons on our buskin drivers, Scotland the brave.
Land o' the brutal bobbies
Councilors with part-time jobbies
Architects with paying hobbies, Scotland the brave.

Tourists come here every year
To see all our historic gear
But all they see is loads of navvies,
High rise flats with concrete lorries.
Land o' the arctic lorries,
Andy Stewart and ra Corries
Land where every body, Scotland the brave.

Land o' the kilt and sporran'
Underneath there's nothing worn
How I wish the wind is warm, Scotland the brave.
I must admit it's pretty gruesome
Walking about with a frozen twosome
Is all we've got mustn't lose them, Scotland the brave.

Conservatives strike to assure us
Labour's hard but too endurous
The Kirkwood's cards are out on enjoyment
Government makes unemployment.
Never mind the day is near
When independence will be here
We’ll trade the poster in Younger's Beer to Scotland the brave.

Hark, when the night is falling,
Hear, hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling down thro' the glen.
There were the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a leaping,
High, as the spirits of the old Highland men.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame
High may your proud standards gloriously wave.
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining silver,
Land of my heart forever, Scotland the brave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 02:50 PM

Hamish Henderson's "The John MacClean March" is to the slightly altered first part of StB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Kelida
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 10:24 PM

John in Brisbane- The tune is fairly simple and easily arranged or embellished, but I've heard several different versions of the lyrics. However, I can't seem to find recordings to listen to, so I was wondering if anyone had any they could provide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Eluned
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 10:37 PM

There are a lot more "versions" of just the lyrics than I realized! Bits of that Corries version are inspired....would that be the Corrie Folk Trio or am I thinking of the wrong group?

Kelida, just to maybe get you a clearer answer, were you simply looking for a different musical arrangement, or did you want some different (serious) lyrics as well?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Kelida
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 10:39 PM

Different serious lyrics would be great.

Then again, I wouldn't be opposed to a few more funny versions. . .I still giggle about that version by the Corries. . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Calach
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 08:09 AM

Corrie folk trio and paddie bell, then corrie folk duo and paddie bell, then when she left, it was just the corries
JUST THE MAINSTAY IN SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC FOR 20 YESRS
Then Roy Williamson wrote varios songs inc FLOWER OF SCOTLAND, THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, and sadly died before realising the import of his song.
YUP those corries!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (Cliff Hanley)
From: Calach
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 08:14 AM

THE REAL LYRICS BY CLIFF HANLEY

Scotland the Brave

Hark when the night is falling
Hear, hear the pipes are calling
Loudly and proudly calling down through the glen
There where the hills are sleeping
Now feel the blood a leaping
High as the spirits of the old highland men

Chorus Towering in gallant fame
Scotland my mountain hame
High may your proud standards gloriously wave
Land of my high endeavour
land of the shining river
Land of my heart forever, Scotland the brave

High in the misty highlands
Out by the purple Islands
Brave are the hearts that beat beneath Scottish skies
Wild are the winds to meet you
Staunch are the friends that greet you
Kind as the love that shines from fair maidens eyes

Chorus

CALACH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 08:24 AM

The site that Sorcha linked to has one more verse than the version provided by Calach.
Copied from http://www-cui.darmstadt.gmd.de/~everts/scotland.html :

Far off in sunlit places,
Sad are the Scottish faces,
Yearning to feel the kiss of sweet Scottish rain.
Where tropic skies are beaming,
Love sets the heart a-dreaming,
Longing and dreaming for the homeland again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND'S DEPRAVED (filk)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 10:19 AM

There are lots of variants of this song on the Web. I didn't read them all, but I read a few and tried to consolidate them. I think this qualifies as a "filk" song. Sometimes I think there's more "filk" on the web than folk. Can't say that I really like this song, but it's an interesting example of the genre, and of how the folk process is working today.

SCOTLAND'S DEPRAVED

Bring out the whiskey, Mother.
I'm feeling frisky, Mother.
Bring out the sheep for I'm so lonely tonight.
Bring out the sheets of rubber,
Whips, chains, and peanut butter.
England's a beggar, but Scotland's depraved!

[In subsequent verses, substitute any of the following couplets for lines 1-2 or 4-5. I've put them in alphabetical order for lack of a better organizing scheme.]

Bring me a little rabbit
I've got a nasty habit...

Bring me the PVC pipe
That gerbil looks like my type...

Bring out a Bengal Lancer,
Dressed like a belly dancer...

Bring out my favourite fellow.
Bring out the cherry Jell-O...

Bring out my little brother.
He'll be my perfect [or "I'll have no other"] lover...

Bring out my little poochie.
We'll do the hoochie-coochie...

Bring out my little sister.
You'll see how much I've missed her...

Bring out my Uncle Neddie,
Clad in a tartan teddy...

Bring out the chains and leather.
Bring out the ostrich feather.

Bring out the chimpanzees-es.
We'll give them our diseases...

Bring out the platypuses.
They've got a thousand uses...

Bring out the preacher's daughter.
You'll see how much I've taught her...

Call out the Glasgow bobbies.
We'll teach them brand new hobbies...

Dollies inflatable,
With morals debatable...

Gerbils don't make it, Mother.
They just can't take it, Mother...

God knows I really wanna.
Bring out the greased iguana...

God knows I wanna disco.
Bring out the butter Crisco...

God knows I'm really randy.
Good thing I'm really handy...

I'm as horny as a klaxon.
I'll even take a Saxon...

One food ya gotta shag is
Mashed turnip-apple haggis...

Slip on a gutted trout
I love the way it flips about...

Swine, donkeys, sheep and cattle,
I'll make their jawbones rattle...

When I'm with my little terrier
I come away a little hairier...

[Variants for line 3:]
Bring out the condoms. I'm so restless tonight.
Bring out the prize ram. I'm so horny tonight.
Bring out the sheep to keep me warm through the night.

[Variants for line 6:]
England is bad enough, but Scotland's depraved.
England is horny, but Scotland's depraved
England may be moral, but Scotland's depraved.
England may rule the seas, but Scotland's depraved
England may rule the world, but Scotland's depraved.
England's forever, but Scotland's depraved.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCOTLAND'S DEPRAVED II (filk?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Apr 02 - 10:40 AM

Here's an unrelated song (except for the ending) that uses the same title, at least on the "filk" sites where I found it. If this is truly a "filk" song, and not merely plagiarized from some other source, then it is much better than the run of the mill.

Copied from http://amtgard.pinkpig.com/bards/filk2.htm

SCOTLAND'S DEPRAVED
(Words, "Bertram of Bearington" [somebody's "filk" persona, apparently].
Tune: "Three Drunken Maidens." N.B.: "Wearin' o' the Green" works, too)

There was a bonnie lassie, and she had brothers three.
She did love a foreign lord, who came from Coventry.
Her brothers did not like this and they told her to her face,
"We're fearful, bonnie sister, the family you'll disgrace."

"For you're a highborn Scottish lass, of noble highland birth,
And we don't think no foreign laird can give you what you're worth!"
She said, "He is a valiant lord. He'll show you what he's got.
You'll see the stuff he's made of. He'll out-Scottish any Scot!"

"We'll set him tests of honor," the brothers they declared,
"And if he canna do them, we'll surely know he's scared.
In fact we clearly doubt that he'll escape from them alive,
And so we'll set the contest. The trials will be five."

The first contest was golfing, in which the lord did fine.
He killed a dozen hedgehogs while shooting the back nine.
He double-bogied every hole. His ball went wide and far,
But when they counted hedgehogs, they found he'd broken par!

The second one was piping, in which he held his own.
He outdid all the brothers, for on and on he'd drone.
He kept his pipes a-skirlin' 'til they all were out of breath.
The reason, not his diaphragm—it's just that he's tone deaf!

The next trial was sword dancing, with bare feet and bare sword,
And in this painful trial, he proved a mighty lord.
"Good brothers, I don't understand. You said this would be hard!
They made me wear my armor when I learned to galliard!"

The fourth contest was drinking. The knight showed them his stuff.
He chug-a-lugged from six more jugs when they had cried, "Enough!"
He planned to take the excess home. He put it in a pail.
"It makes a welcome change," he said, "from lukewarm English ale!"

The fifth and final contest, this valiant knight was told,
Was to eat a haggis [pause] while it was still COLD!
The knight he ate a score of them. He said, "Good friends come here.
I'll have another score, but this time with Worcestershire!"

When the trials were over, her kin said, "Sister dear,
Though he has won the contest, you may not wed, we fear.
For when we were out golfing, he proved his mind's unsound.
The man, he must be crazy. He loaned me half a crown!"

"Begone, you silly spendthrift, to you I won't be wed.
The way you throw your gold around, you must have lost your head!"
The knight he quit the highlands and returned to Coventry.
The lass she wed a highland man, kept Scottish lovers, three.

Thus it goes in Scottish lands. The sexes both are bawds,
Where half of them are bastards, and all of them tightwads!
This tale is nearly over and I'm singin' on one lung,
But to conclude the moral, at last it must be sung:

CLOSING (to the tune of "Scotland the Brave"):

O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-h, (sound like a set of pipes starting up)
Scotland it is the land, please
For lusty lairds and lassies,
Though England may be moral, Scotland's depraved!
Baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Though England may be moral, Scotland's depraved!


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Subject: Lyr Req: Scotland the brave spoof
From: GUEST,patriot1314
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 12:07 PM

Can anyone help me with the lyrics for the above song.
it was recorded by the Corries many years ago and the first part goes

Land of the high endeavour
Land o' the dirty weather
land where the midgies gether
Scotland the brave.

Hope someone can help
Thank you
    I moved this and several messages here from another thread, to avoid splitting the discussion. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland the brave spoof
From: masato sakurai
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 01:04 PM

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE and SCOTLAND THE BRAVE (2) are in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland the brave spoof
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 01:42 PM

The parody was posted here 4 years ago, at Variations of Scotland the Brave (above). There are a few mistakes, but those can be ironed out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST,Lotusland
Date: 01 May 08 - 08:28 PM

Washington DC's Dupont Music Circle Version:

Bring me a sheep, dear Mother,I'm tired of my brother.
If you need wool have the hind quarters shaved.
Don't bring a feeble old ewe; rams give you horns to hold to,
England is bad enough, but Scotland's depraved.

Bring me a llama, mama, dressed up in plaid pyjamas,
With garters of leather, sure that's what I crave.
'tis said from Skye to Greenock, Scots have a way with livestock,
England is bad enough, but Scotland's depraved.

Bring out the sheets of rubber, grease them with peanut butter,
Or if you prefer, you can use mayonnaise.
Put on your mask of leather, whip me with sprigs of heather.
England is bad enough, but Scotland's depraved.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Nick E
Date: 01 May 08 - 08:56 PM

Oh jeez folks please!
Just cause some jackass(es) write(s) a parody, does not mean you have to repeat it. The thread asks for alternate versions of the song, not parodies of it, in my small mind there is a diffence, guess not in yours?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 02 May 08 - 12:34 PM

The Corries parody was written by Bill Hill.
And Sandy Paton - I have heard that song which you refer to, a singer - who had better remain nameless - sang it in and around Aberdeen folk club and festivals in the 1970s. Have never heard it anywhere else.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: sheila
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:18 PM

kenny - was that the same Bill Hill who played in a group with Tom Smith, BillSmith's (former member of the Corrie Folk Trio) wee brother?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland the brave spoof
From: GUEST,aleisha & erin
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 01:04 PM

scotland has a purple feather,
and really shocking weather,
its were the people gether,
scotland the brave.

Me and my cuz madee this lol:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST,Jungle Jim
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 07:17 AM

Here's one I made up

Land of the purple heather
Land of the rainy weather
Land where the people gather
Scotland the Brave

Land of smelly Irish stew
Land of yummy haggis too
Land of real hot bobbies too (phew)
Scotland the Brave

Land of ugly Dakota Fanning
Land of soccer coach Andy Manning
Land of losers 'Glasgow Panning'*
Scotland the Brave

Land of the mooning grannies
By the railroad showin' their fannies
Land of the long work hours
Scotland the Brave!

* a fictional soccer team


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 07:30 AM

Land of the Tartan Tories
Andy Stewart and the Corries....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 08:27 AM

Hamish Henderson's "John Maclean March" predates Hanley's "Scotland the Brave" by a couple of years - the tune is very slightly different. The tune appears as "Brave Scotland" in the Gesto Collection of the 1880s, but I don't know any words to it before the 1940s.

Do we have a chronology for "O'Donnell Abu"? I don't know it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: Reiver 2
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 09:09 PM

Here is the 'humourous' version as sung by The Corries. You can see/hear it on YouTube. It really has to be heard sung to a live audience to be fully appreciated. It's my understanding that it was written by Ronnie Browne, and these words are courtesy of his son, from his webpage. Two of the terms are new to me, and I hope one of the Scots 'Catters can provide a translation: 'Sannies' and 'skivvers.' When I listened I thought the word was 'funnies' as in comic strips and that may be the meaning, but I'm not sure. I THINK I'm right on the following: 'navvies' I believe are men who work at unskilled or semi-skilled outdoor jobs, but I may need some clarification on that; 'lavvies' I'm assuming are lavatories and 'borries' translates to 'borrows'; 'buskin', I'm not sure about bur, again, I'm assuming it refers to busses and/or taxi cabs; a lorry is a truck, but I'm not sure what exactly is an 'arctic lorry' refers to. I'm not familiar with 'skivers', nor am I positive of the connotation in Scots of the term 'stinkers.' [Somehow, I think it's not meant to refer to body odor!] So translation from someone who knows would be appreciated!
The terms all may be found in the Scot's Glossary here on the Mudcat, if I'd had the brains to just look there first! Sheeesh!

Scotland the Brave [Humourous Version]


1] Land o' the purple heather, Land o' the dirty weather,
    Land where the midges gather, Scotland the Brave.
    Land o' the Pakistanis, Andy Capp and Saturday's Sannies,
    Land where they sell their Grannies, Scotland the Brave.

        Used to say in faether's day,
        You could hear the bagpipes play,
        But now you hear the regal tones
        O' Elton John and the Rollin' Stones,

Land that is full of stinkers. Wee fat Jews and V.P. drinkers,
Whiskey's put a lot o' stinkers, Into Scottish graves.

2] Land that is full of skivers, Comic singers, deep sea divers.
    Turbans on the our buskin' drivers, Scotland the Brave.
    Land o' the brutal Bobbies, Councillors wi' part-time jobbies
    Architects, wi' payin' hobbies, Scotland the Brave.

        The tourists come here every year,
        To see all our historic gear,
        But all they see is loads of navvies,
        Highrise flats wi' concrete lavvies,

   Land o' the Arctic lorries, Andy Stewart and the Corries.
   Land where everybody borries. Scotland the Brave.

3] Land o' the kilt and sporran, Underneath there's nothing worn,
How I wish the wind was warm, Scotland the Brave.
I must admit it's pretty gruesome, Walkin' around wi' your frozen twosome.
[They're all we got, so dinna lose 'em], Scotland the Brave.

        Conservatives try to assure us,
        Labor's hard put to endure us,
        The kirk puts curbs on our enjoyment,
        Government makes unemployment.

But never mind, the day is near, When independence will be here,
We'll drink a toast in Younger's Beer. To Scotland the Brave
        
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: LadyJean
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 12:19 AM

Bertram of Bearington, a member of the S.C.A. Author of filks that mostly don't scan is named Dave Schraeder. Trust him no farther than you can throw him. I learned that the hard way. He doesn't use Bearington anymore. Back in the eighties he had his stomach stapled, and lost a good deal of weight. Last heard from, he was in California.

The third verse of the original song is not sung at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, becuase they don't want it to rain. (Though it usually does.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 11 - 10:48 AM

Scotland the Brave I have remembered for many years. when i first heard the words I did not know they were written by Cliff Hanly in 1949; I thought the tune and words were written in the the 1870s. Before Hanly wrote the words we know today there were words written well before that but they did not come in to remembered... from 1889 to 1950 most folks played it on bagpipes. In 1986 when I started the blind school when the Burns suppers we had a piper called John and he played that tune and that was the first time I heard Scotland the Brave. When we started Braveheart this song was sung at the fanally, and most folks sung Cliff Hanlys 1949 words but when i look at it I have never heard the other song at all. And also remember Glen Daly and his recording from the 70s which is slightly different to the words the Corries sing and not as rude. It's so hard to know that I have known that song since 1986 the day I started school and still living in glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Variations of Scotland the Brave
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 22 May 11 - 11:26 AM

So what happened to the lassie who was driving the cow? Anyone ? Anyone ?

(See upthread, 5 Apr 00).


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