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Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)

17 Mar 97 - 08:21 PM (#3198)
Subject: Lyrics or any other info: Solid Ground
From: calluna@io.com

I heard someone play a song she said was by Dougie McClain, called "Solid Ground." I may have the name spelled wrong - I haven't heard of him before, though I'd like to hear of him again. In any case, I'd love to find the lyrics to "Solid Ground," if anyone knows where to find them. (I'd love even more to find out where I could get sheet music for it, but I try not to be too greedy.)

Anyone know anything about it? I have no idea how old the song is, or anything else for that matter, escept that I liked it.

heather


18 Mar 97 - 12:27 AM (#3206)
Subject: Lyr Add: SOLID GROUND (Dougie MacLean)
From: Joe Offer

SOLID GROUND - Dougie MacLean, 1988

Down the Buckney den the burn crashes down from the autumn spate.
The gentle hazels rustle as they bend and sway as they laden wait.
My fathers they have walked this road
And now I know
And yes didn't they know
There is no great and heavy load
And now I know
And yes didn't they know.

Fa la-a la la la-a
We stand on Solid Ground on Solid Ground
Fa la-a la la la-a
We stand on Solid Ground

Across the Arlick face the amber sun beats down to tinge the vivid green.
I hear it wide and loud, Feel it wild and proud, the way it's always been.
My fathers they have looked this way
And now I know
And yes didn't they know
No clever words we have to say
And now I know
And yes didn't they know.

Fa la-a la la la-a, etc.

Where is the honest truth? Where is the open soul?
Where is the simple smile?
A couthie word or two for the passing stranger who may rest a while.
My fathers they have said these things
And now I know
And yes didn't they know
The joy that shared friendship brings
And now I know
And yes didn't they know.

Fa la-a la la la-a, etc.

It's the land. It is our wisdom.
It's the land. It shines us through.
V It feeds our children.
It's the land. You cannot own the land.
The land owns you.

The notes on the Putumayo "Dougie Mac Lean Collection" say that to love, and to be able to live in, the area where your father and grandfather lived is rare enough these days. This song mentions places and sentiments shared by us. Inspiration also from Chief Seattle's 1855 speech and letter to President Washington (sic)

This CD is an excellent introduction to Maclean's wonderful music. Dolores Keane also has a good
recording of the song on her "Solid Ground" CD.


18 Mar 97 - 12:29 AM (#3207)
Subject: RE: Lyrics or any other info: Solid Ground
From: Joe Offer

That capital "V" up there was supposed to be a paste (ctrl-v) of "It's the land" oops! -Joe-


12 Feb 11 - 12:39 PM (#3093864)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,Pacemaker

What's 'the Buckney den'? Can't find a place called Buckney anywhere - maybe a very local placename?


12 Feb 11 - 06:20 PM (#3094054)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)
From: RunrigFan

Hi the song came out in 1988 :)

Maybe the Buckney means a person, and he knew this person when groing up ;)

This site for lyrics

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Dougie_MacLean :)


17 Feb 11 - 12:19 PM (#3097244)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)
From: Jim Dixon

From The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History by George Fraser Black (New York: New York Public Library, 1946), page 112:

BUCKNEY. Probably of local origin. There is a Buckney Burn in Stormont district. Patrick Bucknay, heir of Patrick Bucknay, burgess of Linlithgow, 1680 (Inquis., 6257). Patrick Buckney in Linlithgow, 1684 (RPC., 3. ser. x, p. 262).

*
There is a Buckny Burn (sic) on this map, near Butterstone, north of Perth—but I don't know if it's the right one.


17 Feb 11 - 12:34 PM (#3097256)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)
From: maeve

It's a simple enough matter to ask Dougie here: Dougie MacLean email contact


03 Mar 11 - 04:34 AM (#3106051)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solid Ground (Dougie MacLean)
From: RunrigFan

There's no need; considering the website has the lyrics ;)