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Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)

17 Aug 02 - 02:36 PM (#767075)
Subject: Sandwood Down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney

Does anyone have the words to this song? I've only heard it once in a while & can't remember them all. I just remember at the end of the the verse the lyrics go

"I met a man along the road & asked for charity"

I know the melody well but don't know the words for the life of me.

Thanks in advance, Brad - Providence, RI


17 Aug 02 - 03:14 PM (#767086)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: Jeri

Gordon Bok recorded the song on "Dear to Our Island." I don't have the lyrics though. (At least not at the moment.)


17 Aug 02 - 03:15 PM (#767089)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: John MacKenzie

I think that this is a Dave Goulder song. I talked with him to-day at our local croftyers show, where he was doing a dry stone dyking expo.
Failte.....Giok


17 Aug 02 - 03:48 PM (#767102)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,HP

Yes, it is a Dave Goulder song. I think it has also been recorded by Ann Dodson, and certainly by Dave himself (and also be me!). Unfortunately I have no time to post lyrics just now as I am setting out for Whitby and will not be back for a week .. . hope someone can help you out before then!


17 Aug 02 - 03:53 PM (#767105)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney

From what I've found on the web this song is indeed Dave Goulder. I first heard it from Anne Dodson. John Renbourne recorded it also - here's a clip at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B000000MMH001002/002-8309538-1993669


17 Aug 02 - 03:59 PM (#767108)
Subject: Lyr Add: SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)
From: michaelr

SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)

One Monday morn as I walked out
The wild birds for to see
I met a man upon the road
And asked for charity

Come home with me and drink your fill
And comforts you shall find
And tell me why you walk the road
That leaves the hills behind

For time has spent the summer, sir
And soon the leaves will fall
And I hear the sound within the wind
That plays around your hall

The bird must flee the winter, sir
She cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow
Nor can I look for mine

But if I had a hundred homes
To live in each a while
I'd build them all along the road
From Sandwood down to Kyle.

Great song!
Cheers,
Michael


17 Aug 02 - 05:44 PM (#767160)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: John MacKenzie

And a lovely road too. Sandwood bay is just north of Kinlochbervie, and for the sea fishermen amongst us it is a very good spot for Dabs. The coast from there down to Kyle of Localsh is dotted with lovely villages and towns. Kylesku, Scourie, Lochinver, Achiltibuie, Ullapool. Lovely bays like Gruinard Bay, and oh so many lovely little nooks and crannies. I have been driving the road from Ullapool to Tongue, via Durness, and back to Lairg evry day for the last week doing deliveries for my company. It was a double pleasure, as it got me out of the office, and away from those damned phones, as well as putting me among some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.
Failte.....Giok


17 Aug 02 - 11:54 PM (#767275)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Brad Maloney

Thanks all!


18 Aug 02 - 03:48 PM (#767570)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: KateG

Giok:

Thank you! I've loved that song ever since I heard Heidi Muller sing it on her CD Matters of the Heart. And I loved the time I spent in Scotland in my giddy youth as an archaeologist. I figured Kyle was Kyle of Lochalsh, but I couldn't find Sandwood on any of my maps. Now I know. Three cheers for mudcat.

Slainte KateG


20 Nov 08 - 09:11 AM (#2498391)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood down to Kyle
From: GUEST,Allan Copland

John Renbourn's version is my favourite version of Dave Goulder's song.

He plays it in DADGAD tuning and you can see how at...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4ke4PinA4q8&feature=related

You can capture a copy of this as an MP4 just by copying the link above and searching for KEEPVID. Paste in the link and save as a high quality MP4. Voila. Lovely song and a very nice part of Scotland too.

Regards,

Al.


20 Dec 08 - 12:46 PM (#2520718)
Subject: Lyr Add: SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)
From: GUEST

Could I perhaps add to this correspondence, by mentioning that Dave did me the extraordinary honour of actually writing this song for me, in (if my memory serves me correctly) 1970. I should sing it more often. I was living in Whitley Bay at the time and I remember well receiving his letter which contained the words, "Your song is ready - when can you come and collect?". At that time, Dave was living in Glen Cottage, Glen Torridon, Wester Ross, where he was running a climbers' hostel. However, there are a few errors in the words which were supplied earlier in this exchange and as far as I can recall, a correct version is as follows:-

SANDWOOD DOWN TO KYLE (Dave Goulder)

One Monday morn as I went out
The wild birds for to see
I met a man upon the road
And asked for charity.

Come home with me and take your fill
And comfort you shall find
And tell me why you walk the road
That leaves the hills behind.

For time has spent the summer, sir
And soon the leaves will fall
And I hear a change within the wind
That plays around your walls.

For the bird must flee the winter, sir
She cannot stay behind
To build her nest upon the snow
Nor can I look for mine.

But if I could have a hundred homes
And dwell in each a while
I'd build them all along the coast
From Sandwood down to Kyle.

(The last last two lines are repeated at the end of each verse and can be treated as a refrain, in which the audience may join.)

Yours aye, Gus Langlands.


20 Dec 08 - 02:49 PM (#2520806)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)
From: John MacKenzie

Hi Gus, see you in the new year I hope.

John


30 Aug 10 - 07:57 PM (#2976338)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sandwood Down to Kyle (Dave Goulder)
From: GUEST,Michael W, Tucson, Az

Thank you Mr. Langlands for your beautiful post.
Your version is the one I remember when I first heard this song on an LP entitled "The January Man", many years ago.
'Sandwood Down to Kyle' was one of many fine, mostly traditional songs I enjoyed listening to on this album.