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Lyr Req/Add: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (Gordon)

little john cameron 27 Jul 00 - 08:13 PM
Mary in Kentucky 28 Jul 00 - 11:55 AM
MMario 28 Jul 00 - 12:10 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 28 Jul 00 - 12:57 PM
MMario 28 Jul 00 - 01:14 PM
Mary in Kentucky 28 Jul 00 - 01:21 PM
Jeri 28 Jul 00 - 02:33 PM
little john cameron 28 Jul 00 - 02:41 PM
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little john cameron 28 Jul 00 - 02:47 PM
little john cameron 28 Jul 00 - 02:50 PM
kendall 28 Jul 00 - 03:17 PM
little john cameron 28 Jul 00 - 07:16 PM
little john cameron 29 Jul 00 - 04:20 PM
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Subject: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 08:13 PM

Bonnie Scotland I adore thee, that's the first line.This song is a favorite in Glasgow and is sung by every self appointed singer in the pub.The song itself is not that bad it's the singers that murder it.I have been looking for the words for years but no-one will admit to knowing them.My mother used to sing it and nearly bust my eardrums.Can you help,please. LJC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:55 AM

Hi Jon, I found the sheet music to Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee at the Levy Sheet Music Collection. Here's a link, but I can't remember if I can link to search results or not. If this doesn't work, just go to the Levy Collection (listed in the Mudcat links) and search for it. click here.

If this is the right song, you'll have to tell me what fernitickle (from the other Scotland thread) means!

Mary


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Subject: ADD: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:10 PM

BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE
T. Gordon (Cincinnati: J. J. Dobmeyer & Co., 1867)

1. Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee.
Now I wander gladly o'er thee.
Thy enchantments will restore me,
Bonnie, bonnie Scotland.
Mid the rays of summer weather,
Sweetly blooms thy mountain heather.
Love and beauty sport together,
Bonnie, bonnie Scotland.

CHORUS:
Oh, Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee.
Now I wander gladly o'er thee.
Thy enchantments will restore me,
Bonnie, bonnie Scotland.

2. Bonnie Scotland, land of grandeur,
Where the sparkling streams meander,
Here will I delight to wander,
Bonnie, bonnie Scotland.
Thou art dearest to me ever;
From my bosom banish'd never.
Ne'er again we hope to sever,
Bonnie, bonnie Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:57 PM

Tune, please? When I read the words I keep hearing "Men of Harlech"- I'm sure that's not it!(Uh-Oh- I'm in enough trouble with bjc as it is!!
Allison-running-and-ducking-for-cover


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 01:14 PM

I will transcribe music next week If no one does it before then. (my sugar levels are up 247% from transcribing the words)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 01:21 PM

Hi Animaterra, I found a wav version heere. http://darachweb.com/music/drafiles/drd1007.html

Still don't know if it's the right one or not. I had trouble listening to this because of buffering and interruptions.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:33 PM

Here is some (not all) information and a link to the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.

Title: Bonnie Scotland, I Adore Thee. Harry Norman's Vocal Album.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Written & Composed by T. Gordon.
Publication: Cincinnati,O.: J.J. Dobmeyer & Co., 1867.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:41 PM

Thanks cats,we're gettin' there.
Mario, thanks but that's no' it. NEw ane on me tho'
Mary, ah cannae click on that ,it says it's no' there.Thanks anywie.Fernitickles are freckles!!!.
Back tae Mary,the wav file is richt but disnae gie aw' the words.Btw carl petersen an' Bobby Murray are freens o' mine that ah've no' seen in years.Gled tae see they are still aboot.
Alison,Hoo dae ye figur ye're in trouble wi me?
Keep it up gang(clique]Ah ken the tune it's the words that are the problem.That we bit o' Carl singin' wis awfy guid, his voice has certainly mellow since ah heard him last wi Cutty Sark.Thanks again,but were no' there yet.LJC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:47 PM

...oh, I'm so glad they are freckles. I was afraid it was something that a female dinna have!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:47 PM

Jeri, thanks tae ye anaw but that's no' it.
Ah've jist minded it gaes by the name o' "A dream o' hame" as weel. LJC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:50 PM

Ah never said whaur they were tho' Mary. LJC
Keep gaun ah'm gaun up tae the pub for a guinness aw this typin has gied me an awfy drooth!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 03:17 PM

I have it!! we were all Scots in a past life.. "Wha's like us? damn few and they're a' deed!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 07:16 PM

See ah ken it's a big secret aboot the words tae this sang.
It's "deid" no "deed.That's the problem wi' this leid it is a different language it's no jist phonetic[fonetick]
There must be at least ane o' ye that his the words tae this masterpiece o' nostalgia.LJC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:20 PM

Come on cats,dinnae gie up noo.Ah found it in Song File but it didnae hae the words either,jist sellin' stuff.This is like lookin' for the Holy Grail.Whit's the mystery ah wonder? LJC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 12:26 AM

Ah weel, ah guess it's anither deid end!!Mibbe it's jist as weel?It's amazin tho,ye wid think that ane o' ye great folklorists wid hae the words o' it.Ah'll jist huv' tae go tae mah grave withoot it.Mah puir auld mither,God rest her,will kill me for forgettin. her favourite sang. LJC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: alison
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:57 AM

when did I get in trouble with you???? hahaha

I reckon that one above fits to the tune of "Bobby Shaftoe"....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:20 PM

Mah mistake! It turned oot tae be the ither "aLLison" LJC.


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Subject: Tune Add: BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE (T. Gordon)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:40 PM

MIDI file: bscot.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Bonnie Sotland
Text: Generated by NoteWorthy Composer
Key: D
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: little john cameron
Date: 09 Aug 00 - 06:09 PM

C'mon cats somebody oot there must know the words tae this Spellbinder? Fielding!! Whit aboot yer wee wumman,she must know it. LJC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lost scottish masterpiece
From: Bryan S. Donkin
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 01:41 PM

Sorry, I am a fan of Scottish usic and will be in Scotland in a fortnight for holidays. I will browse the music stores and let you know if I find anything.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BONNIE SCOTLAND (Alexander G. Murdoch)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 09:53 AM

Here's another version—not the original, but probably one poet's attempt at an improvement over the original. It looks like it would fit the same tune. Maybe it would satisfy those who think the original is too short.

From The Laird's Lykewake and Other Poems by Alexander G. Murdoch (London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1877):


BONNIE SCOTLAND!
(Alexander G. Murdoch)

1. Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee—
Hill and heath, and crag and corrie!
Land of Freedom, fame, and glory,
  Bonnie, bonnie Scotland!
Land of mountains—fountain-flashing!
Land of rivers seaward dashing!
Land of valour, fire, and passion—
  Bonnie, bonnie Scotland!

CHORUS: Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee—
Hill and heath, and crag and corrie;
Land of freedom, fame, and glory—
  Bonnie, bonnie Scotland!

2. Bonnie Scotland, land of Wallace!
All thy glens and all thy valleys
Once were Freedom's trampled chalice—
  Brave and bonnie Scotland!
By the fame that early found thee!
By the kingly Bruce that crown'd thee!
By the mem'ries cluster'd round thee!—
  Flourish! bonnie Scotland!

3. Bonnie Scotland, conquer'd never!
By thy every rill and river
I will sing thy praises ever—
  Bonnie, bonnie Scotland!
Still in peace or battle's clamour,
Roll of gun or ring of hammer,
Will thy name my heart enamour—
  Bonnie, bonnie Scotland!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 11:04 AM

The song I remember called 'Bonnie Scotland I adore Thee@ and which was sung by every drunk at new year is different from those posted above and can be heard here Bonnie Scotland I adore Thee


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 09:25 AM

Jim McLean: The song you're referring to is the one you posted in this thread: Lyr Req: Scotland, Ae Sae Braw, which you said was BONNIE SCOTLAND by McNab, but which others apparently know as SCOTLAND AE SAE BRAW or BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE.

I see now it must be the one Little John Cameron had in mind as well. He said the song he was seeking also was called A DREAM O' HAME.

The Sheetmusic Warehouse is advertising sheet music called BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE (DREAM O HAME), words and music by J. Reid McNab (London: Chappell & Co. Ltd., 1954)

Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management lists in their catalogue:
    Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (Dream O'Hame) 1922 Lyrics and music by: J. Reid McNab Photocopy.
The British Library Sound Archive Catalog lists
    Work title: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee
    Alternative title: Dream O' Hame
    Author/Composer: McNab, J Reed (words and music)
    Publisher: Kerrs Music Corp.Ltd
    Work notes: DOP:010122 TP:00136
The British Library Integrated Catalog lists
    Blamphin, Charles, Bonnie Scotland, I adore thee. [Song.] (London, [1876])
    H.2479.a.(14.)

    Favre, Jules, Bonnie Scotland I adore thee ... Song, transcribed for the Piano. (London, [1876])
    h.3456.(34.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 10:29 AM

Excellent work, Jim. I can still hear it ...'.. take me back tae dear auld Scotland..' by some sad drunk who never left our shores!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 02:40 PM

bonnie scotland I adore thee,
though im far across the sea,
and when lonliness creeps ooor me,
my thoughts fly back to thee,
and in fancy I can see them noo,
the bonnie heather brays,
reminds me of my childhood days,
brings back sweet memories,
Scotland, Scotland.....Scotland aye sae braw
my heart is aye in scotland,
though im sae far awa,
take me back among the wildwoods,
tae view the rowan tree,
tae wander by my ain wee hoose,
that aye sae dear tae me,
sae dear tae me, that is aye sae dear tae me......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (T. Gordon)
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 03:34 PM

little john cameron. I don't know when you were last in Glasgow? but things have changed. A lot.
    Little John Cameron posted the messages above in 2000. He died in 2006. -Joe Offer, Moderator-


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