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Lyr Req: Marquis of Bredalbane??

cspilker 20 Feb 02 - 09:49 AM
Wolfgang 20 Feb 02 - 10:35 AM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 20 Feb 02 - 01:04 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 20 Feb 02 - 01:09 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Feb 02 - 10:58 AM
Wolfgang 21 Feb 02 - 11:05 AM
Clinton Hammond 21 Feb 02 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,999 25 Dec 09 - 02:58 AM
GUEST,joe 25 Dec 09 - 04:21 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Feb 11 - 12:16 AM
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Subject: marquis of Bredalbane...?
From: cspilker
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 09:49 AM

looking for the lyrics....or a recording of a song i have only heard sung by Dougie Maclean...called the MArquis of Bredalbane...or something like that... the first line is " frae Canmore tae Ban Mor, the Land was all the Marquis' "...any help would be appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marquis of Bredalbane...?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 10:35 AM

Old thread without the lyrics but with the probably correct names as a better start for a search: 'from Ben More to Kenmore...' and 'Marquis of Breadalbane'.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marquis of Bredalbane...?
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 01:04 PM

Marquis of Breadalbane: Campbell line. Marquis of Abercorn: Hamilton. Note spellings.
The title apparently does not start with "Marquis." Dougie MacLean lyrics here: Maclean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marquis of Bredalbane...?
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 01:09 PM

Sorry. Dougie Maclean here: Maclean


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Subject: Lyr req: Marquis of Bredalbane??
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 10:58 AM

As per marions suggestion in this thread

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=44447&messages=4

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyr req: Marquis of Bredalbane??
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 11:05 AM

you mean like in this thread?

Wolfgang (grinning)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyr req: Marquis of Bredalbane??
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 11:15 AM

oops...

Not enough coffee into me yet today...

Hehe


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HIGHLAND CROFTER (James Kennedy)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 02:58 AM

I wonder if he put the following to music and changed a few words?

Scottish Poetry Selection
- The Highland Crofter


The crofting system of smallholdings in the Highlands of Scotland originally gave the tenant few, if any, rights. He could be removed at any time at the whim of the landowner or, as took place during the Clearances when sheep farmers moved in, another tenant was prepared to pay a higher rent. While some of the worst aspects of the crofting system have been removed by legislation, it is still a hard life, full of uncertainties on poor soil and in a harsh climate and dependent on UK and European Union subsidies.
This poem, by an unknown author, points to the omnipotence of the titled landowner in those days.


The Highland Crofter

Frae Kenmore tae Ben More
The land is a' the Marquis's;
The mossy howes, the heathery knowes
An' ilka bonnie park is his;
The bearded goats, the towsie stots,
An' a' the braxie carcases;
Ilk crofter's rent, ilk tinkler's tent,
An ilka collie's bark is his;
The muir-cock's craw, the piper's blaw,
The ghillie's hard day's wark is his;
Frae Kenmore tae Ben More
The warld is a' the Marquis's.

The fish that swim, the birds that skim,
The fir, the ash, the birk is his;
The Castle ha' sae big and braw,
Yon diamond-crusted dirk is his;
The roofless hame, a burning shame,
The factor's dirty wark is his;
The poor folk vexed, the lawyer's text,
Yon smirking legal shark is his;
Frae Kenmore tae Ben More
The warld is a' the Marquis's.

But near, mair near, God's voice we hear -
The dawn as weel's the dark is His;
The poet's dream, the patriot's theme,
The fire that lights the mirk is His.
They clearly show God's mills are slow
But sure the handiwork is His;
And in His grace our hope we place;
Fair Freedom's sheltering ark is His.
The men that toil should own the soil -
A note as clear's the lark is this -
Breadalbane's land - the fair, the grand -
Will no' be aye the Marquis's.

Meaning of unusual words:
howes=valley, glen
knowes=knoll, hillock
ilka=every
towsie stots=shaggy young bull
braxie=diseased mutton
Ilk=each
muir-cock=moorcock
ghillie=manservant
birk=birch tree
dirk=dagger
mirk=gloom
aye=always


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Marquis of Bredalbane??
From: GUEST,joe
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 04:21 PM

Ay,ay an whaurs yer Marquis noo?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marquis of Bredalbane...?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:16 AM

The text is from a poem called THE HIGHLAND CROFTER by James Kennedy, from 1920. Dougie Maclean set it to music. The original text has been posted here, and there is more information about Maclean's version elsewhere in that thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Marquis of Bredalbane??
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 12:20 AM

Just tying things together here:
There's another thread about this song:
Lyr Req: Highland Crofter (from Dougie Maclean)


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