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Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice

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THE ERRANT APPRENTICE


Jonathan 16 Oct 98 - 02:12 PM
Joe Offer 16 Oct 98 - 02:26 PM
Kirsten M 16 Oct 98 - 02:38 PM
Jonathan 17 Oct 98 - 05:01 AM
rich_and_dee@geocities.com 04 Nov 98 - 03:30 PM
dick greenhaus 04 Nov 98 - 06:40 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Dec 04 - 11:50 AM
Celtaddict 05 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,Nac Mac Feegle 06 Dec 04 - 10:01 AM
Fergie 06 Dec 04 - 07:59 PM
Willie-O 06 Dec 04 - 08:03 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Dec 04 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,Al Owens 30 Jul 10 - 04:03 PM
Gurney 30 Jul 10 - 04:09 PM
Matthew Edwards 30 Jul 10 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: LYR.REQ.
From: Jonathan
Date: 16 Oct 98 - 02:12 PM

Some time ago I heard a song sung at a session about a bloke who joined the army & lost his true love who was......married to a Turk. It included such immortal lines as "around the town's perimiter he chased me with his scimitar" and "with Ottoman obscenities he grabbed for my extremities" and so on. Whose is this and does anyone have the words. It's a yell! Jonathan.


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Subject: RE: LYR.REQ. Errant Apprentice
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Oct 98 - 02:26 PM

Hi, Jonathan - I put "scimitar" in the search box in the upper-right corner of this page and found a song that sounds like the one you're seeking. Click here: THE ERRANT APPRENTICE and see if I'm right.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR.REQ.
From: Kirsten M
Date: 16 Oct 98 - 02:38 PM

That's an awesome song, I'd like to use it (I play Irish music)... so does anybody have the sheet music? Or a suggestion on where to look? I'm still relatively new to the internet, so anything would help. :)


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Subject: RE: LYR.REQ.
From: Jonathan
Date: 17 Oct 98 - 05:01 AM

Joe; thanks a lot. I checked the d'base, but somehow I didn't find it or mistook the title; that's it all right. Now all I gotta do is learn it! J.


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Subject: RE: LYR.REQ.
From: rich_and_dee@geocities.com
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 03:30 PM

Hi,

I believe the song you're looking for was recorded a couple of years ago now by Andy M. Stewart. The song is called "The Errant Apprentice". It's an absolute hoot!

I don't have the album in front of me and I can't recall the title. It's the one with him on the cover holding an acoustic guitar. There's a moon in the background.

If anyone buys this album also check out the last track, Land of the Leal. It's hauntingly beautiful.

Rich


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Subject: RE: LYR.REQ.
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Nov 98 - 06:40 PM

A vaporish lady of Harrison
Once pined for the love of a Saracen
But she had to confine her
Intent to s Shriner
Who suffered, I fear, by comparison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Dec 04 - 11:50 AM

According to allmusic, THE ERRANT APPRENTICE was written by Gerry O'Beirne, Andy M. Stewart, and Bill Watkins. It is sung by Andy M. Stewart on 2 albums:

Andy's "Man in the Moon," Green Linnet CD #1140, 1997; and the various-artists' "Song of the Green Linnet," Green Linnet CD #109, 2000.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Celtaddict
Date: 05 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM

It is also in his songbook (both songbooks, I believe).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: GUEST,Nac Mac Feegle
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 10:01 AM

Lyrics by Billy Watkins - music by Andy & Gerry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Fergie
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 07:59 PM

Tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 08:03 PM

Funny, I was listening to this today, thinking "gee, is this too ethnically insensitive to perform in today's rarified political climate?......NAHHHHHH, it's too f****in FUNNY to let go of."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 07:36 PM

CORRECTION TO THE DT:

According to Bill Watkins' web site the second-to-last line should be:

"For there's many things worth trying for and occasionally worth lying for"

It makes more sense that way.

(Also, you can hear the song at that site.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: GUEST,Al Owens
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 04:03 PM

Check out the version of The Errant Apprentice by 'Rig the Jig' on their website.

You'll need to look for it in the track listing of their DVD (not on the CD).

I saw them live in Ireland - their rendering of that song was a show-stopper.

Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Gurney
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 04:09 PM

For a recording of it, by a Mudcatter, buy Seamus Kennedy's 'On the Rocks' CD. Excellent CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Married to a Turk / The Errant Apprentice
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 05:11 PM

The link Joe Offer gave in 1998 now somehow leads to a different song altogether in the DT The Escape of Old John Webb which hasn't even got a scimitar in it!

With any luck this should find the correct song in the DT:- The Errant Apprentice, but note Jim Dixon's corrections above for the penultimate line.

Rosie Stewart sings this song superbly on her recent CD On the Leitrim Mountainside; if you haven't bought the CD yet from her website Rosie Stewart, you can request her to sing it at Whitby this August. It would be an interesting song to sing to celebrate cultural diversity now that Derry has been chosen City of Culture for 2013!

Matthew


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