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Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverurie

Tattie Bogle 10 Jul 02 - 06:25 PM
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Subject: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 06:25 PM

Does anyone have the words for this song, which I have heard around various sessions in Scotland? It uses the tune of "The man that broke the bank at Monte Carlo" It was sung also at my parents' Golden Wedding anniversary party, not too far away from Inverurie< though I am sure my dear mother never did the strip at Inverurie!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 07:04 PM

I am sure somebody will provide the lyrics.

It was written by the talented June Imrie, and is a very funny song.

I think it would be entitled "The Quine that Does the Strip at Inverurie" ?

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 09:12 AM

June Imray has an album "The Best of the Torry Quine" which contains "The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inverurie." See her web site: www.torryquine.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for that Jim: I shall probably order the CD!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 09:03 PM

I've always wondered about the correct pronunciation - should there really be a double R (Inver-ROO-rie) or is it actually a single R (Inver-YOU-rie)?

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 08:44 PM

Always ponounced Inver-ROO-rie in my experience, at least by anyone singing the song.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 06:31 PM

Got the Cd just before my hols and have enjoyed it: The title is "does" but in some verses she sings "did" and in others "does" - just to complicate things!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 02 - 10:13 PM

Tattie: Why not post the lyrics here just to satisfy the curiosity of the rest of us?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 06:40 PM

I will when I've had time to sit down with the CD and overwork the "pause button" as they are not printed in the sleeve! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 29 Aug 02 - 04:46 AM

Funny how often a song is mentioned here and then shortly afterwards I hear it sung, somone did this song at Towersey last w/e, it was funny!! I would like to see the lyrics too as I am sure the Scottish accent in which it was sung inadvertantly obscured the humour in places!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE QUINE WHO DOES THE STRIP AT INVERURIE
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 07:13 PM

Here goes: hope I've got it right, including phonetics and glossary! I think it was written even before Princess Diana or Camilla. June Imray who wrote it was Grampian TV's first female newsreader in the 70's, and the accent is definitely Aberdonian (Inverurie being in Aberdeenshire)

Tune: The man that broke the bank at Monte Carlo

THE QUINE WHO DOES THE STRIP AT INVERURIE

Oh I'm nae Brigitte (pron the "te") Bardot and I'm nae Sophia Loren
Miss United Kingdom, oh no, ye're wrang again,
And I'm nae Prince Charles's girlfriend or even Miss Grampienne
I'm the quine that dis the srip at Inverurie.

Oh I used to operate a loom at Richards' factory
I liked it fine enough, b'it jist wisnae right for me
Wi' ma figure and ma looks and ma personality
I was born tae dee the strip at Inverurie.

I ta'en a busfare tae the Castlegate one day to see the sights
A mannie says, "Hey darling, would you like to hit the heights?"
"Oh ye're wasted in a factory, I can pit yer name in lights"
So I signed tae dee the strip at Inverurie.

Oh I met a fermer at a dance, he asked to see me hame,
He started getting funny when he got me up a lane,
I says, "Fa (who) d'ye think I am, I'm nae jist onyb'dy ye ken,
(Posh voice!) "I'm the quine that does the strip at Inverurie".

Oh I met a Texas millionnaire, he swept me aff my feet,
He gave me furs and diamonds, and a shop in Union Street,
Oh he wanted me tae merry'im, but I found I couldnae dee't
Cos I would mess (miss) the fun I hae in Inverurie.

Oh they phoned me up fae Grampian (pron Grumpiun), they said "We'll do a deal,
Yer fee'll be a fiver, and a lovely canteen meal,
Tho' I couldnae spake fer laughing, I said, "Hame and da' be feel,
I strip for eighty pounds at Inverurie.

Oh I think I'll still be at it even when I'm old and grey
I winna give up stripping till they carry me away,
When I reach the pearly gates at last I'll be really proud to say,
"I'm the quine that did the strip at Inverurie."


The line that caused me the most difficulty was the bit about "Hame and da' be feel" which means "away home and don't be so stupid" - unless someone knows otherwise!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST,D Russell
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 07:45 PM

Surely that line is "Hame an' Dinna be feil" "Home and don't be a nutter"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 06:55 PM

According to my Scots dictionary "feel" or "fuil" means foolish or stupid, but I suppose "nutter" conveys the same meaning. On the CD "Dinna" sounds to me like "D'a", so maybe I got the apostrophe in the wrang place, if you really want to split hairs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 06:34 PM

Should be "bussie" not "busfare" I've just realised.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST,Fae June Imrie
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 04:52 PM

Hi folks fae bonnie Scotland, Am no June Imray but I am the June Imrie and I do sing and play ye auld tradition Scotts and Irish music, look for the 'Tayport Tinkies on the net'. i can shed a wee bitty 'o' light on ya poor wee beasties of the Scotts tongue. Just one problem, within each area of Scotland you will find many dialects (excuse the spelling mistakes. Let me know if you need more info'.
Cheers June


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 08:04 PM

Good to hear from you June, but do you mean to say you are, or are not, the person who wrote THE QUINE WHO DOES THE STRIP AT INVERURIE?

In other words, are June Imray and June Imrie two different people who both happen to be singers? Or is one of them a misspelling?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 08:07 PM

I've heard Carol Prior sing a mean version of this!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 08:37 PM

My Grandmother is from the North East of Scotland and often sings this song as a party piece. I'm fairly sure that the line is actually "hey min da' be feel" as in "hey you / man don't be silly"...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: eddie1
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 02:32 AM

This might just be the inspiration for the song!!!!

Quine doing a Strip!

This is only one reason why I'm so proud of my Scottish heritage!

Dream on Eddie


Eddie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: BobKnight
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 05:57 AM

"Guest 21st October" is correct. The line is NOT "Hame and da' be feel" it's "Hey min da' be feel" which translates as "Hey man, don't be a fool." It's a scornful, and dismissive expression, in daily use in the N.E. of Scotland.

June comes from Aberdeen - Torry being part of Aberdeen, so as an Aberdonian myself, you're getting it straight from the horses mouth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 02:02 PM

I don't have the time to get a citation, but somewhere I read that a teenager girl working the strip clubs of New Orleans has only a three percent change of living to adulthood.

You can read more about stuff like this at this article:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004453793_search03m.html

Notice the reference to 'six cold-case homicides' and people disappearing. I bet most of the victims were young women.

In my opinion, whoever wrote this 'funny' song has a sad lack of knowledge about how the world wags.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Quine that did the strip at Inverurie
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 07:53 PM

I don't have the time to get a citation, but somewhere I read that GUEST posters on Mudcat have only a three percent chance of living to adulthood without undergoing a sense of humor bypass op.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST,phil
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:41 PM

Hilarious to compare any urban environment with Inverurie particularly a violent american one. Inverurie is a rural farming comunity and when the song was written the very idea of such an event occurring was in itself a laugh. When one has heard June Imrie the composer of this song singing it one could not adopt such a critical attitude to it.
Autre pays autre temps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inverurie
From: akenaton
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 05:03 AM

Exactly so Phil......June Imrie is great!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inverurie
From: akenaton
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 05:13 AM

A taste of Aiberdonian humour here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inver
From: GUEST,Mo
Date: 04 Apr 10 - 04:48 AM

Has anyone any idea where I can buy cd with the Quine who did the strip at Inverurie
thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine Who Does the Strip at Inverurie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 10:18 PM

I just learned that the song is properly called THE QUINE FA DIS THE STRIP AT INVERURIE – according to the CD publisher.

The following is being advertised at Sleepytown Records (Go to that web page and then click "North East Recordings."):


JUNE IMRAY - THE TORRY QUINE

June Imray recorded two LPS in the 70s, 'The Torry Quine' and 'The Torry Quine Again'. The north east humour in a mixture of song and spoken word made her a huge success and an Aberdonian legend. Both LPs are now released on 1 CD.

Twenty Two Tracks: The Quine Fa Dis The Strip at Inverurie, Sally's Wedding, Castlegate Ina, Hogmany, Ida's Diet, The Lady's Choice, Granny's Bucket, The Café, Quine's Lament, The Schoolboy Ida, The Babysitter, The Torry Quine, Aiberdeen Ole΄, Ida and the Sweepie, The Aiberdeen Exile, The Last Bus Hame, Rita of the Regal, The Fallen Woman, The Flittin', Mary's Party, Carlos, Ida's Christmas, The Torry Quine Again.
        
CD £13.69


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverur
From: GUEST,Mo
Date: 22 May 10 - 04:03 AM

I tried Sleepytown who no longer have torry Quine by June imray
thanks anyway
mo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverurie
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 05:40 PM

Actually, it WASN'T a ridiculous idea for a strip club to operate in Inverurie. It actually happened. The audience were oil workers based in Aberdeen, and Inverurie was far enough away that Aberdeen City Council couldn't stop it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverurie
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 06:06 PM

And I just found this. There's a new edition of June Imray's book:

Title
    2nd Revised edition of The Quine who does the strip at Inverurie
Subtitle
    Songs, Poems and Stories by North East Scotland's Funniest Lady
Authors and contributors
    By (author) June Imray
Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 76
    Width: 148.00 mm
    Height: 210.00 mm
ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780954145811
    ISBN 10: 095414581X
Edition
    2
Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition

Publisher
    Davis Media
Imprint name
    Davis Media
Publication date
    13 November 2010
Publication City/Country
    Aberdeen/GB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverurie
From: Van
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 05:51 PM

Hard though it may be to believe but my neice was taught this in primary school many years ago. Doubtless any teacher teaching this to a six/seven year old now would be sacked.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Quine fa Dis the Strip at Inverurie
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 07:43 AM

Well Jack I stand corrected
The last time I was in Inverurie was in the 50s -Vivien Heilbron country then
Phil


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