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Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders

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WILL YE GO TO FLANDERS?


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erinmaidin 04 Aug 04 - 06:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: erinmaidin
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 06:11 PM

Trying to locate the lyrics that Andy M. Stewart wrote to the old song "will ye go to flanders".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: nutty
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 06:58 AM

Are these the words you are looking for or is there another version??

will ye go to Flanders


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 02:14 PM

Nutty, he's looking for the song Young Jimmy in Flanders. It uses the same tune as that song you linked to.

I've seen references to the song or the CD it is on. Short of running into the library, I have to say I can't find it yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: erinmaidin
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 02:24 PM

Thanks very much, nutty...but George is right. I'm looking for the Andy M. Stewart version titled "Young Jimmy in Flanders" ..I believe it was written in memory of his grandfather.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 03:20 PM

FromAndy M Stewart - Fire in the Glen

(Words and Music: Andy M. Stewart) Andy wrote this song for his grandfather, who, as young piper, was forced to endure the horror and lunacy that was the First World War. Somehow, thankfully, he survived. The song is in the form of a conversation between the recruiting officer, the piper, and his wife. It was inspired by the traditional song, Will Ye Go To Flanders?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: Francy
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 03:23 PM

If the song is "Jimmy's Gone To Flanders" you can find it on Jim Malcolm"s album "Resonance".........A fine writer and singer from Scotland......Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: GUEST,nutty
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 06:05 PM

Here are the lyrics you need then ....

Jimmy's gone to Flanders


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIMMY'S GONE TO FLANDERS (Jim Malcolm)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 07:50 PM

From Celtic Lyrics

JIMMY'S GONE TO FLANDERS
Jim Malcolm

Jimmy's gone to Flanders, his fiddle lies upon his bed
It was his father's fiddle, though he's aye been shy to practice it
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, his fishing creel's a tangle
From the nicht he and Willie fished the Earn though there was no moon
 
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, he spoilt the old dog rotten
With scraps below the table, though I told him time and time again
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, his football boots are sodden
For they've no been near dubbin since he bought them new from Sandy Broon
 
Chorus:
When Jimmy's home from Flanders, he'll be shamed to clean those football boots
And sort out all thon tangle, for the Earn I hear is fishing good
When Jimmy's home from Flanders, we'll be sat down by the table
And we'll coax him to his fiddle, Jimmy, gie's "The Bonawe Highlanders"

 
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, though he had a job at Logie's yard
But all the lads were joining, it'll all be over by Christmas time
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, though he's no' the strength his father was
I'm sure he'll be worthy and that Jocky would have burst with pride
 
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, and I ken he has a lassie
Her father saw them walking by themselves below the Falls of May
Jimmy's gone to Flanders, he's as secret as his father was
But I caught her weeping as the sergeant marched him to the train


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 11:27 PM

This is the song erinmaidin wants. Unfortunately I can only supply a brief excerpt transcribed from a sound sample found at allmusic.

YOUNG JIMMY IN FLANDERS
Words, Andy M. Stewart. Music, traditional, "Will Ye Go to Flanders?"

...He played his pipes to battle,
And the laddies died like cattle,
And the brandy was drunk in Whitehall
A million miles away.
What saw ye there in Flanders, my Jimmy...?

[Sung by Andy M. Stewart on "Fire in the Glen," by Andy Stewart w/ Phil Cunningham & Manus Lunny, Shanachie CD 79062; also Green Linnet CD 3059, 1993.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: erinmaidin
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 03:43 AM

Jim! That's it! and thank all the others for helping as well...but Jim is on the right track...if anyone else has this in entirety I'd be ever so grateful.
Ta


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 09:24 AM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOUNG JIMMY IN FLANDERS (Andy M Stewart)
From: Doug
Date: 26 Jun 05 - 07:00 PM

YOUNG JIMMY IN FLANDERS

Will ye go to Flanders, young Jamie o
O will ye go to Flanders, young Jamie o
There you'll get wine and brandy, medals fine and dandy
O will ye go to Flanders, young Jamie o

O dinnae go to Flanders, my Jamie o
O dinnae go to Flanders, my only Jamie o
What good tae me is brandy, or medals fine and dandy
If you're lying deid on Flanders, my Jamie o

Will ye go to Flanders, young Jamie o
And serve those who command us, young Jamie o
We fight the fearful Hun, with our long Lee Enfield guns
Though he's just your fellow man when we stop for Christmas Day

Jamie he went to Flanders, so many years ago
To the Somme, to Ypres and Arras, not so many years ago
He played his pipes to battle and the laddies died liked cattle
And the brandy was drunk in Whitehall, a million miles away

What saw ye there on Flanders, my Jamie o
What saw ye there on Flanders, my only Jamie o
We rang the victory bells over every foe that fell
Working men just like mesel, my Rosie o

Will ye go to Flanders, young Jamie o
And serve those who command us, young Jamie o
There you'll get wine and brandy and medals fine and dandy
Or will you die on Flanders, young Jamie o

copyright Andy M Stewart, I'd imagine.

Any mistakes are through my own hearing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: The Walrus
Date: 27 Jun 05 - 03:25 AM

WARNING: - THREAD DRIFT.

Can one of the Scots Gaelicspeakers clear up something foor me, please?

I seem to remember once being told that one of the ways of pronouncing "Ypres" (Eeprey?) is phonetically close to the Gaelic for "sacrifice".

Is there any truth in this?

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 27 Jun 05 - 03:33 AM

Is Jim Malcolm the vocalist for the Old Blind Dogs?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: GUEST,Doug
Date: 27 Jun 05 - 04:40 AM

Yes, he is. Well, he replaced Ian Benzie, the original vocalist.
Fine solo artist, too.

Gaelic for sacrifice is "ìobairt", as far as I know, which I would pronounce "eeyoparsht".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: The Walrus
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 02:38 AM

GUEST,Doug,


"...Gaelic for sacrifice is "ìobairt", as far as I know, which I would pronounce "eeyoparsht"..."

Thanks for that, I had the wrong pronounceation of Ypres, but
'Eepers' was fairly common, I can see how a link could be made.

Thanks again.

W


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Jimmy in Flanders
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 03:11 PM

<---very happy! thanks so much


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