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Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese

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FIDDLE-4 12 Aug 04 - 06:27 AM
DonMeixner 12 Aug 04 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Laurent 12 Aug 04 - 03:45 PM
DonMeixner 12 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM
Tattie Bogle 12 Aug 04 - 07:46 PM
Malcolm Douglas 12 Aug 04 - 08:29 PM
DonMeixner 12 Aug 04 - 10:24 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Aug 04 - 01:12 AM
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GUEST,Jack Campin 09 May 09 - 10:54 AM
BobKnight 09 May 09 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,DonMeixner 09 May 09 - 01:07 PM
Marion in Cornwall 09 May 09 - 05:16 PM
Jack Campin 09 May 09 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,Tam Broon 13 May 13 - 07:07 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 06:27 AM

I have heard this most beautiful song and I think its

the battlefield band that is singing it.

Its about coming home from englands fields home to

scotland ,

looking up the firth of forth e,t,c., think a flute leads the

instruments.Could you tell what this song may be called

and, is there a midi or lyrics.Thanks for your time....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 08:19 AM

Fiddle,

Sounds Like "Norland Wind" to me. I staeted a thread on that some time ago. Do a search in the DT "Norland Wind" or "Wild Geese".

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: GUEST,Laurent
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 03:45 PM

Fiddle,

Don Meixner is right. You'll find it in the Batties'CD "Rain, Hail or shine".

Laurent


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 04:50 PM

http://www.scotsindependent.org/features/scots/springthyme/wild_geese.htm

Try this one for Jim Reid singing this great song.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 07:46 PM

After all, Jim Reid wrote the tune for "Norland Wind": it's one of several poems by Violet Jacob that he set to music, I believe.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 08:29 PM

Posted here a fair few times in the past, occasionally reasonably close to Violet's original words; most often under the name she gave it, The Wild Geese, though it also pops up as Norlan[d] Wind. At the moment, the links above seem to refer to almost everything the Battlefield Band has recorded except this song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 10:24 PM

Hi Malcolm,

The link I gave takes me directly to a page with Jim Reid singing "The Wild Geese". I've tried it a few times and it is consistent.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 01:12 AM

That's probably because the only thread covering this song, The Wild Geese, didn't mention them at all.

I remembered that posting, but that's about all.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 01:13 AM

Oh, the thread was:

Lyr Req: Wild Geese


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: SONG FROM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND= ?
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 10:58 AM

THANKS VERY MUCH LADS I

GOT THE SONG =
YOURS-
JIM MCAULEY


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,Anne Ogilvie
Date: 07 May 09 - 09:40 PM

Is there sheet music available for Magheracloone_Norland Wind by the battlefield band


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 08 May 09 - 12:11 AM

None that I am aware of Anne.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 May 09 - 05:40 AM

I was going to ABC the tune but I see it's already been done in the other thread.

I suspect that the tune is derived, intentionally or not, from Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now". Nothing identifiably Scottish about it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 08 May 09 - 09:01 PM

Uh, Jack? Have you actually heard this song as Jim Reid sings it? Or Cilla Fisher or The Battlefield Band?

I hear no similarities.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:00 AM

I've lost count of the number of people I've heard do the song, from Jim Reid on.

To me the resemblance is unmistakable but I can't pin down exqactly what it is.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: BobKnight
Date: 09 May 09 - 10:46 AM

Actually, melodically it's more like "Someday Soon," by Chrystal Gayle.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 09 May 09 - 10:50 AM

I can hear the Someday Soon connection.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 09 May 09 - 10:54 AM

"Someday Soon" was later than "The Wild Geese" by about as many years as "Both Sides Now" was before it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: BobKnight
Date: 09 May 09 - 11:29 AM

Aye, maybe, but Miss Gayle looks a helluva lot better than Jim Reid. :) Go see it on you-tube - a great song, beautifully sung. One of my favourite country songs.

Anyway, I've always liked Norland Wind/Wild Geese, so no criticism of JR intended. I always feel so sorry for Violet Jacobs when I hear it. As soon as her husband died she came straight back to Scotland I believe.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 09 May 09 - 01:07 PM

I have a recording of The Kingston Trio playing Some Day Soon frpm 1965.
Ian and Sylvia recorded it in 1964 along with Four Strong Winds. Ian Tyson being the author. Both Sides Now was written in the mid to late 60's as well.

I don't know when Norland Wind was set to music, the lyric being from 1915 or so, but I don't believe it is older than 1965.

Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:16 PM

Don,

We've got this on a cd by Jean Redpath called "A Fine Song For Singing".   It was released in 1987 and nearly all the tracks are poems that have been set to music, and according to the notes on the cd "Not all of the poems are recent, but they have been set to music in relatively recent years." and so it looks like the tune to Norland Wind may have been written in the mid 1980's.


Marion


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 May 09 - 05:25 PM

Its first recording was by Jim Reid in 1984. I doubt it was written much before that.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Norland Wind / Wild Geese
From: GUEST,Tam Broon
Date: 13 May 13 - 07:07 PM

Has anyone the guitar chords for this song. Been learning and would love to have chords.


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