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Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell

GUEST,anne_pearson@lineone.net 19 Aug 01 - 01:51 PM
katlaughing 19 Aug 01 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Jenny 23 Mar 10 - 06:31 PM
Rain Dog 23 Mar 10 - 07:21 PM
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Irene M 24 Mar 10 - 03:51 PM
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GUEST,Aislingean 18 Jun 13 - 08:58 PM
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Subject: Gulls of Invergordon
From: GUEST,anne_pearson@lineone.net
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 01:51 PM

At Invergordon by the sea They built a new distillery Tum ti tom ti tum ti tee A gull at Invergordon

Can anyone suppy the words for this song? - I have it on an old reel to reel tape and no means to play it.

If I can't find the words I am going to have to haunt car boot sales to find a working machine.

I want to sing it in memory of the gulls at Sidmouth and want to have it in good time as I am also working on a minature guided missile which seeks out the smell of ripe fish.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Aug 01 - 04:38 PM

I haven't been able to find any audio files on google, but I did find that Ian Campbell has a new CD out with it on it. If you go to the Fish Jumping Out of the Banjo at the top where it says Support the Mudcat, and then follow the link to CDNow, you could purchase the CD and Mudcat would get small commission for it. NOT that you have to, I just like to let folks know they have that option.

You could also get it from the DT's own Dick Greenhaus at www.camsco.com and you might check with Sandy Paton at www.folklegacy.com.

Then, again, maybe someone will psot the words!*smile*

Welcome to the Mudcat,

kat


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: GUEST,Jenny
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 06:31 PM

I'm also looking for this but I have found a number of clips of it online by Googling. Can't find lyrics though.


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: Rain Dog
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 07:21 PM

Check out Robin Laing

author of The Whiskey Muse, which according to Music In Scotland has the lyric that you want.

He also has an album with the song on it. Check his site for further details


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: Rain Dog
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 07:27 PM

You can also check out this on Youtube

Guitar: Gulls of Invergordon


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 07:33 PM

Try here


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Subject: RE: Gulls of Invergordon
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 07:42 PM

I have just wasted twenty minute digging out the Ian Campbell 'More Songs' book !


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GULLS O' INVERGORDON (from I Campbell
From: Irene M
Date: 24 Mar 10 - 03:51 PM

At Invergordon by the sea
They've built a new distillery.
And all the gulls are on the spree, that live in Invergordon.
The mash that's flowing from the still,
They gobble doon wi' right good will.
Now every gull can hold it's gill
That lives in Invergordon.

Duramadoo a duramaday, duramadoo a dady oh
Duramadoo a duramaday. The gulls o' Invergordon.

A Glasgow gull came frae the Clyde
To Invergordon to reside
And got himself half-stupefied
With the gulls o' Invergordon.
And then he found to his surprise
That he was hardly fit tae rise,
And flying kind o' sidywise
When he left Invergordon.

Duramadoo etc

Now when we die, some people say
We come back in another shape.
How I would love to come and stay
As a gull at Invergordon.
Dramadoo a dumaday, reincarnation would be gay.
A kind of perpetual hogmanay
With the gulls o' Invergordon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 04:16 AM

Did Ian Campbell write this, or is he just the performer?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 03:41 PM

I see that the Ian Campbell group lists the author as "unknown" and I haven't had much luck searching thru google.
Ive been singing this and the folks keep asking if it couldn't get longer.
So here's my tentative contribution; criticism and more additions both welcome.

From break of dawn to close of day
The gulls they tuck it all away
And swoop and whoop and loop and play
the gulls of Invergordon
But you had best stay out of sight
Unless you want a coat of white
For loaded gulls still aim quite right,
The gulls of Invergordon.

Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 03:45 PM

Alternatively,

From break of dawn to close of day
The gulls they swoop and whoop and play,
And whitewash anything in their way...

the rest the same

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: GUEST,Aislingean
Date: 18 Jun 13 - 08:58 PM

I always understood that this was written by Dr Sheila Douglas after a news article in a national paper.
Sheila died earlier this year after a long period of illness however her son Colin will be able to confirm I am sure.
We remember Sheila singing the song around 30 years ago both at her Scone home and at Glenfarg F.C.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 19 Jun 13 - 07:34 PM

I have always thought it was written by Pete MacNab.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GULLS OF INVERGORDON (from R Laing)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 06:11 PM

This version is slightly different. I especially like the phrase "a dram a day for the gulls of Invergordon." (My transcription from Spotify.)


THE GULLS OF INVERGORDON
As sung by Robin Laing on "The Water of Life"

At Invergordon by the sea,
They've built a great distillery,
And every gull is on a spree,
That lives in Invergordon.
The mash that's flowin' from the still,
They gobble it doon wi' richt good will,
And every gull can hold his gill
That lives in Invergordon-o.

CHORUS: A duramadoo, a duramaday,
Duramadoo, a daddy-o,
Duramadoo, a dram a day
For
the gulls o' Invergordon-o.

A Glasgow gull came frae the Clyde
To Invergordon for tae bide,
Found
himself half stupefied
With the gulls o' Invergordon.
And then he found to his surprise
That he was hardly fit tae rise,
And flyin' a sort o' sidywise,
He left Invergordon-o. CHORUS

Now when we die, some people say,
We come back in some other way.
Oh,
how I'd love to come and stay
As a gull in Invergordon.
A-duramadoo, a dram a day,
Reincarnation would be gay,
A sort of perpetual hogmanay
As a gull in Invergordon-o. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gulls o' Invergordon (from I Campbell
From: Rumncoke
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 06:53 PM

I did find, and buy 'the water of life' some time ago, and there is was, the song I asked about so long ago.

Not only that, but when going through some old papers I found that I had written it down and forgotten to include it in my song book.

Possibly some time in the 1980s.

The changing of the seasons has meant that the young squeakers running around looking for someone to feed them have gone from Sidmouth by the time of the folk festival in August - at least it has in recent years, but this year everything was so delayed by the snow in Spring time they might be there this year.


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