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Lyr Req: Lord Yester

GUEST,croc 22 Jan 04 - 04:35 PM
Herga Kitty 22 Jan 04 - 04:42 PM
Malcolm Douglas 22 Jan 04 - 05:49 PM
Susanne (skw) 22 Jan 04 - 06:52 PM
Herga Kitty 23 Jan 04 - 02:28 AM
Eugene Judge 23 Jan 04 - 03:49 PM
weepiper 23 Jan 04 - 05:34 PM
Malcolm Douglas 23 Jan 04 - 05:48 PM
Eugene Judge 23 Jan 04 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,croc 24 Jan 04 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Another malcolm 11 Sep 13 - 03:56 PM
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Subject: Lord Yester
From: GUEST,croc
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 04:35 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics for the Williamson / Weir song, Lord Yester please?


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 04:42 PM

It's not "the Williamson /Weir song", it's trad, Lord Yester was a real person, and Carolyn Robson sings it too. Malcolm Douglas probably knows the sources.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 05:49 PM

I don't think it is traditional, you know; Roy Williamson set several of George Weir's poems. I don't know anything about the man, though. Susanne posted the lyric here a year ago: Lord Yester. I found it by asking the search engine for lord yester.

Thread #20328   Message #859422
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
05-Jan-03 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Corries Scots Songs - Would You Like One
Subject: Lyr Add: LORD YESTER (George Weir, Roy Williamson)

LORD YESTER
(tune Roy Williamson / lyrics George Weir)

Oh my love has gone tae Flodden grey
Tae dance at Branxholme Lea
And ere the night will turn tae day
He will dance nae mair wi' me
Maybe he's gone tae Israel
Wi' Freedom's lance tae sell
Or maybe he has gone tae Bethlehem
For tae find the golden bell

Oh my love may come another day
For golden hours are few
And like broken dreams that melt away
Before the dawn is new
Maybe he's gone tae Byzantine
Along the lonely trail
Or maybe he's gone tae Palestine
For tae find the Holy Grail

Oh my love may find the golden fleece
Or wear the martyr's gown
For honour bides by him who fechts
Beneath the cross and croon
Maybe he's gone wi' James and John
Tae fish by Galilee
Or maybe he has gone wi' the fisherman
Tae find his Calvary


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 06:52 PM

I have a Corries recording of it, and they credit it to George Weir / Roy Williamson. Other than that, the only info I have so far is that Yester is a manse in the village of Gifford, near Edinburgh. Kitty, can you tell us more about the noble lord?


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 02:28 AM

Malcolm - I stand (well, sit actually) corrected!

Suzanne

I just searched on Google. John Hay, 1st Lord Yester was apparently an ancester of both Winston Churchill and Prince William. He died in 1508.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 03:49 PM

Info on Lord Yester here:

http://www.maybole.org/history/castles/yester.htm


Eugene


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: weepiper
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 05:34 PM

Thanks Eugene, that link was fascinating to me - I went to Yester Primary School in Gifford and have been in the Goblin Ha' many times.


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 05:48 PM

The poor chaps seem to have got themselves pretty heavily embroiled in Douglas power-games over the years, don't they? Does anyone know anything about George Weir, incidentally? Ewan McVicar might be the man for that...


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: Eugene Judge
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 08:51 PM

Weepiper

Thanks for the thanks.

Eugene


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Subject: RE: Lord Yester
From: GUEST,croc
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 01:15 PM

Thanks all,especialy you Eugene, I think you have solved it. I have the Carolyn Robson Cd with some indecipherable words in the first verse. Your link to history tells me it is probably Branxton Brae.
Croc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord Yester
From: GUEST,Another malcolm
Date: 11 Sep 13 - 03:56 PM

Thought he died at Flodden 9th September 1513


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