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GUEST,Erin 17 Apr 00 - 11:48 AM
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Subject: Gallant Murray
From: GUEST,Erin
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 11:48 AM

Hi.. Looking for the lyrics and possibly the tune to a song on Andy M. Stewart's "Donegal Rain" album called "Gallant Murray". This is not "The Earl of Murray", though that's all that comes up when I search online. Any help would be appreciated! ~Erin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 11:53 AM

Erin, I have the lyrics in the booklet that came with the CD, if no one can help you right now, I can have the lyrics up in about an hour and a half. Great song, eh? "Wha' will ride wi' Gallant Murray, wha' will ride wi' Geordie sel'..."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: GUEST,Erin
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 11:58 AM

Hey, great, thanks. I don't have the album (or I would have the lyrics, I guess!:P), I just heard the 30-second clip at CDNow and loved it right away. Thanks a lot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 12:00 PM

I could send you an MP3 of the song if you'd like that too!

--Mbo


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Subject: Lyr Add: GALLANT MURRAY
From: Mbo
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 01:41 PM

Here ya go!

Chorus:
Wha will ride wi' gallant Murray?
Wha will ride wi' Geordie's sel'?
He's the floow'r o' a' Glenisla
And the darlin' o' Dunkel'
See the white rose in his bonnet
See his banner o'er the Tay
His gude sword he now has drawn it
And he's flung the sheath away

Every faithful Murray follows
First of heroes! best of men
Every true and trusty Stewart
Blythely leaves his native glen
Athole lads are lads of honour
Westlan' rogues are rebels a'
When we come within their border
We may gar the Campbells claw

Chorus

Menzies, he's our friend and brother
Gask and Strowan are nae slack
Noble Perth has ta'en the field
And a' the Drummonds at his back
Let us ride wi' gallant Murray
Let us fight for Charlie's crown
From the right we'll never sinder
Til we bring the tyrants down

Chorus

Mackintosh, the gallant soldier
Wi' the Grahams and Gordons gay
They have ta'en the field of honour
Spite of all their chiefs could say
Point the musket, bend the rapier
Shift the brog for Lowland shoe
Scour the dark and face the danger
Mackintosh has all to do

Chorus


There ya go! The MP3 is ready, do you have an email I can send it to?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: GUEST,Erin
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 01:46 PM

Hey--I would really appreciate that! Of course, it may not work on my end, as I've been having an awful lot of trouble playing them lately, but that would be great!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: GUEST,Erin
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 01:48 PM

Ah, yes, hmm.. I guess remus@worldpath.net would be the best one to send it to. Thanks verily!:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 06:38 PM

Is the "Murray" in the song not more likely to be "Moray"? (similar pronunciation). Moray is an area of the North of Scotland adjacent to Aberdeenshire, and the Bonnie Earl of Moray is the Earl of Moray, not Murray, but I am open to correction about Andy M Stewart's song.

Murray

(who always wished he had been christened Moray)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 06:55 PM

No Murray, it's Murray. Here's the story behind the song from the CD notes:

"The hero of this song was Lord George Murray, the fifth son of the first Duke of Athole (now spelled Atholl)who, along with his brother the Marquis of Tullbardine, had taken part in the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Murray was wounded at the battle of Glenshiel in 1719, but managed to escape abroad where he served for some years as an officer in the Sardinian army. He eventually received a pardon and returned to Scotland. On Prince Charles Edward Stuart's arrival in Scotland, Lord George joined his standard at Perth in September, 1745. He was appointed as one of the Lieutenants-General of the rebel forces and acted as such at the battle of Prestonpans, Falkirk, and the final and disatrous Culloden. He was pronounced as having committed high treason but again escaped abroad. He went to Paris in June, 1747, but the "Young Pretender," in spite of all Murray had done and sacrificed for the cause, refused to see him. He then travelled to Rome where he was received with great ceremony by the "Old Pretender", Prince Cherlie's father, who gave him rooms in his palace and introduced him to the Pope. He died on the 11th of October, 1760 at Medenblinck in Holland and left an excellent military memoir on the exploits of the insurgent army of "the Forty-Five." I love the spirit in this song and it is brilliant to sing live. A very small tribute to a brave man."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 07:13 PM

Of course, Mbo, Lord George Murray. I guess I should have known. I must try to get a hold of the song. I like singing Andy M Stewarts songs. Take Her in Your Arms, Rambling Rover, the man is a genius.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 07:21 PM

Too right! Andy RULES! So, are you and Lord George related? **BG**

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 07:36 PM

If truth be told,Mbo, the whole gene-pool of the Scottish people is laced with the genes of aristocracy gone by, due to their practising their "droit de seigneur" (or whatever the Scottish equivalent was ......). So , yes, probably ! (Me and five million others)

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 12:24 PM

This song can be found in The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, Second Series, collected by James Hogg (Edinburgh: William Blackwood et al., 1721), page 97.

It has notation for a tune there as well. It doesn't identify a chorus as such, unless there is something implied by the notation that I don't understand.

The title given there is THE ATHOL GATHERING.

Lyrics are identical to those posted by Mbo above, EXCEPT for the last verse, line 5, where it has "Bend the musket, point the rapier,"—which I assume is a mistake. Muskets don't bend, do they? Unless "bend" had a different meaning then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gallant Murray
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 07:04 PM

No Youtube back in 2000 ... 14 years on you can hear Andy M singing "Gallant Murray" here


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