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Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll

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Henrik W. 28 Aug 00 - 07:56 AM
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Subject: Queen of All Argyll
From: Henrik W.
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 07:56 AM

I am looking for the tune for the Andy M. Stewart
song "The Queen of All Argyll". Can anyone help me
with this one?

Henrik W.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,Dwight (Sydney - Australia)
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 08:47 AM

Hi Henrik

Are you looking for the sheet music or just a recording of the song? It is actually "The Queen of Argyll" (no "all" in the title!)

I have it as the first song on a great selection of favourites in the album "Silly Wizardry" with the group Silly Wizard, with Andy M Stewart singing it.

It is on Green Linnett Records, 1988.

Hope this is of help to you!

Best wishes

Dwight


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 08:59 AM

You'll find a MIDI of the tune posted at Mudcat MIDIs athttp://www.mudcat.org/alanofoz/-m_s.html

If you need help to play or print just ask here. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Naemanson
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:52 PM

How about some chords? Anyone have those?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:58 PM

Yes, I have the chords! I'll post them when I get home at 3pm.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:52 PM

Chords?? Depends what key you wanna sing it in...

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It's to be found on Napster too if yer willing to look... and there area a few different versions of it to be had from web sites as an MP3... Look around, you'll find it...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Naemanson
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 03:54 PM

Well, I want to sing it in MY key of course! Doesn't everyone? *BG*

But don't worry. If you don't have the chords in a key I can sing I'll just use my analog key lifter (capo) to fit the song to my voice.

As far as hearing the song I do have the album but I am not musically proficient enough to lift the chords by ear.

Oh, and Mbo, I hope the chords you have can be played by a fairly clumsy set of hands. I tend to avoid those that require my fingers to span more than three frets.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:02 PM

This is how I play it.

...........Dm..............Am
Gentle men it is my duty
.........Dm...................Am
To inform you of one beauty
..................Dm ........... Am
Though I'd ask you of a favor,
...........F....................G
Not to seek her for a while
................Dm...............Am
Though I own she is a creature
......Dm................Am
Of character and feature
......Dm........................Am
No words can paint the picture
..........F............G......Dm
of the Queen of all Argyll.

cho: And if you could have seen her there
Boys if you had just been there
The swan was in her movement,
And the morning in her smile
. All the roses in the garden,
They bow and ask her pardon
For not one could match the beauty
Of the queen of all Argyll.

On that evening that I mention,
I passed with light intention
Through a part of our dear country
Known for beauty and for style
Being a place of noble thinkers,
Of scholars and great drinkers
But above them all for splendour
Shone the Queen of all Argyll

So my lads my needs must leave you,
My intention's not to grieve you
Nor indeed would I decieve you,
Oh I'll see you in a while
I must find some way to gain her,
To court her and to tame her
I fear my heart's in danger
From the Queen of all Argyll


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Naemanson
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:13 PM

Wonderful! You used chords I know!

And thank you too. I will print this out and put them right to work.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 05:21 PM

You're welcome!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Henrik W.
Date: 29 Aug 00 - 02:15 PM

Thanks all - I _did_ forget to check the Mudcat MIDI
page...but anyway, now I got some chords as well :-)

Henrik


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Gypsy
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 10:28 PM

Hi there, Mailed you notation yesterday. Let me know how long it takes to get there, huh? A matter of curiosity.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,kakers@andymstewart.com
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 03:45 PM

Sheet music for this song is in _The Andy M. Stewart Collection_ songbook, which is available from his web site:

http://andymstewart.com

-Kate


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 01:12 AM

Hello, All! I'm looking for the sheetmusic for the Queen / Argyll. Anyone able to forward the notes to me? Thanks so much! I'm at: lbuchna@mindspring.com
Thanks again! Slainte! Lauri


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: menzze
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 06:05 AM

The german band SUBWAY TO SALLY recorded it on their 1994 album with a very own interpretation, a sort of middle-ages-metal-folk-rock-version.
You should try to listen to that, something different beside the pure folk thing.
Another version you can find on "Sunken Treasures" previously unreleased tracks from 1989 to 1992 from TEMPEST a folk-rock band from america

menzze


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 09:40 AM

I've got it, I'll e mail.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: mutineer
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 06:01 PM

Check out the version by the SONS OF MAXWELL...by far the best I've heard yet - www.sonsofmaxwell.com
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Gypsy
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 11:22 PM

I can forward too, but do highly recommend biting the bullet, and getting the book. theres an awful lot of good stuff in it, and not terribly pricey.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,Dr.Dan
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 10:44 AM

These are the chords I use (based on Jill Anderson's interpretation)

Queen of Argyll      

(Em)    Am               Am             Em                  G
Gentle men it is me duty      To inform you of one beauty
                Em             G                   D                  Bm      
Though I'd ask of you a favour, not to seek her for a while
             Em             Em                Em                G
Though I own she is a creature    Of character and feature
    Em                         G                D                Em      
No words can paint the picture of the Queen of ole Argyll


CHORUS
          Em                  Em                Em                   G
And if you could have seen her there, boys if you had just been there
       Em                   G                         D                   Bm      
The swan was in her movement, and the morning in her smile
          Em             Em             Em                   G
All the roses in the garden, they bow and ask her pardon
            Em                        G                  D                Em      
For not one could match the beauty of the queen of ole Argyll


On that evening that I mention, I passed with light intention
Through a part of our dear country known for beauty and for style
Being a place of noble thinkers, of scholars and great drinkers
But above them all for splendour shone the Queen of Ole Argyll

CHORUS

So my lads my needs must leave you, my intention not to grieve you
Nor indeed would I deceive you, oh I'll see you in a while
I must find some way to gain her, to court her and to tame her
I fear my heart's in danger from the Queen of ole Argyll

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,Dr.Dan
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 10:47 AM

The above has mis-formated during uploading ... the chords are no-longer matched to the words. :-(

Can't fix this but I'm sure if you know the tune you can work out where to change the chords. Each chord represents a full bar in 4/4 time.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST,Hussein Horack
Date: 29 Sep 19 - 07:57 AM

Not sure if this thread will be looked at again, but there still seems to be hardly anything in the way of treble clef sheet music for this tune on the internet... in 2019. I've looked probably three times over the last year or two... or three.

On a side note, this thread very nearly as old as me! About one year younger. Wow!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Sep 19 - 08:16 AM

The tune is basically "The Ramblin' Rover" slowed down a bit, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 19 - 01:19 PM

No.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 10:50 AM

I have the Andy M. Stewart Collection songbook, which has both of the above-mentioned songs in it.
Queen of All Argyll is in the lovely key of C#m so chords used are C#m, B maj and penultimate bar of verse and chorus are G#m! It is in 2/2 time sig.

Ramblin' Rover us in C MAJOR, and 6/8 time, so no resemblance between the 2 tunes.

I think the book is hard to get now, but worth having if you like Andy's repertoire. Its ISBN no is 0-8256-9420-5


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 11:11 AM

It's very common to have 6/8 and 4/4 variants of the same tune. Transpositions are irrelevant. And tunes often mutate in mode while retaining their identity.

I guess The Ramblin' Rover is trad and Andy M had it in his repertoire first, then unconsciously reshaped it into his own song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 01:00 PM

No, wrong, he wrote them both.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 01:21 PM

Agreed: Words and Music: A.M.Stewart as it says in his book.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Queen of All Argyll
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Sep 19 - 01:33 PM

And they are just NOT the same tune, whether transposed or modulated from major to minor.


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