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Lyr Add: Star o' the Bar (Davie Robertson)

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Subject: Lyr Add: STAR O' THE BAR (Davie Robertson)^^
From: jacko@nz
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 01:55 AM

STAR O' THE BAR
(Davie Robertson)

Oh I'll sing ye's a stave if ye'll gie yer attention
It's nae sang o' pity it's nae tale o' woe
And nae word o' honour or love will I mention
But I'll sing o' a lassie I kent long ago

(Cho) Nae better than maist, and nae worse as mony
And what drew me tae her 's no easy tae say
She was coorse, she was heartless and she wasnae that bonnie
But she was the star o' the bar in her day

I've stravaiged the Royal Mile wi' her, drinkin' in style wi' her
And Rose Street frae end tae end often surveyed
Focht and swore in the pubs wi' her
Rolled in the dubs wi' her, cadged mony subs frae her never repaid

A' ye chaps wi' young lassies believe me love soon passes
And a' yer bricht dreams is but straes in the wind
Better yin whae'll sit doon wi' ye, sing a fine tune wi' ye
Pass the gless roond wi' ye, drink hersel blind
^^


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 02:10 AM

At last, Davie Robertson makes it to Mudcat. Has he recorded his parody of "Up the Norran Water" yet? Probably the funniest song I have ever heard. If anyone knows Jim Reid's original adaptation of the poem and would like to have Davie's parody, I think I can remember the words.

Murray


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: jacko@nz
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 02:14 AM

I'd love to have Davie's parody Murray.

I'm only aware of one cassette of his and it has some grand stuff on it


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 06:11 AM

An excellent song Jacko well done


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 01:07 PM

The McCalmans do 'Star o' the Bar' on their latest CD, 'Keepers'. Thanks Jacko for saving me a lot of typing!


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 08:35 PM

Is there a way to get the tune for this?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 20 Aug 01 - 06:38 AM

I can post it in tonic sol-fa, but I do not know if that would be of any use to anybody.

Murray


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:54 AM

Hmmm. Ich spreche nur ABC & MIDI & Sheetmusic. Can't do tonic sol-fa, Murray.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: ADD LYR: Star O' The Bar
From: MMario
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 04:16 PM

I'm willing to take a shot at putting it into a form Joe understands if someone is willing to tell me if the midi I come up with sounds anything like the original.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Star Of The Bar
From: GUEST,Charles@calsay.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 02:25 PM

Hi Murray, Thanks for your help on "Star Of The Bar" all I need now is to refresh the tune! Has it been recorded?

I live in Fife and do quite a few gigs in Edinburgh,

Cheers,

Chic Henderson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Star Of The Bar
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 05:17 PM

Davie Robertson recorded it on his tape "A Lowland Souch". I used to have a copy up until an hour ago ....

Whereabouts in Edinburgh do you play, Chic ?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Star Of The Bar
From: Zipster
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 09:06 AM

Its on The MacCalmans "Keepers" album, Chic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Star Of The Bar
From: GUEST,Charles@calsay.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 03:23 PM

Hi Murray,

We playin the Central Bar, Leith. The Westend Hotel, every Sunday 4:0-7:0 accoustic gig next one on the 3rd March come along and bring your instrument/voice etc. We are in the Hebrides on Saturday 2nd March from 9:0-12:0

www.calsay.freeserve.co.uk/rcd

Rockin' Ceilidh Band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star o' the Bar (Davie Robertson)
From: GUEST,Clive Jock
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 12:45 PM

Has anyone got the guitar chords for 'STAR O THE BAR'


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: STAR O' THE BAR (Davie Robertson)
From: Kenny B
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 01:01 PM

Hi Clive Jock
My version of the chords?

STAR O' THE BAR
(Davie Robertson)

Oh I'll [C] sing ye's a [Am] stave
if ye'll [F] gie yer atten- [G] - tion
It's [C] nae sang o' [Am] pity
it's [F] nae tale o' [G] woe
And [C] nae word o' [Am] honour
or [F] love will I men- [G] -tion
But I'll [C] sing o' a [Am] lassie
I   [F] kent long a- [C] -go

(Cho)
[C] Nae better [F] than [C] maist,
and nae worse [F] as [C] mony
And what drew me tae her
's no [F] ea- [C] - sy tae [G] say
She was [C] coorse, she was [Am] heartless
and she [F] wasnae that [G] bonnie
But [C] she was the [Am] star o' the
[F] bar in [G] her [C] day


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Star o' the Bar (Davie Robertson)
From: GUEST,Clive Jock
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Davie - these sound great


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Subject: Lyr Req: Star o' the Bar
From: Darlodave
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 01:47 AM

Could anyone provide the lyrics to the above song as sung by The McCalmans on their cd ''Keepers'' please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star o' the Bar
From: Hamish
Date: 04 Jul 09 - 02:49 AM

On Davie's CD "STar o the Bar", released in 2003, there's track 6: Noran Water - the Inside Story". I guess that's the one you mean. You can buy it here for £11.70...

...enjoy!

--
Hamish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star o' the Bar
From: Darlodave
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 01:46 AM

Thanks guys, thats the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star o' the Bar
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 01:47 AM

GREAT!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Star o' the Bar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 02:17 AM

You'll find the song on a CD called Royal Oak: Best of Folk. That particular cut is by a band called The Bothy Collective.

-Joe-


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