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Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl

GUEST,John Ab 01 Feb 06 - 03:39 AM
John MacKenzie 01 Feb 06 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,Murray on Salt Spring 01 Feb 06 - 12:37 PM
John MacKenzie 01 Feb 06 - 01:03 PM
GUEST,John Ab 01 Feb 06 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,John Ab 01 Feb 06 - 02:01 PM
Malcolm Douglas 01 Feb 06 - 02:10 PM
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Billy Weeks 02 Feb 06 - 12:49 PM
Billy Weeks 02 Feb 06 - 01:00 PM
GUEST,Alan 11 Aug 11 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST,John Ab
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 03:39 AM

Does any one know who wrote this cheery wee music hall number? I think it is from the Scottish music hall in the early 1900,s
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 04:06 AM

It is from that time,I haven't been able to trace the author yet, but I'm working on it.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST,Murray on Salt Spring
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 12:37 PM

BONNIE WEE JEANNIE McCOLL (chorus begins "A fine wee lass, a bonnie wee lass, is bonnie wee Jeannie McColl") is by Joe Gordon. In his Joe Gordon Album 4 (+ music.) [The melody is traditional]
    2x4 lines + 4-line cho. St. 1 begins "The very first night I met her she wis awfy, awfy shy".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 01:03 PM

No it goes way back, long before the late lamented Joe Gordon Murray.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST,John Ab
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 01:59 PM


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST,John Ab
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 02:01 PM

Sorry about the empty reply above. My old mum thinks she remembers it in the 1920's but cannot remember who sang it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 Feb 06 - 02:10 PM

Just to be sure that everybody is talking about the same song, have a quick look at Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl, where Murray posted the words some years ago.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 12:41 PM

A lovely song. Great lyrics and a joyful tune. Its 'official' title is 'She was the Belle of the Ball', written by Will Fyffe, who wrote most of his own stuff. It was recorded by him on the Regal label in 1929. Not to be confused with a song of the same name sung by George Leybourne half a century or more earlier.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 12:42 PM

I'm not a guest, I'm Billy Weeks! Must get my cookie fixed.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 12:49 PM

That's better!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 01:00 PM

And for those of you who have forgotten that gramophone records should rotate at 78rpm, a CD of the Regal recording (and a daffy of other brilliant performances by Will Fyffe) is available on Cylidisc CD.520 available from Tony Barker: tonybarker@clara.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 11 Aug 11 - 06:27 PM

Pretty sure my great uncle wrote the lyrics to this song in Ayrshire. His surname was Murphy. Will try to get more information. It was basically stolen.


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