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Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons

Tam the Bam (Nutter) 17 Oct 04 - 06:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: here's to the Gordons
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 06:52 AM

Hello my name is Tom Hamilton,
And I am looking for the words to a song by Andy Stewart called 'here's to the Gordons'
If anyone could help that would be great.

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here's to the Gordons
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 07:13 AM

Hello it's me again, I'm trying to find the words to this song, but no one seems interested, but if anyone out there knows the words or where I can get them I would really grateful so sorry to bother you again.

Tom Hamilton fae Saltcoats Scotland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here's to the Gordons
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 08:01 AM

Isn't THIS the song?

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here's to the Gordons
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 12:26 PM

Yes it is however I'm looking for the whole song, but thanks very much Masato.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here's to the Gordons
From: Jim McLean
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 01:21 PM

It was partly written by Robert Wilson, Tam, so if all else fails, try Kerr's music Glasgow.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HERE'S TO THE GORDONS (Stewart/Wilson/...
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 09:24 AM

Hi Tam
The Mitchell library does it again.
Kenny B

HERE'S TO THE GORDONS
Words by Harold Stewart ; music Robert Wilson and Andy Garden. ©1954.
As recorded by Robert Wilson

One day as I was walking in bonnie Aberdeen,
I saw the Gordons marching in tartans gay and green.
Beside me stood a lassie nae higher than my knee,
And as the lads gaed swingin' by, that lassie said to me:

CHORUS: Here's to the Gordons, the lads so staunch and true.
If I'd been a laddie, I'd have been a Gordon too;
But seeing that I'm a lassie, I must lead a lassie's life,
But there's one thing I'm determined on: I'll be a Gordon's wife.

And as the years rolled onwards--it might be eight or ten--
I found myself in yon silver city once again;
And there I saw that lassie grown up and full of charm.
She murmured as she passed me on a gallant Gordon's arm: CHORUS

We all went to the wedding, and since that grand affair,
The stork's been twice to see them and each time brought a pair,
And in the Duthie park now you'll see them as you go:
One, two, three, four bonnie lassies sitting in a row, singing: CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 07:15 PM

Anyone got the tune for this? I know "A Gordon for me" by Robert Wilson. My grandfather was in the Gordon Highlanders and invalided out of France in WW1: found loads of interesting stuff about him while clearing out my parents' flat.
TB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: cobber
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 07:18 PM

Thanks for that. My father used to go around singing all the time and this was one I heard a lot but never really knew the words. It brought back some nice memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 14 Nov 04 - 11:17 AM

Thank you for sending me the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Dead Horse
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 10:38 AM

Is it a song about.........................gin?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 08:17 AM

? Like Gin I Were Where Gaddie Rins?
Art The Back O' Bennachie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 12:05 AM

The first I heard this song was on an old jimmy shand record you might be able to get the tune from there .

Good luck catherine in canada


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Megan L
Date: 01 Sep 15 - 01:48 AM

I know this is late buthttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl7vu_HKn_Y


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 04:26 PM

Thanks Megan: whoever posted them got them in teh wrong order! Better version of the whole song here:
Here's to The Gordons


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Sep 15 - 01:14 AM

A month ago I played music for a country dance, and we played 3 tunes, Gay Gaydons 1,2, and 3.

Add the tunes to the song, and you'd have a nice set for a gig.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Sep 15 - 08:47 PM

Not sure what tunes you mean by Gay Gordons 1,2 and 3? AFAIK there is only one tune by that name, but many many tunes can be used for the Gay Gordons dance, mainly 2/4 and 6/8 marches. Would be interested to know which tunes you were using, Leeneia. I play in 2 ceilidh bands, and between them we have 10 sets of 3 or more tunes which we use, including a so-called "Irish Gay Gordons" where all the tunes are in fact Irish, but being in the right timing, they work fine for the dance.
Sorry for thread drift.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Sep 15 - 09:46 AM

Well, let's see. There are three of them, and they are marked "As played by Jim McLeod and his band."

Two of them are in 2/2 time and the key of D. The other is in 4/4 time and the key of A.

Apparently dance organizers somewhere leaders simply wrote the name of the dance on the music and lost the names of the tunes. I'm sorry for that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Sep 15 - 04:37 AM

Found a Youtube of the Jim Macleod band playing for a Gay Gordons dance: only 2 tunes, neither of which I could name.

The original Gay Gordons tune is by James Scott Skinner, as here:
Gay Gordons


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST,Kevin Gordon
Date: 14 Oct 15 - 04:04 PM

The Song is actually known as "The Guy Gordons" (Guy meaning handsome, apparently).
I don't know if it has any lyrics, but if it does I'd love to know them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Oct 15 - 07:24 PM

What is a song without lyrics? A tune!
Please tell us more....or is this a wind-up?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 15 - 07:53 PM

When on holiday in Gordon territory the guide at one of the historic monuments said they were the Gie Gordons. The nearest meaning I could give is workey ticket ie. trying it on and full of lighthearted mischief rather than evil. She said it was an adjective still in use in the 50's dialect ,but now only the older generation still used it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Oct 15 - 08:26 PM

Gie in Scots means GIVE. However, ay and ie sounds are also very similar in Scots as my poor Scottish mother used to find when spelling her name out, which began with an A - 9 times out of ten people would write E!
As for "guy" - that might just be "gey" - but usually used as an adverb meaning very - as in "that wis gey guid".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Here's to the Gordons
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 06:32 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYMkxCoeeEQ


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