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Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese / Norland Wind

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Subject: The Wild Geese or Norland Wind
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 11:06 PM

Does anyone have the chords to this beautiful song? I heard Cilla Fisher do it at old songs in 1984 and I just now found an MP3 for the song and lyrics. But some chord changes escape me.

Sorcha, I tried real hard on this one, honest I did. But I'm just plain stuck.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: khandu
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 11:11 PM

LOL, Don! Did I catch a note of fear here? Surely Sorcha isn't that tough!

Sorry, I can't help you on this, before she finds out!

khandu


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD GEESE (Kathy Mar)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 11:22 PM

Is this the song?

THE WILD GEESE
(Words and music Kathy Mar © 1984)

 

Chorus
The wild geese are flying out on a bright wind
And never again will their songs fill our skies
They've taken their magic and grace from our seeing
And followed the dark in their eyes
 
The wild gypsy geese in a thousand sad cities
Heard tales of a chance to fly from their tears
Out on a sun-breeze in a dark Ban-sidhe wailing
A journey of more than one hundred light years
 
The wild gypsy geese like some star-haunted pilgrims
By ones and by twos all flew to the field
They knew they would fight to the last if they had to
That every dark hunger might somehow be healed
 
And though they were strangers they shared a wild dreaming
And meeting that first time they knew at a glance
Without any planning, by some magic signal
They captured the ship that would see the stars dance
 
And out on the sun-wind they flew in their rapture
With never a thought to the world left behind
The poets, the singers, the dreamers, the mystics
The few who could see among so many blind
 
And every gosling they birthed on the star-ship
Was heir to the wild streak that drove them all on
And still the dark dream and a wild Ban-sidhe wailing
Would haunt all their sleep in that night without dawn
 
And somewhere between the gold star that they came from
And one more unseen at the end of their flight
They lost their last yearning for somewhere to settle
And chased the wild wailing across a dark night
 
The wild geese are flying on sun-colored feathers
In black velvet seas beyond galaxy's shore
The wild geese with all of our dreams in their pockets
Are winging away to forever and more


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD GEESE (Violet Jacob, Jim Reid)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 11:31 PM

Or this one?

The Wild Geese
(Words by Violet Jacob, Music by Jim Reid/Springthyme Music 1984)
"Far abune the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee;
A lang, lang skein o' beatin' wings wi' their heids toward the sea."
Set to music by Jim, this was originally written as a poem by Violet Jacob in 1915.
The song is also known under the alternative title Norland Wind.

"Oh tell me fit was on yer road ye roarin Norland wind?
As ye come blawin frae the land that's never frae ma mind.
Ma feet they traivel England but I'm deein for the North."
"Ma man, I saw the siller tides rin up the Firth o Forth."
 
"Aye wind, I ken them weel eneuch an fine they fa and rise,
And fain I'd feel the creepin mist on yonder shore that lies.
But tell me as ye pass them by fit saw ye on the way?"
"Ma man, I rocked the rovin gulls that sail abin the Tay."
 
"Bit saw ye naethin leein wind afore ye come tae Fife?
For there's muckle lyin 'yont the Tay that's mair tae me nor life."
"Ma man, I swept the Angus braes that ye hivna trod for years."
"Oh wind, forgie a hameless loon that canna see for tears."
 
"And far abin the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee,
A lang, lang skein o beatin wings wi their heids toward the sea,
And aye their cryin voices trailed ahint them on the air."
"Oh wind, hae mercy, haud your wheesht for I daurna listen mair."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 12:00 PM

The second one George.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 12:47 PM

Part of the trouble is that there are lots of songs with Wild Geese/Goose in the title. Just try putting either in the Supersearch box.........


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Subject: Tune Add: THE WILD GEESE or NORLAND WIND
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 02:12 PM

This is a great song. The Battlefield Band version was
sung by Davy Steele - a really spine-chillingly
beautiful rendition of the song. I was fortunate
enough to hear him sing it live a few years ago. One of
Scotland's finest singers he was.


Anyway, I wrote this down in ABC notation a while ago:

X:1
T:I saw the wild geese flee
T:Norland Wind
C:Violet Jacob/Jim Reid
S:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine"
H:Originally a poem entitled "The Wild Geese", written in 1915 by Angus poet Violet Jacob. Set to music by Jim Reid.
A:Angus
D:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine" (Temple Records COMD 2074)
D:Jim Reid - "I Saw the Wild Geese Flee" (Springthyme SPRCD 1015)
O:Scottish
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=80
K:Bb
B|"Bb"B2 c d2 c|"Gm"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"F"F4-F B|
"Bb"B2 c d2 d|"Gm"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 c|"F"c4-c B|
"Gm"B2 c d2 f|"Bb"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"Cm"C4-C F|
"Eb"E2 D E2 F|"Cm"E<D-D C2 D|"Eb"E2 D "F"B,2 B,|"Bb"B,5:|


I usually put the capo on the 3rd fret and play G/Em/C/D etc.

Henrik W.


To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: Tune Add: THE WILD GEESE or NORLAND WIND
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 02:17 PM

Aargh! The last lines got a bit messed up, here goes again:

X:1
T:I saw the wild geese flee
T:Norland Wind
C:Violet Jacob/Jim Reid
S:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine"
H:Originally a poem entitled "The Wild Geese", written in 1915 by Angus poet Violet Jacob. Set to music by Jim Reid.
A:Angus
D:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine" (Temple Records COMD 2074)
D:Jim Reid - "I Saw the Wild Geese Flee" (Springthyme SPRCD 1015)
O:Scottish
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=80
K:Bb
B|"Bb"B2 c d2 c|"Gm"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"F"F4-F B|
"Bb"B2 c d2 d|"Gm"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 c|"F"c4-c B|
"Gm"B2 c d2 f|"Bb"e<d-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"Cm"C4-C F|
"Eb"E2 D E2 F|"Cm"E<D-D C2 D|"Eb"E2 D "F"B,2 B,|"Bb"B,5:|

Henrik W.
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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 02:24 PM

I have no clue what went wrong there, one last time (just the last few lines):

B|"Bb"B2 c d2 c|"Gm"e |"Bb"B2 c d2 d|"Gm"e |"Gm"B2 c d2 f|"Bb"e |"Eb"E2 D E2 F|"Cm"E
Henrik W.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 02:30 PM

Don,

For some reason the lines with the music disappear. If you'd like the abc file - send me an e-mail.

Henrik W.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE WILD GEESE or NORLAND WIND
From: MMario
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 02:43 PM

from Henrik's post:

I hope it's okay - I took it from "view source"

p> MIDI file: norland.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: I saw the wild geese flee
Text: By Violet Jacob/Jim Reid
Tempo: 080 (750000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Bb
TimeSig: 6/8 24 8
Start
0000 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0478 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0478 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 77 110 0094 0 77 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 60 110 0478 0 60 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0046 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0238 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0000 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0478 0 65 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 74 110 0094 0 74 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 72 110 0478 0 72 000 0002 1 70 110 0094 0 70 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0094 0 72 000 0002 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 77 110 0094 0 77 000 0002 1 75 110 0046 0 75 000 0002 1 74 110 0238 0 74 000 0002 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0256 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 60 110 0478 0 60 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 63 110 0046 0 63 000 0002 1 62 110 0238 0 62 000 0002 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 58 110 0094 0 58 000 0002 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:I saw the wild geese flee
M:6/8
Q:1/4=80
K:Bb
BB2cd2|ce/2d5/2B2|DE3E2|FF5|BB2cd2|de/2d5/2B2|
DE3E2|cc5|BB2cd2|fe/2d5/2B2|DE3E2|FC5|FE2DE2|
FE/2D5/2C2|DE2DB,2|B,B,2BB2|cd2ce/2d3/2|-dB2DE2|
-EE2FF2|-F3BB2|cd2de/2d3/2|-dB2DE2|-EE2cc2|
-c3BB2|cd2fe/2d3/2|-dB2DE2|-EE2FC2|-C3FE2|
DE2FE/2D3/2|-DC2DE2|DB,2B,B,13/8||


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Kernow John
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 03:12 PM

Henrik
My apologies for the 3 pm's I was getting error messages but it appears they were getting through.
KJ


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Subject: Tune Add: THE WILD GEESE / NORLAND WIND
From: Henrik W.
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 03:54 PM

MMario, I'm afraid the ABC from view source is not OK - Bb notes became two B notes in the process. But I think I found my error - some "less than" symbols in the ABC created havoc with the HTML tags. So, I've re-written the ABC file to be more Mudcat HTML friendly. Hopefully this works - anyway, here goes:

X:1
T:I saw the wild geese flee
T:Norland Wind
C:words: Violet Jacob/music: Jim Reid
S:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine"
H:Originally a poem entitled "The Wild Geese", written in 1915 by Angus poet Violet Jacob. Set to music by Jim Reid.
A:Angus
D:Battlefield Band - "Rain, Hail or Shine" (Temple Records COMD 2074)
D:Jim Reid - "I Saw the Wild Geese Flee" (Springthyme SPRCD 1015)
O:Scottish
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/4=80
K:Bb
B|"Bb"B2 c d2 c|"Gm"e/2d3/2-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"F"F4-F B|
"Bb"B2 c d2 d|"Gm"e/2d3/2-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 c|"F"c4-c B|
"Gm"B2 c d2 f|"Bb"e/2d3/2-d B2 D|"Eb"E3 E2 F|"Cm"C4-C F|
"Eb"E2 D E2 F|"Cm"E/2D3/2-D C2 D|"Eb"E2 D "F"B,2 B,|"Bb"B,5:|


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: MMario
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 04:19 PM

I tried! *grin*

That's the first one I've tried converting with chord symbols.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 09:02 PM

Surely the use of terms like "gypsy" are insulting and shouldn't be used. Lyrics using insulting terms like "darkies" ( Old Man River) are now just not tolerated in our more enlightened society. Come on, Mudcatters, be a little nore sensitive!
Terry


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Mar 02 - 11:12 PM

Thanks to everyone who helped on this one. I do appreciate it.

Terry,

Forgive me if I seem clueless here. Are you serious or being ironic and witty? I can't tell.

I don't sing "Darkies" in Old Man River and I can't say I have ever heard done so. The onliest way I have ever heard it was .

"The Dark folk work on the Mississippi, "The Dark folk work while the white folk play."

Regarding peoples of the Indo-European racial groupings I have trouble separating races from that group. I don't believe that the Romany people are anymore a race apart than are the Jews, Kurds, or Arabs. (I may be wrong)But I believe that they and we white American types are all from the same racial glot.

Perhaps calling someone a Gypsy is insulting but I don't believe its a racial insult or even a racist comment. I would think its the same as calling someone a Polock or a Pommie Git, (My spelling may be off here.) Are those racist remarks? I just don't know.

Should we then abandon the songs like The Gypsy Rover or The Raggle Taggle Gypsies or Gypsy Davy? I will have a hard time selling the idea to the guys in the band that we are now singing " The Itinerrant Rover" or "The Raggle Taggle Tinkers ". Not all Tinkers are Romany and not all Romany people are Tinkers.

In any case if I use Gypsy in a song I have no intent on using it insultingly or with malice.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 09:14 AM

Hi there! Does anybody knows the way like Kenny Speirs used to sing this song? Just great!! Claudia


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 05:19 PM

I was not being witty nor ironic, but serious. There are people out here who are very sensitive to the feelings of others. Your use of the terms "Tinker" and "Itinerant" are every bit as insulting as "Gypsy".
These ethnic groups are Travellers and prefer to be known as such.
Your ham-fisted attempts at levity by introducing the red herrings of "The Gipsy Rover" etc. are as specious as they are feeble. The word "Traveller" can be reduced to the acceptably bisyllabic "Trav'ler" which quite happily fits all contexts in which "Gypsy" is found.
Try it with your group. It's not rocket science, you know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: DonMeixner
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 06:10 PM

Thank you for your correction. I find that being ham fisted and feeble I need correction from time to time. I appreciate the fact that some people are affended by language that they feel may be insulting or derogatory. I certainly would never intentionally make a person feel small about themselves or ill used by me.

In New York State where I live the police sometimes call the people who come into town and bilk old folks out of their life savings in scams for a new roof or a visit with a dead relative "Travelers". They used to be known as Gypsies but it was learned that not all itinerant peoples are theives or scam artists. Many of the Romany Gypsies in New York State, of which there are a few, prefere casual and seasonal employment in honest work to the largely innaccurate description of swindlers and highbinders that the Travelers have been given. This allows them the traveling life without the consequence of being condemed by a mere word of description.

Now I only have this information on second hand knowledge. I have never asked a stranger on the street if they were a Gypsy and if so how would they prefere to be called by me and my family. I always assumed that they were another person on the road. Deserving of my consideration and respect until they prooved otherwise.

And in that Ham fisted and feeble manner I try to get along with everyone I know as well as people I have never met.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 07:46 PM

Don,
You are a longserving and highly respected member of this forum. Terry strikes me as one who embraces every chance to be insulted. If he can't feel insulted for himself, he will be insulted for other people. Treating his wild and whirling words seriously only lends credence to the pathetic b*****d's whinging. Leave him alone and he'll go away muttering that nobody loves him any more.
On that one count he might just be right!
Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 02:43 PM

I am reminded of bit of cockney rhyming slang, and it is to have a "Gypsy's Kiss". Which means having a piss, and it is usually shortened to, must have a Gypsy's. I think that for Terry's benefit we could use the unabridged version. Anybody else feel like "kissing" Terry??
Yours from a great height.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: DonMeixner
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 04:56 PM

If Terry wants to pick on me because I'm a provincial American who has no social conscience or wit thats fine.

I am and I don't. I am not very politically correct and I am never likely to be.

But lets don't return the favor and be obusive. I appreciate the support of my position by anyone who expresses it and I respect the opinion of anyone who doesn't support my thoughts. That is what makes debates and conversation fun.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 08:18 PM

"The trav'ller Rover came over the hill
....
....
....
....
And the whistling trav'ller Rover"

Mmmm, I don't think so, somehow ....

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD GEESE / NORLAND WIND
From: DonMeixner
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 11:16 AM

"Oh tell me fit was on yer road ye roarin Norland wind?
As ye come blawin frae the land that's never frae ma mind.
Ma feet they traivel England but I'm deein for the North."
"Ma man, I saw the siller tides rin up the Firth o Forth."

"Aye wind, I ken them weel eneuch an fine they fa and rise,
And fain I'd feel the creepin mist on yonder shore that lies.
But tell me as ye pass them by fit saw ye on the way?"
"Ma man, I rocked the rovin gulls that sail abin the Tay."

"Bit saw ye naethin leein wind afore ye come tae Fife?
For there's muckle lyin 'yont the Tay that's mair tae me nor life."
"Ma man, I swept the Angus braes that ye hivna trod for years."
"Oh wind, forgie a hameless loon that canna see for tears."

"And far abin the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee,
A lang, lang skein o beatin wings wi their heids toward the sea,
And aye their cryin voices trailed ahint them on the air."
"Oh wind, hae mercy, haud your wheesht for I daurna listen mair."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 06:24 AM

THANK YOU YOU HAVE FOUND ME WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR
FOR MONTHS NOW

THANK -YOU,ALL


AND STOP FIGHTING

          JIM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 06:44 AM

You're very welcome. Glad we could help.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE WILD GEESE / NORLAND WIND
From: GUEST,FIDDLER4
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 09:18 PM

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T:NORLAND WIND
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L:1/4
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THE TUNE ,,,


ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS J.McAULEY


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD GEESE / NORLAND WIND
From: GUEST,FIDDLE4
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 09:26 PM

"Far abune the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee; A lang, lang skein o' beatin' wings wi' their heids toward the sea."

Set to music by Jim, this was originally written as a poem by Violet Jacob in 1915. The song is also known under the alternative title Norland Wind.

"Oh tell me fit was on yer road ye roarin Norland wind?
As ye come blawin frae the land that's never frae ma mind.
Ma feet they traivel England but I'm deein for the North."
"Ma man, I saw the siller tides rin up the Firth o Forth."

"Aye wind, I ken them weel eneuch an fine they fa and rise,
And fain I'd feel the creepin mist on yonder shore that lies.
But tell me as ye pass them by fit saw ye on the way?"
"Ma man, I rocked the rovin gulls that sail abin the Tay."

"Bit saw ye naethin leein wind afore ye come tae Fife?
For there's muckle lyin 'yont the Tay that's mair tae me nor life."
"Ma man, I swept the Angus braes that ye hivna trod for years."
"Oh wind, forgie a hameless loon that canna see for tears."

"And far abin the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee,
A lang, lang skein o beatin wings wi their heids toward the sea,
And aye their cryin voices trailed ahint them on the air."
"Oh wind, hae mercy, haud your wheesht for I daurna listen mair."


AND THEN THERES WORDS J.McAULEY


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: NORLAND WINDS
From: mg
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 12:33 AM

There was a nice MP3 or whatever I had on the desktop of my odl computer and I would click on it from time to time...very pretty song. mg


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WILD GEESE (Mal Waite)
From: GUEST,Colla
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 11:44 PM

I'm looking for something similar, but am specifically searching out a version of the song 'the Wild Geese' where the performer actually sings the words. I love the lyrics, but I can't figure out how they flow with the tune, and would love to hear it done properly. If anyone could lend a hand, thanks much!!!
This is the version I know:


I know that soon I must go and leave you
who can tell when we'll meet again?
The wild goose calls and I must follow
even though it brings you pain.
But when I'm far away please remember
come what may I will always care.
And when you hear the wild geese calling
think of me and I'll be there.


The land I've worked was once my father's
I hoped some day it would be my son's.
But when the crops began to falter
no living there could then be won.
And soon a ship will raise its anchor
- to Americay I have paid my fare.
And when you hear the wild geese calling
think of me and I'll be there.

My dearest dear who knows whenever
I'll come again to this land I love.
But as we part amongst the heather
this vow I'll make by the stars above.
That unto you I will prove faithful
and this promise I do make my dear.
That when you hear the wild geese calling
think of me and I'll be there.

Yes think of me and I'll be there.^^^

Colla


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 02:33 AM

Hi, Colla - the version you posted is almost exactly the same as one version (click) that we have here in the Digital Tradition (with MIDI). It was written and recorded by Mal Waite, back in the day of cassettes. I don't know if it's still available.
You will see the tune set up as sheet music on a Digital Tradition mirror site called Yet Another Digital Tradition (click) - it may help you to see the words and notes aligned.
There's a very nice recording of the song by Helen Morris (click) - and there's a sample of about half the song on her Website.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: NORLAND WINDS
From: GUEST,Domhnaill Mhic 'il Iosa
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 08:06 PM

Sadly, Jim Reid died on 6 July 2009


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 09:55 AM

Beautiful song.I have been told that Violet Jacobs was welsh? Could that be true?
ifor


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: Effsee
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 11:34 AM

ifor, Wiki tells us that she was born in Scotland...but her mother was Welsh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for that Effsee...
ifor


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese or Norlan Wind
From: BB
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 03:30 PM

Don't know whether GUEST, Colla is still around, but those words were written by Mal Waite of Chester. If I remember rightly, the tune is a Carolan one, but I can't remember the name of it.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese / Norland Wind
From: JedMarum
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 12:39 AM

I learned this song from my friend Jean who passed away this week. So many many people sing this song - and sing it beautifully. I am passing along a clip of me singing it - in her honor.

The Wild Geese


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese / Norland Wind
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 04:20 AM

Barbara - the Carolan tune used for the Mal Waite song is Planxty Irwin!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Wild Geese / Norland Wind
From: maeve
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 10:19 AM

Thanks, Jed.


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