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Lyr Req: Go, Lassie, Go

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BRAES OF BALQUIDDER
FLOWERS OF PEACE
GO, LASSIE, GO
HIGHLANDS OF HEAVEN
PEGGY ALISON
THE BRAES OF BELQUETHER
THE FAIR O' BALAMINNA
THE WILD MOUNTING TIME
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME


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25 May 98 - 11:46 PM
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Jack Hickman 25 May 98 - 11:58 PM
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Bob Bolton 26 May 98 - 06:50 PM
Mike 27 May 98 - 11:04 AM
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Jerry Friedman 28 May 98 - 11:28 AM
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Subject: go lassie go
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Date: 25 May 98 - 11:46 PM

Hi Its Mike again, looking for another son, this one called go, lassie go, I think. The database turned up a one verse tune with the right music, but the lyrics were vastly different then the ones I'd heard. The version I heard ws melancholy; the database's was funny. Thanks for any help! Mike


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: alison
Date: 25 May 98 - 11:55 PM

Hi,

try a search for "Wild Mountain Thyme." or "The braes of Ballyquidder." I'm sure on or other of them will be here.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Jack Hickman
Date: 25 May 98 - 11:58 PM

Mike

Will ye Go,Lassie,Go, is originally a Scottish song, but has been adopted by both Irish and Scottish singers as their own. It is also popularly known as Wild Mountain Thyme. I'm sure that if you do a search using either of these titles, you'll come up with something


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 May 98 - 10:36 AM

It was written by Robert Tannahill. Therre's an earlier thread on this song and its tune.


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 May 98 - 12:09 PM

Braes of Balquidder is by Tannahill; Wild Montain Thyme is by Jimmy McPeake.


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: OneJumpFwd@aol.com
Date: 26 May 98 - 02:53 PM

Hi Mike -- I have the lyrics to the version of "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?" as performed by the Clancy Bros. and Tommy Makem -- very sweet and sentimental. Email me if you like and I'll be happy to send them along.

karen mahoney


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Roger Himler
Date: 26 May 98 - 05:56 PM

We encourage sharing on the threads. The song is in the DT, just type in Wild Mountain Thyme in the search frame at the upper right top of this thread.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 26 May 98 - 06:50 PM

G'day all,

The Robert Tannahill connection is interesting.

We have the song "Wild Mountain Thyme" or "Will ye go, Lassie, go?" that was folk processed down from Tannahill's "Braes of Balquidder", passed over to Northern Ireland and was collected from the McPeake family. This became endemic in folk clubs - certainly in Australia - as the "Go home everyone and let me clean up" song that ended the night.

Australia's unofficial anthem - certainly our best known song - Waltzing Matilda has a tune that descended by various arrangements, (mis)rememberings and fittings to 'Banjo' Paterson's words from the tune set to Tannahill's "Bonny Wood of Craigielea".

I also seem to remember reading that the Irish rebel song/unofficial anthem, "Wearing of the Green", is from an 1848 musical play (about the 1798 rebellion) by Dion de Boucault (??? dubious about spelling) and uses a Scots tune that he filched from another setting of a Tannahill poem.

Maybe we should go digging for a Tannahill level in the archeology of a few more national icons.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Mike
Date: 27 May 98 - 11:04 AM

Thank you all very much! The Wild Mountain Thyme version is what I recall- The group that accompanied the Trinity Irish Dancers played it very nicely and I wanted to try to learn it for myself. Off to the guitar! Mike


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 May 98 - 02:03 PM

I don't recall any Tannahill songs to "The Wearing of the Green". Bouicault's song is from his play 'Arrah na Pogue', 1865, but there was an earlier version of the song that has proven elusive (the tune as "The Wearing of the Green" was published in New York in 1859). At any rate the tune was by James Oswald, and is "The Tulip" in his 'Airs for the Seasons' copyright 1747, but apparently not published until 1756. It was subsequently used for a song in a play, and from the burden of the song we get the title of it for a dance tune "Ballance a Straw". Anne Geddes Gilchrist published a note on the use of the tune in 'Southern Folklore Quarterly', noting it as the tune for the 19th century American hymn "We are coming Father Abraham". I think most of this is in the Irish tune index on my website. www.erols.com/olsonw


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 28 May 98 - 11:28 AM

Since the spelling of that Irish playwright's name was brought up, it's "Dion Boucicault". (Yes, Bruce, I know that's what you meant.)


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bruce O.
Date: 28 May 98 - 01:39 PM

Yes, sorry. I didn't check. His signature is even reproduced on a sheet music issue of "The Wearing of the Green" in the Library of Congress.


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: GUEST,Jenna
Date: 20 May 08 - 05:32 PM

Hey Mike, The song you are looking for is "Will you go, Lassie,Go?" it is a very lovely song. I'm looking for the chords for taht one right now.


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 20 May 08 - 06:58 PM

Chords available on GEST's site, under the title "Go, Lassie, Go".


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Subject: RE: go lassie go
From: Bill D
Date: 20 May 08 - 08:06 PM

Uhhh...Jenna, you are replying to a question asked 10 years ago...


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