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Lyr Req: Weep Ye Well by Atholl (from The Corries)

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GUEST,Sara 09 Oct 00 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 09 Oct 00 - 09:58 AM
TamthebamfraeScotland 09 Oct 00 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,John in Brisbane 11 Oct 00 - 02:18 AM
GUEST 05 Aug 16 - 11:38 AM
Allan Conn 06 Aug 16 - 03:40 AM
GUEST,Tony Mitchell 09 Jul 18 - 10:33 AM
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Subject: Corries
From: GUEST,Sara
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 09:49 AM

I can't remember the song title and no where on the web can I find ANY of the Corries' lyrics! I can remember the opening lines "Lang we lay among the heather, waiting for the deer tae sley, panting like the hounds in summer". Come on you lot, somebody MUST know that song, I'm being driven mad here!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Corries
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 09:58 AM

Gavin Browne, Ronnie's son, runs the official Corries website, selling reissued old LPs on CD and new ones from his father. It promises lyrics but last time I looked there weren't many but Gavin is very obliging if you e-mail him. The site is at www.corries.com
RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: WEEP YE WELL BY ATHOLL ^^
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 03:07 PM

The song is called WEEP YE WELL BY ATHOLL. It was written by George Weir and music by Roy Williamson

1.
Oh weep ye weel my dear by Atholl
weep for oor finest jewel
weep for oor John wha battled
by the Garry's deepest pool
by the heights of Killiecrankie
by the tears of morning dew
lay the broadsowrds of Kilarnie
wi the tartan and the blue

2.
Lang we lay amang the heather
gently sped the mist away
panting like the hounds of summer
waiting for the deer tae slay
by the drums of brave Dunbarton
rose the Eagle wild and free
by the pibroch of Dundonald
rose the bonnets of Dundee

3.
Like a torrent doon the mountain
swept the avalanche of steel
rose the wild cry of MacDonald
flashed the claymore of Locheil
by the red leaves of the summer
whirling by the Garry's pool
came the whirlwind o'er the heather
roaring like the flood at Yule

4.
Doon the pass the leaves are swirling
doon the glen noo in the gloom
where the redcoats noo are burling
in the Garry's bloody pool

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Corries
From: GUEST,John in Brisbane
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 02:18 AM

I'll post the tune to Mudcat MIDIs. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Weep Ye Well by Atholl (from The Corries)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 11:38 AM

Is it really "roaring like the flood at Yule "

I heard "roarin' like the Flood anew"

I assumed that they were talking about the all consuming Biblical Flood. What special flood is there at Yule/Christmas time?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Weep Ye Well by Atholl (from The Corries)
From: Allan Conn
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 03:40 AM

Just listened to the Corries version on Youtube and yes to me Guest is correct the lyric is 'anew'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Weep Ye Well by Atholl (from The Corries)
From: GUEST,Tony Mitchell
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 10:33 AM

Further to the debate on the lyrics in the third verse, it is "roarin' like the flood at Yule".

Yule is a period of time, which includes the Christmas period, and, being deep in mid-winter, is prone to heavy snow and sleet which, upon thawing, would produce flooding in streams and rivers.

Further, the sixth line of verse three is "Birlin' by the Garry's pool".

Thus, with one or two amendments, the third verse is:-

Like a torrent doon the mountain
Swept the avalanche o’ steel
Rose the wild cry o’er MacDonald
Flashed the claymore o’er Loch Eil
By the red leaves o’ the summer
Burlin’ by the Garry’s pool
Came the whirlwind o’er the heather
Roarin’ like the flood at Yule


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