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Lyr Req: Brig o Stirling (from Gaberlunzie)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Lyrics for - Brig O Stirling
From: Jamesie
Date: 23 Feb 06 - 08:48 AM

Can anyone help?
I'm looking for the lyrics to a song called Brig O Stirling?
I think it was written by Gordon Menzies from Gaberlunzie

Cheers,

Jamesie


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Subject: Lyr Add: STIRLING BRIG (Jim McLean)
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 06 - 09:00 AM

There is a traditional ballad with a similar title - a version of which has been done by the corries.

Doon by Stirling Brig,
The Wallace lay in hiding,
As the English host,
Fae the south came riding,
Loud the River Forth,
'Tween them baith was roaring,
Rumbling at its sides,
O'er the Brig o' Stirling.

Watching from the the woods,
The Wallace and the Moray,
As the English came,
With the Earl o' Surrey,
Ain by ain they crossed,
Oh the bridge was rumbling,
As they onward came,
O'er the Brig o' Stirling.

The Wallace gave a shout,
Out his men came running,
Stubbed the English host,
At the Brig o' Stirling,
Cressingham turned round,
The bridge was small and turning,
Moray cut him down,
On the Brig o' Stirling.

All the English men,
Ran into each other,
Nane could turn about,
Nane could go much further,
Some fell o'er the side,
In the Forth were drowning,
Some were left to die,
On the Brig o' Stirling.

Surrey he was wild,
Couldnae ford the river,
Wished wi' all his might,
That the brig was bigger,
Then he rode awa',
Loud the man was cursing,
He'd lost all his men,
And the Brig o' Stirling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics for - Brig O Stirling
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 09:52 AM

Mmario: The words you have quoted (STIRLING BRIG) are by Jim McLean. He set them to a traditional tune, "Cam Ye O'er frae France." They have been previously posted (by Jim himself) at Lyr Add: Stirling Brig (Jim McLean). They were indeed recorded by The Corries on "Flower of Scotland" (1996).

Gaberlunzie recorded a song called BRIG O STIRLING by Gordon Menzies on their album "Independent Scots." The album is described at Gaberlunzie's web site.

I haven't found any lyrics or sound samples, but it seems to be a different song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics for - Brig O Stirling
From: MMario
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 10:00 AM

duh! that's what I get for believing a scottish music site! (Boy is my face red!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brig o Stirling (from Gaberlunzie)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 10:29 AM

Yes this is a totally different song. I am also looking for the words to Gaberlunzie's Brig o' Stirling.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BRIG O STIRLING (from Gaberlunzie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 01:01 AM

Here's my attempt at a transcription from the recording I heard at Spotify. I'm sure it needs lots of corrections. Please help.


THE BRIG O STIRLING
As sung by Gaberlunzie on "Independent Scots" (2005)

Before his army Wallace stood
To stem the tide o' the English flood
As o'er the brig come Edward's brood,
O'er the brig o' Stirlin'.

CHORUS: Wallace, Wallace, the prince o' men, an' loud the pipes were skirlin'
As he snared the heids o' the Saxon ... doon by the brig o' Stirlin'.

He rallied weel the ... men,
The hielan clans frae hill an' glen.
Frae ..., Perth an' Aberdeen,
They come to ficht at Stirlin'. CHORUS

The English gazed on us wi' scorn
Upon that fine September morn.
The Scottish pride would soon be born
Doon by the brig o' Stirlin'. CHORUS

The English knights rid two by two;
The Scottish foot stood fast an' true,
But pike an' broadsword quickly slew
The heavy horse at Stirlin'. CHORUS

Ten thousand Sutherland men lay dead
In the muddy gore o' Causewayhead.
The river Forth ran a bloody red
Ablow the brig o' Stirlin'. CHORUS

It was a fierce and cruel sicht
As Wallace led the bloody ficht,
And Longshanks left his men an' flicht
Far frae the brig o' Stirlin'. CHORUS

Now seven hundred years have gone
And Causewayhead's ...
But mony's the Saxon slumbers on
Doon by the brig o' Stirlin'. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brig o Stirling (from Gaberlunzie)
From: Jim McLean
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 02:56 PM

Subject: Lyr Add: STIRLING BRIG (Jim Mclean)
From: Jim McLean - PM
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 08:55 AM
Thanks Jim Dizxon, for the correction to MMario. The Corries screwed a few worDs around so, again, here are the correct lyrics.


Words: Jim Mclean Tune: Cam ye ower fae France

(1)

Doon by Stirling Brig
Wallace lay a-hiding
As the English host
Frae the Sooth cam riding
Lood the river Forth
Atween them baith was roaring
Nerra were the sides
O' the Brig o' Stirling.

(2)

Watching frae the wid
Wallace and the Moray
As the English cam
Wi the Earl o' Surrey
Ane by ane they crossed
As the brig was birlin
Still they onward cam
Ower the Brig o' Stirling.

(3)

Wallace gied the shout
Oot his men cam rinnin
Stopped the English host
On the Brig o' Stirling
Cressingham turned roon
The Brig was sma' for turning
Morey cut him doon
On the Brig o' Stirling

(4)

A' the English men
Ran intil each other
Nane could turn aboot
Nane could gae much further
Some fell ower the side
An' in the Forth were droonin
Some were left tae dee
On the Brig o' Stirling

(5)

Surrey he was wild
Couldnae ford the river
Wished wi' a' his micht
That the Brig was bigger
Then he rade awa
Lood the man was cursing
Wallace an' his men -----
And the Brig o' Stirling.

Jim McLean Published by Duart Music London

Line breaks -
- added. --JoeClone


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