mudcat.org: Lyr Req: Women o' Dundee (Sheena Wellington)
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Women o' Dundee (Sheena Wellington)

Related threads:
Lyr Req: Newport Braes by Sheena Wellington (15)
Lyr Add: Dandy and the Beano (Sheena Wellington) (12)
Lyr Req: Women o' Dundee (Sheena Wellington) (9)
Tune Req: Women o' Dundee (Sheena Wellington) (9)


Len Wallace 21 Oct 99 - 12:19 AM
Graham Pirt 21 Oct 99 - 05:17 AM
Margo 21 Oct 99 - 09:16 AM
lamarca 02 Nov 99 - 06:17 PM
Graham Pirt 03 Nov 99 - 07:16 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Lyric req: Women of Dundee
From: Len Wallace
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 12:19 AM

This summer at the Collingwood Celtic Festival, I heard a song called "Women of Dundee".

Only caught some of the lyrics. Seemed like a very powerful song.

Does anyone have the words?

Many thanks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WOMEN O' DUNDEE (Sheena Wellington)^^
From: Graham Pirt
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 05:17 AM

A great song - written by Sheena Wellington whose family worked in the jute mills of Dundee. Sheena sang at the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.

Now the men they werena lazy, but the work was hard tae find
The Parish and the Means Test they'd to face,
But a lassie"s hands are nimble, and a lassie's wage is sma
So the women o Dundee worked in their place.

Chorus: And the wailin o the bummer and the clackin o the laims
Brought the women o Dundee oot o their bed
And they walked tae mills and factories
And they rocht frae seevin tae fehv And the women kept the bairns o Dundee fed

Now my mither an my granny an my aunties ain and a'
Went tae the laims the day they left the skail
They didna work for freedom, independence or the rest
They jist worked tae get some kitchen tae their kail.

Now the rhythm o their livin was the clackin o the laims
Their youth an health an strength was lost tae jait
But the weavers and the spinners and the winders o Dundee
Had a spirit that the hard times never bait.

Now you may boast a noble lineage and sing of your Highland clan
And hail some gallant chief who shares your name
But my line's as good as any and I'm very proud tae say
It was fae a Dundee weaver that I came.
^^
Glossary; Werena - were not. Parish, Means Test - much hated forms of poor 'relief'. sma - small. Bummer - the mill horn which sounded at morning, midday & 5.30 laims - looms. Brocht - bought. rocht - worked. fae seevin tae fehv - from seven till five, a ten hour day. bairns - children. mither - mother. ain and a - one and all. skail - school. didna - didn't. jist - just. kitchen tae their kail - bread with broth, i.e. a bare living jait - jute. bait - beat.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyric req: Women of Dundee
From: Margo
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 09:16 AM

Graham, thank you for the Scots translation.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyric req: Women of Dundee
From: lamarca
Date: 02 Nov 99 - 06:17 PM

Don't know if Len ever saw the reply...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyric req: Women of Dundee
From: Graham Pirt
Date: 03 Nov 99 - 07:16 PM

Refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 28 October 7:01 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.