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Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby

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Scabby Douglas 24 Feb 04 - 08:52 AM
Big Jim from Jackson 24 Feb 04 - 10:42 AM
Big Jim from Jackson 24 Feb 04 - 10:43 AM
Jim Dixon 26 Feb 04 - 09:25 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 26 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,maryrrf 27 Feb 04 - 09:26 AM
Scabby Douglas 27 Feb 04 - 08:09 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Feb 04 - 08:50 PM
Jim McLean 01 Mar 04 - 01:04 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Mar 04 - 06:20 PM
Maryrrf 01 Mar 04 - 06:35 PM
katlaughing 02 Mar 04 - 02:01 AM
Scabby Douglas 02 Mar 04 - 04:44 AM
GUEST,Haggis 17 Jul 10 - 07:47 AM
GUEST 30 Nov 10 - 05:56 AM
Jim Carroll 30 Nov 10 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Scott 08 Dec 10 - 02:45 AM
GUEST,Jan-B 01 Feb 11 - 11:25 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 08:52 AM

Hi

There is some evidence that the Alexander Brothers recorded something called "Geyfriars Bobby" in the 1960s- it'd be on 7" single, most likely.

I can't find anything on the Net for this. I have worn Google down to a stump. Does anyone have any thoughts on where one might find the lyrics?


Thanks muchly.

SD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 10:42 AM

A group called Colcannon has a song on a CD called "Silas" that tells a somewhat similar story.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 10:43 AM

Actually, the song is called "Silas". I don't remember the CD's name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 09:25 AM

I'd bet the owners of this website would be happy to help you if they can:

http://www.greyfriarsbobby.co.uk/index.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM

You might trawl through Walt Disney's movie songs. I have a vague memory of a Greyfriars Bobby song that was part of a film aimed at the kid market (though it may have been put out by someone other than Disney). I do know there was one that featured a song with "Greyfriars Bobby" as the refrain, which was indeed about the faithful little Edinburgh dog.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,maryrrf
Date: 27 Feb 04 - 09:26 AM

Charlie Zahm sings a song about Greyfriar's Bobby and I don't think it is the Disney song. I'm not sure if he has recorded it on any of his albumns. Try a google search on Charlie Zahm - it might be on one of his CD's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 27 Feb 04 - 08:09 PM

thanks to all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 08:50 PM

The 1961 Disney film "Greyfriars Bobby" had a theme song written by brothers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The video is available, and reasonably cheap, but there doesn't seem to be a soundtrack album.

Here's Charlie Zahm's website but I couldn't find any reference to Greyfriars Bobby there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Jim McLean
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 01:04 PM

A slight thread drift, Jim Dixon. I looked at Charlie Zahm's website and noticed he has recorded my song 'Hush, Hush' which he puts down as Traditional!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 06:20 PM

Congratulations, Jim McLean. The greatest compliment you can give a folkie is to mistake his song for a traditional one. But I wouldn't blame you if you'd rather have the credit and/or royalties!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Maryrrf
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 06:35 PM

Jim, didn't you write "Glencoe" too? I know I've seen that one listed numerous times as traditional. It must be, as Jim Dixon said, complimentary but annoying at the same time!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:01 AM

Scabby Douglas, I don't know if either of these is the one you are looking for, but there are two "vinyls" for sale in the UK at this site which say they are of "Greyfriars Bobby." One if by the Alexander Brothers and the other by Douglas Mann.

Hope this helps. This has always been one of our children's fav. stories.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 04:44 AM

Thanks for all the efforts, folks...

I suspect that the offering by the Alexander Brothers is more likely to be the one that I was looking for. But I may have to mail them to find out.. ( I think they're both still around)


Thanks again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,Haggis
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 07:47 AM

I once sat in at a flok session in Edinburgh years ago and an old guy sang the song it was a cool song.
I have been trying to find out about it myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 05:56 AM

douglas mann


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 06:01 AM

Story from Kerry Traveller Mikeen McCarthy.
Jim Carroll

Mr Bennet's Dog. (Tape 28).
There was a man in Cahersiveen Town and he was a Mr Bennet; he's only dead about thirty years I'd say, when I was going to school. So he had one of those gun dogs, d'you know those Labradors, he had one of them.   The dog was terribly attached to the man anyway.   So where this man came from was Valencia Island, anyway he was bred, born and reared in Valencia Island, but he came out to Cahersiveen Town anyway, to live there, because whatever kind of a business he had the weather used be upsetting anyway, you know, backing on.
So he decided to live in Cahersiveen anyway.   
And bejay, eventually Mr Bennet dies anyway, and his burial ground was back in Valencia Island and they took him in and they buried him in Valencia Island.    And bejay, they came back out so.   
When they came out everybody around the town missed the dog, he wasn't seen no more, whatever happened. So they went looking for him to know what became of him, and bejay, they found him on top of the grave inside, he swam in a mile of sea to get into the graveyard,   
But he's buried inside in Valencia Island now and there's a cross over the dog's side and all. Fido was his name, yes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 02:45 AM

We have a record made by Disney that was about dogs.Old yeller,Big red,Savage sam,Greyfriars bobby an more.I remember they sang the song Greyfriars bobby an it was sung by kids.I'll look around an see if I can find it.


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Subject: ADD: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,Jan-B
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 11:25 AM

I am also looking for these Alexander Bros. lyrics and I have found a strong candidate:

GREYFRIARS BOBBY

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?

In Edinburgh, a little dog
Was loved by one and all.
Although nobody owned him,
Everybody would call:

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?

His master slept in the kirkyard.
He loved his master true.
So Bobby slept in the kirkyard.
No other place would do.

The Lord High Mayor made this decree
That gave him great renown.
A dog as loyal as Bobby,
He would have the key to the town.

Greyfriars Bobby, the day is bricht and bra.
Greyfriars Bobby, your master's gone awa.
Come out wee Bobby, we'll roam the brae,
Across the heather and far away.
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?
Greyfriars Bobby, please come out and play?
Please come out and play?


However there are also these lyrics, marked 'Greyfriars Music Ltd':

GREYFRIARS BOBBY

When men boast of their honour,
Of their faith and loyalty,
Let us think of Greyfriars Bobby,
Who could be as true as he?

Mid the rugged Scottish mountains
Lived a shepherd long ago
Tending sheep whate'er the weather
Whether wind, or rain, or snow.
He was tired, but never lonely
Though he roamed both far and wide,
For his doggie, faithful Bobby,
Never left the shepherd's side.

But the shepherd, growing older,
Suffered great infirmity;
All alone he fled to Edinburgh,
There to die in poverty.
But the faithful Bobby followed,
Only instinct was his guide
Till he found his ailing master;
Then he never left his side.

When they buried Bobby's master,
Still he never left his side:
By the grave in Greyfriars churchyard
Bobby watched until he died.
And the Edinburgh folk in wonder,
As such faith is rare to see,
Raised a statue in the city
To the doggie's memory.

So today man views his neighbour
With mistrust and hate and fear,
Cold suspicion, dark ambition
Seem to worsen every year.
Will that day be ever dawning
When all men shall brothers be?
Well, a humble Scottish doggie
Shows the way to you and me.

So when men boast of their honour,
Of their faith and loyalty,
Let us think of Greyfriars Bobby --
Who could be as true as he?

Which of these are by the Alexander Brothers, and does any one know who wrote the others? Are they from the Disney film about Greyfriars Bobby?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,Big T DJ
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:35 PM

the above was by the Alexander Brothers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: Bugsy
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 04:20 AM

And there's me thinking it was a song about a Policeman at Billy Bunter's school.

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greyfriars Bobby
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 15 Dec 13 - 10:49 PM

The first song of the two with lyrics posted above is music to go along with the 1961 Disney film. We used to listen to it on road trips! My grandparents dubbed it onto a cassette from the original vinyl. Sadly, I think both have been lost. But disney's definitely the place to look.


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