Lyr Req: The Roving Dies Hard
LADS O' THE FAIR
MUIR AND THE MASTER BUILDER
STRONG WOMEN RULE US ALL WITH THEIR TEARS
ADD: Silver Darlings (various) (97)
Lyr Req: The Yew Tree (Battlefield Band) (25)
Lyr Req: Snows of France and Holland (Brian McNeil (8)
Lyr Add: No Gods and Precious Few Heroes (9)
Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese (23)
Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span) (56)
Lyr Add: Muir and the Master Builder (B McNeill) (15)
Chords Req: The Roving Dies Hard (Battlefield Band (13)
Battlefield Band: Myth, Legend, or... (26)
Lyr ADD: Lads o' the Fair (Brian McNeill) (27)
ADD: Any Mick'll Do / Any Mick Will Do (9)
Review: The Battlefield Band (4)
Lyr Req: Back of the North Wind (12)
Lyr Req: Tail o' the Bank (Battlefield Band) (13)
Lyr Req: Best of the Barley (Brian McNeill) (6)
Lyr Req: The Rovin' Dies Hard (Battlefield Band) (8)
Lyr Req: Join the Union (Brian McNeill) (7)
Chords Req: Montrose (7)
Lyr Req: The Yew Tree (Battlefield Band) (5) (closed)
Lyr Add: Silver Darlin's + Who Pays the Piper (1)
Tune Req: Magheracloone & Miss Kate Rusby (6)
Lyr Req: Rovin' Dies Hard (3)
Subject: Lyrics Request: The Roving Dies Hard|
Date: 18 Dec 97 - 01:18 AM
Im looking for lyrics to a song by The Battlefield Band called "The Roving Dies Hard"
Subject: RE: Lyrics Request: The Roving Dies Hard|
Date: 18 Dec 97 - 03:35 AM
Hi Cathy, I've entered this song way back in June. Make a Forum search and enter "Rovin' dies hard" and you'll get it.
Subject: For The Roving Dies Hard|
From: Guy Hoyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 27 Mar 98 - 10:21 AM
I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that I think is called "The Roving Dies Hard", though I may very well be mistaken about that. The only lines I know go something like this:
"And if ever I'm asked why the Scots are beguiled, I lift up my glass in a health, and I smile; For nature's the one who dealt Scotland the wildest of cards, And the roving dies hard."
Any help would be appreciated.
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROVIN' DIES HARD (Brian McNeill)|
Date: 01 Apr 98 - 10:59 AM
The song is called "The Rovin' Dies Hard" and was written by Brian McNeill in his Battlefield Band days. It can be found on Battlefield Band's "Celtic Hotel" album. Lyrics and music can be found in their song book called "Forward with Scotland's Past" (all BB songs from 1976-88), but as a special treat :-) here are the words at least (I haven't got the time to write down the music in ABC notation, but if you're _really_ interested, drop me an e-mail on email@example.com):
THE ROVIN' DIES HARD (Brian McNeill)
My name's John Mackenzie, I'm a master-at-arms,
I'm Calum MacLean; I'm a trapper to trade.
My name's Robert Johnston, I'm a man of the cloth
My name's Willie Campbell, I'm a ship's engineer
I've tuned up me fiddle and rosined my bow
P.S. In '86 this song finished 2nd in the Legal and General Songsearch competition - in '87 Brian McNeill topped that by winning the competition with "The Devil's Only Daughter"...