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Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)

GUEST,fasteddy 14 Jan 02 - 10:50 AM
JenEllen 14 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM
katlaughing 15 Jan 02 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Fasteddy 15 Jan 02 - 09:36 AM
Amos 15 Jan 02 - 10:15 AM
swirlygirl 15 Jan 02 - 01:56 PM
Devilmaster 15 Jan 02 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Ian Hendrie 15 Nov 14 - 11:43 AM
GUEST 15 Nov 14 - 11:54 AM
michaelr 15 Nov 14 - 01:47 PM
RunrigFan 11 Nov 15 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,Alex 15 Mar 16 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,Ian Hendrie 16 Mar 16 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Campbell Gunn 08 Sep 16 - 11:19 AM
maeve 09 Sep 16 - 11:25 AM
maeve 09 Sep 16 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Singerdave 09 Sep 16 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,MarcinK 07 Nov 16 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,Campbell Gunn 18 Nov 16 - 10:14 AM
maeve 18 Nov 16 - 10:26 AM
RunrigFan 08 May 17 - 10:47 AM
RunrigFan 08 May 17 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,Campbell Gunn 02 Sep 17 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: A Great Song
From: GUEST,fasteddy
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 10:50 AM

I've heard a lovely song called'the Fishing Days' by a fella called Campbell Gunn who sings in the Park Bar in Glasgow. It's on a compilation CD from the bar, but deserves a bigger audience. anybody interested?


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: JenEllen
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 11:12 AM

Of course! Are you able to post lyrics, etc? Any website or anything that folks on the other side of the ocean can get ahold of the CD?
~Elle


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 04:10 AM

Sounds interesting!


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: GUEST,Fasteddy
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 09:36 AM

Hello JenEllen,

Give me an address and I'll send you a tape of 'The fishing days'

Yours Aye Eddy


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 10:15 AM

There goes anudder one!! :>)


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: swirlygirl
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 01:56 PM

Ah the Park Bar...

another haunt that I miss now I'm residing in the "lovely" Liverpool...

xx


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: Devilmaster
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 02:23 PM

Does some of it go:

Its 4 o'clock, and the wind is kinda hard today
But they go out anyway
Against the deck, the winds are blowing strong
The wives will have to pray

The daring ones will have to sail out to sea
risking their lives great and free


Its a song I have called 'A Fishing Day' which Mcginty from Halifax does on their Mcginty Live album.

Steve


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: GUEST,Ian Hendrie
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 11:43 AM

The Fishing Days by Campbell Gunn was recorded by The McCalmans and Stephen Quigg.


I can see the boats at Mallaig from Lewis and the Clyde
Low down in the water to the harbour with the tide
I can see 'The Horse' at Scavaig from the 'Stormdrift' at the dawn
With a hundred cran of herring
But the fishing days are gone

Chorus:
They ploughed the sea and they reaped the silver corn
There were hard days and bitter ways to greet the frosty dawn
They ploughed the sea and they reaped the silver corn
They made hard lives and bitter wives
But the fishing days are gone

As a boy I used to watch them as they fished the Arran shore
On calm and peaceful summer nights then next day home once more
And when winter winds were howling and the world lay still and warm
They were out upon on the water
But the fishing days are gone

Now the big ships sweep the ocean from Shetland down to Spain
The drifter and the ring net we will never see again
The smoking sheds lie empty and the 'Stormdrift's' days are done
The herring ships are over
And the fishing days are gone


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 11:54 AM

A snippet of the song can be heard on Stephen Quigg's mp3 store :
here


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FISHING DAYS (Campbell Gunn)
From: michaelr
Date: 15 Nov 14 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Ian Hendrie for posting the words. Reposting with a Lyr. Add tag for harvesting.

THE FISHING DAYS by Campbell Gunn was recorded by The McCalmans and Stephen Quigg.


I can see the boats at Mallaig from Lewis and the Clyde
Low down in the water to the harbour with the tide
I can see 'The Horse' at Scavaig from the 'Stormdrift' at the dawn
With a hundred cran of herring and the fishing days are gone

Chorus:
They ploughed the sea and they reaped the silver corn
There were hard days and bitter ways to greet the frosty dawn
They ploughed the sea and they reaped the silver corn
They made hard lives and bitter wives but the fishing days are gone

As a boy I used to watch them as they fished the Arran shore
On calm and peaceful summer nights then next day home once more
And when winter winds were howling and the world still and warm
They were out upon on the water; now the fishing days are gone

Now the big ships sweep the ocean from Shetland down to Spain
The drifter and the ring net we will never see again
The smoking sheds lie empty and the 'Stormdrift's' days are done
The herring ships are over and the fishing days are gone


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Subject: RE: A Great Song
From: RunrigFan
Date: 11 Nov 15 - 11:51 PM

Wrong lyrics

Rannoch which consisted of Campell Gunn & Heather O'Neill broke up in 1997 and I think over released 1 album


I can see the boats at Mallaig from Lewis and the Clyde
Low down in the water, to the harbour with the tide
I "can not sung* see 'The Horse' and Sammy from the
'Stormdrift' at the dawn
With a hundred cran of herring
But the fishing days are gone

chorus:

They ploughed the seas and they reaped the silver corn
There were hard days and bitter ways to greet the frosty morn
They ploughed the seas and they reaped the silver corn
They made, hard lives and bitter wives
But the fishing days are gone

As a boy I used to watch them, as they fished the Arran shore
On calm and peaceful summer nights and next day
home once more
But when winter winds were howling and the
world lay snug and warm
They were out there upon the ocean now the fishing days are gone

Repeat Chorus

Now the big ships sweep the seabed from Shetland down to Spain
The drifter and the ring net, we will never see again
The smoking sheds lie empty, the 'Stormdrift's'
days are done
The herring ships are over
And the fishing days are gone

Repeat Chorus


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Subject: RE: A Great Song: The fishing days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 15 Mar 16 - 12:25 PM

Doe sanyon ehave, or know where I could get, the guitar tabs for The Fishing Days, fo someone who wants to learn to play it?


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Subject: RE: A Great Song: The fishing days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Ian Hendrie
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 09:47 AM

These are the chords I use. I'm sticking with the horse at Skavaig. I recollect finding that the horse at Skavaig was as whirlpool but I can't be bothered re-researching it.

Capo 3 : G chords

I can see the [G]boats at Mallaig from [C]Lewis and the Clyde
Low down in the [G]water to the harbour with the [C]tide
I can [G]see the horse at Scavaig from the [C]'Stormdrift' at the dawn
With a hundred cran of [G]herring
But the [C]fishing [D]days are [G]gone

Chorus:
They [G]ploughed the sea and they [C]reaped the silver [G]corn
There were [C]hard days and [G]bitter ways to [C]greet the frosty [D]morn         
They ploughed the [G]sea and they [C]reaped the silver [G]corn
They made [C]hard lives and [G]bitter wives
But the [C]fishing [D]days are [G]gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Campbell Gunn
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 11:19 AM

As the author of the song, I can confirm that the line is "I see the Horse and Sammy..." - the Horse was the nickname of my Uncle Davy Edgar, who was engineer on the Storm Drift, and Sammy was Sammy Gemmell, the owner and skipper of the boat, which was based at Dunure, in Ayrshire. Campbell Gunn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: maeve
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 11:25 AM

Thanks very much for your post, Campbell Gunn. We are really happy here when we can be sure the lyrics are right! It would appear Ian Hendrie and michaelr posted the original lyrics then?

Wonderful song!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: maeve
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 11:28 AM

Oh wait, no I am wrong- sorry.
We may still need to re-post a corrected Lyr ADD for this song, folks.

"'I see the Horse and Sammy...' - the Horse was the nickname of my Uncle Davy Edgar, who was engineer on the Storm Drift, and Sammy was Sammy Gemmell, the owner and skipper of the boat, which was based at Dunure, in Ayrshire." Campbell Gunn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Singerdave
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 11:46 AM

Campbell, this is a great song and I love singing it, do you have anymore songs related to fishing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,MarcinK
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 05:35 PM

I had a pleasure to listen to Rannoch Duo in 1995, in the place called Carbeth Inn, where they were singing. Their concerts had quite unusual in that time audience - the group of Polish scouts (and I was one of them). And I still carry that music in my heart.
Unfortunately I have lost their tape before I had it digitalized. I would be grateful for any contact with a person who could help me in this subject.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Campbell Gunn
Date: 18 Nov 16 - 10:14 AM

The Fishing Days can be accessed on Soundcloud from my album Old Hard Land, which has a selection of my own songs. I remember great nights playing in the Carbeth Inn (now sadly closed and for sale). Campbell


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: maeve
Date: 18 Nov 16 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for your post, Campbell Gunn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 08 May 17 - 10:47 AM

From Ceilidh In The Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXHeaVP0gSU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 08 May 17 - 11:42 AM

GUEST,Campbell Gunn - Is this cassette or your cd available??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Campbell Gunn
Date: 02 Sep 17 - 06:26 PM

CDs are available. Email me on campbell.gunn@btinternet.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fishing Days (Campbell Gunn)
From: GUEST,Ian Hendrie
Date: 05 Sep 17 - 11:00 AM

Over a year after posting some incorrect lyrics and being corrected by the song's composer I offer my belated apologies for doing so.

I am very happy to now have the correct version.

When composers take a considerable time to get their lyrics right it must be very annoying to have oiks like me come along and incorrectly transcribe them. Though the words can be clearly heard on the recordings I have, Stephen Quigg's diction is excellent, the lines I got wrong just didn't make any sense to me. They do now. I was always a lover of the old vinyl lp which often included extensive sleeve notes, lyrics and words of explanation. Nowadays there are eithe no sleeve notes with downloads or you need a magnifying glass with CD booklets.


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