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Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)

DougR 29 Jan 02 - 01:00 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 29 Jan 02 - 07:05 PM
Amos 29 Jan 02 - 07:10 PM
DougR 29 Jan 02 - 07:17 PM
GUEST 09 Mar 06 - 10:27 PM
GUEST,leeneia 10 Mar 06 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THINK ON ME (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: DougR
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 01:00 PM

This song brought me to the Mudcat in 1999. I was searching for the lyrics, and it was not in the database, nor did anyone seem to be familiar with it. I finally located sheet music to the song from the Willis Music Company. It use to be included regularly in encores at recitals performed by classical vocalists. Two artists that I know included this in programs were: Ann Merriman, who was a member of the Bach Aria Group in the 60's and Thomas L. Thomas who starred on the Firestone Hour on radio and TV for several years. the song:

THINK ON ME
Alicia Ann Scott

1. When I no more behold thee,
Think on me.
By all thine eyes have told me,
Think on me.
When hearts are lightest,
When eyes are brightest,
When griefs are slightest,
Think on me,
Think, oh think, oh think on me,
Think, think on me.

2. In all thine hours of gladness,
Think on me.
If e'er I soothed thy sadness,
Think on me.
When foes are by thee,
When woes are nigh thee,
When friends all fly thee,
Think on me,
Think, oh think, oh think on me,
Think, think, on me.

3. When thou hast none to cheer thee,
Think on me.
When no fond heart is near thee,
Think on me.
When lonely sighing,
O'er pleasure flying,
When hope is dying,
Think on me,
Think, oh think, oh think on me,
Think, think, on me.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New old Song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:05 PM

That's BEAUTIFUL. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New old Song
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:10 PM

Wow, Doug. I like it!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: New old Song
From: DougR
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:17 PM

I wish I could refer you to the tune. It's really a beautiful song. It's included on the CD, The Hills of Lorne, recorded by Anne Lorne Gillies. Other songs on the CD include: The Hills of Lorne; The Dark island; I know a Lad; Banks of Sicily; Salt Sea Wine; Glencoe; A Land for all Seasons; Sandy at Sunset; Bonnie Gallowa'; Dumbarton's Drums; Dark Lochnagar; Golden Wedding Ring; and Farewell My Love.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 10:27 PM

Thank you so much for posting this! I'm singing this in my choir, my music got snatched, and it has to memorized by tomorrow, March 10, 2006. You saved me! By the way, the song was written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was awaiting execution, in case you didn't know that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 10:57 AM

Thanks to whomever it was that refreshed this. I had forgotten about this beautiful tune, but now I can add it to my repertoire.

I hope to post the MIDI here, so if you want to hear it, come back.

I have an LP by Elly Ameling, the Dutch soprano, and she credits "Lady John Scott."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM

If and when the MIDI is posted, you will find that the tune I've found and the words above do not quite gibe. I'll deal with that when the time comes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 07:46 PM

Leeneia's MIDI added.

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 11:25 AM

Thanks, Joe.

My version have five thinks at the end, and the lyrics posted above have six.

To fit words to the tune, starting with " when griefs are slightest, Think on me, Think oh think on me, Think, Think on me."

the first me has two notes

the next think has three notes

the last note hangs in the air on the first verse. for the second verse I go down to the tonic to resolve it.

The MIDI is very slow, a little too slow, but that helps in learning.

Ciao


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 09 - 02:33 AM

My highschool choir sang this. It was beautifully done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: peregrina
Date: 31 May 09 - 03:44 AM

Is this Alicia Ann Scott the same Alicia Ann Spottiswoode aka Lady John Scott who wrote Ettrick and Annie Laurie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 08:20 AM

From The Scottish Minstrel by Charles Rogers (Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo & Co., 1882), page 447:

LADY JOHN SCOTT.

The authoress of the words and music of many popular songs, Lady John Scott, nee Alicia Anne Spottiswoode, is the eldest daughter of John Spottiswoode, Esq. of Spottiswoode, Berwickshire. Her mother, Helen Wauchope, was second daughter of Andrew Wauchope, Esq. of Niddrie-Mains, near Edinburgh. The subject of this notice married, on the 11th March 1836, Lord John Douglas Scott, second son of Charles, fourth Duke of Buccleuch. Lord John died on the 3d January 1860. The whole of Lady John Scott's musical compositions have been published by Mr C. Lonsdale, 26 Old Bond Street, London, by whose kind permission her Ladyship's songs are subjoined.

[The song texts printed in this volume are:
KATHERINE LOGIE
LAMMERMOOR
SHAME ON YE, GALLANTS!
ETTRICK
YOUR VOICES ARE NOT HUSH'D
THE FOUL FORDS
DURIS-DEER]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Ann Scott)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:14 AM

Lady John Scott died in 1900 so there was quite a bit more after 1882.

There is a lovely photo of her in her papers in the National Library of Scotland, the only picture of her I've seen - she was horribly self-conscious about her appearance and hated having her picture taken (unfortunately it's completely unreproducible, very dark sepia with a lot of the visual information in the reflective patina). She's an old lady sitting in front of a flagrantly fake classical landscape holding a Spanish guitar, with a shy and gentle smile. I've never read anybody with a bad word to say about her.

I've read some of her letters to and from C.K Sharpe when she was a young woman. She comes across as desperately enthusiastic and naive about Scottish history and tradition; it's a bit like some Mudcat threads when a likeable young newbie joins in, with Sharpe doing the same sort of thing as Malcolm Douglas.

She was extraordinarily good at distance running in her earlier life. I can't imagine what sort of clothing an aristocratic Scottish woman of the period would have worn to do it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think On Me (Alicia Anne Spottiswoode)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 01:41 PM

where can I hear the music.. I love the lyrics! But I'l like to hear the hole version, with someone singing and music and all that. So does anyone know where i can find it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 03:51 PM

YouTube has 2 recordings of THINK ON ME:

Sung by John McHugh

Sung by Bidu Sayão (It's the second of three songs on this video.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 10 - 08:21 PM

when I was taught this song in school it was different though but I love this song I always sing this song! (:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Ron
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 03:39 AM

I have been looking for the words of this lovely melody since I saw it on a British show called Highway several years ago. This evening I found a lovely rendition of it sung my Isabel Baillie on You Tube featuring a 1941 recording. She certainly had an outstanding voice.
If you get a chance please listen and enjoy it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 02:49 PM

Both youtube renditions cited by Jim Dixon have been removed for violations.

Nan Merriman sings "Think of Me," in farewell concert, as the second song in this youtube recording.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiK7mI9Tm-Q


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Doug Roycraft
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 03:26 PM

I had the privilege of hearing on tape from old time radio Evelyn MacGregor sing Think on Me on the Sunday night NBC show the American Album of Familiar Music. It was beautifully done and its a touching, beautiful song. I am delighted finding your web site and am pleased to learn more about this song. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: DougR
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 04:15 PM

I had the pleasure of accompanying Nan Merriman to Flagstaff, Arizona, from Phoenix to present a recital on the "Community Concert Series" at Northern Arizona University in the mid 1960's. "Think on Me" was the closing song included as encores after the performance. Nan was a wonderful lady and I was always grateful to her for introducing me to this song. I say "was" because I believe she is no longer with us.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: DougR
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 01:15 PM

Leeneia: Sorry about the extra "Think." I just re-read your post and suppose I had my head "you know where" when I threw in the extra one.
:>)
DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 09:13 PM

Jean Redpath also sings it beautifully: it's the title track of one of her CDs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Zi
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:33 PM

OMG....I've been looking for the lyrics of this song! I did it for my final recital! I loved the words then, and love it even more now!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Aurora!
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 07:23 PM

Omg i got a solo in this song :) i love it! I still sing it!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: Kadoguy
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:44 AM

Nan is very much alive and will celebrate her 91st birthday April 28th. Attached is a link to a photo of her in 2002 at age 82. I recommend checking out her many available video clips now at YouTube!

Nan Merriman - age 82 in 2002 in lower left corner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: machree01
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:56 AM

The Choir that i'am with sings Think On Me, it's lovely


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Ellen
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 08:16 PM

The Hudson Reformed Church had a choir director back in the '50's who was killed in an auto accident on the way home from our evening service one Sunday. "Think On Me" had always been his favorite and he had sung it at many of our Catskill Glee Club and Treble Choralier concerts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,Paul in Southampton England
Date: 11 Jul 11 - 05:00 AM

Thanks for the lyrics. I have an old recording of Isabel Baillie singing this but could not quite get all the words. I might have this at my funeral!    Paul.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 12 - 01:04 AM

So who did write "Think on Me"....Mary, Queen of Scots or Alicia Ann Scott?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 May 12 - 05:53 AM

Lady John Scott.

There is a nice short biography of her in Angus Calder's "Gods, Mongrels and Demons" (2003). He mentions in passing that she almost certainly wrote "Loch Lomond", but covered her tracks very thoroughly with misinformation to make it look as if it was older.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Think on Me (Lady John Scott)
From: GUEST,David Wilkinson
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 10:32 AM

There is a beautiful rndering of this song by the baritone Peter Morrison as an item in his CD/cassette "A Toast to the Music of Scotland"


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