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Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad

Colin21 09 Oct 02 - 07:12 AM
Sorcha 24 Oct 02 - 12:46 PM
Wolfgang 28 Oct 02 - 05:23 AM
Jim McLean 28 Oct 02 - 07:40 AM
Malcolm Douglas 28 Oct 02 - 03:18 PM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD: 999 08 Sep 12 - 05:57 PM
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Subject: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Colin21
Date: 09 Oct 02 - 07:12 AM

I'am looking for the lyrics to this old song the Sons of Erin recorded on their first LP. It was at the time when John Cameron, Jonnie Lynn, and Dennis Ryan were members of the group.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 12:46 PM

Refresh.....wonder if this is "our" Johnny Cameron....didn't find anything with Google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 05:23 AM

I doubt this long shot is a hit, but just in case: Old thread on 'johnnie lad'

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 07:40 AM

There's a Scottish song called 'List, bonnie laddie, an' come awa' wi' me'???
Jim Mclean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 03:18 PM

On the off-chance that it's that last one, there's a set in the DT: TWA RECRUITIN' SERGEANTS


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Subject: ADD: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD: 999
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:57 PM

Come Away Bonnie Lad as sung by the Sons of Erin. (NB, they have a video on the following link from which I took the lyrics.)

http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/22/lad.htm

COME AWAY, BONNIE LAD
Songwriter:

Come away, bonnie lad, 'tis making me sad,
I've loved you these twenty long years;
You're as pure as the heather, my bonnie wee lad,
Come away, 'tis the pipes that I hear.

You're the likeness, my son, of your father who's gone,
From the earth and I well do recall,
'Twas a morning like this when he chanced for to hear,
The pipes calling out one and all.

If you follow the pipes you will ne'er see again,
The sweet purple heather in bloom;
I once said the same to your father in vain,
As the pipers were playing their tune.

Come away, says the pipes, they're playing our tune,
For the likes of you to be ready;
They are playing the tune I remember so well,
When I last saw your father, dear laddie.

Come away, bonnie lad, it's fearful too sad,
What I hear over yonder blue heather;
'Tis the pipers again calling out for young men,
To die in the fields of endeavour.

Come away, bonnie lad, 'tis making me sad,
I've loved you these twenty long years;
You're as pure as the heather, my bonnie wee lad,
Come away, 'tis the pipes that I hear.

####.... Alan MacRae ....####

This variant arranged and recorded by the Sons of Erin, featuring bandleader Ralph O'Brien, Johnnie Lynn, "Wee" John Cameron, and Denis Ryan on their self-titled album (Sons Of Erin, trk#2, 1970, Dominion Records, Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Sons of Erin.

A variant was also recorded as Come Away Bonny Lad by The R.O.S.S. Ceiligh Band of St. John's, NL (The Besta' Rough Gear, 2005).

The YouTube video below features a recording by Dick Nolan (I Want To Live, trk#4, 1967, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, directed by Ben Weatherby); and a digitally remastered compact disc (Newfoundland Songbook, Volume 3, trk#18, 2008, Unidisc Music Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Away, Bonnie Lad
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 05:13 AM

the lyrics have "Alan MacRae" at the end - is that the songwriter?

-Joe-


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