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Chord Req: Jeelie Piece Song (Skyscraper Wean)

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GUEST,Barry 22 Jul 03 - 09:28 AM
Sorcha 22 Jul 03 - 10:27 AM
Bill D 22 Jul 03 - 11:29 AM
dick greenhaus 22 Jul 03 - 05:52 PM
GUEST,scabby doug 23 Jul 03 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,Barry 23 Jul 03 - 04:24 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 27 Jul 03 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Barry 27 Jul 03 - 05:27 PM
Jim McLean 27 Jul 03 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Scabby Douglas 27 Jul 03 - 08:35 PM
Jim McLean 28 Jul 03 - 05:24 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Jul 03 - 07:28 AM
Susanne (skw) 28 Jul 03 - 06:56 PM
GUEST,Boab guest 15 Jun 09 - 03:14 PM
Jack Campin 15 Jun 09 - 03:30 PM
Charley Noble 15 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM
Susanne (skw) 15 Jun 09 - 05:48 PM
Charley Noble 15 Jun 09 - 09:28 PM
GUEST,Hugh Shaw 17 Mar 11 - 10:16 AM
Jack Campin 17 Mar 11 - 10:24 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 09:28 AM

Hello All
I was wondering if you could help me with this wee song as I heard it years ago in a junior talent contest. I'm not sure who wrote it or anything but it was a dead catschy tune. Can you please help me with the chords.
It Goes
oh yae cannae fling peices oot a twenty story flat
700 hungry weans will testify tae that

and so on
Thanking you
Baz


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 10:27 AM

In the DT.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 11:29 AM

we (well, my wife, Ferrara) learned it from Ed Miller a number of years ago. Cute song.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 05:52 PM

It's by Adam McNaughtan. the same canny Scot that wrote Oor Hamlet. You can hear him sing it on the double CD "The Words I Used to Know"--$13.98 at CAMSCO.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,scabby doug
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 03:48 AM

And also "Yellow on the Broom" and "Where is the Glasgow" and "Cholesterol", "Thomas Muir of Huntershill" and much much more.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 04:24 AM

Thanks Scorcha .
I was looking for the chords though as I have the lyrics
if any one can help then it would be appreciated
Barry


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 05:16 PM

Found it. However, someone's picking me up in 5 minutes, so I'll post it later tonight!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 05:27 PM

Cheers George
thats great
Baz


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Jim McLean
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 05:36 PM

I wrote 'Where is the Glasow' in answer to Adam's 'The Glasgow I used to Know'.
Jim Mclean


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 08:35 PM

My apologies, Jim. I mis-named Adam's song, because of the first line. I know your song and Adam's and they are both crackers.

I regularly hear your song at sessions.

(Threadcreep) And another one of yours turned up at Girvan Folk fest in the "Traditional singing Competition" - "Smile In Your Sleep" - did I get that title right? :)
I din't have the heart to tell the girl who sang it that it not traditional.

Back to "Where is the Glasgow?". I remember reading - probably in Ewan McVicar's book - that Adam will follow his song with yours. To my shame, I can't remember whether he did that or not when I saw him
a couple of years ago.

Once again - my apologies for inadvertently confounding the songs.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 05:24 AM

No problems, scabbydoug, it's probably my fault in naming my song so close to Adam's. Smile in your Sleep is correct although it's sometimes called Hush, Hush or even Don't Cry in your Sleep'!
Cheers,
Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 07:28 AM

[D]     I'm a [D]skyscraper wean; I live [A7]on the nineteenth flair.
But I'm no' gaun cot tae [D]play ony mair,
'Cause [G]since we moved to Castlemilk, I'm [D]wastin' away
'Cause [A7]I'm getting wan meal [A7]less every [D]day: Oh ye

 

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 06:56 PM

Iain MacKintosh also used to sing Adam's and Jim's songs 'back-to-back' and recorded them on one of his earlier albums. They're both great, though Adam's song is soaked in a nostalgia notably absent from Jim's obviously less fond memories ...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: GUEST,Boab guest
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 03:14 PM

Adam MacNaughtan is playing Irvine, North Ayrshire in August as part of the Marymass celebrations.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 03:30 PM

Adam sings his entire repertoire unaccompanied. I'm not sure he even owns a guitar.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM

Give Adam our best!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 05:48 PM

From me too! Wish I was there ...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Skyscraper wean(jeely peice)song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 09:28 PM

I believe Celia Fisher also did a cover of the "Jeely Piece Song." What is the proper spelling of this song?

Here are some of my old notes:

Words by Adam McNaughtan ©
Recorded on The Words that I Used to Know
Greentrax CD TRAX 195D
Tune: English Music Hall "My Old Man's a Dustman"

Skyscraper Wean

I'm a skyscraper wean, I live on the nineteenth flair,
But I'm no' gaun oot tae play ony mair;
Since we moved tae Castlemilk, I'm wastin' away,
'Cause I'm getting' wan less meal every day.

Chorus:

Oh, ye cannae fling pieces oot a twinty-storey flat;
Seven-hundred hungry weans will testify tae that;
If it's butter, cheese or jeely, if the breid be plain or pan,
The odds against it reachin' earth are ninty-nine tae wan.


On the first day my maw flung oot a piece o' Hovis broon;
It came skytin' oot the windae and went up insteid o' doon,
Noo every twinty-seven 'oors it comes back intae sight,
'Cos my piece went intae orbit and became a satellite. (CHO)

On the second day ma maw flung me a piece oot wance again;
It went and hut the pilot in a fast, low-flyin' plane;
He scraped it aff his goggles, shoutin' through the intercom:
"The Clydeside Reds huv goat me wi' a breid-and-jeely bomb!" (CHO)

On the third day ma maw thought she would try another throw;
The Salvation Army band was staunin' doon below;
"Onward, Christain Soldiers" was the piece they should have played,
But the oompah-man was playin' a piece an' marmalade. (CHO)

We've wrote awa' tae Oxfam to try and get some aid,
And a' the weans in Castlemilk have formed a "Piece" brigade;
We're gonnae march tae George's Square, demandin' civil rights,
Like "Nae Mair Hooses Ower Piece-Flingin' Height!" (CHO)

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Jeelie Piece Song (Skyscraper Wean)
From: GUEST,Hugh Shaw
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:16 AM

D                                     A
I'm a skyscarper wean I live oan the 19th flair and I'm no gaun oot tae
D                  G                               D         Bm
play ony mair coz since we moved tae Castlemilk I'm wastin' away for
A                               D
I'm gettin' wan less meal every day.


D                              A
O ye cannae fling pieces oot a twenty storey flat 700 hungry waens'll
D                        G                            D
testify tae that if it's butter cheese or jeely if yer breid is plain
   Bm      A                                        D
or pan the odds against it reachin' earth are 99 tae wan.

Hope this is helps you. The Bm chord is optional you'll get away with just carrying on with the D chord. Regards Hugh Shaw


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Jeelie Piece Song (Skyscraper Wean)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:24 AM

Whose chords are those? (Not Adam Macnaughtan's, obviously).

The tune is a variant of "John Brown's Body", I assume that's where somebody got the chords from.


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