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Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie

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GUEST,des 27 Feb 01 - 04:26 PM
GUEST,Annegi 27 Feb 01 - 04:51 PM
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GUEST,Annegi 28 Feb 01 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,des 28 Feb 01 - 06:01 PM
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Kerstin 29 Oct 01 - 09:23 AM
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Subject: chords/lyrics to kelty clippie
From: GUEST,des
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 04:26 PM

could someone please give me the chords/lyrics/mp3/or a site on the song kelty clippie


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Subject: Lyr Add: KELTY CLIPPIE^^^
From: GUEST,Annegi
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 04:51 PM

I have travelled roon this country
From shore tae shining shore
Frae the swamps o' Auchterderan
Tae the jungles o' Lochore
But in all these far flung places
There’s none that can compare
Wi' the Lily o' Lumphinnans
She's ma bonnie Maggie Blair

CHORUS: Oh, she's just a Kelty clippie
She'll no tak nae advice
It's Ach drap died, awa' bile yer heid
Ah'll punch yer ticket twice
Her faither's just a waster
Her mother's on the game
She's just a Kelty clippie
But I love her just the same

Frae the pyramids up in Kelty
Tae the mansions in Glencraig
We've trod the bings the gether
In mony's the blyth stravaig
Watched the moonlight over Crosshill
Trod Buckhaven's golden sand
And mony's the happy hour we've spent
In Lochgelly's Happy Land

Well I met her on the eight fifteen
That nicht o' romantic bliss
I says Hey Maggie pit doon yer bag
And gie's a wee bit kiss
Well she didna take that kindly
No she didna like ma chaff
And bein' a contrary kind o' lass
She says Come oan get aff

Noo she hasnae got nae culture
Ach she drives me roon the bend
She sits every night in an old armchair
Readin the People's Friend
Her lapel is full o badges
Frae Butlins doon at Ayr
And she gangs tae the bingo every night
Wi the curlers still in hair

But things are a wee bit better noo
Ah've gone and bought the ring
I won it frae Jim at the pitch and toss
Last night at the Lindsay Bing
Wi her wee black hat and her ticket machine
She did ma heart ensnare
She's the Lily o' Lumphinnans
She's ma bonnie Maggie Blair

Chords G; C; D7 ^^^


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Subject: RE: chords/lyrics to kelty clippie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:00 PM

Meaning no disrespect, this site has several very useful search engines; the most versatile, the Digitrad and Forum Search, is prominently displayed on the main Forum page and should be quite difficult to miss.  If either of you had entered, for example, kelty clippie, you would have found this:  THE KELTY CLIPPIE

One set of lyrics per song is usually enough; the more duplicates we get, the harder it becomes to find things; always supposing, of course, that people can be bothered to have a look for themselves.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: chords/lyrics to kelty clippie
From: GUEST,Annegi
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 02:18 PM

I was just trying to be helpful!


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Subject: RE: chords/lyrics to kelty clippie
From: GUEST,des
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 06:01 PM

Malcolm, I was greatfull for your lyrics but I tried digitrad & forum and never found anything it could be I am just stupid. THANKS DES


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Subject: RE: chords/lyrics to kelty clippie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 07:26 PM

Des:  Sometimes it's difficult to find stuff, and sometimes the search engines just don't work (like today, several times).  Do keep looking in here when you want to find things; we'll always do our best to help, but we'll also tell you if there was a way you could have found it without asking!

Annegi:  Yes, I know, and I was probably a bit unsympathetic.  I'm sure you understand, though, that it's a bit frustrating when somebody takes the trouble to post stuff and then every time somebody else asks for it, a well-meaning person jumps in and posts the same information yet again.  Threads are not deleted here, so everything is available as a constantly growing information resource, and one of the most important skills that any of us can acquire is a familiarity with the ways and means of locating existing information here; this is made more difficult if there is too much duplication.

Best wishes to you both!

Malcolm


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Subject: Kelty Klippie
From: Kerstin
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 09:23 AM

After some lovely days in Scotland I am home again in Sweden. From a visit to a pub with some folksinger a new melody is in my head. I can not remember the lyrics. I look forvard to get some help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kelty Klippie
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 09:44 AM

Posted here (click) in the forum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 05:41 AM

Maggie Blair - The Kelty Clippie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 07:53 AM

Vic, the papier mache figure of the Kelty Clippie is based on Barbara Dickson, who was part of John Watt's Great Fife Road Show -- as was Brian Miller, whose wife Jan made the sculpture.

(Over the years she also made models of Jeannie Robertson, Willie Scott, Jimmy MacBeath and Davy Stewart -- complete with accordion -- which often appeared at TMSA festivals, and even on Gordeanna McCulloch's CD cover!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 08:06 AM

Yes, Anne, I have met them all.... but there is one that you have missed out on - Rabbie Burns! We were at at ceilidh in Edinburgh some years ago and in walked Jan with her Burns model over her shoulder and plonked it on the empty seat next to Tina saying, "Ach! He's bin deid for twa hunner years but he still likes a guid nicht oot!" During the evening a lot of folk came up to him asking how he was getting on and that they hadna seen him for ages, but he never replied and had his eyes turned on Tina the whole evening. By the end of the evening, I was just glad that it was a model and not the real Rabbie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Vic Smith
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 09:51 AM

I used to travel around in the buses of W. Alexander & Sons (Fife) Ltd. - the company whose uniform Maggie/Barbara is wearing in Jan's model.
When I was a student I travelled to Kinghorn to visit my aunt and uncle on their buses.
When I got there my uncle said to me, "You like reading, don't you?" When I said that I did, he handed me the Alexander Bus Company Timetable Booklet and said, "Then you ought to read this; it's the greatest work of fiction in the history of the Kingdom o' Fife."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 10:23 AM

Tich Frier & Neil Paterson performed The Keltie Clippie & other songs by John Watt at a tribute night in 2013. I believe it's available on DVD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 10:41 AM

Oops above - "Kelty"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 12:51 PM

The tune is the same as "My Old Man's a Dustman" - is there an original behind both of them?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 01:46 PM

Thread drift!…

Vic, we had the pleasure of Rabbie's company at the Glasgow Ballad Workshop Burns' tribute this year which coincided with his birthday -- he sat in a corner of Avant Garde pub whilst various members sang songs and offered recitations.

And a grand time was had by all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Vic Smith
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 07:58 AM

Maggie Blair - The Kelty Clippie - another picture from the same photo shoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 08:51 AM

Jack Campin asked: "The tune is the same as "My Old Man's a Dustman" - is there an original behind both of them?"
They're similar tunes, but here's what John Watt had to say about it (quoted in this Mudcat thread ):
" The tune by the way isn't mine. It is in fact a mixture of "Maggie Cockabendie" and Woody Guthrie's "Grand Rancoolie Dam" [sic!]. I steal all my tunes. Although it's in at least three books that I know of, people still get the words wrong!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 09:13 AM

I managed to capture the man himself at the Fifesing weekend in 2010. This was his last public performance. He died in October 2011, just as the 50th anniversary celebrations of Dunfermline Folk Club, of which he was a founder member, were taking place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sm86Ds9tRY


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 07:54 PM

Far be it for a mere Sassenach to argue with such an erudite Folkie as Jack Campin , but when my mate George McColl sings it in The Brewery Tap at Brentford I cant hear 'Dustman' in the melody !


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Vic Smith
Date: 25 Feb 15 - 05:58 AM

John Watt - composer of 'The Kelty Clippie'
Poet, folksinger, raconteur, activist, storyteller, radical thinker, T.M.S.A. chairman, linguist, prime mover in the Great Fife Road Show, folk revival mover & shaker, songwriter and composer of "The Kelty Clippie", Fife's Got Everything", "Pittenweem Jo", "The Eyemouth Disaster" as well as many other notable songs and good all-round flawed genius.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Feb 15 - 07:32 PM

Agree re the tune and My Old Man's a Dustman: some similarity of rhythm but not of melody.

And there's this to remember him by:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-john-watt-respected-folk-bard-of-fife-whose-songs-ranged-from-the-comic-to-the-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Kelty Clippie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 04:14 PM

The above link didn't work, and I've tried it again, and it still doesn't. However if you Google John Watt, folk singer, you'll get it.


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