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Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'

Teribus 13 May 02 - 07:26 AM
MMario 13 May 02 - 04:25 PM
Sorcha 13 May 02 - 04:36 PM
Teribus 14 May 02 - 02:19 AM
GUEST,HP 07 Jul 02 - 05:37 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Jul 02 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,HP 09 Jul 02 - 12:56 PM
Teribus 10 Jul 02 - 07:49 AM
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Subject: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: Teribus
Date: 13 May 02 - 07:26 AM

Has anybody heard of this song? I was told that it was a Shetland song but have not been able to come up with anything.

Thanks

Bill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: MMario
Date: 13 May 02 - 04:25 PM

I can't find anything about it on the web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 02 - 04:36 PM

Me neither. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: Teribus
Date: 14 May 02 - 02:19 AM

MMario & Sorcha,

Thanks for your efforts. I'll go back to the guy who asked if I'd heard it and see if he can remember anything more about it.

Cheers,

Bill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: GUEST,HP
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 05:37 PM

Could it be a song called 'Hunted on the Hillside' ? about pressganging in the Shetlands? If so, it was written by Bobby Tulloch and I have a tape of Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise singing it and will transcibe it if you think it could be the one. The Chorus is

Why, why can't they let our islands be?
Our men fight hard enough to get their living frae the sea.
Will the day never dawn when their freedon is secure?
It's one law for the rich 'uns and another for the poor.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:04 PM

According to http://users.argonet.co.uk/users/gatherer/scottish/artists/fish2.html -

"Hunted on the Hillside," by Brian Tulloch, was recorded by Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise on "Reaching Out" (Kettle Records KOP-17, 1986).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: GUEST,HP
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:56 PM

Dear Jim

Thank you for the correction. My Cilla and Artie tape is a very old recording made at a folk festival, rather than a commercial one, and I ovbiously misheard the author's name in the introduction, which just goes to show that you shouldn't trust bootleg recordings!! Regardless of the recording quality, the song is still excellent, though!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: Teribus
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 07:49 AM

Thanks all, well done I will now go and look for it.

Impressed as ever when I have to find things like this.

Cheers,

Bill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hunting Down The Hills'
From: GUEST,#
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 11:37 PM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=160307&messages=3

Please see that Mudcat thread.


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