minstrel: ANOTHER song question

James Pratt cathal at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 30 09:48:59 PDT 1997


>Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 08:21:44 -0400
>To: Martin Hungerford <jongleur at netcon.net.au>
>From: James Pratt <cathal at mindspring.com>
>Subject: Re: minstrel: ANOTHER song question
>
>At 02:55 PM 5/2/97 +1000, you wrote:
>>To the honoured members of this list; greetings.
>>
>Cathal to Martin, Greetings:
>
>>I'm looking for a song known only to me as "the Piper of Dundee". 
>
>        Ask and you shall receive.
>
>        The "Piper O' Dundee", according to Sir Walter Scott, probably
>refers to Carnegie of Phinaven.  Carnegie was an ardent Jacobite and the
>song tells of his efforts to raise sentiments for the white cockade prior
>to the rising of 1745 to throw off the Hannoverian usurpation.  My favorite
>version is on "Songs and Ballads of the Scottish Wars: 1290-1745" by Max
>Dunbar (vocals and guitar) on Folkways Records (#FP 3006), 1961.
>        The words follow:
>
>        The piper came to our town,
>        To our town,
>        The piper came to our town,
>        and he played bonnilie.
>        He played a spring, the laird to please,
>        A spring bent new frae 'yont the seas;
>        And then he's g'ae his bags a wheeze,
>        and played anither key.
>
>        And wasna he a rougey,
>        A rougey, a rougey?
>        And wasna he a rougey,
>        The piper o'Dundee?
>        He played "The Welcome owre tha Main",
>        And "Ye'se be fou and I'se be fain"
>        And "Auld Stuart's back again",
>        Wi' mickle mirth and glee.
>
>        And wasna (etc.)
>        He play'd "The Kirk", he play'd "The Queer"  
>        "The Mullin Dhu" and "Chevalier"
>        And "Land Away, but welcome here",
>        Sae sweet, sae bonnilie.
>
>        And wasna (etc.)
>        It's some gat swords, and some gat nane,
>        And some were dancing mad their lane,
>        And mony a vow o'weir was taen
>        that night at Amulrie.
>
>        And wasna (etc.)
>        There was Tullibardine and Burleigh,
>        And Sturan, Keith and Ogilvie,
>        And brave Carnegie, wha but he,
>        The Piper O'Dundee?
>
>        And wasna (etc.)
>
>        (Amulrie is a small village in Pertshire)
>
>        I also have "Maggie Lauder" on an album by The Corries; however
>I'll have to dig a bit to find it.
>
>        I hope the foregoing was what you were looking for.
>
>Salve,
>Cathal Mac Edan na faeled
>Barony of the South Downs, Meridies.
>
>Always a Jacobite but never a Jacobin!
>>For either of those you could have my first born son (but not for very 
>>long!)
>>
>>Love
>>Martin
>>
>>
>>This is Martin Hungerford, aka Martin Jongleur,
>>   aka Martin o' Lyos OL (Called the Juggler)
>>Piper, Juggler, Stiltwalker, Unicyclist, Singer, Firebug, Idiot
>>
>>
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>


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	Neither seek nor shun the fight.


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