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Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo

BDenz 14 Mar 04 - 09:52 PM
GUEST,Boab 15 Mar 04 - 12:26 AM
GUEST 15 Mar 04 - 03:45 AM
Doktor Doktor 15 Mar 04 - 06:17 AM
Fiolar 15 Mar 04 - 08:58 AM
Fiolar 15 Mar 04 - 08:59 AM
CelesteF 15 Mar 04 - 09:34 AM
Malcolm Douglas 15 Mar 04 - 01:30 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Mar 04 - 12:02 AM
GUEST,Guest 19 Mar 04 - 09:46 AM
Gillies 13 Jun 06 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 14 Jun 06 - 06:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: BDenz
Date: 14 Mar 04 - 09:52 PM

This song is done most recently by Old Blind Dogs on their World's Room CD, but I can't find the liner notes [tho I know the lyrics are there] and can't find it anywhere on the Web. Anyone know them offhand [or where to find them]? I checked the archives here ....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 12:26 AM

You wouldn't be referring to the song written, I believe , by Terry Conway --?
"Wellington and Marshal Blucher
Underneath a sky of blue,
On a golden day of summer,
Won the field of Waterloo"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 03:45 AM

Do you mean the one that begins

    On the 18th day of June my boys
    Eighteen Hundred and Fifteen
    Both horse and foot they did advance
    Most glorious to be seen ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: Doktor Doktor
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 06:17 AM

Try Geoff Higginbottom, who does a good robust version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: Fiolar
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 08:58 AM

Try www.siog365.com
which has a version of the Battle of Waterloo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: Fiolar
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 08:59 AM

Sorry, that should be www.sing365.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: CelesteF
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 09:34 AM

You can find the broadside ballads (several versions) on the Bodleian library site.

click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 01:30 PM

There are, unsurprisingly, rather a lot of songs about Waterloo. The one recorded by the Old Blind Dogs is a modern piece written by Jim Malcolm, though apparently set to "the pipe tune of the same name". The whole thing can be heard at the Green Linnet website. Presumably they have altered the "pipe tune" a fair bit; I can't say it sounds much like one to me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BATTLE OF WATERLOO (Jim Malcolm)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 12:02 AM

Lyrics copied from http://www.jimmalcolm.com/html/main_cly2.htm#lyrics
(Jim Malcolm is the lead singer of Old Blind Dogs.)
Sound files can be played at http://www.jimmalcolm.com/html/main_cdli.htm

BATTLE OF WATERLOO
(Words, Jim Malcolm; tune, traditional.)

Spring comes tae Kirrie. A' the world's in bloom.
Winter is forgiven now, fooled by April's broom.
Kirrie, O Kirrie, you were aye my hame
Till Napoleon's bloody cannon hit their aim.

Jeanie, O Jeanie, I am surely done,
Stricken down in battle at the mooth o' Boney's gun.
Jeanie, O Jeanie, aye sae dear tae me,
Let me hold you in my mind afore I dee.

CHORUS:
For the cold returns in autumn when the wind rakes the trees,
And the summer lies forgotten in a cold bed of leaves.
As winter begins, aye mind, Boney, it wasn't only you
Who was broken on the fields of Waterloo.

Surgeon, O surgeon, leave me tae my pain.
Save your knife for others who will surely rise again.
Surgeon, O surgeon, leave my blood to pour.
Let it drain into the bitter clay once more. CHORUS

Daughter, O daughter, listen dear tae me:
Never wed a sodger, or a widow you will be.
Daughter, O daughter, curse your lad to die
Ere he catches the recruitin' sergeant's eye. CHORUS

Boney, O Boney, war was aye your game,
Bloody field your table, cannon yours to aim.
Boney, O Boney, we aye lived the same,
Drillin' laddies not to fear the muskets' flame. CHORUS

[As sung by Jim Malcolm on his solo album "Live in Glenfarg."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of Waterloo
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 19 Mar 04 - 09:46 AM

When you're doing your searches can I suggest that you also try Plains of Waterloo and reference to Tom Gilfellon.


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Subject: Chord Req: Old Blind Dogs
From: Gillies
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 09:15 PM

Hi

am looking for chords to the "Battle of Waterloo" by Old Blind Dogs/Jim Malcolm.

Any suggestions?

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Battle of Waterloo (Old Blind Dogs)
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 06:34 AM

For what it's worth: the pipe tune dates from quite a while after the battle (I don't think there were any pipers at Waterloo anyway), but it's a version of a much older tune. It derives from Tannahill's song "My Braw Highland Laddie", which in turn used a Gaelic song air, "Mor nighean a Ghiberlain" (Marion the beggarman's daughter) which was first put down on paper in the 1740s. There is a fancy arrangment of it in one of Oswald's collections.

"My Braw Highland Laddie" is a standard ceilidh band dance tune, you should find chords for it easily.


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