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Lyr Req: Ruthven (Keith Johnston)

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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: RUTHVEN (Keith Johnston)
From: IvanB
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 11:26 PM

This beautiful song which I believe was written (he performed it) by Keith Johnston, a Scots singer/songwriter, was played on Celtic Connection a few weeks ago. I got most of the lyrics, but I could use a little help in the third verse. In the first line, what I believe is a place name sounds like "Come Aussie." Does anybody have the lyrics and, if so, could you please proof mine? Thanks.

Here's what I have:

Ruthven
Keith Johnston

I am older but not much wiser,
And the leaves are falling down,
Like the men who fought and died here
And were trampled to the ground

Oh, the wind blows so deep and bitter
As it wraps itself around
And just as hunger gives no quarter
These men were taken down.

Oh ??ussie?, I know you're cryin'
But you never make? the sound
of the rumble of the thunder
that cut a thousand clansmen down.

In the evening I sit and think of
Those who bore the fiery cross,
And I ask to beg the pardon
Of the souls beneath the moss.

Not in Derby, nor Culloden
Did these brave men lose the cause.
For the gallant fighting highlanders
At Ruthven all was lost.

Here's the tune:

MIDI file: RUTHVEN.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: Ruthven
Text: By Kieth Johnston
Tempo: 082 (731707 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Bb
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: Bb
Start
0000 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 53 110 0094 0 53 000 0002 1 55 110 0094 0 55 000 0002 1 58 110 0432 0 58 000 0048 1 63 110 0142 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0046 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0478 0 60 000 0002 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 67 110 0094 0 67 000 0002 1 65 110 0544 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0142 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0046 0 63 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0336 0 65 000 0048 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 53 110 0094 0 53 000 0002 1 55 110 0094 0 55 000 0002 1 58 110 0432 0 58 000 0048 1 63 110 0094 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0478 0 60 000 0002 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 62 110 0142 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0046 0 60 000 0002 1 58 110 0528 0 58 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Ruthven
M:4/4
Q:1/4=82
K:Bb
DEF2F3F|FF,G,B,5|E3/2D/2C5B,|FGF6|D3/2E/2F2F4|
FF,G,B,5|EDC5B,|D3/2C/2B,11/2||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Help: Ruthven-Keith Johnston
From: IvanB
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 04:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Help: Ruthven-Keith Johnston
From: IvanB
Date: 28 Sep 01 - 12:17 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Help: Ruthven-Keith Johnston
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 02:50 PM

Hi there,

Just came across this and yes it was written and performed by Keith Johnston.
Also the words you are looking for in the third verse are..

Oh Drumossie I know youre cryin'
But you never make the sound
Of the rumble of the thunder
That cut a thousand clansmen down.

Cheers!


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