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Lyr Req: Schiehallion

Kerstin 05 Dec 01 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,kynnebextra@lineone.net 05 Dec 01 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,jim 05 Dec 01 - 05:39 PM
Susanne (skw) 05 Dec 01 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh 06 Dec 01 - 07:01 AM
Mikey joe 06 Dec 01 - 09:01 AM
Kerstin 06 Dec 01 - 01:52 PM
kendall 06 Dec 01 - 03:36 PM
Roger in Sheffield 07 Dec 01 - 05:13 AM
GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh 07 Dec 01 - 09:32 AM
GUEST,Nick Kelly 07 Dec 01 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Nick Kelly 07 Dec 01 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,Mikey joe 07 Dec 01 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Kynnebextra@Lineone.net 07 Dec 01 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,Kynnebextra@Lineone.net 07 Dec 01 - 06:03 PM
kendall 07 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM
Susanne (skw) 07 Dec 01 - 08:16 PM
GUEST,Kenny B 08 Dec 01 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,Dita (at work) 08 Dec 01 - 11:02 AM
Kerstin 10 Dec 01 - 07:17 AM
Kerstin 15 Dec 01 - 03:50 AM
GUEST, Dagan 29 Mar 09 - 08:32 PM
patriot1314 29 Mar 09 - 09:33 PM
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Subject: Schiehallion
From: Kerstin
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 03:39 PM

Hi Is there somebody who has heard this song? I know there is a mountain in Scotland with that name. Hugs! Kerstin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,kynnebextra@lineone.net
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:26 PM

Schielhallion was recorded by a folk group from Edinburgh Called "North Sea Gas" on a CD called ? You've Guessed "Schielhallion" Their website is http://schuerkamp.de/nsg There is no link to the lyrics of that one from their web site but there is a realplay recording. A good cheery group I have 2 of their CD's but unfortunately not this one. I quote from their web site "Schiehallion is a mountain in the very center of Scotland. Because of its conical shape "Drinking to the Back of Schiehallion" is considered a toast to ALL of Scotland. Have fun! " Hope this helps you Kenny B


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Subject: ADD: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,jim
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 05:39 PM

lyrics as requested; don't know if they will be formatted properly.

Schiehallion

1.
Come charge up your glasses and let's drink a toast
To the bold Scottish heroes and the proud Scottish host
To the battles we've won and the few that we've lost
Here's a health tae the back o' Schiehallion

Chorus:
Schiehallion, Schiehallion, I hear your voice calling
Across the Great Glen to the coast of Argyll
To the Lowlands, the Highlands
The Borders, the Islands
Let's drink tae the back o' Schiehallion

2.
The bluebell o' Scotland is hanging her head
And the lion once rampant is lying like dead
They grieve for the country whose courage has fled
Far awa' tae the back o' Schiehallion

3.
God speed the day when the Scots shall awake
The fetters of England tae crack and tae break
And stand by their freedom their birth right tae take
Here's a health tae the back o' Schiehallion
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 07:22 PM

I was sure I had it ... it's also been recorded by Glasgow duo Gaberlunzie though I'm not sure that recording is still available. See Gaberlunzie. There is also a website with a song list but I'm not sure it has lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 07:01 AM

Gaberlunzie are NOT a Glasgow duo; I believe they both live in Perthshire, just a few tens of miles up the road from me.

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Mikey joe
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 09:01 AM

SChiehallion is just outside Pitlochry I believe. You can see it from the top of the Law in dundee on a clear day

Mj


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Kerstin
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 01:52 PM

Thank you kynnebextra@lineout.net for your help with Schiehallion. I just love Scotland and return every year, sometimes two times. Often I stay with friends in Aberfoyle or in the Highlands, Newtonmore. I have heard North Sea Gas singing. I think they are very good. What do you think? kerstin.lo@telia.com Kerstin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: kendall
Date: 06 Dec 01 - 03:36 PM

This was recorded by Gaberlunzie. Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson were policemen in Glasgow, then thry resigned and went to playing music. Gordon lives in Milnathort, just north of Kinross. BTW, Gordon wrote this one. He is the guy who set up my tour of Scotland 11 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 05:13 AM

Schiehallion (Shee-halyon, Fairy Hill of the Caledonians)
Sorry don't know anything about the song
Just thought I would post a few links to the mountain where I saw my first Ptarmigan
www.walkscotland.com
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 09:32 AM

Kendall, I stand corrected. Guess having only been a folkie for 10 years now I'm too new to this game:-)

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Nick Kelly
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 10:32 AM

Speaking of Gordon and Gaberlunzie...they have a new CD, Independent Scots. You can get your copy at www.scotsindependent.org.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Nick Kelly
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 10:33 AM

...featuring a new verison of Schiehallion, I might add.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Mikey joe
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 10:37 AM

Sorry I am wrong I'm think of Ben Vrackie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Kynnebextra@Lineone.net
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 05:59 PM

Schielhallion was written and recorded by Gordon Menzies of Gaberlunzie as stated before. Obviously a good song if somebody else records it ie North Sea Gas. Both their websites are worth a visit. When you are in Scoland the next time drop me an Email If you are interested in visiting folk clubs within 20 miles of Aberfoyle, the Stirling folk Club is the nearest followed by Dunfermline and Milton of Campsie, all very friendly and interesting. Scottish Folkmusic venues are well advertised on the Alba Music&Clubs and the Fife Folk Clubs sites. I holpe you enjoy your next visit Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Kynnebextra@Lineone.net
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 06:03 PM

Schielhallion was written and recorded by Gordon Menzies of Gaberlunzie as stated before. Obviously a good song if somebody else records it ie North Sea Gas. Both their websites are worth a visit. When you are in Scoland the next time drop me an Email If you are interested in visiting folk clubs within 20 miles of Aberfoyle, the Stirling folk Club is the nearest followed by Dunfermline and Milton of Campsie, all very friendly and interesting. Scottish Folkmusic venues are well advertised on the Alba Music&Clubs and the Fife Folk Clubs sites. I holpe you enjoy your next visit Kenny B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: kendall
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM

Is the Glenfarg folk club still alive?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Dec 01 - 08:16 PM

Does the Stirling folk club still meet at the Terrace Hotel?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Kenny B
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 10:09 AM

Re Susanne(skw) & Kendall's queries ( Sorry I can't yet do clickies)

Glenfarg is still alive with current programme up to e.o. Dec. see "Fife Folk" as websearch for regular updates

Stirling is stiil at the Terraces Hotel and from recent reports alive and kicking. See "Albafolk" as websearch for telephone contact nos

"Albafolk" is good for club contact nos and websites "Fife Folk" has up to date club programmes & meeting nights


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 11:02 AM

Susanne, the Stirling club is alive and well at the Terraces, I'll be playing there on Monday night, with your good friends Ian and Avril, at the club's christmas party with the Govan Spoonful.
The club continues to be one of scotland's best, recently promoting a concert with Tom Paxton. Isobel and Chas continue to front a hard working committee.
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Kerstin
Date: 10 Dec 01 - 07:17 AM

Hi Kynnebextra@Lineone.net Kenny B

I have tried to send you an e-mail, but no chance, the mails came back. So please make me happy again. Send me your address and we can keep in touch, until I am back in Bonnie Scotland. It would be very funny to visit a club, and it was nice of you to give me that offer. I hope you can understand my English. A big hug! Kerstin kerstin.lo@telia.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: Kerstin
Date: 15 Dec 01 - 03:50 AM

Thank you Kenny for your e-mail I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. Problems with the inner-ear take long time to heal, so I heard. I still can´t find your e-mail-address as a member of Mudcat. Are you not a member? Sorry to give you problems. No harm?? Kerstin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: GUEST, Dagan
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 08:32 PM

Gordon Menzies abides in Carnbo, Kinross. I have recently had the pleasure of corresponding with him. He was most cordial and sent me an autographed copy of the Poem "The Auld Man of Benarty" that he penned.

Cheers!

Dagan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schiehallion
From: patriot1314
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 09:33 PM

Schiehallion is indeed a mountain in Perthshire, it is said that if you take a map of Scotland and draw two diagonal lines, the point where they meet is Schiehallion, making it the dead centre of Scotland.
Therefore, drinking a health to the back of Schiehallion is drinking a toast to Scotland.


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