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Origin: The Whisky Chorus - Jim McLean author?


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Scabby Douglas 10 Apr 03 - 06:07 AM
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Subject: The Whisky Chorus - Jim McLean author?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 06:07 AM


on another forum ( the question was posed: what was the origin, history and lyrics of the "Whiskey (sic) Chorus"?

I have a memory floating around that Jim McLean may have been the author? I know that Jim sometimes visits, so if he or anyone else knows about this would someone be kind enough to supply any info they have?

I know that the song was very popular with Scottish artists in the early 60's - I remember Andy Stewart covering it, and in a book I used to have, it was done by Joe Gordon (Folk Four)...

Any other info would be gratefully received.


And cheers....

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Subject: RE: The Whisky Chorus - Jim McLean author?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 09:46 AM

Yes I wrote it at the request of Andy Stewart who had a TV show which featured Joe Gordon's Folk Four (1959/60?) He asked me for material and I supplied The Whisky Chorus and The Barras. MacGregor and Hall have also recorded them as have various other Scottish singers.
Jim McLean

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