Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: The Banks of Strathdon

GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti 22 May 01 - 03:50 AM
IanC 22 May 01 - 04:23 AM
GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti 22 May 01 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,Drumshanty 22 May 01 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Philippa 22 May 01 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti 23 May 01 - 03:00 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Banks of Strathdon
From: GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti
Date: 22 May 01 - 03:50 AM

Does anyone know the words of the wonderful song The Banks of Strathdon, sung by the great flutist and singer from co. Fermanagh, Cathal McConnell, in his Long expectant comes at last cd?

Thanks zampex@interfree.it


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Banks of Strathdon
From: IanC
Date: 22 May 01 - 04:23 AM

Lyrics appear to be by John Strachan but I can't find anything on the net - either lyrics or and MP3. Sorry!

Ian


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Banks of Strathdon
From: GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti
Date: 22 May 01 - 09:13 AM

Thank you Ian. Cathal has a strong accent, and I am italian, it's not that easy to get what he sang ... and I suppose that there are some scottish words in the lyrics ... someone else can help me?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE BANKS OF STRATHDON
From: GUEST,Drumshanty
Date: 22 May 01 - 01:35 PM

As I went out walking one morning in May
Down by yon green meadow I chanced for to stray
I met with a fair maid she was standing along
She was bleaching her claes on the Banks of Strathdon

So I said unto to her as I seemed to pass
"You're bleaching your claes here my bonnie wee lass
Tis twelve months and better since I've had a mind
For to ask you to marry me if you're sae inclined."

"To marry you, to marry you O I'm far too young
And besides all you young men have a flattering tongue
My father and mother would both angry be
If I were to marry a young man like thee."

"O hold your tongue lassie and do not say no
You can cure all the pains love that I undergo
But I'll bid you a good man though I gang alone
So I'll bid you good morning on the Banks of Strathdon."

"Abide my dear laddie, you've fair won my heart
Here is my hand and we never shall part
We never shall part till the day we die
And may all good attend us wherever we be."

"O it's now you've consented though now out of time
The cruel words you've spoken have altered my mind
Dark clouds are a-gathering and rain will be on."
So they shook hands and parted on the Banks of Strathdon.

"So come all you fair maids and a warning take by me
Never slight your young man for his poverty
For in slighting this young man I'm afraid I'll get none
And live and die unmarried on the Banks of Strathdon."

I have transcribed the words from the CD - I think they are right. Great song.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Banks of Strathdon
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 22 May 01 - 03:22 PM

See also The Braes O' Stathblane


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Banks of Strathdon
From: GUEST,Lorenzo Zampetti
Date: 23 May 01 - 03:00 AM

Thank you mates! The lyrics are a present for "a fair maid"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 7 December 7:49 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.