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Lyr Req: The men on the rigs

menzze 07 Feb 01 - 09:48 PM
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Subject: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 09:48 PM

Hi folks A couple of years ago, might be 15 or 20, I heard a song on the radio which came back into my mind some weeks ago. I remember some of the lyrics but neither title nor the band who did it. I'm nearly shure it was a Scottish Band 'cause one of the phrases I remember was "Now don't count on the millions of pounds that it cost. Just count on the poor bloody lives that were lost,a prosperous Scottland for you and for me is in the hands of the men who bring oil from the sea" and another one:" well the men on the rigs are like you and like me,Ahh would you like to be that damn' close to the sea?" Does anybody out there know it?

take care everybody

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 09:09 AM

There's a mention of it, I think, HERE under the title "The Men from the Rigs". No lyrics, though.

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: MEN FROM THE RIGS (Gordon Menzies)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 09:48 AM

Thanks to Martin's hint I found Men from the rigs. It doesn't seem to be the right song but it is worth posting. So here it is.

Wolfgang


MEN FROM THE RIGS
(Gordon Menzies)

Out from the rocky coast of Scotland
Where the North seas heave and boil
Men have gone to seek their fortune
Drilling for the North Sea oil

CHORUS: Captives o' the rigs and the barges
Some may once again be free
Some will find eternal bondage
Underneath the rolling sea

Black above the clouds of thunder
Black below the waters roll
Black the oil they seek to plunder
Black as the Yankee gangers' soul

Some will always seek adventure
Some are always on the run
Some will brave the mighty Forties
Just to boast of what they've done

Men of every creed and colour
Every nation side by side
Battle with the common enemy
Wind and water, time and tide

Repeat 1

(as sung by Gaberlunzie)


[1976:] The men from the North Sea rigs constantly battle against the elements to harvest the Black Rain. [This] is a song for them. (Notes Gaberlunzie, 'Wind
and Water, Time and Tide')


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 10:00 AM

Hi Wolfgang

It's actually not the one I'm looking for but you're right, it has been worth posting. Maybe somebody else might know it and post it here. Anything new about German mudcatters getting together?

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 07:24 PM

hi

really nobody who knows this song out there?

I've searched my ol' tapes through and found a part of the song at the end of one of them. I must have taped it in the second half of the 70s. but there's no more lyrics on it as the ones I mentioned above. It's got complete folkband playing it and ya can really hear the roar of the the northern sea.

Please!!!! somebody must know it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:28 PM

Boy, this one is tough! I've just done a search on google and I ony came up with likely possibilities to search and they aren't even folk, really.

It looks as though Jethro Tull came out with an album either called Stormwatch or the song on it was that and it looked like it might be about that. Couldn't find the lyrics, but the annotation made it sound likely.

Also, Peter Gabriel might be worth looking into.

Hope that helps some. My dad worked in the oil fields all of his life, including in the Aleutian Islands, so I'd realy like to share this with him.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:48 PM

kat

I got the album Stormwatch from, If it were on it I would know.

No, it is really a folk song played by a folk group from Scotland as far as I can recognize the dialect. I've found a short piece of recording on the end of one of my ol' ol' ol'....very ol' tapes. As I said I must have recorded it in the late 70s but it's only a small part of the song at the end of the tape. I wrote down all the lyrics that I have, sorry that I haven't got more. Yeah this one seems to be really tough but I won't give up!!!

It's a really lovely and strong melody and a great voice. Sometimes I hum it all the day, just because I love the melody. It was shurely not Peter Gabriel.I got most of his work at home and I would imideatly recognize his voice.

But thanks a lot for your efforts.

I'll keep posting it here, maybe in a year or two... *g*

'til then........

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:23 PM

Is there anyway you can make a sound file to post it at Driveway.com or somewhere, where we could hear what you do have? Maybe someone would recognise it then? Just a thought.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:41 PM

Man, I'm not finding anything either. Which Scottish groups were recording in the '70's? ummm, Weavers, Silly Wizard, ummm who else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:15 PM

kat/Sorcha

I don't know how to make a sound file from this snip I've got but I could ask around here. Maybe I'll find some one who could do it for me.

It wasn't Silly Wizzard nor The Tannahill Weaver nor The Battlefield Band as far as I know them, which is quite a bit. The fact that I think it could be Scottish does not necessarily mean it is Scottish. But the words "...a prosperous Scottland for you and for me..." and the pronounciation of the singer make me think it is a Scottish band.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: radriano
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:30 PM

Wasn't Archie Fisher involved in writing songs of the oil rigs? His Men of Worth was on the subject.

Richard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:46 PM

Yes, he did, and I found the lyrics to that one, but it is still not the one requested. (I suppose I should post them, or Joe will whack me again........grin)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:50 PM

Never mind. They're already posted in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:52 PM

Good night everybody it's one o'clock in the morning here, have to go to bed, this time with the feeeling things have started to move

bless ya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 08:25 PM

menzze, if you're in Germany you could send me a tape with the snippet you've got. Maybe I or other friends will recognise the band. Email me at skw@worldmusic.de.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 05:32 PM

Susanne, will you be in Munster in may? I could bring the tape along. At the moment there might be a possibility to copy the tape to a minidisc and from there to my hard disc. I try to do it within the next week. I have to look for a minidisc player and the cables to connect it to my pc.

If I can manage that, whereto can I send the soundfile then?

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 05:34 PM

menzze, let me know closer to May at skw@worldmusic.de whether you still need the tape.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:54 AM

five days and nothing happened here :-((

You're not giving up, will ya?

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 23 Feb 01 - 04:26 PM

hey, what's goin' on????????????????????

Nothing?????????????????????

NOTHING ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 06 Mar 01 - 07:21 AM

a last try :-)))


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 11:00 AM

another last try that maybe someone may read it and help me in my desert :-(((


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 11:15 AM

Menzze,

bring the tape to Münster and perhaps...

BTW, congratulations, you have surpassed in number of posts asking for a single song the legendary jamas in his several months quest for 'Killybegs'. Incidentially, his request was responded to about one and a half years later. So don't despair. I wish you luck.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 12:17 PM

Hi Wolfgang,

the fact that I'm still refreshing this shows I don't despair*gr* As I wrote in one of my songs "...we'll never give up, our fight(or search in this case) goes on" and it will.......................

Münster depends on my driving license, means: is my psy-doc good enough to get me through this fucking MPU (IdiotentesT) so I can regain it before may. Chances are falling at the moment but that's somehting different...

All the best to you and even more to the one who knows this song

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Amos
Date: 13 Mar 01 - 08:46 PM

Here's one CD for sale with the title on it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 14 Mar 01 - 06:34 AM

Amos
this thread is running since the beginning of feb. Why did you wait this long before posting to it??? Tz...tz...tz...tz...tz.... happy you finally did it. Have to look for other places now where I can buy it from. Australia is a little, but just alittle, bit far from here.

Thank you SIR AMOS, hope this is the one.

menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 01 - 01:10 PM

Well, I hope so! SOrry to not have popped into the thread earlier; I am not a full-time Catter, you see, and I came to this thread because you specifically asked me to; otherwise I would not have gotten into it as I don't have time to read everything on the Forum!

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: menzze
Date: 14 Mar 01 - 01:57 PM

Amos, *vbg*

Menzze


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: GUEST,Offshore Brazil
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 06:50 PM

Hi Menzze

It's funny I was loking for this lyric ,I guess this site is closed now ? I remember a band playing in Aberdden who used to sing it ?

Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The men on the rigs
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 11:05 AM

Hi Menzze, Hi Eric

even I remembered a few days ago about this song, that I heard a very long time ago.

Did you find the lyrics or the melody in the meanwhile?

Roland


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