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Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)

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GUEST,Brad Maloney 17 Aug 02 - 02:36 PM
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Subject: Sandwood Down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 02:36 PM

Does anyone have the words to this song? I've only heard it once in a while & can't remember them all. I just remember at the end of the the verse the lyrics go

"I met a man along the road & asked for charity"

I know the melody well but don't know the words for the life of me.

Thanks in advance, Brad - Providence, RI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 03:14 PM

Gordon Bok recorded the song on "Dear to Our Island." I don't have the lyrics though. (At least not at the moment.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 03:15 PM

I think that this is a Dave Goulder song. I talked with him to-day at our local croftyers show, where he was doing a dry stone dyking expo.
Failte.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,HP
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 03:48 PM

Yes, it is a Dave Goulder song. I think it has also been recorded by Ann Dodson, and certainly by Dave himself (and also be me!). Unfortunately I have no time to post lyrics just now as I am setting out for Whitby and will not be back for a week .. . hope someone can help you out before then!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 03:53 PM

From what I've found on the web this song is indeed Dave Goulder. I first heard it from Anne Dodson. John Renbourne recorded it also - here's a clip at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B000000MMH001002/002-8309538-1993669


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Subject: Lyr Add: SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)
From: michaelr
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 03:59 PM

SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)

One Monday morn as I walked out
The wild birds for to see
I met a man upon the road
And asked for charity

Come home with me and drink your fill
And comforts you shall find
And tell me why you walk the road
That leaves the hills behind

For time has spent the summer, sir
And soon the leaves will fall
And I hear the sound within the wind
That plays around your hall

The bird must flee the winter, sir
She cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow
Nor can I look for mine

But if I had a hundred homes
To live in each a while
I'd build them all along the road
From Sandwood down to Kyle.

Great song!
Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 05:44 PM

And a lovely road too. Sandwood bay is just north of Kinlochbervie, and for the sea fishermen amongst us it is a very good spot for Dabs. The coast from there down to Kyle of Localsh is dotted with lovely villages and towns. Kylesku, Scourie, Lochinver, Achiltibuie, Ullapool. Lovely bays like Gruinard Bay, and oh so many lovely little nooks and crannies. I have been driving the road from Ullapool to Tongue, via Durness, and back to Lairg evry day for the last week doing deliveries for my company. It was a double pleasure, as it got me out of the office, and away from those damned phones, as well as putting me among some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.
Failte.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 11:54 PM

Thanks all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: KateG
Date: 18 Aug 02 - 03:48 PM

Giok:

Thank you! I've loved that song ever since I heard Heidi Muller sing it on her CD Matters of the Heart. And I loved the time I spent in Scotland in my giddy youth as an archaeologist. I figured Kyle was Kyle of Lochalsh, but I couldn't find Sandwood on any of my maps. Now I know. Three cheers for mudcat.

Slainte KateG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Allan Copland
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 09:11 AM

John Renbourn's version is my favourite version of Dave Goulder's song.

He plays it in DADGAD tuning and you can see how at...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4ke4PinA4q8&feature=related

You can capture a copy of this as an MP4 just by copying the link above and searching for KEEPVID. Paste in the link and save as a high quality MP4. Voila. Lovely song and a very nice part of Scotland too.

Regards,

Al.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 12:46 PM

Could I perhaps add to this correspondence, by mentioning that Dave did me the extraordinary honour of actually writing this song for me, in (if my memory serves me correctly) 1970. I should sing it more often. I was living in Whitley Bay at the time and I remember well receiving his letter which contained the words, "Your song is ready - when can you come and collect?". At that time, Dave was living in Glen Cottage, Glen Torridon, Wester Ross, where he was running a climbers' hostel. However, there are a few errors in the words which were supplied earlier in this exchange and as far as I can recall, a correct version is as follows:-

SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)

One Monday morn as I went out
The wild birds for to see
I met a man upon the road
And asked for charity.

Come home with me and take your fill
And comfort you shall find
And tell me why you walk the road
That leaves the hills behind.

For time has spent the summer, sir
And soon the leaves will fall
And I hear a change within the wind
That plays around your walls.

For the bird must flee the winter, sir
She cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow
Nor can I look for mine.

But if I could have a hundred homes
And dwell in each a while
I'd build them all along the coast
From Sandwood down to Kyle.

(The last last two lines are repeated at the end of each verse and can be treated as a refrain, in which the audience may join.)

Yours aye, Gus Langlands.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 02:49 PM

Hi Gus, see you in the new year I hope.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)
From: GUEST,Michael W, Tucson, Az
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 07:57 PM

Thank you Mr. Langlands for your beautiful post.
Your version is the one I remember when I first heard this song on an LP entitled "The January Man", many years ago.
'Sandwood Down to Kyle' was one of many fine, mostly traditional songs I enjoyed listening to on this album.


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