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citrogirl 26 Apr 97 - 02:39 PM
Alison 21 May 97 - 08:30 AM
Paul Kennedy 16 Jun 97 - 05:30 PM
moira Cameron 25 Jul 98 - 08:17 PM
alison 25 Jul 98 - 09:19 PM
Kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 27 Jul 98 - 01:15 PM
Cuilionn 29 Jul 98 - 03:13 AM
Moira Cameron 30 Jul 98 - 11:29 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 01 Aug 98 - 01:54 PM
Cuilionn 03 Aug 98 - 02:39 AM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 03 Aug 98 - 04:05 PM
alison 04 Aug 98 - 08:18 PM
Bruce O. 06 Aug 98 - 11:40 AM
John in Brisbane 17 Nov 98 - 01:49 AM
Philippa 16 Mar 99 - 07:53 AM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 01 - 08:51 PM
MMario 15 Feb 01 - 09:16 PM
kendall 15 Feb 01 - 09:20 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Feb 01 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: citrogirl
Date: 26 Apr 97 - 02:39 PM

I am looking for the english words to a gaelic song called, 'Mist Covered Mountains' or the gaelic words written out phoenetically. It is a hauntingly beautiful song which I heard sung by a Canadian group called, The Rankin Family off of there first recording. Their version was also used for the movie, 'Margaret's Museum'. The chords and music would be wonderful to have too, but, not as important as the lyrics. I am truly obsessed with this tune and would greatly appreciate any help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: Alison
Date: 21 May 97 - 08:30 AM

THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS

CHORUS Oh ro soon shall I see them,
Oh he ro see them oh see them
Oh ro soon shall I see them,
the mist covered mountains of home.


There shall I visit the place of my birth
And they'll give me a welcome, the warmest on earth
All so loving and kind full of music and mirth,
In the sweet sounding language of home.

There shall I gaze on the mountains again,
On the fields and the woods and the burns and the glens,
Away 'mong the corries beyond human ken
In the haunts of the deer I will roam.

Hail to the mountains with summits of blue,
To the glens with their meadows of sunshine and dew
To the women and men ever constant and true,
Ever ready to welcome one home.


Hope this was what you were looking for.
Alison


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Paul Kennedy
Date: 16 Jun 97 - 05:30 PM

If you want to hear a good version of The Mist Covered Mountains of Home, look for Denis Ryan's album which is also Titled Mist Covered Mountains of Home. Raylene Rankin from the Rankin Family appears in this album.


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Subject: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: moira Cameron
Date: 25 Jul 98 - 08:17 PM

I love the tune for this Gaelic song. Can someone please supply me with the Gaelic lyrics, and maybe a rough translation too?

Much obliged,

Moira


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Subject: Tune Add: THE MIST-COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: alison
Date: 25 Jul 98 - 09:19 PM

Hi,

sorry I can't help you with the gaelic but the english translation is in the database... do a search for [mist covered mountains].

Here's the tune, (which was played for the dance in the beautiful film "local hero".... well worth a look if you haven't already seen it).

Slainte

Alison

MIDI file: MISTMOUN.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 76 053 0478 0 76 053 0002 1 69 032 1438 0 69 032 0002 1 69 023 1438 0 69 023 0002 1 76 032 0718 0 76 032 0002 1 69 026 0238 0 69 026 0002 1 71 025 0478 0 71 025 0002 1 69 018 0718 0 69 018 0002 1 67 026 0238 0 67 026 0002 1 64 024 0478 0 64 024 0002 1 67 026 1438 0 67 026 0002 1 67 033 1438 0 67 033 0002 1 71 030 0718 0 71 030 0002 1 69 027 0238 0 69 027 0002 1 71 029 0478 0 71 029 0002 1 69 029 0718 0 69 029 0002 1 67 029 0238 0 67 029 0002 1 64 025 0478 0 64 025 0002 1 72 022 1438 0 72 022 0002 1 74 029 1438 0 74 029 0002 1 76 026 0705 1 77 029 0010 0 76 026 0223 1 79 030 0005 0 77 029 0464 0 79 030 0033 1 71 026 0718 0 71 026 0002 1 69 022 0238 0 69 022 0002 1 67 021 0478 0 67 021 0002 1 69 031 0718 0 69 031 0002 1 72 026 0238 0 72 026 0002 1 76 021 0478 0 76 021 0002 1 74 017 0718 0 74 017 0002 1 72 020 0238 0 72 020 0002 1 71 021 0478 0 71 021 0002 1 69 027 2398 0 69 027 0482 1 69 018 0958 0 69 018 0002 1 67 026 0478 0 67 026 0002 1 76 029 1438 0 76 029 0002 1 76 038 1438 0 76 038 0002 1 74 024 0718 0 74 024 0002 1 76 018 0238 0 76 018 0002 1 79 022 0478 0 79 022 0002 1 76 020 0718 0 76 020 0002 1 74 027 0238 0 74 027 0002 1 71 028 0478 0 71 028 0002 1 67 026 1438 0 67 026 0002 1 74 023 0718 0 74 023 0002 1 72 024 0238 0 72 024 0002 1 71 029 0478 0 71 029 0002 1 76 024 1438 0 76 024 0002 1 74 023 0478 0 74 023 0002 1 72 024 0478 0 72 024 0002 1 71 025 0478 0 71 025 0002 1 72 026 1438 0 72 026 0002 1 74 029 1438 0 74 029 0002 1 76 029 0718 0 76 029 0002 1 77 026 0238 0 77 026 0002 1 79 029 0478 0 79 029 0002 1 71 029 0718 0 71 029 0002 1 69 029 0238 0 69 029 0002 1 67 026 0478 0 67 026 0002 1 69 026 0718 0 69 026 0002 1 72 028 0238 0 72 028 0002 1 76 028 0478 0 76 028 0002 1 74 022 0718 0 74 022 0002 1 72 024 0238 0 72 024 0002 1 71 025 0478 0 71 025 0002 1 69 022 2398 0 69 022
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
e6|A6|A6|e3AB2|A3GE2|G6|G6|B3AB2|A3GE2|c6|
d6|e3fg2|B3AG2|A3ce2|d3cB2|A6|-A6|A6|-A4G2|
e6|e6|d3eg2|e3dB2|G6|d3cB2|e6|d2c2B2|c6|d6|
e3fg2|B3AG2|A3ce2|d3cB2|A6|-A6||


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 27 Jul 98 - 01:15 PM

Is this the song that Solas does? if so, I think I might be able to get you a copy of the lyrics from where I work (in an Irish store). Let me know, and I'll go look for you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHI MI NA MORBHEANNA (Iain Caimbeul)
From: Cuilionn
Date: 29 Jul 98 - 03:13 AM

This is th' song we end ev'ry ceilidh wi' hear amang th' Gaels o' Seattle. It's dearly loved an' I'm verra happy tae share wi' ye, noo that I've studied enough tae ken th' meanin' o' it!

CHI MI NA MORBHEANNA (written by Iain Caimbeul)

Seisd/Chorus:
O, chi, chi mi na mrbheanna,
O chi, chi mi na crrbheanna,
O, chi, chi mi na coirreachan
Chi mi na sgoran fo che.

(Beurla/English Translation:
O, I will see, will see the great mountains,
O, I will see, will see the high-reaching mountains,
O, I will see, will see the corries,
I will see the peaks under mist.)

Rann/Verse 1:
Chi mi gun dil an t-ite 'san d'rugadh mi
Cuirear orm filte 'sa chnain a thuigeas mi
Gheibh mi ann aoidh agus grdh nuair ruigeam
Nach reicinn air thunnaichean ir.

(Beurla/English Translation:
I will see without delay the place in which I was born
A welcome will be bestowed on me in the language I understand
I will receive their hospitality and love when I arrive
That I would not sell for tons of gold.)

Rann/Verse 2:
Chi mi ann coiltean, chi mi ann doireachan
Chi mi ann maghan bna is toraiche
Chi mi na feidh air lr nan coireachan
Falaicht' an trusgan de che.

(Beurla/English Translation:
I will see therein forests, I will see therein groves
I will see therein fair and fertile fields
I will see the deer on the land of the corries
Hidden under a mantle of mist.)

Rann/Verse 3:
Beanntaichean rda is illidh leacainnean
Sluagh ann an comhnaidh is cire cleachdainnean
'S aotrom mo cheum a 'leum 'gam faicinn
Is fanaidh mi tacan le dein.

(Beurla/English Translation:
High mountains with beautiful slopes
People dwelling there who practice kindness
Light is my step, a-leaping to go visit them
I will stay awhile willingly.)

I'm thinkin' there is anither vairse tae this, but we dinnae e'er sing it...Jist reca' seein' it wrichten doon somewhaur. Th' translation I've gi'en ye is a wee bit clumsy, but should be accurate. My Gaelic spelling is cross-referenced, sae I dinnae think there are ony errors there. Sorry I cuidnae find mair information for ye aboot when an' whaur it was wrichten, but at least I found th' wrichter's name for ye.

Gabh sprs/Have fun,

--Cuilionn

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 13-Jun-02.


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Moira Cameron
Date: 30 Jul 98 - 11:29 PM

Thanks so much Cuilionn and Alison. I've heard the Rankins do a very nice version of this, but I've known of the song for a very long time. I just love the melody.

Thanks again,

Moira


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 01 Aug 98 - 01:54 PM

Ryan's Fancy did a version of this years ago, and Denis Ryan formerly of that group has a version on his tape. He does it in English.


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Cuilionn
Date: 03 Aug 98 - 02:39 AM

Tim...

D 'ye say some ane's singin' Chi mi na morbheanna ANNS NA BEURLA?!? That's nae richt! Is there nae twinge o' th' singer's conscience when they get tae th' middle o' that fairst vairse?

Och, weel... I'll haud my wheesht. My bias is showin' again!

--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 03 Aug 98 - 04:05 PM

Yes, it starts:

Heave ho, soon shall I see them oh,
Heave ho, see them oh see them oh,
Heave ho, see them oh see them
The mist covered mountains of home.

I've also heard it as "Ho ro".

Can't recall the other lyrics, except for a line about "the sweet sounding language of home."

In fact it wasn't until very recently that I heard a version of this in Gaelic. I had always thought the song was of fairly recent vintage, from the 60's or so.


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: alison
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 08:18 PM

Hi,

It's in the database. Search for [mist covered mountains].

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Bruce O.
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 11:40 AM

Gaelic song, tune, and translation are in Alfred Moffat's 'The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Highlands'.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 17 Nov 98 - 01:49 AM

Scottish tune used in that great movie 'Local Hero', with other music composed by Mark Knopler. While this song did not come from Barry Taylor's site, I am fairly certain that it was originally put together by him. Thanks Barry.

Regards John

MIDI file: mistcovr.mid

Timebase: 384

TimeSig: 3/4 96 8
Tempo: 134 (447761 microsec/crotchet)
Key: C
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:The Mist Covered Mountains
M:3/4
Q:1/4=134
K:C
A6|A6|e3de2|e3dB2|G6|G4A2|B3AB2|A3GE2|c6|
d6|e3^fg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|A6|A6|e3de2|
e3dB2|G6|G4A2|B3AB2|A3GE2|c6|d6|e3^fg2|B3AG2|
A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|e6|e6|d3eg2|e3dB2|G4G2|
d4B2|e4e2|d3cB2|A6|c6|d3eg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|
A6|A6|e6|e6|d3eg2|e3dB2|G4G2|d4B2|e4e2|d3cB2|
A6|c6|d3eg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|-A2||


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Subject: RE: Mist covered mountains-Lyr Req.
From: Philippa
Date: 16 Mar 99 - 07:53 AM

This song is featured on another thread. But I wish to point out once again the importance of trying to find a way to filter lyrics in which the accented letters have been transposed (see the Gaelic lyrics above with the = sign instead of .) Note that these lyrics did appear right when they were originally submitted. There are a great many lyrics in the archives showing this fault and it will take ages if we have to locate and retype them all.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:51 PM

Hmmmm. I think MMario sang more verses of this tonight. Could you post them, MMario? -Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: MMario
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:16 PM

The additional verses I sing -

A platter of oatcakes and a fine heather ale
A fire on the hearth, and the pipes that do wail
Are waiting for me as homeward I sail
No matter how far I may roam

A little stone cot, just a roof and four walls
to shelter from rain and the cold northern squalls
I'll wear me best plaid, and sing of tales tall
when neighbors come visit my home

I can see it all now, as if in a dream
the trout and the salmon, acrowding the streams
the lassies a flirting, in their kirtles o' green
as the laddies escort them all home

Soon I'll return to the place of my birth
And there I'll find welcome, the warmest on earth
So loving and kind, full of music and mirth
and the sweet sounding language of home

final chorus done in gaelic - or as close to it as I can come...

the gaelic chorus and last verse I got from the Pyrates Royale - and the traditional first verse as well.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: kendall
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:20 PM

apparently there is another version that goes...Hush Hush, time to be sleeping hush hush dreams come a creeping
Dreams of peace and of freedom so smile in your sleep
Bonnie bairnie.
Note from Joe Offer:
This song, properly known as "Smile in Your Sleep," was written by Jim McLean. It appears unattributed in the Digital Tradition, under the title Don't Cry In Your Sleep (click). Tune and more complete lyrics are in this thread (click)


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:38 PM

Kendall! That is NOT another version. It's a totally different song to the same tune.

The lyrics posted by Alison is a pretty good translation of the most popular verses out of the 8 verses to the song. Those posted by MMario are reasonable as additional verses to go with the original set.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Rich(bodhrnai gan ciall)
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:30 PM

Is this song sung to the jig of the same name?

Risteard


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Hobie
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:50 PM

there'a another group that soes an incredible jb of it, The Pyrates Royale.

Hobie


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: MMario
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 09:03 AM

true enough hobie! I first heard it from them, and admit I am heavily influenced by their rendition.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: wes.w
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 09:22 AM

Risteard... The jig is probably 'The Mist Covered Mountain' (only one) written by the late Junior Crehan. His son Tony pointed it out to me once. The lyrics don't seem to fit the tune. But I'm trying to find out about any songs written by Junior on another thread. (Unable to blue clicky - don't know number- try search - Crehan)
..wes


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: radriano
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 12:21 PM

There's a midi file for this song available Here.

This site also says that Alison's lyrics post is the original, written by John Cameron in 1856. Hush Hush or Smile in Your Sleep are lyrics written to the tune by Jim MacLean commemorating the tragedy of the Highland Clearances.

Richard


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: radriano
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 12:24 PM

Oops, that link didn't work. Let me try again.

Mist Covered Mountain of Home


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: radriano
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 12:25 PM

Darn, I can't get the link to work. The address I have is: http://www.comtemplator.com/folk/mistcvd.html


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 02:02 PM

That's because you spelled it wrong!  http://www.contemplator.com/folk/mistcvd.html


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: kendall
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 04:20 PM

Well EXCUSE ME! I never heard the other song, so, didn't know it was different.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: radriano
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 04:37 PM

Easy there, Kendall. I wasn't getting on your case but just dispensing what I thought was new information. I actually know much less than I think I do anyway.

And Malcolm, thanks for getting that link right but I copied the address so I don't understand how I misspelled it. Oh, well.

Richard


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: kendall
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 08:02 PM

I was just faking being miffed. I always welcome new information. Thats how I got to be so damn brilliant. LOL


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:04 AM

Here's a site I like with the 8 verses, and an excellent translation of the song. It's by Mark Sugars.

http://ingeb.org/songs/mistcovd.html

From the information there, the song was apparently written in the autumn of 1856. The tune is "Johnny Stays Long At the Fair". Doesn't say, but seems to imply the tune is older.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 07:42 AM

If "Johnny Stays Long At the Fair" is another name for "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?", then it's definitely older. And the words posted above seem to fit


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 09:03 AM

The tunes are fundamentally the same, though they have grown apart with the years.  According to  The Fiddler's Companion, Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be (a.k.a. Johnny's So Long at the Fair) was first published in the British Lyre for 1792, and "was sung as a famous duet between Samuel Harrison and his wife, the soprano Miss Cantelo, at Harrison's Concerts, periodic events which he began in 1776".  It became, as a consequence, widely-known, and turns up in England, Scotland and Ireland in various forms, and, as was mentioned above, the Scottish variant under discussion was used by Junior Crehan as the basis for his jig Misty Mountain.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 09:09 AM

In Mark Knopfler's (Dire Straits) song BROTHERS IN ARMS there are also the words 'these mist covered mountains..' is there any connection between these two songs? Thanks for any information Peter


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Tinker
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for a great thread guys. Heard MMario perform this the other night and between the thread and the links I'm learning another great song.

Tinker


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Metchosin
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 11:07 AM

Peter, Knopfler was born in Glasgow, so I would imagine the song might have some significance for him. Also in the movie Local Hero, for which Knopfler did the soundtrack, there is a ceilidh band which plays the tune.

I have this song performed by Jimmy Shand, on an old 78, and even without the words, Shand's performance brings a lump to my throat. Very interesting, I would have never associated it with Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be had it not been pointed out, thanks for the information Malcolm.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 09:58 AM

It would seem that Iain/John Cameron wrote the words in Gaelic originally. The link George Seto recommends gives Gaelic words for Chi Mi Na Morbheanna, and the Gaelic lyrics are also found on another Mudcat thread. According to Barry Taylor (see correct link posted by Malcolm Douglas), Cameron set his lyrics to "Duil ri Baile Chaolais fhaicinn (Hoping to see Ballachulish). The original tune was based on Johnny stays long at the Fair."

If anyone has words to the Baile Chaolais song, I'd quite like to see them, especially since I have some acquaintances from Ballachulish.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:07 AM

tune added
Click to get the midi, I am pasting the abc into this thread.
X:1 T:The Mist Covered Mountains
M:3/4
Q:1/4=134
K:C
A6|A6|e3de2|e3dB2|G6|G4A2|B3AB2|A3GE2|c6|
d6|e3^fg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|A6|A6|e3de2|
e3dB2|G6|G4A2|B3AB2|A3GE2|c6|d6|e3^fg2|B3AG2|
A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|e6|e6|d3eg2|e3dB2|G4G2|
d4B2|e4e2|d3cB2|A6|c6|d3eg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|
A6|A6|e6|e6|d3eg2|e3dB2|G4G2|d4B2|e4e2|d3cB2|
A6|c6|d3eg2|B3AG2|A3Be2|d3cB2|A6|A6|-A2||


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:27 AM

see also
a thread which includes Gaelic
Gaelic lyrics and tune
Chi Mi na Morbheanna

I suggest the discussion should be continued on the current thread as it contains the most information.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Pied Piper
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 07:11 AM

The tune fits well on the GHP although the drone is a tone lower than the tonic. Of cause you could use just the Bass drone, and slide it up too C. But keep this to your self as its considered a sin. All the best PP.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS
From: Hecate
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 05:13 AM

I picked up a version online - try this.

Ho, ro, soon will I see them,
Ho, he-ro, see them, oh, see them,
Oh, ro, soon will I see them,
The mist covered mountains of home.

Soon will I visit the place of my birth.
They'll give me a welcome, the warmest on earth,
So loving and kind full of music and mirth,
The sweet sounding language of home.

Soon will I gaze on the mountains again,
On the fields and the hills and the birds in the glen,
With a people of courage beyond human ken.
In the haunts of the deer will I roam.

Hail to the mountains with summits of blue,
To the glens with their meadows of sunshine and dew,
To the women and men ever constant and true,
Ever willing to welcome one home.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 27-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST,Jim Mclean
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 05:26 AM

I wrote my song Smile in your Sleep to the pipe tune version of Mist Covered Mountains of Home which varies a bit from the song version ..'Ho ro soon will I see ...'


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST,ShadowMonk
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 01:31 PM

MMario, thanks for the new verses. Except for the Pyrates one, I'd never heard those.

Here's one I learned from a friend:

There I'll converse with the hard-headed father And there I shall jest with the kind hearted mother Oh light is my heart as I turn my steps thither The ever dear precints of home

This friend also knows the gaelic, so I'll see if I can get her to send me the words.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Apr 03 - 02:15 PM

To correct a slight misunderstanding. Chì Mi Na Mór-bheanna was not set to the Dùil Ri Baile-Chaolais Fhaicinn (aka Hoping I Would be Seeing Ballachulish). The original title is Dùil Ri Baile-Chaolais Fhaicinn. The notes in An t-Oranaiche says that Iain Cameron had writen the song on the first day of fall in 1856, using the air of Johnny Stays Long At The Fair. The words are slightly different than what we know as Chì Na Mórbheanna.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Apr 03 - 03:33 PM

Oh, one thing not touched by any of the threads I've located here. The tune was enjoyed by President Kennedy. So much so, that it was used during his funeral procession.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 09:27 PM

re GHB- playing ch mi na mor bheanna- retuning drones by shutting off th etenors and tuning th ebass up a major second is not such a great idea-   migt as well play it on a shawm. Most pipers are perfectly comfortable with the drones in A against a tune in B minor...BUT you could play it on border pipes in A minor, cross fingering the f natural and c natural and have drones playing the tonic.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 07:32 AM

For years now the melody for Mist Covered Mountains as posted in these threads and elsewhere has not been the correct melody for Chi Mi na Morbheanna or The Mist Covered Mountains and it's no wonder that many people have found it difficult to sing the words to it. The melody posted is the one I use for Smile in your Sleep (Hush, hush don't cry in your sleep. After a great deal of help from George Seto I managed to get Frank at www.ingeb.org/songs/chiminam.midi to put up the correct tune. NOW you can sing the Gaelic/English words to it and they will scan. The main difference is in the first two lines of the verse but there are small changes elsewhere. I sound the last note of verse and chorus so that the word 'baby' can be sung as two syllables -- a small change but a pointer as to which version of the melody is being used.


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Subject: RE: lyrics wanted: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Peg
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 05:08 PM

another   note;   one   can find   recordings of   this on    the CD   Mouth Music, as   well as at least one   of Talitha Mackenzie's other   albums...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mist Covered Mountains
From: Jim McLean
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 01:21 PM

This is the correct melody for my song Smile in Your Sleep AKA Hush, Hush Time to be Sleeping as sung by the Corries. Note the difference in the second part (verse in my song) to Chi Mi na ...
Smile in your sleep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mist Covered Mountains
From: meself
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 01:49 PM

As in the case of a previous poster, I never would have noticed the similarities between Mist-Covered Mountains and Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be? if it hadn't been pointed out, and if I hadn't taken a few seconds to think about it. However, I wonder if there is any documentation or evidence to relate them historically (as opposed to musically)? It is suggested in one post above that the melody of MCM is based on that of ODWCTMB - is there evidence of that provenance? And, for that matter, when we talk about "the" melody of MCM, are we in agreement as to what melody we are talking about, i.e., is there more than one? The only one I know is that recorded by Ryan's Fancy - and John Allen Cameron? - is there another melody?


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