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Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon / Annachie Gordon

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ANNACHIE GORDON


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Subject: Anachy Gordon
From: Cass1000
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 03:50 PM

I am trying locate the lyrics to a song called "Anachy Gordon". I used to know all the words, but have forgotten them over time. Mary Black did the song, but I don't know on which album. If anyone knows, could you please help me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: sophocleese
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 04:03 PM

Cass1000, when I put Gordon in the search box for the digitrad I found this version of the song.

If you click on the blue word it will get you there.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANACHIE GORDON (from Mary Black)
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 04:32 PM

ANACHIE GORDON (Child #239) - as sung by Mary Black

Harking is bonnie and there lives my love
My heart lies on him and will not remove
It will not remove O for all that I have done
O never will I forget me love, Anachie
For Anachie Gordon he's bonnie and he's rough
He'd entice any woman that ever he saw
He'd entice any woman and so he has done me
O I never will forget me love Anachie

Down came her father and he standing by the door
Saying Jeannie you're trying the tricks of a whore
You care nothing for a man who cares so very much for thee
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Anachie
For Anachie Gordon he's barely but a man
Although he may be pretty but where are his lands
O the Sultan's lands are broad and his towers they run high
You must marry Lord Sultan and leave Anachie

With Anachie Gordon, I'd beg for my bread
And before I'll marry Sultan it's gold to my head
With gold to my head and gowns fringed to the knee
And I'll die if I don't get me love Anachie
And you that are my parents to church you may me bring
But unto Lord Sultan I'll never bear a son
To a son or a daughter, I'll never bow my knee
And I'll die if I don't get me love, Anachie

Jeannie was married and from church she was brought home
And when she and her maidens so merry should have been
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
She went into her chamber she cries all alone

Come to bed now Jeannie me honey and my sweet
For to style you my mistress it would be so sweet
Be it mistress or Jeannie, it's all the same to me
But in your bed, Lord Sultan, I never will lie
And down came her father and he's spoken with renown
Saying you that are her maidens go loosen off her gowns
But she fell down to the floor so close down by his knee
Saying, Father, look, I'm dying for my love, Anachie

The day that Jeannie married was the day that Jeannie died
And the day that young Anachie came home on the tide
And down came her maidens all wringing of their hands
Saying, O it's been so long you've spent, so long on the sands
O so long on the sands, so long on the flood
They have married your Jeannie and now she is dead

You that were her maidens, go take me by the hand
And take me to the chamber that me love she lies in
And he's kissed her cold lips 'til his heart has turned to stone
And he's died in the chamber that his love she lies in.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 04:33 PM

And Cass1000, I didn't recognize your name as one I'd seen in these parts, so I clicked on your name in your post heading, and this showed that this was your very first post here.

Welcome to the Mudcat!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 04:38 PM

Cass1000, I forgot to mention that I have the CD, but right now I don't know where it is. I've recently moved and lots of my stuff is still in boxes, but if I run across it soon, I'll post the catalog number to you. I think it's just called "Mary Black."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 04:43 PM

Also sung with great sensitivity, skill, and power by Cindy Mangsen, on Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, "Live in Concert," 1991, Compass Rose Music, www.compassrosemusic.com.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 01:50 PM

I believe Nic Jones did a version of it on"The Noah's Ark Trap."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 02:44 PM

Yes, I think Nic came up with version that everyone else does these days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 04:36 AM

Mary Black has an unofficial homepage with lots of lyris here.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: InOBU
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:08 AM

There is another verse Mary Black does not sing. I will try and find it for you all - Cheers Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: InOBU
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:50 AM

Here we go - out of the dusty archieves, Leach's Ballad book...
Lord Saltoun and Auchanachie (239) Text, Buchan ii 133.
The song is very very much as Mary black sings it, but there are a few fragment verces missing, for example, aft er the verce about Sultan's lands are broad etc. the fathers verse goes on, two lines are missing
.........
........
Salton will gar you wear silk gowns frin'd to thy knee
But ye'll never wear that wi your love Auchanachie.
Then Jeanie sings about wearing gowd on my head... as per the Mary Black version. then there is another fragment, with the last two lines missing
O Salton's a vally lies low by the sea,
He's bowed on the back, and thrawin on the knee
........
......
Well Mudcatters in Scotland - get ye to your grandmither's hearth and ask if she knows the missing lines!
All the best, Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: harpgirl
Date: 24 Nov 02 - 11:24 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: GUEST,Wher can I get Anachie Gordon by Nick jones?
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 04:14 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 05:07 PM

On Nic Jones -Unearthed (click here). Available from Mollie Music, address on the thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Mar 04 - 07:30 PM

Or from CAMSCO--considerably cheaper if you're in the US


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANNACHIE GORDON (from Nic Jones)
From: Roberto
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 02:57 AM

ANNACHIE GORDON
Nic Jones, In Search of Nic Jones, Mollie Music MMCD01, released 1998, live performances recorded between 1979 and 1982

Buchan it's bonny, there lives my love
My heart it lies on him and it will not remove
Oh, it will not remove for all that I have done
Never will I forget my love Annachie

For Annachie Gordon, he's bonny and he's braw
He'd entice any woman that ever him saw
He'd entice any woman and so he has done me
Never will I forget my love Annachie

Down came her father and he's standing on the floor
And he's saying – Jeanie, you're trying the tricks of a whore
You care nothing for a man who cares so very much for thee
You must marry with Lord Salton and you must leave Young Annachie

For Annachie Gordon he's only but a man
And although he may be pretty, ah – but where are all his lands
Salton's lands are broad and his towers they stand high
You must marry with Lord Salton and forget Young Annachie

With Annachie Gordon oh I'll beg for me bread
Before I marry Salton with gold to my head
With gold to my head and with gowns fringed to the knee
Oh I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie

And you that are my parents, oh to church you may me bring
Ah, but unto Lord Salton, oh I'll never bear a son
A son or a daughter, oh I'll never bow my knee
Oh, I'll die if I don't get my love Annachie

When Jeanie was married and from church she was brought home
She and her maidens so merry should have been
When she and her maidens so merry should have been
She's gone to her chamber, she's crying all alone

Come to bed now Jeanie, oh my honey and my sweet
For to style you my mistress would not be meet
Oh it's mistress or Jeanie, it's all the same to me
For it's in your bed Lord Salton I never shall be

And up and spoke her father and he's spoken with renown -
All you that are her maidens won't you loosen off her gown
She fell down in a swoon, oh, so low down by their knees
Saying - Look on for I'm dying for my love Annachie

The day that Jeanie married was the day that Jeanie died
That's the day that young Annachie come a-rolling from the tide
And down came the maidens and they're wringing of their hands
Saying - Woe to you Annachie for staying from the land
So long from the sands and so long upon the flood
Oh they've married your Jeanie and now she is dead

All you that are her maidens won't you take me by the hand
Won't you lead me to the chamber that my love lies in
And he's kissed her cold lips until his heart turned to stone
He's died in the chamber where his true love was in


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 04:01 AM

I'm amazed that Nick Jones isn't an absolute legend up there with the likes of Robert Johnson. If there is anybody out there with the smallest interest in British/Irish/Anglo-American folk music then having Nick Jones in your cd collection is a must. His orginal - and definitive -version of Anachy Gordon is stunning. Just his little beautifully understated guitar intro to the song on " Unearthed" is marvelous.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anachy Gordon
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 11 Mar 04 - 08:19 AM

Sharon Fountain does a superlative version on her CD 'Songs Almost Sung'. :0)


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