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Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)-Jacob/Reid

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Peter T. 13 Apr 03 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,Q 13 Apr 03 - 05:54 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 Apr 03 - 05:59 PM
Peter T. 13 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM
GUEST,Q 13 Apr 03 - 06:42 PM
DonMeixner 13 Apr 03 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Q 13 Apr 03 - 07:46 PM
Peter T. 14 Apr 03 - 08:35 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WILD GEESE (Violet Jacob/Jim Reid)
From: Peter T.
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 05:04 PM

A number of threads on this, but I don't see that it ever got into the DT. This version seems a bit more accurate, though it seems to me that the Jean Redpath version varies slightly. yours, Peter T.


WILD GEESE (from the poem by Violet Jacob; Jim Reid, music)

"Oh tell me fit was on yer road ye roarin Norland wind?
As ye come blawin frae the land that's never frae ma mind.
Ma feet they traivel England but I'm deein for the North."
"Ma man, I saw the siller tides rin up the Firth o Forth."

"Aye wind, I ken them weel eneuch an fine they fa and rise,
And fain I'd feel the creepin mist on yonder shore that lies.
But tell me as ye pass them by fit saw ye on the way?"
"Ma man, I rocked the rovin gulls that sail abin the Tay."

"Bit saw ye naethin leein wind afore ye come tae Fife?
For there's muckle lyin 'yont the Tay that's mair tae me nor life."
"Ma man, I swept the Angus braes that ye hivna trod for years."
"Oh wind, forgie a hameless loon that canna see for tears."

"And far abin the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee,
A lang, lang skein o beatin wings wi their heids toward the sea,
And aye their cryin voices trailed ahint them on the air."
"Oh wind, hae mercy, haud your wheesht for I daurna listen mair."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 05:54 PM

The poem by Violet Jacob was posted 11 mar 02 by George Seto, thread 45223: Wild Geese


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 05:59 PM

It's been posted a number of times, I think; but never quite as Violet Jacob wrote it. The text here is as close as George's, but both depart from Jacob's spelling in various particulars.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: Peter T.
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM

Yes, I know that, I am trying to get it noticed, and into the DT. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 06:42 PM

Both George Seto and Peter T. have posted the version Jim Reid set to music (I Saw the Wild Geese Flee). It perhaps differs from Violet Reid's original, which has not yet been posted.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 07:21 PM

http://www.electricscotland.com/si/features/scots/springthyme/wild_geese.htm


Well if this ain't a cumbersome system. Go to this site and enjoy the song by Jim Reid and listen to the poem.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 13 Apr 03 - 07:46 PM

Nice song! Much better than the Redpath version (in American English) which I have on a tape someone gave me.
Would still like to see the words of the original poem.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wild Geese (3)
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 08:35 AM

Thanks for the reference, what a fine version, should get the album. yours, Peter T.


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