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Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw

GUEST,Griff 25 Aug 02 - 05:03 PM
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Subject: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: GUEST,Griff
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 05:03 PM


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: GUEST,Griff
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 05:09 PM

Whoops, I pressed return before I'd typed a message!

Anyway, I'm looking for lyrics for a song with the above name. A work colleague who knows I'm into traditional music has been asking me if I know this song which her grandfather used to sing apparently. I think it's probably from the music hall tradition and the fragment which she remembers is:

    Scotland, Scotland, scotland ae sae braw,
    My heart is ae in Scotland though I'm so far awa'
    Take me back amongst the wild woods,
    Take me back amongst the glades,
    Take me back amongst my ain folk,
    That's aye sae dear tae me.
Hmmm, moving stuff, eh?
Does anyone recognise it and know the rest?

Thanks,

Griff


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 06:11 PM

It's called MY AIN FOLK and can be found in the DigiTrad and the phrase is Scotland aye sae braw, 'aye' meaning always. Jim Mclean


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 06:36 PM

My Ain Folk


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: Snuffy
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 07:04 PM

But that verse isn't in the DT version


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Subject: Verse Add: My Ain Folk
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 07:16 PM

Then we'd better do a verse add........


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: Teribus
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 03:39 AM

Scotland, Scotland, scotland ae sae braw,
My heart is ae in Scotland though I'm so far awa'
Take me back amongst the wild woods,
Take me back amongst the glades,
Take me back amongst my ain folk,
That's aye sae dear tae me.

Unless this is an introduction it doesn't seem to fit the tune for My Ain Folk.


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 04:18 AM

I'm afaraid I jumped in too quickly with my Ain Folk. Scotland Aye Sae Braw is a different song and I can hear it in my head. I'll work out the lyrics and post them later if someone doesn't do it first. The end of the verse says
Sae dear tae me, say dear tae me, that's aye sae de-e-ar tae me.
There's also a few words ' my ai-ain wee-ee hoose'
Pretty maudlin stuff. Jim McLean


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Subject: ADD: Bonnie Scotland (McNab)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 07:15 AM

Got it! It's actually called BONNIE SCOTLAND and was written by someone called MCNAB, published by Kerr's Music. I actually recorded it years ago with Roddy McNeil.

BONNIE SCOTLAND
(McNab)

[The chorus is the first part:]
Bonnie, Scotland, Scotland aye sae braw,
My heart is back in Scotland though I am far awa',
Take me back among the wildwood tae view the rowan tree,
Tae wander by oor ain wee hoose,
That's aye sae dear tae me.

Bonnie Scotland I adore thee,
Though I am far across the sea,
Still when lonliness creeps o're me
My thoughts fly back to Thee.
Oh in fancy I can see them more,
The bonny heather braes,
I dream about my childhood there,
Brings back sweet happy days.

Chorus:
but this time end: 'Sae dear tae me, sae dear tae me, that's aye sae dear tae me'.
[Chorus and verse are different musically.]

Regards,
Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: Scotland, ae sae braw?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 11:07 AM

Thanks, Jim. It's great to have you amongst the Mudcatters. Thanks for your songs, as well as your knowledge of these songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 06:15 AM

The song, Bonnie Scotland I Adore thee was recorded by John Allan, the c.d. is called Sae Dear Tae Me and is available on line from music Scotland and Amazon.


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Subject: In Progress: Bonnie Scotland, I Adore You
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 07:03 PM

BONNIE SCOTLAND, I ADORE YOU
(Songwriter??)

Bonnie Scotland I adore thee,
Though I'm far across the sea,
Still when loneliness creeps o'er me
My thoughts fly back to Thee.
Oh in fancy I can see them more,
Those bonny heather braes,
And dream about my childhood there,
Brings back sweet, happy days.

Bonnie Scotland, Scotland aye sae braw,
My heart is back in Scotland though I am far awa',
Take me back among the wildwood and view the rowan tree,
Tae wander by oor ain wee hoose,
That's aye sae dear tae me.
Dear tae me,
Sae dear tae me.

Oh, I long to wander o'er her braes,
And ramble through the glens;
To see the bonnie bluebell (row?)
Oh Nature's lovely gem;
And oh, to hear the neighbors (?) sweetly sing her ????
Oh, take me back to Scotland ??
The land I love sae dear.

Bonnie Scotland, Scotland aye sae braw,
My heart is back in Scotland though I am far awa',
Take me back among the wildwood and view the rowan tree,
Tae wander by oor ain wee hoose,
That's aye sae dear tae me.
Dear tae me,
Sae dear tae me.

As you can see, I had some problems with this, so I've marked it as "in progress" instead of "ADD."

This is from the John Allan CD, Sae Dear Tae Me, available on Spotify.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: Jim McLean
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 04:44 AM

Hi Joe, I have already said the writer was called McNab, published by Kerrs's Music (Glasgow).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: Jim McLean
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 04:58 AM

Joe, I notice also that Charles Blamphin is credited with writing Sae Dear tae Me and published by Bayley and Ferguson. There are a few different songs with this title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST,John.Allan.
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 08:37 AM

The song Bonnie Scotland I adore thee was recorded by myself many years ago, the name of the album was Sae Dear Tae me. The C.D.is selling well and it includes a couple of tracks rarely recorded, Skye is my home, daft dug dandy and Lovely Argyle, hope this helps. John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 07:01 AM

Does anyone know if I John Allan am entitled to royalties from the selling of this C.D. Also people it seems are having to pay to listen to a track.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 07:10 AM

Does anyone know if I John Allan who recorded the album Sae Dear Tae Me should be due royalties, also people are charged just to listen to a track, I paid for the recording to be transfered to c.d. Also when the origional recording was done I had to hire the studio and pay the muscians.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 09:00 AM

The song Iwas copyrighted by Kerrs Music in 1954, writer J. Reid McNab and copyright exists until 70 years after the writer's death, so Uou'll need to find out when he died.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 02:57 PM

Filling in the blanks on Joe Offer's verses ....

Oh, I long to wander o'er her braes,
And ramble through the glens;
To see the bonnie bluebell grow
Oh Nature's lovely gem;
And oh, to hear the mavis sweetly sing her notes sae weel
Oh, take me back to Scotland noo
The land I love sae dear.

Mavis = thrush
weel = well
noo = now


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 03:10 PM

Oops!
I just had a re-listen and made a couple of corrections.

Ch:
Bonnie Scotland I adore thee,
Though I'm far across the sea,
Still when loneliness creeps o'er me
My thoughts fly back to Thee.
Oh in fancy I can see them NOO,
Those bonny heather braes,
And dream about my childhood there,
Brings back sweet, happy days.


v2
Oh, I long to wander o'er her braes,
And ramble through the glens;
To see the bonnie BLUEBELLS grow
Oh Nature's lovely GEMS
And oh, to hear the mavis sweetly sing her notes sae CLEAR
Oh, take me back to Scotland noo
The land I love sae dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 14 - 04:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 07:38 PM

This was written by my grandad .I'm very proud its a beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 15 - 09:23 AM

Did your Grandad live in Elgin. We had a person of that name in Elgin.
I knew his son Bobby.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Scotland, Ae Sae Braw
From: akenaton
Date: 28 Oct 15 - 12:04 PM

I remember it with a little chorus which was always taken up by the Friday night concert audience.

"Sae dear tae me, sae dear tae me,
That's aye sea dear tae me."

Many a tear was shed over that one.


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