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Lyr Req: I'm Going Courting -- Music Hall song?

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GUEST,Doug Olsen 18 Oct 05 - 08:11 PM
Compton 19 Oct 05 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,Doug Olsen 21 Oct 05 - 08:48 PM
GUEST,Richard Patching 03 Jun 10 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,Stephen Macdonald 10 Feb 11 - 11:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm Going Courting -- Music Hall song?
From: GUEST,Doug Olsen
Date: 18 Oct 05 - 08:11 PM

Does anyone recall a song with the beginning "I'm going courting, are you coming with me? For courting's a thing that I can't do alone" sung to a lovely little waltz melody? All I can remember are the first two lines and it's driving me nuts! To my astonishment, Google is no help. Here's hoping the Mudcat can succeed where Google cannot. Thanks.

Doug Olsen
Oak Ash & Thorn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going Courting -- Music Hall song?
From: Compton
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 06:45 PM

..."There's love on the highway, if you're going my way"....(can't rememeber next bit...suspect it's a folk song really...dim distant memory suggests someone like Andy Stewart singing it!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going Courting -- Music Hall song?
From: GUEST,Doug Olsen
Date: 21 Oct 05 - 08:48 PM

Well, the tune does have a certain similarity to the genuine (i think) folk song "Game of Cards." But I don't believe the noble peasantry and honest yeomen of Merrie Olde would have been caught *dead* singing "There's love on the highway, if you're going my way".   Sure wish I could find the whole thing, tho. thanks for your line -- now I've got three!

doug


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going Courting -- Music Hall song?
From: GUEST,Richard Patching
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 01:23 PM

If I recall correctly, the chorus is:

"Oh, I'm going courtin', are you comin' with me
For courtin's at thing that your can't do alone,
There's love on the highway, if you will walk my way,
Come courtin' with me and I'll call you my own"

I remember the tune of the chorus well.

My eldest brother had a lot of Kenneth McKellar and Andy Stewart records back in the 60's. I have looked on everything I can find of Kenneth McKellar - nothing. I hadn't thought of Andy.

If you're looking for obscure records, CDConnections.com has a wide variety of old stuff (Jazz, English Music Hall and the like.

Good luck


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Subject: ADD: I'm Going Courting
From: GUEST,Stephen Macdonald
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 11:46 PM

Here's the entire song:

I'M GOING COURTING

Chorus: Now I'm goin' courtin' are you comin' with me?
For courtin's a thing that I can't do alone
There's love on the highway if you will walk my way
Come courtin' with me and I'll call you my own

I know a young man who's in love with a lassie
Who live in a cottage that's not far away
When stars shine out brightly, he comes calling nightly
And then to his lassie he softly will say

Chorus

The lassie's as bonnie as ever a lassie
You'd meet in your travels wherever you'd roam
She's neat and she's sweet and he loves her completely
But Och! She's determined on staying at home

Chorus

Some night when he's gone on his sad way and lonely
I'll leave by the backdoor, you wan't hear a thing
Till I come close by her, and then I will try her,
With love from my own heart, I softly will sing

Chorus
(repeat) Come courtin' with me and I'll call you my own.

It's off the Andy Stewart album 'A Scottish Soldier' Andy Stewart Sings th Songs of Scotland

Here's an Amazon link to a used copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Scottish-Soldier-Stewart-Sings-Scotland/dp/B000X4MULK


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