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Lyr Req: Alva Glen - tac yer nice wee hen

GUEST,Jamie 09 Apr 00 - 02:13 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Dec 06 - 10:42 PM
Peace 20 Dec 06 - 10:44 PM
Peace 23 Dec 06 - 03:58 PM
Joe Offer 23 Dec 06 - 04:35 PM
Peace 24 Dec 06 - 07:02 PM
Peace 09 Jan 07 - 12:03 AM
Peace 20 Jan 07 - 12:57 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Jan 07 - 01:51 AM
GUEST,angela goldie 29 Nov 11 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,Angela Goldie 29 Nov 11 - 07:27 AM
Joe Offer 29 Nov 11 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,George Wallace 11 Nov 17 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,Angela 10 Dec 17 - 05:54 AM
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Subject: Anyone know the song 'Alva Glen'?
From: GUEST,Jamie
Date: 09 Apr 00 - 02:13 PM

Does anyone know the words to the aforementioned song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 10:42 PM

I can't find any evidence that there is a song by that name. Allmusic.com doesn't mention it. Neither does Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, The BMI Repertoire, The Folk Music Index, Gracenote, or The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music ...(How many more must I try?)

What can you tell us about this song? Where did you hear it? Can you quote any lines from it? Who sings it? How old is it? Can you find any web site that mentions it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Peace
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 10:44 PM

I wrote to the town itself to ask if they knew anything about it at all. If and/or when they reply, I'll post here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 03:58 PM

Have heard nothing from the town.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 04:35 PM

This Website makes me thing that Alva Glen must be quite a beautiful place. I didn't see signs of a song there, but I didn't explore the Website completely.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Peace
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 07:02 PM

Just received from their webmaster:



"I will forward this [my request about lyrics or did anyone ever hear of the song, etc] onto our members to see if anyone knows of this
song.

Have a Merry Christmas"

I sent best wishes back. Nice they didn;'t forget us.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 12:03 AM

Heard nowt so far. FYI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:57 AM

I'm beginning to think there is no such song. Have heard nothing from the folks I e-mailed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 01:51 AM

How about this?

Water Under The Bridge

In writing this, I am reminded of a song (to the tune of "Galway Bay") told to me by my father:-
 
Some day I'll cross the border back to Scotland;
Tho' it may be when I am three scores years and ten;
Once again to see the moon rise over Stirling;
Or to see the sun go down on Alva Glen.
 
Once again to see the splendour of the Ochils;
The winding road that leads right up to Perth;
Or to sit beside a trout stream near Dumyat
And know you're on the finest land on Earth.
 
Oh, the English came and tried to take it from us,
At Bannockburn we fought their legions down;
But we might as well have let them win the battle,
For Scotland now is ruled from London town.
 
The winds that blow across the fields of Scotland
Are scented by the heather as they blow
And the highlanders up North all speak a language;
Yes, a language that the English do not know.
 
They say there's going to be a life hereafter
And if that's so I'll give the Lord my thanks.
If he'll grant my wish and let me make my heaven
There in Scotland on Loch Lomonds bonnie banks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: GUEST,angela goldie
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 07:22 AM

tac yer nice wee hen, awa' up Alva Glen. that's the place ti tac her, ye can cuddle ye can squeeze , ye can tell her all yer lies, tac yer nice wee hen up Alva Glen

cannie mind the rest. is this the song your looking for as ave been trying to find it mysel. my uncle used to sing it at every wedding we went too. My family is all fi Alva n i want a copy of this song for a memory book am doing for my mum.xx


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Subject: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: GUEST,Angela Goldie
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 07:27 AM

tac yer nice wee hen, awa' up Alva Glen. that's the place ti tac her, ye can cuddle ye can squeeze , ye can tell her all yer lies, tac yer nice wee hen up Alva Glen


These are the lyrics I can remember not sure what song is called. my uncle used to sing it at every wedding we went to when i was a child and i would love to find the whole song to put in my mums memory book as she was a war baby born in the pre fabs in Alva n lived in Alva most of her life.

really hoping someone can help me with this!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 02:29 PM

Hi, Angela -
I combined the two threads to attempt to minimize confusion. The post from George Seto is certainly not the song you're looking for, and we don't know enough about Jamie's request to know what song Jamie is seeking.
So, let's keep all the "Alva Glen" stuff in this thread.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen - tac yer nice wee hen
From: GUEST,George Wallace
Date: 11 Nov 17 - 12:10 PM

Take yer ain wee hen awa tae Alva Glen,
thats the place tae spoon,
take yer ain wee hen awa tae Alva Glen,
there among the heather lay her doon,
yae can cuddle, yae can squeeze,
tell her awe the lees,
tell her you will love her by and by,
and if you want to know the way to name the wedding day,
take yir ain wee hen awa tae Alva Glen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alva Glen - tac yer nice wee hen
From: GUEST,Angela
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 05:54 AM

Yes, my grandfather used to sing me that song.....I can remember the words well!!


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