Lyr Add: Prince Charlie Stuart
Subject: Prince Charlie Stuart|
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:13 PM
Another spin-off from the Quest for tunes missing from the DT:
PRINCE CHARLIE STUART
(Brigid Tunney's version)
Come join in lamentation, ye princes and nobles
And kings of the highest degree;
And pity the lot of a poor forlorn maiden
Who mourns for her love night and day.
Although she's but a lady of eighty pounds a year,
Both lords, dukes and earls to her they do draw near.
She disdains them all with silence and she bids them disappear,
For so dear was my Charlie to me.
If you had seen my Charlie at the head of his army,
Oh my love was six foot two, without stocking or shoe,
But the grief and the sorrow that blights my tomorrow,
The text on the DT was transcribed from Steeleye Span's recording, pretty accurately except for the rather eccentric substitution of "toggin'" for "tartan". Their source was Brigid Tunney, whose version of the song, taken from her son Paddy's book The Stone Fiddle, I've given here. Midis of his transcription of her singing, and of Steeleye Span's interpretation of it, go to Alan's Mudcat Midi Pages.
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Prince Charlie Stuart|
From: John Moulden
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 07:02 AM
Len Graham sings an augmented version of this - the result of my providing him with the version in Sam Henry's Songs of the people, some additional verses in Sam Henry's (still) unpublished papers and a version in the Kidson Ballad Sheet collection at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. He recorded it on "Do me Justice" Claddagh CC37 - available from Ulstersongs (which I run) www.ulstersongs.com for an out of date catalogue.