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Chords Req: Wee Castanets (from Alex Beaton)

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Subject: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 11 Aug 00 - 12:32 PM

Anyone seen chords for this song? I've heard it done by Alex Beaton.


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 01:57 PM

??refresh anyway


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: Metchosin
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 01:52 PM


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 03:33 PM

Is '??refresh anyway' something I should be aware of?


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 08:47 PM

Roger in Sheffield and Metchosin, if there was a message intended, it didn't make it


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST,Gallus Moll
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 05:51 PM

Mark - sorry this is 10 years late, only just read your request!

The song is called Summer Romances by Iain Ingram - not sure why Alex Beaton altered the title; it is on the (very) limited edition Kilts 'n' Co-op Sandals cassette of 1984

Iain sings it / wrote it in D and his chords are:

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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST,gallus moll
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 07:00 AM

??? I typed out the whole first verse, chorus and chords last night, now it seems to have disappeared?! Not time to repeat at the moment, will do so later - - - haven't had this problem before, can anyone explain where the rest of my post went to?


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Subject: RE: chords for 'Wee Castanets'
From: GUEST,gallus moll
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 07:02 AM

- incidentally, when I posted last night the thread did not immediately go to top of list (as the one I just wrote did) so - where was it and why did it lose about three quarters of the content?!


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Subject: Lyr Add: WEE CASTANETS (from Alex Beaton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 03:42 PM

I found these lyrics at an Alex Beaton fan site: Click for a PDF file.


WEE CASTANETTES (sic)*

Have you heard of those summer romances
Free love, on the beaches of Spain?
There's this Don Juan who fancied his chances,
And who never will be quite the same.

For he met Mavis Munn frae Cumlockie,
He could tell she was just off the plane,
Swiggin' straight rum frae a bottle,
That had "duty free" stamped o'er the name.

"Buenos dias, my lovely signora.
All alone in Majorca I see.
Let me show you around my adobe," he said,
Placing his hand on her knee, on her knee.

"Hey signor, por favor, don't get randy,
Move your hand and you'll have no regrets,
For as much as a hug, I would let loose ma dug,
And he'll bite aft yer wee castanets."

"Leav's alone, gie's a break," hollered Mavis.
"Get yer dirty hands off me," she cried.
Just then her beach bag started moving,
And oot poked a nose and two eyes.

"Hey Don Juan, meet ma pal, he's called Hughie.
He's the moist jealous dug that you'll see.
A cross 'tween a wolf and a basset,
And that's him wakin' up for his tea."

Noo Hughie's wee face twists wi' anger,
All scars from a lifetime of brawls.
He leapt at the dark horny Spaniard,
And his jaws snapped aroon Don Juan's tum-la-la-la-la-la.

"I warned you," said Mavis, "what happens.
There's naebody gets messin' wi' me.
Noo I'm sorry if ma dug chewed your manhood,
But the message was plain as can be, as can be.

I said, "Signor, por favor, don't get randy.
Move your hand and you'll have no regrets,
For us much as a hug, I would let loose ma dug,
And he'll bite aft yer wee castanets."

[* This seems to be the title (and spelling) used on Alex Beaton's album "Daft Ditties."

Oceans Apart also sing WEE CASTANETS on their album "You Asked for It: Act One."]


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Wee Castanets (from Alex Beaton)
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 06:21 AM

Hi Jim,
A few incorrect words on Alec's version of the Iain Ingram song 'Summer Romances', written in the early 1980s.

v2 Camlachie (a district of Glasgow - - -not Cumlockie)

v3 Adoble (is what Iain wrote and sings, not 'adobe'. -- a Glesca person might well mispronounce the word for a house -- however after doing some research I was told that 'adoble' is Spanish slang for a large / double sized male member -- so I have no problem singing the 'wrong' word in the context of this song!

v5 Greasy hands (not dirty hands) -- actually 'greasy hauns aff me'

v6 Maist (not moist)

v7 A' scars (not all scars)

v8 Tra-la-la-la-la-la (not Tum)

v10 bite aff (not bite aft)


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