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The Sunday Driver


Angus 19 Sep 98 - 03:12 PM
Mo 19 Sep 98 - 03:32 PM
meself!!! 19 Sep 98 - 03:34 PM
Joe Offer 20 Sep 98 - 12:18 AM
Mo 20 Sep 98 - 04:34 AM
Connor 20 Sep 98 - 11:41 AM
Mo 20 Sep 98 - 04:02 PM
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Connor 22 Sep 98 - 07:24 AM
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Angus 29 Sep 98 - 02:13 AM
Alan of Australia 29 Sep 98 - 04:01 AM
Wolfgang Hell 29 Sep 98 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Angus
Date: 19 Sep 98 - 03:12 PM

I was after the lyrics tae "The Bricklayers Song"and the "Sunday Driver". Both of these songs were recorded by The Corries. Also, does anyone ken the words tae "Celtic Symphony". This song was recorded by the Wolftones.
Cheers.

Also see: Corries Version of Leezie Lindsay


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SUNDAY DRIVER (from the Corries)
From: Mo
Date: 19 Sep 98 - 03:32 PM

Angus, The Sunday Driver goes as follows:

Well I've been a Sunday driver now for many's a happy year,
And I've never had my Morris Minor oot o'second gear,
I can drive at fifteen miles an hour on motorway or track,
Wi my wife up front beside me and her mother in the back.

Chorus:
There was me and my daddy and my daddy's mammy,
And her sister's granny and four of her chums....
And Auntie Jean.

In a crowd of fifty trippers you can always pick me oot,
By my "Don't blame me - I voted Tory" sticker on the boot,
Wi' my stick-on transfer bullet holes I'm licensed for tae kill.

repeat Chorus ....and Auntie Peg.

I've a hundred plastic pennants for tae tell you where I've been,
And my steering wheel is clad in simulated leapard skin.
Upfront, frae the driving mirror hangs a plastic skeleton,
And in the back a dog with eyes that flicker off and on.

repeat Chorus .....and Auntie May

I always drive as though my foot was resting on the brake,
And I weave aboot the road just so's ye canny overtake,
I can get you so frustrated that you'll finish up in tears,
And the sound of blaring motor horns in music tae my ears.

repeat Chorus .... and Auntie Liz.

Now if you wonder how these weekly trips I can afford,
It's because I'm on a stipend from the Scottish Tourist Board.
You're supposed to enjoy the scenery, the finest o' its kind,
And that is why I have a convoy following behind.

repeat Chorus .... and Auntie Rose.

There is just no way of escaping me, no matter how you seek,
For the simple fact's that I'm a traffic warden through the week.
I'm boosting my efficiency and here's my master plan,
I'm saving up my pennies for tae buy a caravan

repeat Chorus .... and Auntie Gertrude
repeat Chorus .... "Ye're goin' too fast!"

Words: J Hill
Music: Traditional
Arranged: The Corries
The Corries (Music)Ltd.

Phew!! - You'll find this, and sixty other of their songs in the book of music and lyrics The Corries Complete - but as mine is a very old and dilapidated copy I don't know who publishes it!
Cheers,
Mo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: meself!!!
Date: 19 Sep 98 - 03:34 PM

I stumbled across the "Bricklayers Song" by accident. It was calles "Paddys Excuse". So cancel that wee bit of the request ye ken!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 12:18 AM

That "Sunday Driver" song is great, Mo. Any idea what that tune is?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Mo
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 04:34 AM

Joe - I have no idea! I know what it sounds like, but I don't know what the tune is!! If its any help its in 6/8 time and the guitar chords used at F, C, B natural (or is that flat?) and C7. About as much use as a chocolate teapot I suspect...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Connor
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 11:41 AM

Cheers Mo. I am very grateful fae yer help. It's a fair dinkum bonza song is it not. But then so are all of those by the Corries. By the way, do ye like Steam Jenny? Cheerio P.S Gae North Melbourne(at least on Saturday, it'll be our turn-Carlton-next year!)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Mo
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 04:02 PM

Connor - I don't know Steam Jenny - any words, any midi available for this? Come to that - do you like The Portree Kid (click here)?

Cheers, Mo.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Mo
Date: 21 Sep 98 - 05:49 PM

Sorry Guys, just realised I've missed a line out! In the verse starting "In a crowd of fifty trippers.." the second last line should be : Wi' my bunch o'heather sticking in my radiator grill And my "Stck-on transfer bullet holes" I'm licensed for tae kill.

Still no further on with finding out the tune for you in a usable form - if pushed I could probably sing it to you!! Mo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Connor
Date: 22 Sep 98 - 07:24 AM

G'day Mo, Well mate I am a fair dinkum big fan of the Portree Kid ye ken. Steam Jenny are a bonza Scottish folk group. I personally do nae have any or ken of any Midis. I will none-the-less ask around. Re words, they sing such songs as Glencoe, The Mingulay Boat Song, The Gypsy Rover etc. In other words, songs that are quite popular and whose lyrics are usually readily available. I will however tak' a wee bit of a Captain and check my twa C.Ds tae make sure that I dinnae have any songs of there's that are less well kent. If ye want I can give ye a list of the songs they sing on the twa C.Ds of theirs that I do have. All the best. Connor


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Mo
Date: 22 Sep 98 - 04:06 PM

Ahh! Thanks for the info Connor! I'll look out for them! Mo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Angus
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 02:13 AM

Do ye like "The Tannahill Weavers" Mo. Another grand Scottish group ye ken. Well worth looking oot fae.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 04:01 AM

G'day,
Hey Connor ol' mate! Sometimes your accent sounds like mine then it goes north of the border. Not sure how well the rest of the world understands some of your slang (e.g. Captain) but it sounds orright to me.

Being impartial as far as the Kangaroos and Crows are concerned I enjoyed the match on Saturday. I've been a Rules fan for a long time, having seen my first VFL match at Kardinia Park in about 1954.

I also have some Tannahill Weavers stuff as well as Silly Wizard. Good if you're looking for Scottish stuff.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 04:35 AM

Joe, are you still looking for the tune?

I never heard The Sunday Driver but I have the Corries songbook including music scores. My ability to sing from a score sheet is quite restrictecd but what I tentatively sang sounded very familiar to me. It was "The garden where the praties grow" (see DT database). Try it and you'll see that it's a very good fit. Could someone who knows The Sunday Driver please listen to "The Garden where.." and say yes or no.

I'll add "The old alarm clock" in an extra thread as another example of a song using this tune.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Connor
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 12:38 PM

G'day china, when ye say that my accent sometimes gaes north o' tha border de ye mean NSW!!! Being a Victorian I was very disappointed tae see Adelaide win again. Fair play tae them I suppose. Still VERY disappointed. What did ye think of Carey's goal sport? Do ye have any lyrics fae The Tannahill Weavers? I must admit that I 've nae stuff by Silly Wizard. Do ye ken of a group called The Borderers? A basically Scottish group with an Irish peggy from Belfast. They are based in S.A and are very popular at the Port Fairey Celtic fest. Cheers, Connor.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 01:06 PM

Hi, Wolfgang - I found a Corries CD over the weekend, so now I've heard the tune. I'm not able to transcribe it by ear, though. The verses sound very close to "The Garden Where the Praties Grow," but not the chorus. Do you mean to tell us you haven't mastered MIDITXT yet and can't post the tune from your songbook?
SHAME!!!! ;-)
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Wolfgang
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 05:08 PM

Connor,
The Tannahill Weavers Homepage has a large collection of their lyrics (follow "recordings" on their page). "Land of light" is about the only CD they do not have lyrics for yet.

Joe,
actually I didn't mean to tell about that gap in my knowledge, but as you insist: it's true. However, since I'm only here for a few hours a week, I have a weak apology for at least another couple of months. Thinking that I have in songbooks the tunes for some dozen songs yet without tunes in the DT, I maybe should give it a try next year...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 06:32 AM

G'day Connor,
Nah, didn't mean NSW I've already moved north of THAT border. It WAS a great goal, thought North might win at that stage but I always enjoy a good turn around. Although I couldn't change my original allegiance even if I wanted to, having moved interstate myself I reckon it's good for the game when interstate teams win (but not ALL the time). There's now huge support here for the Swans.

Enough religion for one day.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Mo
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 06:47 PM

Guys - I've given "Praties" a listen - yes, that's more or less the tune!

Joe - where can I learn this MIDITXT stuff???

Mo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: alison
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 08:45 PM

Hi Joe,

Can you send me it as Real Audio? I can do it by ear.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Anne Cormack
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 10:05 AM

Hi All,

Are you Corries fans aware that there is a Corries Web Site run by Gavin Browne, Ron's son (www.corries). He sells all the available Corries tapes and C.D.s - as well as the Corries Song Book.

The site lists all of the songs on each recording, so treat yourself!!

He's based in my home town - Edinburgh. Currently he is putting together another Song Book.

I received my order here in Australia in less than a week.

"Here's tae us, wha's like us, gey few and they're a' deid!!!"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Oct 98 - 01:24 PM

Mo, click here to see an example of Professor Alan Foster's MIDITXT, programmed especially for us so we can post MIDI files here (there's a link there for downloading the program). You have to read his instructions carefully and forgive him for using confusing terms like quavers and crotchets, but the program is really quite easy to install and use if you have a basic knowledge of computer functions. MIDITXT makes a text version of the tune in both MIDI and ABC format, set up in a format that can be posted here. If you set the thread filter to ABC or MIDI and go back 365 days, you should find previous threads that discuss these methods of posting tunes. Sure would be nice if we could get EVERYBODY to learn how to post tunes. Ahem....
Of course, in order to post a MIDI tune, you first have to make a MIDI file. I use Noteworthy Composer, which you can download from this site (click here).

Alison, one RealAudio of "Sunday Driver" coming right up.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Connor
Date: 03 Oct 98 - 07:01 AM

G'day sport. Well I dinnae mind interstate teams winning the grand final either...as long as they are from Victoria AND are not Collingwood, Richmond or Essendon AND are infact CARLTON.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Gazza
Date: 03 Oct 98 - 07:34 AM

very interesting


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Bear
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 12:22 AM

Go Blues


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Subject: Tune Add: THE SUNDAY DRIVER
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 03:47 AM

Alison can't get on Mudcat, but she made this MIDI for us from the RealAudio recording I sent her. She thinks the tune to "Sunday Driver" may be "High Germany."
-Joe Offer-

MIDI file: SUNDRIV.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: The Sunday Driver
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: F
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
1811 1 69 043 0109 0 69 043 0000 1 69 036 0322 1 62 035 0031 0 69 036 0092 0 62 035 0035 1 62 034 0358 0 62 034 0002 1 60 026 0118 0 60 026 0002 1 65 037 0358 0 65 037 0002 1 67 026 0118 0 67 026 0002 1 69 030 0358 0 69 030 0002 1 69 020 0118 0 69 020 0002 1 67 042 0358 0 67 042 0002 1 67 030 0118 0 67 030 0002 1 64 025 0355 1 67 031 0047 0 64 025 0043 0 67 031 0035 1 65 029 0478 0 65 029 0220 1 72 042 0107 0 72 042 0035 1 72 030 0102 0 72 030 0018 1 72 038 0320 0 72 038 0002 1 72 031 0156 0 72 031 0002 1 74 027 0355 1 72 030 0014 0 74 027 0109 0 72 030 0018 1 72 039 0304 0 72 039 0018 1 69 037 0140 0 69 037 0002 1 65 029 0358 0 65 029 0002 1 69 040 0118 0 69 040 0002 1 72 033 0336 0 72 033 0002 1 72 031 0142 1 69 036 0014 0 72 031 0104 0 69 036 0002 1 65 040 0358 0 65 040 0002 1 67 042 0483 0 67 042 0199 1 72 036 0118 0 72 036 0002 1 72 043 0140 0 72 043 0018 1 72 038 0303 0 72 038 0003 1 72 033 0156 0 72 033 0018 1 74 029 0358 0 74 029 0002 1 72 036 0118 0 72 036 0002 1 72 031 0358 0 72 031 0002 1 69 033 0118 0 69 033 0002 1 65 030 0358 0 65 030 0002 1 69 035 0118 0 69 035 0002 1 72 037 0358 0 72 037 0002 1 72 030 0118 0 72 030 0002 1 69 037 0358 0 69 037 0002 1 65 021 0118 0 65 021 0002 1 67 032 0450 0 67 032 0281 1 69 050 0109 1 69 059 0031 0 69 050 0087 0 69 059 0002 1 69 057 0358 0 69 057 0002 1 62 032 0118 0 62 032 0002 1 62 040 0358 0 62 040 0002 1 60 029 0118 0 60 029 0002 1 65 048 0358 0 65 048 0002 1 67 041 0087 1 69 041 0031 0 67 041 0355 0 69 041 0018 1 69 029 0090 0 69 029 0019 1 67 031 0118 0 67 031 0002 1 67 040 0358 0 67 040 0002 1 64 029 0355 1 67 030 0031 0 64 029 0094 1 65 036 0015 0 67 030 0463 0 65 036 0232 1 72 032 0128 0 72 032 0002 1 72 029 0118 0 72 029 0002 1 74 030 0191 1 74 035 0031 0 74 030 0100 1 74 035 0009 0 74 035 0147 0 74 035 0002 1 74 040 0109 1 72 012 0063 0 74 040 0137 0 72 012 0018 1 70 040 0151 0 70 040 0002 1 72 046 0172 0 72 046 0002 1 72 044 0118 0 72 044 0035 1 72 030 0118 0 72 030 0035 1 72 033 0134 0 72 033 0052 1 70 026 0118 0 70 026 0034 1 69 046 0142 0 69 046 0000 1 70 032 0184 0 70 032 0034 1 70 043 0104 1 67 033 0014 0 70 043 0144 1 64 044 0014 0 67 033 0172 1 64 034 0014 0 64 044 0104 0 64 034 0051 1 60 036 0125 1 65 031 0031 0 60 036 0071 0 65 031 0051 1 65 038 0118 0 65 038 0084 1 65 040 0125 1 65 038 0064 0 65 040 0725 0 65 038 0051 1 65 032 0118 0 65 032 0002 1 64 034 0358 0 64 034 0002 1 67 030 0118 0 67 030 0002 1 65 023 0958 0 65 023
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:The Sunday Driver
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:F
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A3/2D/2D3/2C/2F3/2G/4A7/4A/2|G/2G3/2E3/2G/2F3c/2c/2|
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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Cathy
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 07:52 PM

Any more songs by the Corries?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Jenny
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 10:58 PM

Are the Corries still going?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: skw@
Date: 12 Oct 98 - 03:20 AM

Jenny - sadly, no. Roy Williamson died a few years ago, but Ronnie Browne is carrying on solo. His son has a website you should visit if you're interested in their work:

http://www.corries.com

(Sorry I haven't mastered 'linking' yet. With all my double-posting, I'd better not try anything fancy ...) - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 98 - 03:28 PM

Hi, Susanne - I got excited when I saw "Corries Lyrics" as one of the menu choices on the Corries Website. Well, they have the lyrics for just one song. They say the lyrics section is new, so maybe more lyrics will come later.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Wolfgang
Date: 13 Oct 98 - 07:08 AM

Joe, they sell a songbook (with lyrics) and they are preparing a second one. Whoever does that is not going to provide a lot of lyrics online.
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Jenny
Date: 15 Oct 98 - 10:13 PM

Tis sad to hear that Roy is no longer with us.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: skw@
Date: 16 Oct 98 - 03:20 AM

Yes, for lyrics the Corries site is a disappointment. But Gavin Browne has helped me with lyrics I wasn't too sure about, so maybe if you ask him ... Is there any specific song you are looking for, Joe? I've got quite a few by now. Just let me know, and I'll let you know.

Jenny, Roy's daughter has written a book on her father. I skimmed through it and thought it a touch too idolising for my taste, but if you're keen you might ask Gavin Browne about it. I can't remember the publisher.

The Corries certainly were a great band, and the first ones to direct me to Scottish music. I never cared much for their self-penned songs, particularly the comic ones like 'Sunday Driver', and I only saw them live once and thought the performance a bit too slick, but I still like the albums. Nowadays I usually listen to other stuff, but every now and again ...

Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Jenny
Date: 19 Oct 98 - 01:40 AM

I am very big into the Corries at the moment and would have loved to have seen them live. The strong goat on many of their Jacobite songs is sensational!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Angus
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 12:21 PM

ditto jenny


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 12:58 PM

The Corries, that's a fond memory to the strangest folk concert I've ever been at. It was on the isle of Islay and we were an audience of about 800 people waiting in the concert hall. Then the power went off (it went off for all of the island until next morning) just when they were about to start. We sat in complete darkness. Then the first candles were lit. Then a local farmer was shouted for who was supposed to have a generator. He was there and he went off to fetch it. We didn't know at that time that it would take about one hour before the generator power would be on. Then the Corries came in front of the stage and started singing the better known songs a capella in the dark. The audience joined them and we had a some hundred voices a capella concert for more than half an hour. When the power went on again it was not enough for both amplification and lights, so having the choice to see them or to hear them, we opted for listening. And when the news came that under these special circumstances the last ferry to the isle of Jura would be an exceptionally late ferry allowing the people from over there to stay until the end of the concert we gave them and the Corries a big cheer. I've heard better music in other concerts (from my point of view), but I'll never forget that concert and that patient audience (neither will I ever forget the way home in complete darkness to a bed & breakfast where I just had arrived that afternoon).

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Andre
Date: 28 Oct 98 - 10:38 PM

I have a video of a Corries performance, A BBC tv series I think. Video titled "Flower of Scotland- A Vision of the Corries." Good Stuff. A number 99896 is associated with the video and the tape label has "BFS Video, A Division of BFS Limited, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. I think I bought mine at the Seattle Highland Games.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 08:13 PM

I have been a Corries fan since 1963 when Electra Records put out a Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell record here in the states I can't think of a better group to be introduced to Scottish folk music with than that bunch of singers. I buy any Corries record or CD I find and I own both of the Videos available and find them to be both great. Roy and Ronnie had and have remarkable voices. Roy's was deceptively so. I own copies of both of their song books, one published in about 1971 and another, more recent book of about 40 tunes. Gavin Browne is selling a CD of the Corries with Bill Smith but without Paddie Bell that I find most delightful. Gavins site is easy to find, just search "Corries."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,Ian B. Richardson @ IRichardson14@Compuserve
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 12:35 PM

My colleagues Harvey Smith and Graham Duncan and myself were collectively known as "BROCADE" and we were signed to the PAN-Audio Dara label by Roy Williamson. We recorded the songs "Johnny the Milk-Round Boy" and "My DEAR and Only Love", the lyrics of which were written by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose. I wrote the tune as performed by Brocade and later, by the Corries. My friends and I had idolised the Corries since childhood and to be signed to their record company was, to us, a great honour. We always found Roy and Ronnie to be the same off-stage as on. They were gentlemen and inveterate artists. Roy's guitar playing was under-rated, listen to some of his solo stuff. He was a great baroque player. I disagreed with the lyrics of Roy's Song, "Flower of Scotland", and told him so, and he agreed that the words might inspire hatred of the English. He saw the point of my lyrics in "Scotland will Flourish" and I believe, in some part agreed with them. In conclusion,The Corries are sadly missed but they must be included in any list of the greatest exponents of Scottish Folk Music. Ian Blacklaw Richardson.(Watch out for "The Ballad o'Sawney Bean" and "the Cruel Death o'Seigneur Davie",. a ballad of the murder of Riccio, which I shall be publishing on net soon)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Bradypus
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 06:37 PM

'The Ballad o Sawney Bean' - please tell me more - I've often passed his cave, but never yet ventured in.

Bradypus


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 04:14 PM

The tune to the Sunday driver is a song called The soor mulk cairt


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 04:39 PM

I'm a great fan of The Corries, and I have most of their albums and Singles as well as their song books.

I got really intersted in them when I was twelve, my sister took me to see them in a small town called Largs which is on the west coast of Scotland, since then I must of seen many times.

I live in a town called Saltcoats, which is quite close to Largs.

I have their albums from 1965 to 1990 their last one that they made together.

I even have their second one they made as The corrie folk trio and Paddie Bell.

And to the person who talked about the Aussie Rules football teams, I just like to say I hope the Eagles and the Dockers really get it up you. And win the grand final.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 18 Nov 00 - 07:03 AM

I like the Corries, I used to go and see them every year at Irvine, at a place called Magnum, the only time I didn't see them was when I heard that some person had broken into their van and took some stuff.

That was the only time I never saw them.

I think that The Corries are underatred, and this thing about the words to Flower of Scotland being horrible and dpressive is totally wrong.

If people really listened to the song, and then they find out that is all about getting together as a nation as one and joining together for Scottish freedom.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: kendall
Date: 18 Nov 00 - 08:59 AM

Right on man..I have about 5 miles of Corries audio and video. On my last night in Scotland I did a gig at the Black Bitch in Linlithgow, and I ened my performance with a tribute to Roy by singing Flower of Scotland. There was not one dry eye in the house.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,Iain Stewart
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 06:52 PM

"Flower of Scotland" is without a doubt the best song to come out of Scotland in two hundred years, and thats saying something!

I would, however, kill (an Englishman!) for the words to the "Sherramuir Fecht", so I can finally get them right.

Can anyone help?

Cheers!

Iain Stewart

Here's tae us, whas like us!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 15 Nov 01 - 03:55 AM

There's another thread on the Corries and, I think, a link in the Mudcat links to the CORRIES website run by Ronnies' son, Gavin (?www.corrie.web). They are publishing some songbooks and Gavin is very helpful with e-mail enquiries.Sorry, no time to check.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,Knave Ruprecht
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 11:59 AM

Lyrics to "Sherramuir Fight"

http://www.electricscotland.com/burns/smuir.html

enjoy!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SHERRAMUIR FIGHT (Trad / Robert Burns
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 06:16 PM

Thanks, Nikolaus! In case the link gets lost:

THE SHERRAMUIR FIGHT
(Trad / Robert Burns)

O cam' ye here the fight tae shun, or herd the sheep wi' me, man
Or were ye at the Sherra-moor, or did the battle see, man
I saw the battle sair and teuch, and reekin' red ran many a sheugh
My heart for fear gae'd sough for sough
Tae hear the thuds and see the cluds o' Clans frae woods in tartan duds
Wha glaum'd at kingdoms three man

The red-coat lads wi' black cockauds to meet them werenae slow, man
They rush'd and push'd and blood outgush'd, and many a bouk did fa', man
The great Argyle led on his files, I wat they glanc'd for twenty miles
They hough'd the Clans like nine-pin kyles
They hack'd and hash'd while braid swords clash'd and thro' they dash'd and hew'd and smash'd
Till fey men died awa', man

Had ye seen the philibegs wi' skyrin tartan trews, man
When in the teeth they dar'd our Whigs and covenant Trueblues, man
Lines extended lang and large, bayonets o'erpower'd the targe
Thousands hasten'd to the charge
Wi' Highland wrath they frae the sheath drew blades o' death till out o' breath
They fled like frighted dows, man

They've lost some gallant gentlemen amang the Hieland clans, man
I fear my Lord Panmuir is slain or in his en'mies' hands, man
Now wad ye sing this double flight, some cried for wrang and some for right
And many bade the warld gudenight
Sae pell, sae mell, wi' muskets knell, Tories fell and Whigs to hell
Flew off in frighted bands, man

As far as I know these lyrics are Robert Burns' reworking of the song as published in vol 3 of The Scots Musical Museum.

Iain Stewart - 'A Man's A Man' was just outside your time limit, but what about Hamish Henderson's 'Freedom Come-All-Ye'? Compared to those (and a lot of others I can think of), 'Flower of Scotland' seems to me fairly - let's say uncomplicated! You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but why put it in such absolute language?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 09:13 AM

on the bozem of young abigail was written the price of her tail and upon her behind for the use of the blind was the same information in braille


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,AmericanScotsLass
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 09:31 AM

Dia duit, all. I was wondering if anyone knows of a website that has Corries lyrics. I already know the official site but it's only got the one. I've been looking all over the place and can't find a single one that actually has the songs done the way they recorded them. If anyone can help it'd be real nice. Slan.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,ermintrudeclaire
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 12:45 PM

i loved the corries having been to see them every year since i was very small, they seemed really nice, genuine folksingers. i have two videos of them and also most of the albumns on vinyl or CD, also the songbook but have not seen the biography of roy - must try to track that down. i enjoyed every concert i went to - even one at 8 1/2 months pregnant where the baby decided to kick in time.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:15 PM

AmScotsLass, try My Songbook. There should be a few there - my database says 35, but they may not all be Corries versions. Many more are still sitting in my database, awaiting completion. If you need help with a particular song, eMail me (skw at worldmusic.de). If I have it I'll try to get the lyrics finished quickly.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 06:26 PM

The tune to 'the sunday driver' is a Scottish Song called 'THE SOUR MULK CAIRT.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,nickr
Date: 03 May 02 - 07:53 PM

Does anyone know the tune for "The Tortoise" by the corries


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,brigitte
Date: 08 May 02 - 07:30 AM

the Corries Bricklayers Song is in fact The Sick Note written in 1969 by Pat Cooksey, who lives in Germany. There are numerous versions of this song on c.d. worldwide the most well known in Europe by the Dubliners. Pat Cooksey's homepage details others www.patcooksey.com


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:07 AM

Always have been a great fan of the Corries. I think the first record I ever bought was an EP (remember them?) of the Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell doing, among other things and thanks to a misprinted label, "The Queen's MariNes." After that I started buying the LPs and finally had to put them on casettes so my wife and I could listen to them in the car. I remember being dumbstruck when I heard Roy Williamson had died, but their work is certainly not forgotten. Our local session still appreciates the stuff from their repertoire which I trot out from time to time, even although I'm singing in scots and they're listening in Orstrilian. So isn't education a wonderful thing.

However, wasn't the Bricklayer's Song - Sick Note - whatever first recorded by Gerard Hoffnung as an after dinner speech at the Oxford Union? I'm sure I have that in among all my other tapes and stuff. To judge by the reception he go, it was very little known at the time and his preformance is just magnificent.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 May 02 - 05:27 PM

Macca, searching the Digital and Forum Search for 'Gerard Hoffnung' will bring up a few threads, at least one of which contains the story you're after. Can't remember which one, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,sam l jackson
Date: 29 May 02 - 04:38 PM

i think this site is poo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,literature2112@yahoo.com
Date: 25 Jun 02 - 05:39 PM

hello, i am wondering if there is no site in which i can retrieve corries'lyrics?

thanks, j.whyte


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: DonMeixner
Date: 25 Jun 02 - 09:59 PM

Type in Corries in Google and link up to their web site.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 26 Jun 02 - 04:28 AM

Their website doesn't have any lyrics to speak of, although you can buy their songbooks and albums there (very quick service, I can recommend it). If GUESTliterature wants lyrics to specific songs without buying, best bet is to first of all do a DT and forum search (box at top left of forum), and if the song isn't there, create a new thread asking for it.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics re The Corries
From: GUEST,J.A.SAUNDERS@TESCO.NET
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 06:34 PM

Iam looking for the words of "the wedding of lachie Mcgraw" can you help. thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Wolfgang
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 07:50 AM

Wedding of Lottie McGrath perhaps?

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: CELTIC SYMPHONY (from the Corries)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 02 - 06:00 PM

CELTIC SYMPHONY

CHORUS
Na na naa na na na na na naa na na na na
Na na na na na na naa na na na na na na na
Na na naa na na na na na naa na na na na
Na na na na na na naa na na na na na na na
???????????????????????
We're on the road again
We're on the road, we're on our way to paradise.
We love each jungle deep that's where the lions
sleep
???????????????????????????
????????????????????????
Graffiti on the wall it says we're magic, we're magic.
Graffiti on the wall
Graffiti on the wall
And it says ooh ah up the RA, ooh ah up the RA
ooh ah up the RA, ooh ah up the RA

It was far across the sea when the devil got a hold of me.
He wouldn't set me free so he kept my soul for ransom

I'm a sailor man from Glasgow town
I've roamed this world around and round.
He's the meanest thing that I have found
In all me days of wandering.

And I could see his evil eyes.
'Twas then he took me by surprise.
"Take me to your paradise
I want to see the jungle".

CHORUS

We went to each jungle deep
For the paradise that we did seek
Was no trip for the weak
There waltzing with the natives.

From the Amazon to Borneo
From Africa to Tokyo
To the darkest jungles of the world
But nowhere could I lose him.

I ran in circles every way
He turned to me and he did say
"I think you're leading me astray
I want your soul me boyo".

CHORUS

I'm pretty certain of the verses but as you can see, not 100% when it comes to the chorus. Maybe someone else has got all the words.

Linebreaks added on new Mudcat.
Vectis again....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: vectis
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 09:45 PM

Refresh for Angus who asked for the words


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: vectis
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 07:41 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,pamela
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:05 PM

hi there, does anyone have lyrics for the corries' version of 'Scotland the Brave' ? (as racist/un PC as it is, it was still funny . . .

thanks

pamela


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 08:22 PM

racist, Pamela? Surely not. Self-deprecating, perhaps. And certainly funny.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 01:40 PM

HALLO FROM GREECE. MY NAME IS MINAS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF ANYONE KNOWS THE LYRICS FROM THE SONG: "BANNOCKBURN".

SCOTTLAND RULES!
THE CORRIES MAKE GREAT MUSIC THAT SPEAKS TO MY HEART!!
ALL SCOTTISH MUSIC IS GREAT!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,memyself
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 02:46 PM

Don't mind the shouting folks - Greece is a long way away!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 06:19 AM

I think the corries are great as well


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,Zaba
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 07:30 AM

Hi all,
please, could someone put here lyrics for Chevaliers Muster Roll sung by Corries? I'm not able to catch it from hearing, and neither I can find it on the Net.

Thank you very much

Zaba


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHEVALIERS' MUSTER ROLL (fromThe Corries)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 06:33 PM

CHEVALIERS' MUSTER ROLL
(Trad)

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Jock and Tam and all is comin'
Dunkeld's comin', Donald's comin'
Conald's comin', Ronald's comin',
Dougal's comin', Lachan's comin'
Alastair and a's comin'

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Jock and Tam and a's comin'
Borland and his men are comin'
Cameron and MacLean are comin'
Gordon and MacGregor's comin'
Every duniewassal's comin'                        

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
MacGilvray and a's comin'
Wigtown's comin', Nithsdale's comin'
Cornwrath's comin', Kenmure's comin'
Derwentwater and Foster's comin'
Withrington and Nairn comin'

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Blythe, Cornhill and a's comin'
The Laird o' MacIntosh is comin'
MacRabie and MacDonald's comin'
MacKenzie and MacPherson's comin'
And the wild McCraws are comin'

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Donald Gun and a's comin'

Repeat 1

Repeat 2

Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
Little wat ye wha's comin'
MacGilvray and a's comin'

(duine uasail - Highlander, lit. gentleman)

As sung by The Corries on 'Live from Scotland, vol 3'

[1980:] Anyone who reads the letter which 'Bobbing John', the Earl of Mar (who raised King James VIII's standard in 1715), sent from Invercauld to the bailie of Kildrummy in September of that year will catch a depressing glimpse of the drab reality behind the tuppence-coloured pageantry of the Chevalier's Muster-roll:
"[...] let my own tenants in Kildrummy know, that if they come not forth with their best arms, I will send a party immediately to burn what they shall miss taking from them; and they may believe this not only a threat, but, by all that's sacred, I'll put it in execution, let my loss be what it will, that it may be an example to others [...]." A letter from Rob Roy MacGregor to General Alexander Gordon (the Marquis of Huntly), written a month later, tells much the same story [...]. (Hamish Henderson in Cowan 4f)

[1990:] For years Ewan opened concerts with this song, which he would use partly to test the acoustics, partly to check what condition his voice was in, but mostly because it is such a glorious song. It is a rallying call summoning the clans to battle and it was made and sung around the time the Earl of Mar raised the standard for King James in the North [in 1715]. Ewan identified strongly with the struggle of the Scots people to maintain their national identity. He learned this song from his father. (Notes Ewan MacColl, 'Black and White')


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,Zaba
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 02:15 AM

Oh, thank you, Susanne, it's no wonder I couln't catch this :-)! I've understood some Scottish clans are enumerated there, but it wasn't enough to sing it.

Zaba


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,Zaba
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 02:20 AM

One more little question: What does "Little wat ye wha's comin'" mean? I'm sorry, but I'm not a native English speaker and they didn't teach us such frazes in school ;-).

Thanks

Zaba


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 02 Mar 07 - 07:30 AM

"Little wat ye wha's comin'"

means approximately: You have no idea/understanding of who is coming/approaching.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: GUEST,Zaba
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 12:48 PM

Oh, thanks :-). Mudcat is great and the Mudcatters too ;-).

Zaba


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Don Firth
Date: 04 Mar 07 - 01:38 PM

Here ya go.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Zaba
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 02:44 PM

Hi all,
another plea for The Corries lyrics - would anybody be so kind to put here lyrics for La Di Dum?

Thanks

Žaba


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 02:34 PM

Sorry, but I've got it listed under 'lyrics not required'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 10:50 PM

Zaba: is this what you want?

LA-DI-DUM, posted in another thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Corries
From: Zaba
Date: 10 Sep 07 - 07:55 AM

Yes, that's it! Thank you very much and sorry I didn't find it myself, it's so easy...

Žaba


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Subject: hallo aus Deutschland
From: GUEST,StacySmith
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:02 AM

Hallo zusammen, das ist mein erster Post hier. Bin echt froh, dass ich das Forum gefunden habe. Ich heiße Manuel, bin 26 und komme aus Berlin. Bin natürlich für Erfahrungsaustausch zu haben!


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