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Lyr Req: Gala Water (Old Blind Dogs version)

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GUEST,ParaHandy 16 Oct 01 - 08:08 PM
Malcolm Douglas 16 Oct 01 - 09:34 PM
53 16 Oct 01 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,Thaks all... 20 Oct 01 - 06:30 PM
Malcolm Douglas 20 Oct 01 - 09:19 PM
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Subject: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: GUEST,ParaHandy
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 08:08 PM

I can find some lyrics for this but not the ones as done by The Old Blind Dogs. Can anyone please help? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 09:34 PM

Presumably you've already used the "Digitrad and Forum Search" on the main Forum page, and have found these earlier discussions:

Braw Lads o' Gala Water  Text learnt by Ewan MacColl from his mother, Betsy Miller; text and tune (abc format) from The Scots Musical Museum, with background notes; text of a recording by the McCalmans, Bonnie Lass o' Gala Water, apparantly a modified version of the usual set (no traditional source named).

MUS ADD: Gala Water  Tune in miditext and abc formats; no source named.

Lyrics to Gala Waters  Text of Betsy Miller's set.

Presumably you have the record and no lyric is provided; do the sleeve notes say where they got it?  That would help us to help you.  There's a 1793 Robert Burns version, of course, but the song is older than that, so some more information about the particular one you're looking for would be useful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: 53
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:14 PM

did blind blake, and blind lemon jefferson play in that band?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: GUEST,Thaks all...
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 06:30 PM

The sleeve notes don't state a source. There are lines from all the versions I have found here (thanks all for he help) but they also have some others that aren't here...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 09:19 PM

I'm not surprised; they don't seem terribly conscientious about acknowledging their sources.  Somebody round here must have the record and can make out the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: weepiper
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 09:56 PM

Hullo Para Handy,
I did a search and found you the Old Blind Dogs website, it has a forum which would be a good place to ask about this, the band members do look at it as some of them have posted to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: GUEST,ParaHandy@aol.com
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 11:06 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gala Water - Old Blind Dogs Version
From: GUEST,Parahandy
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 11:07 PM

Thanks all. I have tried all of the above and I think now I will just have to bite the bullet and transcribe. Once done I wil email them into the site.


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