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Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)

Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland 11 May 03 - 05:11 AM
GUEST,Guest - Chris 11 May 03 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,Angus 11 May 03 - 05:30 PM
Strupag 12 May 03 - 04:46 AM
Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland 12 May 03 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,argyll lass 04 Mar 07 - 08:44 PM
Malcolm Douglas 04 Mar 07 - 10:00 PM
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oldhippie 05 Mar 07 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,craig jamieson 05 Sep 08 - 05:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 11 May 03 - 05:11 AM

Hello My name is Tom Hamilton,

I am looking for the words to a song called 'Always Argyll' it was written by one of the clydesiders and I think it was performed by a lady by the name of Anne somebody or other.
I really can't remeber her name.
However the song is called Always argyll.

Thanks again

Tom


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Subject: ADD: Always Argyll
From: GUEST,Guest - Chris
Date: 11 May 03 - 05:09 PM

Hi Tom,

Hope this helps:

I've seen the red sunset glow gold on Loch Fyne
Have I seen these strange wonders for the very last time
The bright lights of Tarbert are beckoning bright
In the shivering coldness of a dark winter's night.
The Kyles in their glory are spread out below
The high hills of Aran are white-capped with snow
I'll soon have to think of Australia as home
But the truth will be always Argyll.

Chorus: Always Argyll, always Argyll
         Long will the memory linger
         I'll soon have to think of Australia as home
         but the truth will be always Argyll

High above Tignabruch I look out to sea
It will soon be no more than a memory to me
So I'll shed these few tears as my heart will allow
And maybe in time, I'll be happy somehow.
The thoughts of my childhood spin round in my mind
As I think of the beauty I'm leaving behind
When they ask where I come from, Australia I'll say
But the truth will be always Argyll.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: GUEST,Angus
Date: 11 May 03 - 05:30 PM

Most easily found recording is by Valerie Dunbar.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: Strupag
Date: 12 May 03 - 04:46 AM

Hi Tam, it was written by Duncan MacCrone and yes, he was in the Clydesiders. Nice song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 12 May 03 - 02:08 PM

Thanks very much


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: GUEST,argyll lass
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 08:44 PM

Hi
I dont think the song was written by tam mc Crone,
I think you will find it was written by a Mr Jamieson who came from TIGHNABRUACH ,and who was emigrating to AUSTRALIA, sorry I can't remember his firstname, anyway he came back to scotland to live and the song is a favourite of many people in Argyll.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 10:00 PM

In fact it seems to have been a collaboration between Duncan McCrone and Jimmy Jamieson. The following websites won't have been around when this old thread was new:

http://www.relrecords.com/TMKCD035_All_You_Need_To_Know.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 10:03 PM

I inadvertently omitted a closing quote, thus making my second link inconveniently invisible. Here it is again:

http://www.duncanmccrone.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: oldhippie
Date: 05 Mar 07 - 07:27 AM

Valerie Dunbar's LP also credits Jamieson/McCrone as authors.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll
From: GUEST,craig jamieson
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 05:19 AM

Always Argyll was a collaboration between my late father Jim Jamieson and his good friend and former work colleague Duncan McCrone.It was about the thoughts of my fathers brother Sandy as he contemplated leaving Tighnabruiach for a new life in Australia.I hope this answers any queries on the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST,thenoo
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 03:45 PM

The only correction is that the island referred to in Argyl in Scotland is ARRAN - ie with 2 "R's" - the other island ARAN is in the West of Ireland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 05:07 PM

Duncan McCrone also co-wrote (with C. Paterson & D. Whitton) another Valerie Dunbar tune "Tighnabruaich (Home To The Kyles)" mentioned in an above post. Another nice song about a really pretty area. It's on the "Relax With Valerie Dunbar" recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST,Justin J
Date: 26 Mar 09 - 11:44 PM

Moira Anderson's recording is available on iTunes, and is extraordinarily beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 02:25 AM

Thanks I've been looking for the words to Always Argyll. Now here is one for you do you know where I can get the music.

Isabella


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 08:48 PM

duncan macrones version is far superior!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALWAYS ARGYLL (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 10:32 AM

Here's my transcription from 3 versions on Spotify; see the notes at the end.


ALWAYS ARGYLL
Jim Jamieson and Duncan McCrone

1. I've seen the red sunset turn gold on Loch Fyne.
Have I seen this true wonder for the very last time?
The bright lights of Tarbert glow beckoning bright
In the shivering cold of a dark winter's night.
The Kyles in their glory are spread out below.
The high hills of Arran all white-capped with snow.
I'll soon have to think of Australia as home
But the truth will be always Argyll.

CHORUS: Always Argyll, always Argyll,
Long may the memories linger.
I'll soon have to think of Australia as home,
But the truth will be always Argyll.

2. High above Tighnabruaich I look out to sea.
This'll soon be no more than a memory for me,
So I'll shed as few tears as my heart will allow,
And maybe with time, I'll be happy somehow.
The thoughts of my childhood spin round in my mind
As I gaze on the beauty I'm leaving behind.
When they ask where I come from, Australia I'll say,
But the truth will be always Argyll.

[Valerie Dunbar was the first to record this song in 1982, followed by The Clydesiders, of which Duncan McCrone was a member. The above version is exactly what Valerie Dunbar sings on "The Auld Scotch Sangs," except that she omits the first half of verse 2; that comes from the version sung by The Clydesiders on "Scottish Folk Songs of the West." I have also listened to Duncan McCrone's recording on "The Biggest & Best Scottish Album"; it is nearly identical to the above, except that he sings "street lights" instead of "bright lights", "are white-capped" instead of "all white-capped", and he repeats the phrase "always Argyll" at the end of every chorus. I have also corrected the spelling of place-names.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 28 Dec 15 - 07:32 PM

The writer of Always Argyll was William Jamieson in about 1880-1882.
He and his wife Elizabeth emigrated to Australia. William went on to be a music teacher at Scots College in Sydney.
He was my greatgrand father


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST,Debbie O'Doherty
Date: 30 Mar 16 - 09:44 PM

As previously mentioned above (in 2008) by Craig Jamieson (James Jamieson's Son), "Always Argyll" was written by James Jamieson & Duncan McCrone.
The song was written about James Jamieson's Brother (Sandy) who emigrated to Australia in the 1950's. Sandy is my Stepfather, and that's how I know. Hope this clears it all up for everyone.   :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Always Argyll (Jamieson, McCrone)
From: GUEST,Deborah O'Doherty
Date: 30 Mar 16 - 09:53 PM

http://www.alwaysargyll.com/


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