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Lyr Req: The Dancing in Kyle (Pritchard, Duguid)

GUEST,Olga 29 Oct 02 - 03:59 PM
bill kennedy 29 Oct 02 - 04:59 PM
Jim McLean 29 Oct 02 - 05:03 PM
alison 29 Oct 02 - 06:59 PM
mg 30 Oct 02 - 12:50 AM
Scabby Douglas 30 Oct 02 - 03:58 AM
GUEST,Boab 30 Oct 02 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,Boab 30 Oct 02 - 04:20 AM
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Ferrara 30 Oct 02 - 07:03 AM
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GUEST,Boab 31 Oct 02 - 03:16 AM
Big Tim 31 Oct 02 - 10:36 AM
Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland 01 Nov 02 - 07:24 AM
Murray MacLeod 01 Nov 02 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Grace Sinclair 14 Jan 04 - 07:14 AM
Kenny B 14 Jan 04 - 11:13 PM
GUEST,Highlander 25 May 09 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Olga
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 03:59 PM

A lot of thanks to all who will help find lyrics to an irish song 'Dancing in Kyle'


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANCING IN KYLE
From: bill kennedy
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 04:59 PM

DANCING IN KYLE


When the sun has gone down on the dark western islands
Our work is all done for a while.
Then we gather together whatever the weather
And drive to the dancing in Kyle
Now there's Marie and Duncan and Morag and Callum
Fiona and Kenna and Dawn
And were driving from Dornie Glenelg and Killinen
And laughing as we race along.

2. Now Rory will sing of the beauties of Isley
And Seamus of Stornaway's isle
And the finest of dancers will show us the lancers
When we go to the dancing in Kyle
Theres the swirl o the kilt and the skirl o the pipes
And Ken Masons accordion band
And its ah for the eightsome and ah for the jig
And the dashing white seargent is grand.

3. Soon the dawn will be showing the great mountains glowing
And we must drive many a mile
But we'll leave Inverinate and Ardelve and Dornie
Next time that there's dancing in Kyle
And we'll laugh and we'll sing and we'll hueoch and we'll swing
And we'll set to our partners in style
For there's nothing so grand in the whole


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Jim McLean
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 05:03 PM

And it's Scottish.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: alison
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 06:59 PM

its Scottish and I think was done by Andy Stewart.... if I remember rightly it was on the "B" side of 'Donald where's your troosers"....


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: mg
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 12:50 AM

what's the one that goes
"Put Nora by Colin?? and Mary by me and we'll dance to the pipes...and free..till the moon in the heavens dancing higher and higher bids us rest on fresh bracken in bonny Strathire???"

I think the tune is the same as westerning home.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BONNIE STRATHYRE
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 03:58 AM

There's a bit missing off the end of the lyrics above..


For there's nothing so grand in the whole of the land
As to drive to the dancing in Kyle.



Is this the other one?


BONNIE STRATHYRE

There's meadows in Lanark and mountains in Skye,
And pastures in Hielands and Lowlands forbye;
But there's nae greater luck that the heart could desire
Than to herd the fine cattle in bonnie Strathyre.
O' it's up in the morn and awa' to the hill,

When the lang simmer days are sae warm and sae still,
Till the peak O' Ben Vorlich is girdled wi' fire,
And the evenin' fa's gently on bonnie Strathyre.
Then there's mirth in the sheiling and love in my breast,

When the sun is gane doun and the kye are at rest;
For there's mony a prince wad be proud to aspire
To my winsome wee Maggie, the pride O' Strathyre.
Her lips are like rowans in ripe simmer seen,

And mild as the starlicht the glint o' her e'en;
Far sweeter her breath than the scent o' the briar,
And her voice is sweet music in bonnie Strathyre.
Set Flora by Colin, and Maggie by me,

And we'll dance to the pipes swellin' loudly and free,
Till the moon in the heavens climbing higher and higher
Bids us sleep on fresh brackens in bonnie Strathyre.
Though some in the touns o' the Lowlands seek fame,

And some will gang sodgerin' far from their hame;
Yet I'll aye herd my cattle, and bigg my ain byre,
And love my ain Maggie in bonnie Strathyre.

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 04:18 AM

Kyle is one of the ancient districts of Ayrshire. From North to South the divisions were Cunninghame, Kyle and Carrick. There is a suggestion [ unlikely, in my opinion--] that the famous "Old King Cole"was actually king of Kyle. And additional claim to fame is provided by "There was a Lad was born in Kyle, o' whatna day or whatna style----" ---a Lad ca'ed Rabbie Burns. Oh, yes----and Me, too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 04:20 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 04:24 AM

Oops!! Ignore the non-event above.... Just a wee aside on the "There was a lad" mentioned in my posting. This is an autobiographical piece by Burns, and in contrast to the ditty normally tacked on to his words, Burns himself commends the tune "Dainty Davie". A rare auld sang!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Ferrara
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 07:03 AM

The lyrics posted above have Irish names for the most part, but I know I heard a version of this at a folk music evening in Pitlochry (sp.?), near Blair, in Scotland. The only phrase I remember went, "and go down to the dancing at Kyle." Slightly different from the above.

Oh, I would love to hear it again. It was part of a wonderful, rewarding day for me. Let's see.... 1968, I think....

I assumed it referred to Kyle of Lochalsh, just because that was the only Kyle I was familiar with. Can't remember how close it was to Blair/Pitlochry.

Possibly there are both Scottish and Irish variants?

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: mg
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 12:22 PM

those were the words to Bonnie Str. Thanks.

mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Big Tim
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 02:58 PM

Where are the Irish names posted above? These are all Scottish place names: western isles too, not Ayr, Boab!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 03:16 AM

Goad aye, Big Tim, ye're richt!! Ach----maybe I got the wrong "Kyle"---but I didnae tell evn yin wee lie---noo, did I???? -:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Big Tim
Date: 31 Oct 02 - 10:36 AM

Scandal as BT finally gets something richt!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 07:24 AM

here's a page
www.acronet.net/~robokopp/scottish/danckyle.htm">http://www.acronet.net/~robokopp/scottish/danckyle.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 08:02 AM

Rita, if you ever return to Pitlochry I will sing this for you again.
And you are quite right about the "Kyle" in the song being Kyle of Lochalsh.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Grace Sinclair
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:14 AM

Desperate to know who owns copyright to The Dancing in Kyle - have spent ages on web trying to do this

grace


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Kenny B
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:13 PM

Dancing in Kyle (E. Duguid, J. Pritchard) from this site - a couple of pages down give composers

Darachweb Celtic Music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: GUEST,Highlander
Date: 25 May 09 - 06:13 PM

This is definately about Kyle of Lochalsh. My parents often tell me the story of when it was composed, which was done during an evening out at the dancing. They are also mentioned in the song by name as they were part of the crowd.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dancing in Kyle
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 May 09 - 07:24 PM

The Sheetmusic Warehouse is offering the sheet music for sale. This information is from their description:

THE DANCING IN KYLE
Words and music by Judy Pritchard and Evelyn Duguid
London: Chappell & Co. Ltd., © 1959.


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