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John M. 07 Aug 98 - 11:31 AM
Bill - Scotland 07 Aug 98 - 11:50 AM
Wolfgang Hell 10 Aug 98 - 11:49 AM
John M. 16 Aug 98 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,Dai Crowther 29 Oct 00 - 12:45 PM
Clinton Hammond2 29 Oct 00 - 12:55 PM
Jon Freeman 29 Oct 00 - 12:59 PM
paddymac 29 Oct 00 - 09:36 PM
Thyme2dream 30 Oct 00 - 12:53 AM
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Subject: Balacitus ? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: John M.
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 11:31 AM

In the song, The Ramblin' Rover, by Andy Stewart, there is a line "gallopin with balacitus" Anyone know what this means, or if it is correct. Also "something" down to Dover? Probably Irish terms, and places. Can anyone can help???? Thanks, John M.


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Subject: RE: Balacitus ? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: Bill - Scotland
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 11:50 AM

Hi John,

It is Bollockitis (Ala - Problems with the male nether regions)
And it is "Orkney down to Dover and we'll roam the country over" etc...
Great song.

Regards
Bill


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Subject: RE: Balacitus ? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 10 Aug 98 - 11:49 AM

there's a site with many Andy Stewart songs including "Rambling Rover". go here

Wolfgang


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Subject: Bollockitis? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: John M.
Date: 16 Aug 98 - 01:59 PM

Is this a slang word for impotance, or an actual medical term?


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Subject: Sober men and plenty??
From: GUEST,Dai Crowther
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:45 PM

Lyrics and chords (butlyrics first and foremost)for the song which starts 'There are sober men and plenty'.

Thanks

Dai.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAMBLIN' ROVER (Andy M. Stewart)
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:55 PM

I'll post 'em provided you never refer to this song by anything of than it's name... Ramblin Rover...

And you'll get no chrds from me 'cause it's a a capella song... Don't put music behind it please... It always sounds horrible when people to that to a capella songs...

RAMBLIN' ROVER
Andy M. Stewart

Oh there's sober men in plenty and drunkards barely twenty
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl.
But give me a ramblin' rover from Orkney down to Dover
And we'll roam the country over and together we'll face the world

There's many who feign enjoyment from merciless employment
Their ambition was this deployment from the minute they left the school
And they save and scrape and ponder while the rest go out and squander
See the world and rove and wander and they're happier as a rule

I've roamed through all the nations t'an delight in all creation
And enjoyed a wee sensation where the company did prove kind
And when parting was no pleasure I drunk another measure
To the good friends that we treasure for you always are in my mind

If You're bent with arthritis Your bowels have got colitis
You've galloping' ballikites (sp?) and you're thinking' it's time you died
If you've been a man of action as you're lying there in traction
You will gain some satisfaction thinking," Jesus, At least I tried."

Sing it loud... sing it often!
^^^ {~`


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sober men and plenty??
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:59 PM

The song is also in the DT: RAMBLIN' ROVER

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sober men and plenty??
From: paddymac
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 09:36 PM

Clinton is right - it's a grevious sin indeed to even attempt to put any instrumental noise behind this song. The ladies, in particular, seem to love this song when it's done with several male voices in unison. We've tried some simple harmonies, but they just don't seem to be as effective as unison singing for this song. Well, at least we haven't found the right harmonies yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sober men and plenty??
From: Thyme2dream
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 12:53 AM

You're right Paddy, a lusty-voiced bunch of males singin' this song acapella is just the ticket! I must admit to trying to sing it alone in the car with my Silly Wizard live tape, but it just doesn't work for a girl...so I taught it to my sons!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sober men and plenty??
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 01:36 AM

I'm not sure I agree entirely with the idea of this song being done unaccompanied. The best versions I have heard use the bodhran and I believe that this song is very suited to rhythmical accompanyment.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sober men and plenty??
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 30 Oct 00 - 02:20 AM

Ya... but a bodhran isn't an instrument... it's a torture device...

Besides, THE best version of this song is Andy's and -HE- does it unaccompanied... {~`


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Subject: RE: Balacitus ? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: GUEST,Polly
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 11:02 PM

Bollockitis: a made-up term for any random degrading disease. Probably made up by Andy on the spot, but could be made up by you tomorrow, "bollocks" as a prefix is like that, eg. bollockology, bollockopedia, bollocktastic, as is -itis as a suffix, eg. hungoveritis, idiotitis, headitis.

Also, they are Scottish!

Polly


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Subject: RE: Balacitus ? Ramblin' Rover. What is this?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 11:56 PM

And it's not 'galloping WITH bollockitis,' it's 'galloping bollockitis,' meaning a really bad and worsening case of the dread disease. If one had true bollockitis, one would not be ABLE to gallop (with or without a horse).

Bob


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