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Lyr Req: Pittenweem Jo (John Watt)

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Subject: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: GUEST,John D
Date: 14 Jun 01 - 07:26 AM

Does anyone have the words of Pittenweem Joe?


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Subject: RE: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: IanC
Date: 14 Jun 01 - 07:31 AM

Nice audio version here.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 14 Jun 01 - 08:25 AM

Lyrics can be found here. I presume it's not in the DT yet cos it's still copyrighted.


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Subject: RE: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Jun 01 - 07:12 PM

For the record, this song "Pittenweem Jo" (not "Joe") is not traditional, as the website seems to imply, but was written by John Watt, Fife's foremost man of letters and singer extraordinaire.

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: PITTENWEEM JO (John Watt)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 06:26 PM

Copied from http://www.alexsutherland.com/auldnew.htm

PITTENWEEM JO
(John Watt)

I'm goin' wi' a lassie fae Pittenweem,
She's every fisher laddie's dream.
She guts the herrin' doon by the quay,
And saves her kisses just for me.

Well, last July it come tae pass
I met this bonnie fisher lass,
Wi' her e'en sae blue, and black was her hair.
I met her doon by the village fair.

CHO: Oh, Pittenweem, Pittenweem,
She's every fisher laddie's dream.
She guts the herrin' doon by the quay,
And saves her kisses just for me.

So I says tae her, "Can I see ye hame?"
She says, "Och fine, but I ken yer game.
But ne'er the less, ye're awfy kind.
In fact, a widnae really mind."

So I took her hame that Saterday nicht.
The moon was shinin' oh sae bricht.
And as we sat there on the grass,
I said, "Hey, Jo, will ye be ma lass?"

Well, she's ma lass noo, and weel I ken
She disnae gang wi' other men:
'Cause I was fast but they were slow,
And that's how I won my Pittenweem Jo.

[Pittenweem is a fishing village on the east coast of Fife.]


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Subject: RE: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: GUEST,chernouskij
Date: 09 Oct 07 - 10:39 AM

Is there music to go with the lyrics?
JCh


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Subject: RE: Pittenweem Joe - Lyrics please
From: Peace
Date: 09 Oct 07 - 10:52 AM

You may be able to hear it on this site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 10:48 AM

If you can get a copy of Norman Buchan's '101 Scottish Songs'- the wee red book (not Mao's version) you'll find this song and the basic music.
As stated earlier it was indeed by that great Fifer, Dunfermline Athletic fan singer and raconteur, John Watt, and the book gives 1960 as the year it was written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 03:22 PM

Just a wee clarification -- 'jo' is a Scots word for sweetheart : think of Burns' great song of love in old age, "John Anderson, My Jo".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM

"...great Fifer, Dunfermline Athletic fan singer and raconteur": also sometime Communist candidate for local government and thoroughly decent guy (though I met him just the once).

wr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 05:55 PM

Sadly, now off to the big singaround.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: michaelr
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 07:01 PM

I thought 'jo' meant 'joy'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: maeve
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 10:48 PM

My Pittenweem friend Jack Ramsey defined "jo" as "sweetheart", michaelr. I hope one's sweetheart would bring joy also. :)

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 09:06 AM

You can hear it here: enjoy it!
https://soundcloud.com/springthyme/pittenweem-jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 09:10 AM

"You can hear it here: enjoy it!"

Don't you mean ensweetheart it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 05:32 PM

Maybe: if I knew what "ensweetheart" meant!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 05:58 PM

I remember learning this song 1963 from the wee red book which was used by the music department in my Senior School. I always thought it was Trad...until I heard it sung at the Fife Sing as part of a discussion between John Watt and Jimmy Hutchinson.John Watt also gave us the glorious Kelty Klippie song.
A lovely man and great songs.Much missed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Joe (John Watt)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 06:09 PM

There is a video on YouTube of John Watt and Davie Stewart singing "Keltie Clippie" at the Fifesing; possibly John's last public engagement. I take the blame for the video!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pittenweem Jo (John Watt)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 11:19 PM

There are lots of YouTube recordings of this song. I like this one by my friends Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod:


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