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Subject: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Layla
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:50 PM

Would like to know above. Also, I'd like to learn some more. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 03:08 PM

Search DT for 'Jacobite'. However, 'Jacobite' is almost as fuzzy as 'folk'. Most 'Jacobite' songs were written long after the events they commemorate. There are several books on such starting with J. Hogg's 'The Jacobite Relics of Scotland', 2 vols., 1819 and 1821 (available as reprint from AMS Press).


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 03:44 PM

Mo Ghile Mear?


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: duart
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:02 PM

Many good ones. Come o'er the Stream Charlie, The News from Moidart,Johnny Cope and King Fareweel are my Favourites as well as the old "chestnut,The Skye Boat Song.The best performers of them (sung with real gusto) were The Corries,Ronnie Brown and Roy Williamson (who also wrote Flower of Scotland)you can still buy their albums in good record shops specialising in folk music from Britain.Hope this Helps.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:34 PM

A great LP was put out on Folkways in 1960, Songs Of Two Rebellions-the Jacobite Wars of 1715 & 1745 in Scotland by Ewan MacColl. The words with translations are all there as well as great backround to the songs.

Ye Jacobites By Name
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation
Will Ye Go To Sheriffmuir
Wae's Me For Prince Charlie
Charlie Is My Darling
The Haughs of Cromdale
The Bonnie Moorhen
Johnnie Cope
Came Ye O'er Frae France
There's Three Brave Loyal Fellows
This Is No My Ain House
The Piper O' Dundee
Donald MacGillavry
Will Ye No Come Back Again
The Wee, Wee German Lairdie

Barry


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Greg F.
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 09:15 PM

This Ewan McColl album was re-issued on Cassette in 1994 by Ossian Publications, their # OSS-103, with the title "The Jacobite Rebellions". Unfortunately, no lyrics sheet included.

Best, Greg


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:45 PM

That MacColl record was also reisssued as an LP by Topic in GB. "You Jacobites by name", except for 1st verse is by Robert Burns (original version is in Scarce Songs 1 on my website). "Haughs of Cromdale" is a phoney where Montrose comes back to life a little over 40 years after he was execupted. "Wee Wee German Lairdie" is by Allan Cunningham; one he passed off on Cromek (Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Songs) as an old song.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: duart
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 03:09 AM

some more info on the McColl album:-1) "Parcel of Rogues" is by Burns lamenting the fact that the Scottish Parliament of 1707 had sold off Scoland as an independant nation;2)"Ye Jacobites by Name" is also by Rabbie,who was a Jacobite by traditon and emotion but by this time was a Govt.Customs Officer by employment and had to appear pro-Hanoverian; 3) "Haughs of Cromdale" is an anachronistic song concerning Montrose against Cromwell's(!) army (but it's still a great song); 4) "Piper of Dundee" refers to Claverhouse of Dundee; and 5)"Wee,Wee German Lairdie is a manufactured on by Cunningham.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: The Walrus
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 04:05 AM

How about "Derwentwater's Farewell"? Does that count? If I recall, the Earl(?) of Derwentwater was the last person to be executed for the 1715 rebellion. Having been caught tried and sentenced, he somehow escaped, came back in the '45, was caught again and topped under the original sentence in 1746.

Regards

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: RoseRed295
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:01 AM

The saddest one and maybe the most misunterstood one has to be Loch Lomond version 3 on here...I'd be a rich woman if I had a dollar for every time I asked someone what the song was about and they told me it was about some guy having a wonderful time walking back to Scotland..lol...and not a clue about the 2 friends, one going home and the other one not going home at all..at least not in this lifetime....a sad, but hauntingly beautiful song when one knows the story behind it..


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: SDShad
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:28 AM

Sound the Pibroch.

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy did a marvelous version of this.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 04:09 PM

I'd probably choose "Twa Bonnie Maidens" as sung by Archie Fisher, and I absolutely love the MacColl Songs of Two Rebellions -- especially "My Bonnie Moorhen."

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: celticblues5
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:05 PM

Faves -

O'er the Water to Charlie
Wae's Me for Prince Charlie
Somebody
Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Welcome, Royal Charlie


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:37 PM

Does Brian McNeill's 'Strong Women Rule Us All' count as Jacobite???


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Mbo
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:58 PM

The Massacre of Glencoe
King Fareweel
The Blackbird
Archibald McDonald of Keppoch
Johnny Cope
MacGregor's Gathering

are my favorites, as well as pretty much anything from James Hogg.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Pam
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 10:19 AM

Bruce O or someone else who knows. Is 'Bonnie Laddie, Hieland Laddie' by Burns a Jacobite song? The song that goes:

I hae been to Crookieden, Bonnie Laddie, Hieland Laddie, Watching (Charlie?) and his men, My bonnie laddie, Hieland Laddie,

...etc

If not, what's it about? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 07:14 PM

Hugh Shields, 'Shamrock, Rose and Thistle', #11, on Hogg's 'The Bonnie Moor Hen' (Jacobite Relics) - 'one gets the impression that an older love song has been adapted', and Shields gives a short traditional version of such, "The bonny moorhen" (3 verses only). I know of no good text. There is a song of this title in a manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, but I don't know what that song is. Perhaps Murray on Saltspring can help here. More than likely (my guess anyhow), is that "The bonny brown hare" on the Bodley Ballads website is derived from "The Bonny Moorhen". Similar is "The [Bonny/Bonnie] Black Hare" in DT and on the Bodley Ballads website. Instead of shooting the bonny black hare, the motif is ruffling the feathers of the bonny moorhen.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,celticblues5
Date: 10 Sep 00 - 08:36 PM

ooooooooo, how could I have forgotten to mention Glencoe? A fabulous, harrowing, haunting song........


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: JulieF
Date: 11 Sep 00 - 08:31 AM

What about Culloden's Harvest - which connects the battle to the begining of the Highland Clearances.

Julie


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Robby
Date: 11 Sep 00 - 09:34 AM

Ah, RoseRed295, as i'm sure you know, By The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks (known more familiarly to us as Loch Lomond) actually tells two stories. The first is the lamenting of a Jocobite prisoner about to be executed, while his comrade is to be set free. The second relates the Celtic myth that, when a Celt dies in a foreign land, the soul is transported underground (the low road) back to the native land before departing the earth for the hereafter.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 04:37 PM

Pam, Robert Burns' 'I hae been at crookieden' is in The Scots Musical Museum', #332, 1792. James Dick,The Songs of Robert Burns, suggested that it was James Hogg himself that expanded the song in The Jacobite Relics of Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 08:36 PM

Anyone have access to the Bodleian Library? The "The Bonny Moorhen" is in MS Eng. poet. d. 10, fol. 10. It was a 'New Song' copied about July, 1770. [This is not the Jacobite one, which probably came later.]


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: RoseRed295
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 09:01 PM

Robby....Yes I do know..but thanks for elaborating. so beautiful and such a misunderstood song...although..why limit things to just Jacobite songs...I may be a bit biased, but such amazing music has come out of Scotland. Maggie


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Robby
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 04:16 PM

Maggie, I must confess that my knowledge of Scottish music is rather limited and of very recent origin. And that is based on old American TV Public Broadcasting showings ofthe Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, and catching the Tannahill Weavers at Milwaukee's Irish Festival. Hardly the way to learn the music of another society. I had learned something of the history of Loch Lomond, only because it has been one of my favorite songs for years.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Robert Field
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:18 PM

A very good song is Lady Keith's Lamentation, and an excellent version of it is by Ray Fisher, in the Saydisc CD about Scotland. Roberto


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Robert Field
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 12:25 PM

And, among Robert Burns' songs, the best about the Jacobites is, in my opinion, It Was A' For Our Rightfu' King, of which two beautiful versions are one by Jean Redpath and the other by Andy M.Stewart. Roberto


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: Celtic-End Singer
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 07:48 PM

Killiekrankie is a cracker, and one of the few songs about the 1689 jacobite uprising, as opposed to the 1707 uprising. You'll find it in the database.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 09:30 PM

Robert Chambers took "Lady Keith's Lament" in Hogg's 'Jacobite Relics' to be by James Hogg, himself. [Tune is "When the King came over the water/ Boyne Water/ [Playing among] The Rashes"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Jacobite Songs?
From: GUEST,Trish
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 08:49 PM

Best version of "Parcel of Rogues" I ever heard was by Steeleye Span: saw it sung live on stage - in Edinburgh - in 1972, as part of the musical version of "Kidnapped"; it then went on to one of their LPs. We were on holiday in Edinburgh at the time: little did we think that we would eventually come to live here ( in 1986) and stay on - and on - and on !!


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