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Tune Req: Nessie

GUEST,Banjo Johnny 31 Jul 00 - 02:04 AM
GUEST 02 Aug 00 - 12:45 AM
Susanne (skw) 02 Aug 00 - 06:13 PM
Sorcha 02 Aug 00 - 06:26 PM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Aug 00 - 07:47 PM
GUEST, Banjo Johnny 02 Aug 00 - 10:43 PM
Sorcha 02 Aug 00 - 10:45 PM
MMario 03 Aug 00 - 08:27 AM
GUEST,Philippa 27 May 01 - 04:42 PM
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GUEST,Brían 27 May 01 - 10:29 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 28 May 01 - 02:13 AM
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CRANKY YANKEE 28 May 01 - 02:48 AM
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Susanne (skw) 31 May 01 - 07:51 PM
GUEST,MagicMa 18 Mar 06 - 10:38 AM
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Subject: Nessie
From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:04 AM

Are there any songs about Nessie, the monster of Loch Ness? == Johnny in Oklahoma City


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:45 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 06:13 PM

I know of one, though the words are not traditional. I'll try to dig it out next week - got my hands rather full at the moment, sorry! - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 06:26 PM

Well, you could try:
Nessie is my darlin', my darlin, my darlin'
But she's hidin' in the loch.......
(Charlie is My Darling)
sorry, it just hit me like a ton of bricks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 07:47 PM

Well, there's this, but it doesn't have a tune...

THE LOCH NESS MONSTER'S SONG

By Edwin Morgan

Sssnnnwhuffffll?
Hnwhuffl hhnnwfl hnfl hfl?
Gdroblboblhobngbl gbl gl g g g g glbgl.
Drublhaflablhaflubhafgabhaflhafl fl fl -
gm grawwwww grf grawf awfgm graw gm.
Hovoplodok-doplodovok-plovodokot-doplodokosh?
Splgraw fok fok splgrafhatchgabrlgabrl fok splfok!
Zgra kra gka fok!
Grof grawff gahf?
Gombl mbl bl-
blm plm,
blm plm,
blm plm,
blp.

Seriously, though, I should think that there are plenty of songs, but all written quite recently.  I found one tune (three entries) at JC's ABC Tunefinder:  search for loch ness monster.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST, Banjo Johnny
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:43 PM

Shouldn't that be, "Gombl mbl-mbl bl-" ?

Thanks, ladies! I have been looking for a while and haven't found one, so I have written the following which I intend to do Saturday night.

NESSIE

TUNE: LOCH LOMOND

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Lives a lass that ma hert holds sae fond, sir.
I glimpse her but rarely, throo a foggy Scottish haze,
She's ma legendary Hieland Loch Ness Monster.

Oh, ye'll tak the rowboat and I'll tak the raft,
And I'll find a monster before ye,
I'll sairch for ma Nessie tho' ye a' may ca' me daft,
So I'll sing a tune and simply ignore ye.

TUNE: THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING
-or- BONNIE DUNDEE

Wi' mickle a daddle her groon is braw,
Wi' muckle a wattle aboot the twa,
Noo canna yer weevis frae neevis and a'
Tae kaidle Auld Nessie wi' currocks o' graw.

(Sorry, that last part was in Scottish.
I have no IDEA what it means.)

TUNE: COMIN' THRU THE RYE

Gin a laddie sails a boat-o, wi' Nessie in the lochs,
Gin a laddie snaps her photo, he'll make a million boch's.

TUNE: ANNIE LAURIE

Loch Ness is lang and narrow, and cauld its waters be,
And deep beneath the billows, wee Nessie waits for me.
Her tooth 'tis lak a sabre, and scaly is her hide,
Her neck 'tis lak a caber, -- she'd mak a bonnie bride.
Her mooth is hot as fire, her e'e are black as pitch,
And if I ever spy 'er, I'll be forever -- rich!

== Johnny in Oklahoma City

note to Scots people: the Campbells Are Coming part employs my famous Pseudo-Scottish nonsense, and is intended to be funny, not insulting.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:45 PM

Oh, Johnny, lovely Johnny........(just great!)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: MMario
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 08:27 AM

Maybe we should have a song challenge re: nessie?

Johnny has certainly given us several starting points


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 27 May 01 - 04:42 PM

Maybe we should start a different thread to collect tales of mythical sea/loch monsters. There's others besides the one in Loch Ness. I heard of one in Skye and Oko Poko (?)in Nova Scotia and Loch Com Seangán, Waterford and Champy or Lake Champlain and more. But I don't have details about them.
There are already threads about Kelpies and the Each Uisge (water horse)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 27 May 01 - 04:53 PM

see also song challenge 37
A Chomaraigh Aoibhinnn O
Kelpie
oràn talaidh an eich-uisge


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 27 May 01 - 08:32 PM

See  The Online Lake Cryptid Directory


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 27 May 01 - 10:29 PM

Malcolm, you are amazing.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 28 May 01 - 02:13 AM

There was a Scott, I think his name was Jimmy McGreggor (maybe not) used to hang out at the "Skiffle Cellar" in SOHO in the late 1950's. He had a song abo


If you can find any more of this song, please let me know.ut the Loch Ness Monster. All I can remember is one verse and the chorus. But, he had a record of it, maybe you could find it, or him.

If you belong to london town and read the daily press, <>br>You'll be convinced, by this time, there's a Monster in Loch Ness<>br>The "Cockneys always laugh and say, "It don't 'arf make you think"
Them hairy highland laddies get far too much to drink

(chorus)
There is a monster in Loch Ness, the fact you can nay hide.
She's got more "guff" than a Movie Star
And a wiggle three miles wide
OOOOOOOOHHH
and a wiggle three miles wide.


If you can find any more of this song, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 28 May 01 - 02:26 AM

Sheesh,! the above is not what I wrote, so I'll start over again.

There was a Scott, I think his name was Jimmy Mac Greggor (maybe not) hung out in the "Skiffle Cellar" in SOHO in the late 1950's. He had a song about the Loch Ness Monster. I can only remember one verse and the chorus. The story line was that a Hollywood Talent scout discovered "Nessie" and took her to Hollywood. She got fed up with all the people pushing her around and exploiting her, and finally says,"Oh me Oh My Oh wailee, I want to be alone" Anyway, the first verse and chorus goes.........

If you belong to London Town and read he daily press
you'll be convinced, by this time
There's a monster in Loch Ness
The "Cockneys" always laugh and say, "H'it don't arf make you think"
Those Hairy Highland Laddies get far too much to drink

(chorus)
There is a monster in Loch Ness
The fact you can'na hide
She's got more guff than a movie star
And a wiggle three miles wide, OOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh.
And a wiggle three miles wide.


If any of you can find any more of the words, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know. It's a dandy song. Mr. M. made a record of this song, maybe someone can find it or him.
Regards

Jody Gibson.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 28 May 01 - 02:48 AM

If you have trouble understanding Scotts, you're not alone. I hung out with the Gordon Regiment from Aberdeen when they were using the Stanford Gun Range for artillery practice, and I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath as an Air traffic Controller. I had some official duties with them and my Hillbilly group (The term "Country Music hadn't been invented then) did a couple of concerts for them. I couldn't understand one blessed word that was spoken, so The Regiment's Color Sergeant was assigned to go around with me as an interpreter, having spent most of his life in England, he was fluent in all the necessary languages.

Off the subject, Do you want to hear a story about me and the Gordon's Sergeant's mess? Of course you do.

Every evening I, ordinarily a tea totaler, was hauled off to the Sergeant's Mess and was coaxed, cajoled or whatever, into imbibing large quantities of Teacher's Whiskey. One of my band members who was more used to alchohol than I was, drove me home and poured me into AMQ 825A which was my home at RAF Lakenheath.
I decided that I would turn the tables on them. So, I invited the lot of them to the NCO club at Lakenheat and fed them "screwdrivers"

They thought they were drinking orange juice with just a wee hint of "some kind of alcohol" in them. The truth was, I had instructed the bartender to give them double shots of vodka in their "Orange Juice"
It wasn't long before the entire lot of them were wandering around RAF Lakenheath, showing anyone who was interested, exactly what they wore under their kilts.I had invited the color Sergeant to Dinner at my home. My daughter, Joyce, who was around 7 years old at the time, remembers waking up and seeing a Scot in Regimental Uniform sitting at the foot of her bed and singing"Wee Willie Winkie". To a man,. they all had hangovers the next morning, something they seldom experienced, and were out bright and early firing their artillery pieces at the range's targets.

OOOOOOOwwwwwww.

Truthfully, I found them to be fine soldiers and very likeable indeed.
Regards
Jody Gibson


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 31 May 01 - 07:21 PM

Oops - here are some lyrics I promised ages ago. But then, I HAVE BEEN rather busy these last few months ... BTW, any suggestions as to the tunes used are welcome. So far, I've only found out 'Road Tae the Isles' (no 3).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 31 May 01 - 07:51 PM

Sorry, that BTW was more than slightly stoopid, me still not having learned to post tunes ...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,MagicMa
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 10:38 AM

Hi, I remember Jimmy very well from the Skiffle Club in Greek St Soho. He had (as they would call now) a partner called Shirley? They had a baby called Fiona.
At the time I was 'going out' with a bass player, Pete Maynard who play with Steve Benbow's Skiffle Group.
I do not know of Jimmy's song.
If you have any further info, please contact me. frans.art@virgin.net


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 02:46 PM

From the filk side of the world, here's one titled "Nessie Come Up" from California filker (and former paleontologist) Dr. Jane (now James) Robinson. He also has another title "We Can't Find (the Creature in Loch Ness").

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,Terry Tracy
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:48 AM

Here are 2 more verses.
NOW ONE WEE WARY SASSANACH WHO THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TRUE,
KNEW THAT IF HE COULD PROVE IT HE COULD EARN A BOB OR TWO
SO HE SET OFF FOR THE COUNTRY WHERE THE BEER & THE WHISKY FLOWS
AND THE WEE WILD HAGGIS DANCES WHILE THE HIGHLAND BAGPIPE BLOWS.

chorus,O THERE IS A MONSTER........

HE WENT UP TO A HIGHLANDER AND SAID "EXCUSE ME SIR,
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS THINGAMYJIG THAT'S CAUSING ALL THE STIR"
"A THINGAMYJIG" HE ANSWERED "I THINK I'VE HEARD ENOUGH,
OLD NESSIE'S SCOTLAND'S PIN-UP AND A RRRARE WEE BIT O'STUFF!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Nessie
From: GUEST,Pete Davis
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 02:55 PM

I lived in scpotland many years ago and had a record by Robin Hall and Jimmy Mcgregor. It's long gone but I can remember most of the words albeit slightly different from the ones above.

If you belong tae London town and read the daily press
ye'll be convinced by this time there's nae monster in Loch Ness
the Cockneys laugh and say "Cor it dunnarf make ye fink
there great big 'airy 'iland men get far too much to drink

There is a monster in Loch Ness the fact ye canna hide
she's got more curves than a movie star and a wiggle three miles wide

Now one wee wiley Sassanach he laid the thing was true
and knew if he could prove it he could make a bob or two
so he journeyed to the country where the beer and the whisky flows
where the wee wild haggis dances and the bonny bagpipe blows
he met a man in tartan trews and said "Pray tell me sir
have you ever met this thingammy jig that's causing all this stir?"
"A thingammy jig!" he answered "I think I've heard enough
oor Nessie's Scotland's pin up and a grand wee bit of stuff"

Chorus: There is a monster in...........


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