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Lyr Req: In Kirkintilloch There's Nae Pubs

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mfs@clear.net.nz 27 Jul 97 - 12:44 AM
Simon Beaton 01 Aug 97 - 05:12 AM
Alex 06 Aug 97 - 11:21 PM
Simon 14 Aug 97 - 04:00 AM
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John in Brisbane 25 Nov 98 - 11:10 PM
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Subject: In Kirkentulluch there'e nae pubs lyrics?
From: mfs@clear.net.nz
Date: 27 Jul 97 - 12:44 AM

Anybody know the lyrics to the above song sung by the corries about 30 years ago

In Kirkentulloch there's no pubs and I'm sure you'll wonder why My brother and me we went on a spree and we dranhk te pubs all dry all dry

Also by the Corries There was Johhny McGilll Do and me and a couple or two or three went on a spree oneday We had a bob or 2 we which we knew how to blew And the beer and wisky flew..


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Subject: In Kirkentulloch there's nae pubs take 2
From: Simon Beaton
Date: 01 Aug 97 - 05:12 AM

Still looking for this, perhaps some more lines might jog a memory
    In Kirkentulloch there's no pubs and I'm sure you'll wonder why
    My brother and me we went on a spree and we drank the pubs all dry
    all dry
    we drank the pubs all dry

    My father he was a Glasgow man, my mother came from Troon
    They both did say the other day it's time you settled doon
    my lad its time you sttled doon


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN KIRKINTILLOCH THERE'S NAE PUBS
From: Alex
Date: 06 Aug 97 - 11:21 PM

IN KIRKINTILLOCH THERE'S NAE PUBS

(NOTE: Kirkintilloch is a small village near Glasgow to the northwest. At the time of the song's writing it was, because of the success of the Temperance movement, a dry town. These days, there are at least a couple of pubs.)

CHORUS: In Kirkintilloch, there's nae pubs, (there are no pubs)
And Ah'm shair ye'll wonder why, (I'm sure you will)
Ma brither an' me, we went oan a spree, (my brother and)
We drank the pubs a' dry, a' dry, drank the pubs a' dry. (all dry)

Ma granpaw he worked doon the pit, (Grandfather; down the coal mine)
An' so did ma faither tae, (so did my father, also)
Ye work like a mule fae ye leave the school, (from when you leave school)
An' ye drink oan a Setterday, me lads, ye drink oan a Setterday. (on a Saturday) CHORUS

The gaffer doon the pit, me lads, (foreman down the mine)
Can scarce believe his een. (scarcely believe his eyes)
Ma brither an me we howked mair coal (gathered mor coal)
Than his latest cuttin' machine, me lads, his latest cuttin' machine. CHORUS

Ma faither, he wis a Glesca man, (a Glasgow man)
Ma mither cam fae Troon. (my mother came from Troon (Ayrshire))
An' e'ch did say the ither day, (each said the other day)
"It's time ye settled doon, me lad, it's time ye settled doon". (settled down) CHORUS

So Ah think Ah'll jist get merriet, lads, (just get married)
An' hae a faimly tae, (have a family also)
An' yase their mitts an' work in the pits, (use their hands and)
An' drink oan a Setterday, me lads, an' drink oan a Setterday.


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Subject: RE: In Kirkentulloch there's nae pubs take 2
From: Simon
Date: 14 Aug 97 - 04:00 AM

Alex Thanks for the words, I've been looking for ages, much appreciated.

Simon (New Zealand)


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Subject: RE: In Kirkentulloch there's nae pubs take 2
From: Alex
Date: 15 Aug 97 - 11:29 PM

Well, now you seem to have three sets of the words! Awrabest - Alex, Chicago -ex of Perth, Scotland.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN KIRKINTILLOCH THERE'S NAE PUBS
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 25 Nov 98 - 11:10 PM

This one came from the Tartan Army site:

"I don't know who wrote this. I got it from an early Corries record when
the duo was a trio."

There Are No Pubs In Kirkintilloch


Chorus:
In Kirkintilloch there's nae pubs
And I'm sure you'll wonder why,
My brother and me, we went on a spree,
We drank the pubs a' dry, a' dry,
Drank the pubs a' dry.

My Granpaw he worked down the pit
And so did my faither tae,
You work like a mule when you leave the school
And you drink on a Saturday, my lads,
Drink on a Saturday (Ch)

The gaffer doon the pit my lads,
Could scarce believe his een,
For my brother and me we howked mair coal,
Than his latest cuttin' machine, my lads,
His latest cuttin' machine (Ch)

My faither he was a Glesga man
And my mither come fae Troon,
They baith did say the ither day,
It's time you settled doon, my lads,
It's time you settled doon. (Ch)

So I think I'll just get married lads
And hae a family tae,
Then we'll use our mits and work in the pits
And drink on a Saturday my lads,
Drink on a Saturday. (Ch)



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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:There Are No Pubs In Kirkintilloch
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 05:40 AM

We had thisone before in the Forum in this thread . John, I do not provide this link to make you feel like having done an unnessary work, but for the interesting differences. The older posting is much more "Scottish" (with translations) and it's worth to compare it with your version.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD:There Are No Pubs In Kirkintilloch
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Wolfgang - even if the other posting was last week my memory's far from perfect.

Regards
John


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN KIRKINTULLOCH
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 04:24 PM

The Lyrics to IN KIRKINTULLOCH are:-

CHORUS: In Kirkintulloch there's nae pubs
And I'm sure you wonder why
My brother and me we went on a spree
And we drank the pubs a' dry a' dry
We drank the pubs a' dry

1.
My Grandpaw he worked doon the pit
And so did my father tae
Ye work like a mule when ye leave the school
And drink on a Saturday my lads
Drink on a Saturday

2.
The gaffer doon the pit my lads
Could scarce believe his een
For my brother and me we howked mair coal
Wi his latest cutting machine ma lads
Wi his latest cutting machine

3.
My faither he wis a Glesga man
My mither cam frae Troon
They baith hae their say the other day
It's time you settled doon my lads
It's time you settled doon

4.
So I'll just get married lads and hae a family tae
And use their mits as they work in pits
And drink on a Saturday my lads
Drink on a Saturday.


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Subject: RE: In Kirkentulluch there'e nae pubs lyrics?
From: seaayr
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 04:43 PM

hi sorry can't contribute to the lyrics quest but could only say the place is spelled; kirkintilloch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, means 'fort on the hill'...nothin to do with churches.....built on the antonine wall,,,one of the first pubs opened in town centre, after the town went 'wet', in late 60's,,, if not the first one, was called 'the antonine',,,,my sister in law worked in it a number of years ago,,,70's...oh dear.....tempus fugit,,,,they probably said that there too,,,the romans that is,,,,,when i lived in 'kirky' the line of the antonine wall ran thru back garden,,,, cheers,,,,raises glass,,,,,,,,, graham..........


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Subject: RE: In Kirkentulluch there'e nae pubs lyrics?
From: The Shambles
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 05:18 PM

For those who are not sure, 'dry' or 'wet', refer to areas where the sale of alchohol was not permitted.

Having live in such an area it was apparent to me that there where more people with serious drink problems living in these areas than in places where there were pubs.


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Subject: In Kirkintulloch
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 11:56 AM

Hello my name is Tom,

And I'm looking for the words to a song by George Hamilton called In Kirkintulloch, it was recoreded by The Corrie Folk Trio.

I would really grateful if anyone could help me. Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintulloch
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:03 PM

In Kirkintilloch...

In Kirkintilloch, there's nae pubs, and I'm sure you'll wonder why
My brother and me, we went on a spree, And drank the pubs a' dry, a' dry, We drank the pubs a' dry.

My granpa' he worked doon the pits and so did ma faither tae
Ye work like a fool when ye leave the school, and ye drink on a Setterday, ma lads, drink on a Setterday.

is that the one?

Though t it was trad.

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintulloch
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:05 PM

Yes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintulloch
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:06 PM

in the forum - previous discussion

CHeers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintulloch
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 12:08 PM

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintilloch There's Nae Pubs
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:43 PM

The song" In Kirkintilloch There's Nae Pubs" was written by my uncle George "The Duke" Hamilton & was recorded by The Corries.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In Kirkintilloch There's Nae Pubs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 26 Jan 14 - 03:48 AM

I remember spending my 21st birthday in Glasgow and heading for Kirkie for a pint - only to find......
Is there any truth in the story that it became alcohol free in the 1930s when an overturned brewers dray led to rioting by unemployed men scrambling to avail themselves of the beer barrels rolling about the road?
Jim Carroll


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