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Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues

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SUCH A PARCEL OF ROGUES IN A NATION


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mike putt 18 Sep 00 - 05:37 PM
Snuffy 18 Sep 00 - 07:01 PM
GUEST,Alex 19 Sep 00 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,Alex 19 Sep 00 - 12:32 AM
MudGuard 19 Sep 00 - 05:40 AM
MudGuard 19 Sep 00 - 05:45 AM
mike putt 19 Sep 00 - 05:40 PM
GUEST 19 Sep 00 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,James o M 27 Apr 07 - 07:23 AM
GUEST 27 Apr 07 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,Raghallaigh 09 Jul 07 - 09:46 PM
GUEST,A Scotsman 24 Feb 08 - 06:50 AM
JJ 24 Feb 08 - 08:46 AM
goatfell 24 Feb 08 - 09:24 AM
GUEST,jamiejah 04 Dec 08 - 08:11 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Dec 08 - 05:52 PM
Jack Campin 05 Dec 08 - 06:45 PM
Dave Hanson 06 Dec 08 - 03:16 AM
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Subject: parcel of rogues
From: mike putt
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 05:37 PM

Hi Can somebody out there help me, I know the words to "parcel of rogues" but no matter what key I try to pick it in it just does'nt seem right. I can do a passable rendition on the bodran but I would love the chord sequence. I know somebody out there will help me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 07:01 PM

Sorry I can't help with the chords.

I've known this song for 30 years, but till I came to Mudcat and saw the lyrics, I never knew that the line should be:
What force or guile could not subdue

I'd always heard:
What false Argyll could not subdue

Must be all that anti-Campbell brainwashing!

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 12:01 AM

Em G Fareweel tae a' oor Scottish fame Am Bm Em Fareweel oor ancient glory Em G Fareweel e'en tae the Scottish name Am Bm Em Sae famed in martial story G D Em G Em Noo Sark rins ower the Solway sands Em D Em An' Tweed rins tae the ocean G D Em C Tae mark whaur England's province stands G D Em Such a parcel o' rogues in a nation


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 12:32 AM

Well, that didn't turn out for S**t The chords go on top of the word lines


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 05:40 AM

Did you intend to do it like this?
I enclosed the text with <pre> and </pre>.
(and I hope it comes thru all right).
MudGuard.

  Em                 G
Fareweel tae a' oor Scottish fame

Am Bm Em
Fareweel oor ancient glory

Em G
Fareweel e'en tae the Scottish name

Am Bm Em
Sae famed in martial story

G D Em G Em
Noo Sark rins ower the Solway sands

Em D Em
An' Tweed rins tae the ocean

G D Em C
Tae mark whaur England's province stands

G D Em
Such a parcel o' rogues in a nation


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 05:45 AM

What I forgot to mention:
I also ended all lines with <br>
MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: mike putt
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 05:40 PM

Many thanks to all, I have loved this song since I first heard it by Steeleye Span


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 11:44 PM

Look for the Dubliners album of the same name. Diferent melody, major key it seems.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: GUEST,James o M
Date: 27 Apr 07 - 07:23 AM

Parcel of ROGUES as performed by The Dubliners

Intro: Pluck G

    Em             C            G
Farewell tae all oor Scottish fame

Am             D            C   G
Fareweel oor ancient glory

    C          G    C              G
Farewell e'en tae our Scottish name

Am             D       C   G
Sae famed in martial story

G
Noo Sark rins ower the Solway sands

               D       G Em
An' Tweed rins tae the ocean

    G                                    C
Tae mark whaur England's province stands

       G         D            C        G
Such a parcel o' rogues in a nation


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: parcel of rogues
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 07 - 12:22 PM

You'd be better learning it from somebody like Dick Gaughan, Rod Paterson or even Barbara Dickson than anyone mentioned above, I would suggest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: GUEST,Raghallaigh
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 09:46 PM

Change those Em to C and your golden...

Peace


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: GUEST,A Scotsman
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 06:50 AM

I dont know why everyone talks about the Dubliners performing the this song. It's a Scots song written by Robert Burns and speaks of treachery concerning the act of Union between Scotland and England when the Duke of Hamilton cast his vote in favour of the union due to him being bribed by the English!!

Listen to the Corries performing this


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: JJ
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 08:46 AM

OMG. I always thought the line was "To mark where England's robbin' stands."

One learns something new every day...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: goatfell
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 09:24 AM

this song is about the Scottish MP's at that time and they are rogues in a nation for selling Scottish independence for English gold (bribes).

and they still there in Edinburgh now (the Labour, Tory and Lib dem's) are still want Westminster to tell us what to do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: GUEST,jamiejah
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 08:11 AM

Hi has anyone got all the lyrics thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:52 PM

The lyrics are in our Digital Tradition database: SUCH A PARCEL OF ROGUES IN A NATION.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: Jack Campin
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:45 PM

It's a Scottish song but the tune is Irish - the Orange march "The Boyne Water" (a.k.a. "The Water of Boyne"), which is still sometimes played by Orange marching bands.

It has a vague resemblance to David Murphy's tune "Lord Mayo", which seems to date from shortly after the Battle of the Boyne.

If the Dubliners did PoR to a different major-key tune, I'd guess it was because they were ideologically motivated to avoid the original.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Parcel of Rogues
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 03:16 AM

The Dubliners get mentioned because Luke Kelly loved Scottish songs, so The Dubs sang quite a lot of them.

eric


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