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Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod / I Will Go

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bo 09 Oct 97 - 12:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: bo
Date: 09 Oct 97 - 12:13 AM

I'm looking for a scottish stand by that I'm pretty sure isnt in the DT.

The chorus goes

I will go, I will go, when the fighting is over To the land of MacLeod (sp?) that I left to be a soldier I will go I will go.

Any help would be appreciated.

bo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: ronconi@dialin.net
Date: 09 Oct 97 - 05:07 PM

The song is known as "I will go"Recommended version by the Corries


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Subject: Lyr Add: I WILL GO (from the Corries)
From: Alex
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 12:31 AM

From "The Corries Songbook" (It's been a busy week for requests for Corries songs.)

I WILL GO
(Trad, translated from Gaelic and additional words by Roddy MacMillan)

CHORUS: I will go. I will go,
When the fighting is over,
To the land o' MacLeod that I left to be a soldier.
I will go. I will go.

1. When the King's son came along, he called us a' together,
Saying, "Brave Highland men, will ye fight for my father?"
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

2. I've a buckle on my belt, a sword in my scabbard,
A red coat on my back and a shilling in my pocket,
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

3. When they put us all on board, the lasses were singing,
But the tears came to their eyes when the bells started ringing.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

4. When we landed on the shore and saw the foreign heather,
We knew that some would fall and would stay there forever.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

5. (Sing slowly: ad lib)
When we came back to the glen, the winter was turning.
Our goods lay in the snow and our houses were burning.
I will go, I will go. CHORUS

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 26-Sep-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Bo
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 01:15 AM

Thanx Muchly Alex.

Amunition to face a group of drunken rogues.

bo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Simon
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 02:17 AM

Alex Who publishes the Corries Songbook?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Bo
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 09:56 AM

Yes would you be so kind as to post the ISBN # and the publisher of the songbook. I know there is a web page:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Gavin_Browne/

but if I can just get it through my bookstore I'd probably be happier.

BTW. does it have words to their Ghost Riders in the Sky rewrite???? :)

bo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 10:21 AM

click to find the Corries songbook listing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Alex
Date: 10 Oct 97 - 10:14 PM

Thanks, Wolfgang. I've added that one to my hotlist. Bo, the name of the song is The Portree Kid and it's in the songbook. The copy I have doesn't have an ISBN - probably because I got it in Scotland 25 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Barry
Date: 12 Oct 97 - 02:06 PM

Does anyone know if this is considered a Highland Clearence song? Thanks Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Barry
Date: 12 Oct 97 - 08:10 PM

Sorry, should've asked this before I double posted the last question. Is the tune for the verse the same as the chorus? Thanks. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Alex
Date: 13 Oct 97 - 06:50 PM

Yes, the tune is basically the same in verse and chorus. It is a clearance song. The bit about taking the King's shilling " ... a red coat on my back and a shilling in my pocket" - the "British" (i.e. English) army wore red coats and the shilling was the sign-on fee. So the guy in the song went off to fight foreign wars on behalf of the government only to return to find that same government was turning his family off the land and burning his house. Ironic, ain't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Barry
Date: 13 Oct 97 - 08:55 PM

Thanks Alex, I remembered the ch. only after seeing it here in print & couldn't recall much else (nothing new here), & just recently finding out that I'd been singing (Busk Busk Bonny Lassie) another clearence song for years while not knowing about the highland clearences until recently. It's worth a thread. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: cleod
Date: 05 Nov 97 - 04:54 AM

Anyone know any other songs about the clan MacLeod or any particular MacLeod at that?

Slan leat! cleod


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Alex
Date: 06 Nov 97 - 01:16 AM

I know one about a farting contest that featured a Mrs. McLoud!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: cleod
Date: 06 Nov 97 - 10:23 AM

Not QUITE what I had in mind...but hey, let's hear it! ^_^

cleod


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Alex
Date: 06 Nov 97 - 01:56 PM

It's in the database - search on FARTING CONTEST - in this version it has a Mrs McDowd, but the version I know is set in Shitton-on-Pease and she is Mrs McLoud, a name which, somehow, seems more appropriate for this type of contest. I sing it to the tune of "Cushie Butterfield" although it has a tune on the database. I'll have a look through my stuff for MacLeod songs (real ones).


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Subject: ..to the land of McLeod
From: RonU
Date: 20 Apr 98 - 02:04 PM

Thought it would be in the database but I could na find it. Looking for the rest of the song with the words:"I will go, I will go, to the land of McLeod (Sp?). Thanks in advance, RonU.


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Subject: RE: ..to the land of McLeod
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 Apr 98 - 03:24 PM

I brought up 2 old threads on this. The other is Highland Clearance songs. Barry Finn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: BAZ
Date: 20 Apr 98 - 05:49 PM

There is no ISBN on my copy either but the Publishers are Pen-y-coe press 5-7 Bridge street, Penicuik, EH268LL
Regards Baz


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Subject: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: ivy b.
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 01:40 PM

hello, me again.

anyone know the lyrics to the song whos ch. is something along the lines of

"i will go, i will go, when the fighting is over, to the land of ...... where i left to be a soldier, i will go i will go."

as far as i remember its not very long and im sure it was on the database but i can't seem to find it. its about a man who leaves his home to fight for someone elses war and when he returns his own home has been burnt to the ground and his family killed. its very sad but when sung well is amazing. id love to have the words as it has some special memories attached to it for me.

thanks

lvoe ivy b*


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: bigJ
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 03:00 PM

If I could master the blue clicky it would be here, but 'til I do, put 'McLeod' into the Digitrad search box - it will turn up several versions; you want the second 'To the land o' McLeod (click)'.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: danl
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:06 PM

thanks big j - but theres something im not too sure about here. when you try to find something on the database, does it only recognise certain phrases for each song or any phrase from a song? for instance in this case i couldnt remember the name 'Mcleod' to put in but could remember other things like 'i will go' but still couldnt find this song. am i missing something vital here and being really stupid.... ???

ivy b*


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: wildlone
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 02:44 PM

n ivy b you are not stupid, computers are you can spend days looking for things around the web unless you know the exact words it is almost imposable thats were groups like mudcat come into there own,if you dont know, someone out there will,.WL.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I WILL GO
From: Wullie
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 04:50 PM

I WILL GO

CHORUS: I will go. I will go when the fighting is over
To the land o’ McLeod that I left tae be a soldier.
I will go. I will go.

When the King's son came along, he called us a’ together,
Saying, "Brave highland men, will ye fight for my father?"
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

I've a buckle on by belt, a sword in my scabbard,
A redcoat on by back, and a shilling in my pocket.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

When they put us all on board, the lasses were singing,
But the tears came tae their eyes when the bells started ringing.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

When we landed on the shore and saw the foreign heather,
We knew that some would fall and stay there for ever.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

When we came back to the glen, the winter was turning.
Our goods lay in the snow and our houses they were burning.
I will go. I will go. CHORUS

wullie


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: Ewan
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 01:28 PM

If tha French had come guid with their promised support during tha '45 tha heilands would nae hav' been cleared and tha men killed, imprisoned, forced intae excile or tha British army...how ironic then that tha scots played a verra significant role in tha fall o'Quebec which saw tha French pushed oot o'North America...aye that's overly simplistic but still...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 01:36 PM

Hi- If you're looking for a phrase, surround ot with square brackets: [I will go]. Otherwise, the searcxh engine looks for any songs containing those three words, in any order, and becomes overwhelmed. This is more of a problem with common words--McLeod works just fine.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: Hotspur
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 03:41 PM

RE: Ewan's comment: What goes around, comes around!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics req. 'i will go i will go'
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 04:10 PM

I know that not all computer users can do this but I have found that downloading the database onto my own PC has actually made searching a lot easier for me and has probably already saved me time overall.

I have also found the Donkeywork search engine very effective. I just typed "I will go" in to find this song and within a few seconds (It reports 7) it came up with 55 possibilities but as you just work down a list of songs and all the words are displayed as you go through, finding the right one is still easy even with that number to go through. My only complaint with Donkeywork so far is that it doesn't provide a means of copying the text to paste in another application.

Jon

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: GUEST,Jana
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 07:10 PM

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone would be so kind as to give me the historical info on "i will go." Time, war etc....

thanx very much,

Jana


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Aug 00 - 08:01 PM

There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer to that, but you might like to have a look at this thread from last year:  Land Of MacLeod  where there was some useful discussion, and Philippa posted Gaelic lyrics which appear to have been the source of the (recent) English version.

Malcolm


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Subject: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 12:43 AM

I have this one "off pat" myself for bodhran--but a pal would like lyrics and Chords. There's a thread somewhere, I know! Help-----


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: DonMeixner
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 12:48 AM

Sorry Boab,

I've only hear it by The Corries, done with Bodhrans.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 01:01 AM

Our own Willi-O does a beautiful rendition of it, which is stuck in my head, at the moment! It is on his CD at mp3, "Always Time for Anachronism." There is a Willie-O thread from late Dec. I don't know if he has the lyrics, etc. in that one or not, but they may be at his mp3 site.

If not and he doesn't come in here, I'll see about transcribing them. Also, you might send him a PM.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Hillheader
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 05:10 AM

From memory so apologies in advance for any errors

Chorus: I will go I will go
When the fighting is over
To the land of McLeod
That I left to be a soldier
I will go I will go.

When the Kings son came along
He ca'ed us all together
Saying brave highland men
Will ye fight for my father
I will go I will go

I've a buckle on my belt
A sword in my scabbard
A plaid upon my back
And a shilling in my pocket
I will go I will go

When the put us on on board
The lassies were singing
But the tears sprang to their eyes
When the bells started ringing
I will go I will go

When we landed on the shore
And saw the foreign heather
We knew that some would fa'
And would lie there forever
I will go I will go

When we came back to the glen
The winter was turning
Our boot lay in the snow
And our houses were burning
I will go I will go

Davebhoy

PS Don's right the Corries only ever did it with bodhrans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Hillheader
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 05:13 AM

Sorry for the typos.

Third verse should read "When they put us all on board" and final verse "our boots lay in the snow".

Never typecheck your own work!!!

Davebhoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: GUEST,Michele Buchanan
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 12:12 PM

Hi, thought it was "our goods lay in the snow"as in the Corries Songbook, but I always wondered why they sang "red coat"on my shoulder rather than "plaid"(verse2) I am looking for lyrics to "The Crooked Bawbee"--desperate too, please help. I post things but never see my request, so I'm doing it this way. We just did an awesome Burns'Supper celebration last night--70 people, all my good friends, singing Burns' melodies. A night to remember! Hope you can help with the Crookit Bawbee, sincerely, aye, Michele Buchanan, in Albuq. NM. (NM Regent for Clan Buchanan Society Int.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Misch
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 12:27 PM

ps. The address on the back of my Corries Songbook is Unicorn Limited,INc.P.O Box 778, Morgantown WV, 26505, (304) 292-2811 But I've had this book at least 15 years,maybe 20. It has music notation for I Will Go, let me know if you are still needing the actual music. And look for the Crookit Bawbee for me! sincerely, Misch (redid my membership form)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Wullie
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 01:20 PM

I always sing our goods lay in the snow and our houses they were burning. It makes more sense as it's about the Highland clearances. Wullie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 01:27 PM

Slightly more accurate transcriptions of I Will Go have been posted here in the past; you can find them through the "Digitrad and Forum Search", which you will find on the main Forum page.  No chords, though.

Info on Clearence song 'Land Of MacLeod' Lyric posted one-and-a-half times, also original Gaelic text, Tha mo dhùil, Tha mo dhùil.

Lyr Req: The Land of MacLeod includes lyric.

They wore red coats rather than plaids because they were fighting in the army, not in any of the Jacobite revolts.  There is no reference to Clearances in the original song; Roddy MacMillan added the last verse himself to give it a new slant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 05:43 PM

Crookit Bawbee has been dealt with in Misch's other thread,  Lyr Req: The Crookit Bawbee,  with a link to the lyric as posted here a short while ago, and to notation for the tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: I Will Go [Land of McLeod]
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jan 02 - 07:15 PM

Great work, Malcolm, thanks for the links!

kat


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