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Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)

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Lyr/Chords Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Tannahill (9)
Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa' (9)


GUEST,Marie 03 Dec 02 - 07:52 AM
Wolfgang 03 Dec 02 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,noddy 03 Dec 02 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,Marie 03 Dec 02 - 01:14 PM
Jim McLean 03 Dec 02 - 02:04 PM
Nerd 04 Dec 02 - 03:24 AM
GUEST 02 Apr 11 - 07:12 PM
RunrigFan 02 Apr 11 - 10:10 PM
GUEST,George from Hamilton 29 Apr 11 - 12:41 PM
Jack Campin 29 Apr 11 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,George from Hamilton 02 May 11 - 09:07 AM
GUEST 15 Sep 11 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Wee Jock 15 Sep 11 - 10:27 AM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Sep 11 - 08:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 07:52 AM

Does anyone know the lyrics of the song : "Gloomy Winter" by Dougie Mc Lean ???
Unfortunately, this is all I know [unable to give more information!), apart from the fact that
this is for a friend who´s having some difficulties with the transcriptions!

Thanks a lot in advance!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:00 AM

There are several threads about this song. (sung by though not written by MacLean)

For instance, here

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:40 AM

for info on Dougie Maclean visit his website, "taybank" will get you there. That is the name of his hotel in the tiny city of Dunkeld.,and is well worth a visit any night or day for music . Friday night has a club in the upstairs room and Occassional guess on a Sunday.
The Crown in Aberfeldy is well worth a visit on a Thursday night.
The best place tho is Castle Menzies. This is a REAL CASTLE and has occassional concerts in a superb room. The Laird is usual serving behind the bar.
Dougie appears in the hotel every now and then and sings, plays.
He has a concert in the Birnam Institute soon ,I think Sat 7th Dec so he should be around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 01:14 PM

Thanks, Wolfgang, you've certainly relieved a load from my friend's shoulder!!!
Thanks also, Noddy for the additional information!...

Long live Mudcat!

Marie :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: Jim McLean
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:04 PM

I noticed in some threads attached to this song that R A Smith is credited with writing the music. Smith wrote that he married the tune 'Lord Balgownie's Favourite' with Tannahills words at the behest of a young lady who was 'particulary fond of the Scottish melody'. He arranged it 'with symphonies and accompaniment for the pianoforte'.
Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Gloomy Winter' Dougie Mc Lean
From: Nerd
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 03:24 AM

The tune to which most people sing this song was ripped off by Michael Nyman as the main theme to "The Piano." I don't know if it's the tune Dougie sings, though...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 11 - 07:12 PM

Does anyone know the TUNING that Dougie uses on "Gloomy Winter"?
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 02 Apr 11 - 10:10 PM

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Dougie_MacLean:Gloomy_Winter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,George from Hamilton
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 12:41 PM

Hi there,

I have the tab for this song.Contact me at gbm1@talktalk.net and I will forward it on to you.The tuning is open C minor tuning(CGCGCD).You can check me out on YouTube performing this song.Type in the word shargram and you will go straight to my channel.Feel free to subscribe if you like what you hear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 01:29 PM

The tune was originally the guild march of the Corporation of Tailors (probably of Edinburgh, if they differed between cities), published by James Aird in Glasgow in 1781. See my discussion here:

Embro, Embro: tunes about work

My favourite version is Daniel MacLaren's strathspey (which also predates Smith and Tannahill) - not very singable.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,George from Hamilton
Date: 02 May 11 - 09:07 AM

The Tuning for Gloomy Winter is actually CGCGCEb, not CGCGCD as I said in my previous message, so apologies for the error.

George


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 08:13 AM

Can anyone send me the full translation of the song? Or a full description of what the song is about?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 10:27 AM

Just to reiterate this song was writtenby Robert Tannahill who was born in Paisley 1774 and died in 1810, of a weaving family and was a contemporary of Robert Burns. At present they are 2 CD's containg Tannahill's poems. Despite what some people think, Dougie Maclean did not write all the stuff that he recorded.

PS Scotland has produced many writers of song not only Dougie Maclean,but Archie Fisher and the late Lionel Macleland, to name but two.

Regards

Wee Jock


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 08:02 PM

It's unfortunate that this thread got grouped with Dougie MacLean's songs. It would have been better to group it with the two other threads about this song:

Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'

Lyr/Chords Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Tannahill)

Both of those threads contain lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 08:53 PM

Did MacLean change or add to the Tannahill lyrics?


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Subject: ADD Vers: Gloomy Winter's Now Awa (Dougie MacLean)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 10:50 PM

Dougie's version

GLOOMY WINTER'S NOW AWA
(Robert Tannahill, as sung by Dougie MacLean)

Gloomy winter's now awa
Soft the westlin' breezes blaw
'Mang the birks o' Stanley shaw
The mavis sings fu' cheerie O

Sweet the crawflowr's early bell
Decks Glenifer's dewy dell
Bloomin' like yer bonnie sel'
My young my artless dearie O

Come my lassie let us stray
O'er Glenkilloch's sunny brae
And blythely spend the gowden day
'Midst joy thats never wearie O

Tow'ring o'er the Newton woods
Lav'rocks fan the snow-white clouds
Siller saughs wi' downy buds
Adorn the banks saw briery O

Round the sylvan fairy nooks
Feath'ry breckans fringe the rocks
'Neath the brae the burnie jouks
And ilka thing is cheerie O

Trees may bud and birds may sing
Flowers may bloom and verdue spring
But joy to me they canna bring
Unless wi' ye my dearie O

Trees may bud and birds may sing
Flowers may bloom and verdue spring
But joy to me they canna bring
Unless wi' ye my dearie O


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