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Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One

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Subject: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 09:49 PM

I have temporarily a copy of 'The Corries Complete (62 Songs)'. While I would normally check through the DT looking for omissions of lyrics, or more particularly omissions of tunes, I don't have the time that I once had to search through the database plus threads plus tunes posted at Mudcat MIDIs. I expect that a fair proportion of these standards will be in the DT, but I'm often surprised that more obvious songs are actually missing.

So I'll do this arselins (thanks for the new word Bob Bolton. The modern Aussie vernacular would be arse-about). Below is the list of 62 Corries songs: if anyone requires missing lyrics or tunes please let me know via this thread and I'll gladly do the notation etc. I will rely on the generosity of fellow Mudcatters to let me know if a request has already been fulfilled in a previous posting.

Here 'tis - the numbers relate to page numbers in the book.

3. Arkinholm
4. The Banks of Newfoundland
5. The Battle of Harlow
6. The Battle of Prestonpans
7. Bimie Boozle
8. The Black Douglas
9. The Bloody Sarks
10. Bogie's Bonnie Belle
11. Bonnie Dundee
12. The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie
13. The Braes o' Killicrankie
14. Braw Braw Lads - Gala Water
15. Ca' the Ewes
16. Cam' ye by Atholl
17. Cam' ye o'er frae France
18. Collier Laddie
19. Come o'er the Stream Charlie
20. & 21. Dark Lochnagar
22. & 23. The Dawning of the Day
24. The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow
25. Dumbarton's Drums
26. Flodgarry
27. The Flower of Scotland
28. & 29. The Friday Game
30. The Haughs o' Cromdale
31. Ho-ro my nut-brown Maiden
32. Hugh the Graeme
33. Hunting Tower
34. & 35 The Portree Kid
35. The Heidless Cross
36.&37. The Rovin'Journeyman
37. The Hills o' Ardmom
38. I Once Loved a Lass
39. I Will Go
40. Jock o' Hazeldean
40 & 41. Loch Tay Boat Song
42. Kate Dalrymple
43. The Lads Among Heather
44. The Lammas Tide
45. Liberty
46. Lock the Door Lariston
47. Lord Yester
48. MacPherson's Rant
49. Maggie Lauder
50. The M-Hm Song
51. Nancy Whisky
52. News from Moidart
53. Peggy Gordon
54. The Reiver's Galley
55. Rigs o' Rye
56. The Road tae Dundee
57. The Roses o' Prince Charlie
58. Row Bullies Row
59. Sound the Pibroch
60. The Sunday Driver
61. Tiree Love Song
62. & 63. Weep ye Weel by Atholl
64. Wha Widna Fecht for Charlie
65. Where Two Hawks Fly
66. The Wild Rover
67. Willie's gan tae Melville Castle
68. Ye Jacobites

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,reanacter@aol.com
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 01:32 AM

i am looking for the lyrics for the words of "Bloody Sarks" and " Sound The Pilbroch" I would appreciate it greatly.

Chris Kenswil


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,reanacter@aol.com
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 01:34 AM

i am looking for the lyrics for the words of "Bloody Sarks" and " Sound The Pilbroch" I would appreciate it greatly.

Chris Kenswil


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Brendy
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 01:38 AM

Sound the Pibroch is ~ Here ~

B.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Brendy
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 01:41 AM

And Bloody Sarks is ~Here ~

B.
(I'll ADD the lyrics later, if no-one gets there first!)


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Kathmandoobiedoo
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 05:57 AM

John of Brisbane- I am a new mudcatter and I have read some of your other comments. I think maybe you can shed some light on two threads I posted- one about JackOrion the fiddler and one about a maybe Manx song... If you have time would mind taking a look at my request? I won't mention more here because I don't want to sidetrack your thread, which by the way is Awesome! I want the whole book!

By the way, is Brisbane in England or Australia?

Willow


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: reenacter
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the lyrics

Chris


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BLOODY SARKS^^
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 01:07 AM

THE BLOODY SARKS
(the tune in very difficult, can he spoken)

The young macgregor o' Glen Strae wi' eighty o' his men
Fell upon the Argyle's sleeping herd & put Fenless Glen aflame
The burning, thieving hieland lad drove all the beasts awa'
And left a handful dirked men tae perish in the snow

By Farell's Dale the letter cam', frae black Dumbarton toon
Tae show the way they were to gae to bring MacGregor doon
The bloody sarks of butchered men to Jamie's court maun gae
The widow women for to show and tell of the affray

Calhoun at last could hold nae wore with trampled Savage Pride
Buchanan levies mounted up to tan MacGregor hide
From Leven's Dale, Dumbarton toon and all these lowland parts
The burgesses and farmers came wi' vengeance in their hearts

The Campbell and the Camerron, MacDonald o' Glencoe
Ranked along wi' Gregorach in marching o'er the snow
frae o'er the loch, frae Argyle Glen and doon the Pass Farlane
By Loch Lorn whose shores are held by the thieves of MacFarlane

Calhoun wi' his windy lowland mob lined &I) the Fruen Glen
Five hundred foot arrayed about three hundred mounted men
'Ton godless horde of Gregorach & others of their kind will creep
Nae ware frae their hieland lair, wi' murdering in their wind

'Aye, whether he it for some stirks or just a weave O' flax
They're always quick, their dirks to stick'd in another's back
but honest men and gude Scots law they'll tramp nae wore about
dust steady boys, God's on our side, of that there is a& doubt

Then like a torrent frae the glen MacGregors' starlet charge
The sassenach could ne'er withstand the claymore and the targe
And all around the hellish screams of torn and dying men
Their precious blood seeped in the mud and rained in Fruen Glen

And every beast was led awa'; a full twa thousand head
And the sairest price the victors paid was twa MacGregors dead
But hide pc yet the victors' feast, the worst was still to show
For the king proclaimed the Gregorach & sworn to he outlaw

The hold MacGregor and his clan were all declared outlaw.

There are some obvious spelling mistakes in the above text. I will not attempt a correction. Perhaps someone else will.

B.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,rabbitrunning
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 07:08 PM

I'd love to see the lyrics for "The Portree Kid," thanks.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 07:33 PM

Here you go ~ Click Here ~ .

If I get time later I'll ADD these too.

B.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 07:13 PM

Thanks for the Portree Kid - never knew that Bill Hill wrote it! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Hagard MacLowlife
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 01:03 PM

I'd like to have them all, if you don't mind. Could send them to; maclowlife@telia.com

Hagard


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,CraigS
Date: 14 Nov 00 - 09:43 PM

I'd like The Hills of Ardmorn, if you please, because I've never been able to get them clearly from the record (I've still got the record, and it's a live recording in a hall that sounds like it was accoustically designed by Phil Spector).


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Kernow Jon
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 04:05 PM

John
I have this song book and would be happy to share the load if you let me know which ones.
Lyrics, NWC and or Midi
KJ


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: fenek
Date: 15 Nov 00 - 06:43 PM

Have been searching for the notation (piano) for Cam ye oer frae France. Very grateful if you can help. martin.powell1@virgin.net


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Charcloth
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 10:21 PM

I would like the words to "The Black Douglas" and "the Battle of Harlaw"


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,John in Brisbane
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 08:16 AM

I'll need to spend some time answering the queries here, but alas it will have to be some other time. Be back in the next coupla days. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Birgit
Date: 28 Jan 01 - 09:16 AM

I would like to have the lyrics to "The Heidless Cross".


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Eluned
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 11:48 AM

This is an old thread that I found in my "tracer" files, and while I don't know how it got there, I am very interested in knowing one thing; can I get "documentation" - a written source of some kind - on any of these songs that will show a contest panel that they're from at least the 15th century?


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 11:53 AM

From a casual look at the songs, I strongly doubt that any of them are even close to being that old. Would the 18th century count?

Rick


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK DOUGLAS^^
From: Schmiddy
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:22 PM

There was a man sae dark and true
when Scotland lo'od sae dear.
There was a king alang will rule
the Scot were flayed him sair.

Gang cry the hounds of Douglas vayle,
gang string the Urtree bow,
gang warn the spears o' Liddesdale
that Edward leads the foe.

He wore the cross poor Andrew bore
by the steps o' cavalry.
He won the sword who Robert bore
by the field o' Valvaree.

Gang sheer the chains of slavery
gang dance ma liege ma lee,
gang ring the bell o' liberty,
shod wi' the metal free.

He won his spurs doon by St. Bride
upon the green sae free.
He held the leopard and the tide
by the field o' Linterney.

Gang shine the shield your father bore,
gang strike your metal free,
gang shine the helm your father wore
by the field o' Toralee.

He rage in nicht when it was muck
doon by the leopards lair.
He chased the tyrant in his shirt
aroond the fields sae fare.

Gang pack ya bags ye English loons,
gang tak your banner hame,
gang tak your King wi' salter croon
and lost a bloody gain,
gang tak your King wi' salter croon and lost a bloody gain.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 29-Sep-01.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEIDLESS CROSS^^
From: Schmiddy
Date: 17 Apr 01 - 03:36 PM

To Birgit: HEIDLESS CROSS, Key D

(You are German ?)
Enjoy

Uwe Schmidt, www.zeitenwind.de

Red is the rose that blooms sae braw
where yorlins sing sae clearly,
grey is the cross that's shorn in twa',
where yince we loo'ed sae dearly.

Dark the poor by ninestane burn
where martlets sing sae sweetly
dark are the men wi' pinards nine
where laverocks sing sae dearly.

They cut him doon by ninestane burn
the pinards flash sae deadly
they left him lying 'alow the stars
the ninestane burn rins bloodly.

Black the ravens wha' shriek awa'
the heidless cross stands coldly
yellow the corn the wind will blow
o'er him I loo'ed sae dearly.

She rowed him weel in hodden brown
the dew fell cold but softly
the aspen grey wa dare not play
the mist held her sae gently.

On the morn she made a bier
wi' birch an' hazel greyly
the dew did fa' wi' many a tear
the dawn found her sae gently.

She laid him low when sma' birds sing
the heidless cross stands lonely
she joined the heather wi' the green
the ninestane burn rins darkly.

Red is the rose that blooms sae braw
where yorlins sing sae clearly,
grey is the cross that's shorn in twa',
where yince we loo'ed sae dearly.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 29-Sep-01.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Birgit
Date: 18 Apr 01 - 10:27 AM

Thanks very much for "The Heidless Cross"! PS: I'm Austrian.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLENLYON LAMENT
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:43 AM

The lyrics to GLENLYON LAMENT are.

1. Waly waly up the bank
Waly doon the brae
Waly by the river side
Where we were won't tae gae

Ch.
Hovan hovan hovan eerie hovan hovan o
Hovan hovan errie hovan hovan errie hovan hovan o

2.
Gone were but the winter cold
Gone were but the snow
I would sleep as he where the violets blow

This song is found in a book called songs of the isles

HTML line breaks added, and changed to mixed upper/lowercase. --JoeClone, 29-Sep-01.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,chullainn
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 08:57 AM

Can anyone help a novice strum-strum-strummer out with chords to ANY Corries tunes? About the only thing they ever sang that I have found chords to is Wild Mountain Thyme. I would especially appreciate any of the rousing old Jacobite ballads.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: YE JACOBITES BY NAME^^
From: Kernow John
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 07:37 PM

Ye(Em)Jacobites by name lend an (G)ear lend an (D)ear
Ye (Em) jacobites by name lend an ear
Ye (G) Jacobites by name yer (D)faults I will proclaim
Yer (Em) doctrine I maun blame you will hear you will (D)hear
Yer (Em) doctrine I maun blame

What is right what is wrong by the (G)law by the (D) law
What is (Em)right what is wrong by the law
What is (G)right what is wrong the (D) weak arm and the strong
The (Em) short sword and the long for to draw for to (D)draw
The (Em)short sword and the long for to draw.

Will this do for starters?
Regards KJ


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Charcloth
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 11:28 PM

They have a couple of great song books out check out their site www.corries.com it is run by Ronnie Brown's son. BTW the 2 videos are fantastic. (Heck my grandkids love to see them as much as I do.) They are considering making another song book as well


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Dalloch
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 09:27 AM

Is that the seconed or third that there thinking of making? If its the seconed they've done it! (I have it)


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Charcloth
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 04:59 PM

Third. I hear they are kind of considering doing a complete songbook of all the songs the Corries recorded with just Chord progressions & lyrics. I myself think that would be fantastic. Send Gavin Brown an email if you are inclined too (via the web site). Any way I can't wait.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Kerstin
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 05:38 PM

Hi there! The snow killed my last roses today and it is winter. It is nice to sit here by the computer. Can you, please, help me with the lyrics to three songs Lads Among the Heather Liberty and Wha Widna Fecht for Charlie. A big hug Kerstin


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 06:15 PM

Two are in the Forum:

Wha wadna fight for Charlie
Liberty


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 12:26 AM

Good thread! May I sound a wee warning for any "purists" among us?---Don't expect the Corries songs to conform lyrically [?] to the originals in every case. The Lads, great performers though they were, were not averse to making wee sleekit changes in order to "improve"[ or make more commercial?] any particular number they may have been performing at the time. They "changed the sex" of Dumbarton's Drums, for instance. They were "selective" with their rendition of Derwentwater's Farewell. Ronnie sang about the [phonetic] "Lassie's tosher" when it is strictly "tocher' as in "loch". Juyst small things which I found a tad irritating---nevertheless, I loved their performance and their style in all other ways. Perhaps this next would be better on a separate thread, but here goes anyway---Which is an offspring of which; "I Aince Loved a Lass" or the Irish "The Lambs on the Green Hills"?: Both obviously tell the same story--and both are beautiful numbers. Just an aside---the full text of Ye Jacobites by Name will be found in any book of the works of Robert Burns.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 06:12 AM

"I Aince Loved a Lass" and the Irish "The Lambs on the Green Hills" are members of the family of songs often known as "The False Bride" or "* weeks before Easter". There are 9 versions in the DT (type FLSE* in the DT Lyrics box to find them), and probably more versions in the forum. It seems to have been widespread throughout the British Isles.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Kerstin
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 08:12 AM

Thank you very much for the help I got with the Corriers Scots Songs!! I love to sit by the computer trying to find lyrics to songs I have heard. As I am a half-old or half-young, whatever, girl I forget the lyrics. Thanks again Kerstin


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Calach
Date: 10 Nov 01 - 02:20 PM

This may help a wee bit. Here's a site which my girlfriend and I are putting together...
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/scotfolk/home.html
You'll find some of the lyrics above there.... but we're just starting to get the lyrics uploaded.
calach


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 04:07 AM

Thanks a ton Snuffy! Have had a look.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,llovell@salisbury.sa.gov.au
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:26 AM

Hi John - I hope I'm doing the right thing here, I'm not used to forums! (fora?)

My dad loaned me a cassette a couple of years ago, and I vaguely remember a song (I think by the Corries) about going driving in the Highlands and being stranded because the part wouldn't arrive for 4 days.

I'd love the lyrics if you have them, or directions to a site from which I could print them!

Ta

Liz (Adelaide)


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 08:49 AM

Liz, try this: Bill Hill.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Kelly Kennedy
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 03:53 PM

Looking for words to Lord Yester, as the recording I have is an old dilapidated tape and they sound like they're singing underwater...

Many thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: LORD YESTER (George Weir, Roy Williamson)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 06:22 PM

LORD YESTER
(tune Roy Williamson / lyrics George Weir)

Oh my love has gone tae Flodden grey
Tae dance at Branxholme Lea
And ere the night will turn tae day
He will dance nae mair wi' me
Maybe he's gone tae Israel
Wi' Freedom's lance tae sell
Or maybe he has gone tae Bethlehem
For tae find the golden bell

Oh my love may come another day
For golden hours are few
And like broken dreams that melt away
Before the dawn is new
Maybe he's gone tae Byzantine
Along the lonely trail
Or maybe he's gone tae Palestine
For tae find the Holy Grail

Oh my love may find the golden fleece
Or wear the martyr's gown
For honour bides by him who fechts
Beneath the cross and croon
Maybe he's gone wi' James and John
Tae fish by Galilee
Or maybe he has gone wi' the fisherman
Tae find his Calvary


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 08:27 PM

Kelly, I can't PM you as you are a guest so I refresh this thread.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Doric loon
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 10:21 AM

I would appreciate the full list of lyrics, then from what I know I will correct the spelling mistakes and post them back to you. I come from Elgin which is 12 miles from Forres where The Corries Collection is held at the Faulkner Museum. I grew up steeped in the Corries and went to see them at Elgin Town Hall on a few occasions.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: CraigS
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 08:00 PM

I'd like the Hills of Ardmorn for the above-mentioned reasons. I would also add that some of the Corries songs were young enough to attract royalties, but were carefully listed on their published works as trad. arr. Corries to avoid this.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HILLS OF ARDMORN
From: Doric loon
Date: 30 Apr 03 - 07:36 PM

THE HILLS OF ARDMORN

Oh, that I could hear the birds again
In the fields of Ardmorn
Where the sun lies over Scullomvoe
And the mist silent all around.

Oh that I could see the bracken red
In the hills of Ardmorn
And the moss-green in between
And the rain falling softly down.

Oh that I could scent the breeze again
In the fields newly turned
And the storm clouds high above
And the gulls circling all around.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,wee swally
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 01:51 PM

anybody know the lyrics ..The Shamrock and the Thistle..done by the boys and the Pogues


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SHAMROCK AND THE THISTLE
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 05:24 PM

THE SHAMROCK AND THE THISTLE
(Hamish Henderson / anon)

Come all you true-born Glasgow boys
And listen to my song
I'm going to speak of Hogmanay
It won't detain you long
I've made this little tune for you
I've laid it on my whistle
And I think the name I'll gi'e to it
Is The Shamrock and the Thistle

Aboard the Royal Ulsterman
We had a dram or twa
When daylight broke we all awoke
And saw the Broomielaw
The journey o'er, we went ashore
Our friends all raised a cheer
And soon the word was going round
The Irishmen are here

We were not rash, we wore no sash
We sang no party lay
For we had come to join the fun
A real Scotch Hogmanay
We marched up to Argyle Street
Bought whisky, stout and rum
And the songs we sang were Sweet Strabane
And Britain Here We Come

A welcome rare we soon got there
It was a glorious fair
Bill Thompson cried, Get that inside
I see you're needing fare
So when we'd had a bite o'er 'ere
And feeling in good trim
Bill said, Come on, I'm for the Tron
So we went along wi' him

Many's the hoolie we've been at
At home across the sea
And at New Year wi' stout and beer
We'd go upon the spree
And the Scots they don't just make whoopee
Or drink with Mum and Dad
At the thirty-first of December, boys
They all go ravin' mad

Forgive me, friends, for being rude
I'm not, you will agree
The Irish too are a crazy crew
Just look at Bob and me
For a Scotsman seeing the New Year in
Is a sight for gods and men
And it takes an Irish Paddy, boys
To be equal to him then

For the Scotsmen have their thistle
And the Welshmen have their leek
The English have a rose, my boys
And lots of flamin' cheek
The Irish have their shamrock and
They hold it very dear
But you'll find it wi' the thistle
In auld Glasgow at New Year

As sung by The Corries

[1968:] A fragment of this song was collected by Hamish Henderson aboard the Irish ferry on numerous new year journeys. He only heard one fragment of the song and composed the major part of the song and tune himself. (Notes The Corries, 'Kishmul's Galley')


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,julia
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 06:00 AM

This is fantastic! I have been trying to get the lyrics for Rovin Journeyman for my sister who sings in the Jacobs Ladder festival in Israel!!

Would really appreciate it if you could send me them,

Many thanks

Ju


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Kate Penman
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 11:51 AM

Hi! What a GREAT place!

I'm desperately seeking the words to 'Arkinholm'!! My American friend needs a translation, so that she can fully appreciate the fabulous tune! Oh, these Americans... *sigh*... Hehehee...

I will really appreciate the help - MANY THANKS!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARKINHOLM (from The Corries)
From: Tam the man
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:07 PM

CH.
Oh Mother mother gan ye hame your sons nae mair you'll see
for by the green of Arkinholm your sons for me will dee

1.
it fell aboot the month of May when wee birds sang sae clear
it fell aboot that summer's day three brothers died sae sair

2.
and did oor sires in ages past no bear the brunt o gree
and did oor sires no stand the last to keep this nation free

3.
oh brother brother gan ye hame and bless your brothers three
for by the braes of Arkinholm the Douglasses will dee

4.
and did we no fecht by side by side when fell the broadsword sair
and did we no fall like the stag which dies sae proud but dear

5.
and is it time guid brother John tae herd the sheep this day
for the wolf and hunter here will join wi hawk and hound tae slay

6.
and is there doon by yon field a bonnie rowan tree
and by it lie three silvers stars wha fell in vain for me


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN (from The Corries)
From: Tam the man
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:24 PM

THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN

I am a roving journeyman and I rove from town to town,
Wherever I get a job of work I'm willing to set down,
With my kit upon my shoulder and my stick then in my hand
It's down the country I will go, a roving journeyman.

But when I came to Carlow the girls all jumped for joy,
Saying one unto the other, "Here comes a roving boy;"
One treates me to a bottle, another to a dram,
And the toast goes round the table, "Here's a health to the journeyman."

I had not been to Carlow three days, but only three,
When a skinner's lovely daughter she fell in love with me;
She wanted me to marry her, and took me by the hand,
And she slyly told her mother that she loved her journeyman.

"Oh! hold your tongue, you silly girl, why do you dare say so,
How can you love a journeyman you never saw before?"
"Oh! hold your tongue, dear mother, and do the best you can,
For it's down the country I will go with my roving journeyman."

Then I took my stick into my hand, I took my kit also,
And away from friend and parents a-roving I did go.
There's not a town I go through but I get a new sweetheart,
So girls, if you believe me, I'm sorry from you to part.

So now my loving sweetheart to you I bid adieu,
But if ever I return again I'll surely marry you.
Now let them all be talking and saw the worst they can,
For it's off to Dublin I will go, a roving journeyman.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Tam the man
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:25 PM

Sorry that is the wrong bloody words.

Tam


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN (Corries)
From: Tam the man
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:26 PM

THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN
(Corries version)
I (D) am a rovin' journeyman, I roam from toon tae (G) toon,
And whenever (D) I get a job of work I'm (A) willing to sit (C) doon
Me (D) kit's all on me shoulder and me graftin' tool in (G) hand
And (D) around the country (G) I will go a (D) rovin' (A7) journeyman. (D)
(C) Whenever I come to (Am) Glasgow toon the (C) lassies jump for (G) joy,
Says (D) one unto another, "Well, here (A) comes a rovin' (C) boy."
Some (D) treat me to a bottle and the others to a (G) dram.
And the (D) toast goes round the (G) table, "Health (D) unto the (A7) journeyman" (D)

CHORUS: Wi' yer (C) linten adie (Am) toorin adie (C) linten adie (Am) tooral linten (C) adie tooral (Am) linten addie (G) ay,
(D) Pots and pans and helpin' hands will (A) see you through the (C) day
(D)Linten adie tooral ooral ooral adie (G) ay
Gie a (D) penny tae the (G) journeyman tae (D) help him (A7) on his (D) way.

I hadna been in Glasgow toon a week but barely three
Before the provost's daughter went and fell in love wi' me.
She asked me for tae dine wi' her and took me by the hand
And she proudly told her mother that she loved the journeyman
"Ach, away ye go, ye silly maid, I'll hear ye speak no more,
How can ye love a journeyman ye've never seen before?"
"Oh mother sweet, I do entreat, I love him all I can,
And around the country I will go to see my journeyman!"

Ye'll need nae mair tae trudge on foot, ye'll hae a horse and pair,
My wealth with thee and poverty contented I will share.
So overflow the flowing bowl and drain it if ye can,
Toast the provost's daughter and the rovin' journey man.
Oh, I am a rovin' journeyman, I roam from town to town,
And whenever I get a job of work I'm willing to sit down
Me kit's all on me shoulder and me graftin' tool in hand
And around the country I will go a rovin' journeyman.

and these are the proper words


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Tam the man
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:30 PM

Julia,
thread.cfm?threadid=2977&messages=16#66155

Try that one because that is where I got the words, or go to the wee box click all and then type in roving and you will get the words there.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,GILLEASBUIG
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:05 PM

They wewre great in company and they loved this country


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Zen
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 06:29 AM

I'm trying to find chords and lyrics for several songs that aren't in the songbooks, most notably:

The Standard on the Braes O' Mar
The Bonnie Moorhen
The Blackbird
The Broom O' the Cowdenknowes

If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.

Cheers.

Zen.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Tam the man
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 10:47 AM

here's their website with two songbooks which have these songs and chords in thhttp://www.corries.com


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: Tam the man
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 10:48 AM

their website is www.corries.com


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 01:42 AM

Does anyone have the chords guitar/banjo for Sound the Pibroch? They would be much appreciated


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: maeve
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 07:37 AM

GUEST , Guest- Welcome to Mudcat! This is rather an old thread. You'll likely have a better response by starting a new thread. First, though, do search the Digital Tradition (DT) and Mudcat forum for lyrics and discussion on "Sound the Pibroch". The search box is at the top of this page. I'll do the same and post back here in case you stop back in to check for responses.

If you wish to join the Mudcat as a member, it is free and would enable us to leave you messages via the "PM" link next to each posting member's name. Whether you join ot not, you'll want to choose a permanant name to use, whether your own or a consistant pseudonym.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Guest-Keith
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Maeve, will do


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: maeve
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 10:01 PM

GUEST Keith-

I'd have sworn I posted links for you after the 7:37 post, including a link to the midi as well as the lyrics. Drat! Let me know here if you have any trouble finding what you need.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: maeve
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 10:19 PM

Guest Keith- Just to be neighborly:

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5489Lyrics here


And some chords, here:
Chords here.

Best regards,

maeve


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: KeithGuest
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 06:26 PM

thanks again, maeve, much appreciated


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: maeve
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 05:08 PM

You're most welcome!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 07 - 05:31 PM

Anyone got the words of 'Bonnie Blue' ??
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
    Thanks.
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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: goatfell
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 06:45 AM

GUEST,crosyloasia -

Don't like this guest, they are a troll, and they are just a shit


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Donnie_B
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 07:58 PM

Anyone got the words of 'Bonnie Blue' ? Cant find them anywhere. Thanks in anticipation


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,melissa Aitken
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM

hi, has anyone got the guitar chords for the loo song? :)


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,Alcona
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 03:04 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics for "Where two hawks fly" if anyone knows where I can get it.


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Subject: Where Two Hawks Fly lyrics
From: GUEST,Guest, Jenny McF
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 12:42 AM

I could not find the lyrics to "Where Two Hawks Fly" anywhere on the web, except the possibility of buying The Corries songbook from England. . . so I just listened to the song over and over (I think it's beautiful), and here's what I came up with. I think I got most of it right, except for the first word in the line about the feasting board:

I walk alone where two hawks fly
Where once was heard the bairnie's cry
Where water runs in the rankle burn
On the broken bridge grows green among the fern

The lonely heron stands gray and still
The silent guardian o'er the hill
His watch is shared by the tombstone tall
Ancient music echoes in the crumblin' wall

The harp, the flute, the pipe and drum
Are signal for them all to come
To lay aside the spear and bow
On? the feasting board where wine and laughter flow

What castle then, what castle now?
The farmer stands, commands the view
The crescent moon hangs above the door
And the spirits softly tread the kitchen floor . . .

Also, here's a note about the song that went along with Corries album notes from somewhere:
WHERE TWO HAWKS FLY*
Roy: Northumbrian Pipes
Ronnie: Vocal
The subject of the song is in the Scottish border country, a farmhouse standing on the site of an ancient fortress of the Buccleuch family. The castle was once the centre of a thriving community, but all that remains today is the keystone of the original archway and part of the family crest set in stone, "... the crescent moon", referred to in the song.


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 06:20 PM

The last two verses of Where Two Hawks Fly are as follows I think

The harp, the flute, the pipe and drum
Are signal for them all to come
To lay aside the spear and plough
Let the feasting board where wine and laughter flow

What castle then, what castle now?
The farm house stands, commands the view
The crescent moon hangs above the door
And the spirits softly tread the kitchen floor . . .

hope that helps someone


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Subject: RE: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
From: GUEST,evon
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:25 AM

some slight comments on Two Hawks Fly :

- I walk the WAY where two hawks fly

- the farmHOUSE stands and commands the view



and : The Rankle Burn is a river,
in the Scottish borders,
near Buccleuch, wich is a hamlet off the B711

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buccleuch,_Scottish_Borders


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