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Lyr Req: Rob Roy MacGregor (Matt McGinn)

29 Sep 09 - 09:06 AM (#2734009)
Subject: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: GUEST,Innes in Linlithgow

Hi.

I want to learn Matt McGinn's wee song about Rob Roy MacGregor'O but can't find the lyrics anywhere.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks

Innes


29 Sep 09 - 09:32 AM (#2734029)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: Dave_

http://www.myspace.com/98992158


29 Sep 09 - 09:34 AM (#2734031)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: Dave_

Follow above link to go to Mats Myspace site, Rob Roy is sung there


29 Sep 09 - 09:39 AM (#2734036)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: GUEST,Innes in Linlithgow

Thanks Dave.

I think that's the recording that's on Youtube too. Any ideas re lyrics? You can sense that I'm not keen to transpose them (being from the East of this fair land).


Innes


29 Sep 09 - 10:06 AM (#2734061)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: GUEST,Snoozer at Work

Is it this one? (I'm at work and can't see the video)

This song was written by John Davy (around 1818) for the finale of his opera, "Rob Roy". It was written to the old tune "Duncan Gray".

Pardon now the bold outlaw
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Grant him mercy, gentles, a'
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Let your hands and hearts agree
Set the highland laddie free
Let us sing wi' muckle glee
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!

Lang the state has doomed his fa',
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Still he spurned the hatefu' law,
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Scots can for their country dee;
Ne'er frae Britian's foes they flee,
A' that's past forget - forgie,
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!

Scotland's fear and Scotland's pride,
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Your award must now abide,
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!
Lang your favours hae been mine,
Favours I will ne'er resign,
Welcome then for auld lang syne,
Rob Roy MacGregor, O!


29 Sep 09 - 11:09 AM (#2734130)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: Dave_

This is a song about a very very big Scotsman.

Who`s the cause O` awe the mirth
Rob Roy McGreeger `O
Fae Glesga Croass to the Solway Firth
Rob Roy McGreeger `O

Chorus

Eat the breed, heed the baw
The man who ett the bile`t ham raw
He very seldom kicks his maw
Rob Roy Mcgreeger `O

Chorus

On a dainty sandwich he`s aye keen
Rob Roy McGreeger `O
Two loaves o breed an` a pig between
Rob Roy McGreeger `O

Chorus

Whae puts oan size 15 shoes
Rob Roy McGregger `O
Drinks a barrel o` the ryebuck booze
Rob Roy McGregger `O

Chorus

When he`s tae the dancin gaen
Rob Roy McGregger `O
He aye sees fourteen lasses haim
Rob Roy McGregger `O

Chorus

Wha will right old Scotias wrongs
Rob Roy McGregger `O
Wha is the leader O` the tongs
Rob Roy McGregger `O


as Gleasga as I can, hope this helps, ask for any breakdown
Dave


29 Sep 09 - 11:20 AM (#2734143)
Subject: RE: Lyrics Required - Rob Roy MacGregor
From: GUEST,Innes in Linlithgow

Dave and Snoozer - thanks both.

It's the Glesga version that I'm looking for.


Cheers!

Innes


30 Sep 09 - 03:23 PM (#2735226)
Subject: Lyr Add: ROB ROY MACGREGOR (Matt McGinn)
From: Jim Dixon

The lyrics posted by Dave above seem to be a faithful transcription of McGinn's recording; however the text posted at Matt McGinn's web site has a few extra verses (besides different spelling):

ROB ROY MCGREGOR

1. Who's the cause o' a' the mirth?
Rob Roy MacGreegor-O
Frae Glasgow Cross tae the Solway Firth
Rob Roy MacGreegor-O

CHORUS: Eat the breid an' heid the ba'
The man that ate the bile't ham raw
He very seldom kicks his maw
Rob Roy MacGreegor-O

2. On a dainty sandwich he's gey keen
Two loaves o' breid an' a pig between

3. When he's tae the dancin' gane
He aye sees fourteen lassies hame

4. Who puts on size fifteen shoes?
Drinks a barrel o' the rye-buck booze?

5. Who will right Auld Scotia's wrongs?
Who is the leader o' the Tongs?

6. He never ever sings a song
Unless it's a hundred verses long

7. That wis a real wee rotten verse
This one here is ten times worse

8. At London toon he had a look
Kiss'd the Queen and chased the Duke

9. Frae Partick Cross up tae the Tron
Who knows every pub an' pawn?

[From "Matt McGinn Again" (1967) and "The Best of Matt McGinn" (2001).]


01 Oct 09 - 09:07 AM (#2735776)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rob Roy MacGregor (Matt McGinn)
From: eddie1

I definitely remember Matt singing

"Wha was the man that first ate soup?
Rob Roy MacGreegor-O
Wha in an airyplane looped the loop?
Rob Roy MacGreegor-O"

Funny, but that's the only one I remember!

Eddie