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Lyr Req: Show Us Your Haggis? / The Haggis

Barbara 04 May 09 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 04 May 09 - 03:25 PM

A friend just shipped me this YouTube video, and I was hoping some clever Mudcatter could tell me what the rest of the words are. (The chorus is in subtitles).

Show Us Your Haggis

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 09 - 03:35 PM

"Show Us Your Haggis" lyrics found here


SCOTLAND'S got a dance for you, it's funky and it's new,

So don yer kilts and fill yer boots, we're bringing it to you.

You can do it on yer own, in pairs or do it in a crowd,

But wherever you do it, you gotta do it proud.

Show us your haggis, raise your right arm to the sky,

Stand on one leg, flip it round and shout "och aye".

Saltire for Scotland, and hoik it to the right,

And grab yer neebor's shoulder, and nessie through the night.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Pistachio
Date: 04 May 09 - 05:18 PM

That made me smile! My husband came in to the room with a strange look on his face, wondering why he could hear bagpipes this late at night!
My brother lives just along the road from Alva, so I'll be asking him for a rendition when he arrives next weekend (to celebrate my hubby's birthday) Maybe he'll get the whole party to join in!

H.x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Amergin
Date: 04 May 09 - 07:38 PM

That isnt the whole set of lyrics...


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Amergin
Date: 04 May 09 - 07:42 PM

ah well with all the rain we're getting here...i suppose i will go nessie to the shop....get some supper...


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 04 May 09 - 09:14 PM

Just delightful. Makes you think the way to have real fun is to move to Scotland.

And I hope somebody does come up with all the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 05 May 09 - 09:13 PM

Refresh, in hopes of some more of the lyrics. Jan, formerly of Bradford on Avon, now in the US, and born on 23 March, the day this was released (but a few years ago), has decided this will be her birthday song from now on--and she loves the gestures that go with it.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 06 May 09 - 12:49 PM

Sort of a Scottish macarena, hey?
I would still like the words to the rest of the verses.
Blessings,
Barbara
who now knows -- sort of -- what a 'saltire' is.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 06 May 09 - 09:24 PM

It's true, I've also learned what a saltire is.   Mudcat is amazingly educational.

We'll probably check online for all the versions of "Haggis" we can find--some are clearer than others--and try to put together a guess on the lyrics--unless somebody can come up with the real text.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 07 May 09 - 12:40 AM

I'd love to see them, Ron. I've thought about having a go at transcribing the words myself, but, you know, when I listened to the video -- before I got to the subtitles -- I thought they were singing "Throw out your haggis..." So I'm probably not the best person for the job...
Blessings,
Barbra


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 18 May 09 - 12:27 PM

Words yet, anyone?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 18 May 09 - 10:04 PM

Hi Barbara,

Jan and I are still on the job. I tried my hand at getting the lyrics from the various videos posted on YouTube.   Can't say I was brilliantly successful.   Got about 3 lines. I think Jan may be able to contact some of the people who commented on the video--she has a YouTube account. There's some complication about also having to get a Google account in order to comment--didn't Google just buy YouTube?   I would think a Scots poster might well be able to supply the lyrics.   We've also tried to buy a copy of the CD on i-Tunes--Jan is a huge supporter of the Red Noses program--she did it for years in the UK. But we weren't able to get a copy.

Yet another possibility might possibly be the busker who's coming to the US to pipe his way across the country. We've offered our spare bedroom for him in this area (DC area), and I've asked if he could possibly supply the lyrics to this song. Still unclear if he'll take our offer--he's still planning, I understand.

I'm sure we can get the lyrics somehow.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 02:50 PM

From "The Concise English Dictionary"

SALTIRE "An ordinary in the form of a St. Andrew's cross or the letter X" ??


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 05:26 PM

One of the online dictionaries comes up with the following as one definition of "ordinary":

Heraldry One of the simplest and commonest charges, such as the bend and the cross.

Isn't English wonderful?!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 04:49 PM

Has no-one worked out the words yet? There are at least four more verses. I think it's hilarious.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 07:04 PM

All right, you wusses, I warned you about my transcribin'o t' braid scots, but, wud ye listen?

Third verse:
This dance is made for Scotland
From roller(?) coast to sea
just take the ...something
Five hundred miles to me
If we would? could? walk .....
.............. on the way
Oh what fun it is to do
the Haggis on the way.

Now you try it.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 07:21 PM

Four:
At the beginning of the verse it looks like maybe one of the musicians takes his R shoe off...

...Right shoe (foot?) off and left foot to the knee? (He does this)
The Haggis was invented right for all the world to see
Your sister and your mammy, they're ......... too
They'll raise their arms and pump their legs
And shout "Och aye (to you?)"

And then the pipers come out on the fifth verse and it sounds like the
first couple lines are lists of things "..... and ..... and ......,too"
Something something something something something "for me and you"
something something something something "ever need a friend"

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 08:06 PM

V2 From Land's End to Johnny Groats .......sea,
Something, something,........
Just take the.....
Then we would..... today
Oh what fun it is to do the haggis all the way.

V3 With Bonny Charlie's raised right arm and left foot too we see
The haggis was invented for all the world to see,
Your sister and your mother, your Aunty Mary too,
Now raise your arms and cock your legs and shout Och Aye the noo.

V4 Brits and Celts and Jacobites, for Bruce and Wallace too,
....................for me and you,
These words have.......
That fifty thousand ........

V5 Oh, when we lose at football or........
We don't get too disheartened we just.....
But if .........
When we score ......


It's not easy trying to hear my quiet computer sound while the sick granddaughter (aged 3) is competing with a video in the same room!
Anyone else care to try? It seems to have snippets of other songs - like Jingle Bells or Trelawny's 50,000 Cornishmen. It helps if you can understand a bit of Scots as well.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 08:17 PM

Robyn, I use headphones or earbuds -- cuts down on the ambient noise.
Be nice if we could find some braw scots laddie wha hae the dialect doon.
For a' that, it's no me.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: jeddy
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 11:05 PM

that is really cool i have put it on my FB page and asked for help.

you lot are nuts and i am no better, it is 4.05am and i was just about to reach for pen and paper!!! i will give it a go tommorrow. good luck everyone.

take care all
jade x x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 02:39 AM

So, Jade, have you managed to figure it out yet?
Part of the trouble is the loud music that covers up the words at the most tricky places.
I believe it was number 1 in Scotland a few weeks ago - surely the words are out there somewhere?????
Och aye!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 06:16 AM

I'm still trying to work it out - I did try headphones but they didn't help much. Anyway, here are a few more words filled in.

V2 From Land's End to Johnny Groats from .... to the sea,
Just take the..... to me
Then we would walk right .....this song today
Oh what fun it is to do the haggis all the way.

V3 With Bonny Charlie's raised right arm and left foot too we see
The haggis was invented now for all the world to see,
Your sister and your Mummy, your Aunty Mary too,
Now raise your arms and cock your legs and shout Och Aye the noo.

V4 For Picts and Celts and Jacobites, for Bruce and Wallace too,
............the kilt for me and you,
These words have.......
That fifty thousand Picts and Celts deserve to stand and stay

V5 Oh, when we lose at football or when we........
We don't get too disheartened we just don our haggis gear
But if you think the nation's great, just remember this
When we score ......

But there must be some Scots out there who can fill in the rest.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: jeddy
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 07:44 PM

nope, i am stumped.. i have listened to it loads and can only get the odd sentance which are the ones everyone else has got too.

BLASTED THING... i shall keep working on it, time to be stubborn i think.

take care

jade x x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:11 PM

From verse 2: "Then we would walk 500 more to (sing?) this song today"

(Reference to an earlier hit Scottish song which was called "500 Miles" I believe).

There are some Scottish websites which in theory you should be able to join. I have in fact joined one and asked for the entire text of this song. Thus far, no answer.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:18 PM

Second line of second verse includes:   "....500 miles ...." towards end of line


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:06 PM

By the way, very impressive detective work, Robyn.

Also, Jan was saying she'd like a copy of the actual CD. After all, it's a fundraiser for charity and the charity drive (Red Nose), Jan says is going on for 2 years--til the next one. But, annoyingly enough, i-Tunes only offered it for a very short time.


"Red Nose" is a UK thing--and sounds like great fun.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: jeddy
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:20 PM

right this is a work in proigress but i think i may have cracked the 1st5 verses or near enough here goes.

1, scotlands got a new dance for you,it's funky and it's new.
so don your' kilts and don your' boots, we're bringing it to you.

chorus

2, from lands end to john o groats, we'll (roam across the sea),
(just take a lifeboat and float) 500 miles to me.
and we would walk 500 more to bring this song today,
oh what fun it is to do the haggis all the way.

chorus

3 with bonny prince charlies' raised right arm,
with his left foot to his knee.
the haggis was invented for all the world to see.
your' sister and your mammy your aunty mary too,
now raise your arms and cock your legs and shout och aye to you.

chorus

4,(well) picts and celts and william wallis too,
oh wow we cry now tell us more, the kilts for me and you.
these wars that we avoided, the enemy have fled.
and 50,000 kiltsmen jump and shout instead.

chorus

5, oh when we lose at football, or when it rains all year.
we don't get too disheartened we don our haggis gear,
but if you think the nations crazy, just remember this.
that in these clothes and this res nose your' get to(flash your legs).

so what do you reacon so far any good?

i will NOT give up, just thought i would give you all an update
happy listening
take care all

jade x x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: jeddy
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:38 PM

sorry missed some out,

1 added....you can do it on your own or may as well do it in a crowd, wherever you do it , you gotta do it proud.

4, picts celts and jacobytes and william wallis too,
oh wow we cry now tell us more, its the kilts for me and you.



the rest of it is still a blur but see how you think it fits.

oh one last thing the RES is supposed to be RED.

jade x x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:38 AM

Thanks Jade, well done.
Now that last line - 'you get to.....' what rhymes with 'remember this'?
I've sent a message to a friend who lives in Scotland but he hasn't replied yet.
Years ago we had a Red nose campaign in NZ to raise funds for babies health/cot death. My car even had a red nose. Is that the same thing here?
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Smedley
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:02 AM

My guess would be that the red nose is a reference to the Scottish propensity for serious drinking.

But I expect I'll get howled down by disgruntled Scots for saying such a thing..........

(There is a Red Nose Day in the UK, by the by, which is an every-two-years media charity appeal for Comic Relief, which raises money for projects in the UK & Africa.)


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:07 PM

Many years ago, the wife of an first generation American of Scottish extraction, one Alistair Simpson, attended St. Andrew's Day festivities with his parents and her new husband. Seated near them was what used to be known as "an ample woman" with henna-red hair and a voice to match. When they piped in the haggis, Alistair whispered to his new bride that he was having none of it! The large lady, in her best burr, blurted out "Aw, come on, Alistair; it'll put lead in yer pencil!"
For some reason, they never again attended the festival in their married life.


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 02:54 PM

Hi all,

Well, at least other people are having problems with the words as well as me, which is sort of comforting. Here's the best I've come up with, maybe it fills in a few gaps:

Scotland's got a dance for you, it's funky and it's new,
So don yer kilts and fill yer boots, we're bringing it to you.
You can do it on yer own, in pairs or do it in a crowd,
But wherever you do it, you gotta do it proud.

Show us your haggis, show us your haggis!

Show us your haggis, raise your right arm to the sky,
Stand on one leg, flip it round and shout "och aye".
Saltire for Scotland, and hoik it to the right,
And grab yer neebor's shoulder, and nessie through the night.

From Land's End to John o' Groats, abroad across the sea,
Just take the high road, not the low, five hundred miles to me.
Then we would walk five hundred more to bring this song today;
Oh what fun it is to do the haggis all the way.

With Bonnie Charlie's, raised right arm and left foot to his knee,
The haggis was invented proudly for the world to see.
Your sister and your mammy, even Aunty Mary too,
They'll raise their arms, and cock their legs, and shout, "Och aye, the noo!"


You Picts and Celts and Jacobites, and William Wallace too,
All foemen ----------------------------------------------- for me and you.
These wars[?]have been avoided and the enemy have fled [?]
From fifty thousand kilted jerks who tried this step and said [?]


Oh, when we lose at football, or when it rains all year,
We don't get too disheartened, we just don our haggis gear.
But if you think the nation's crazy, just remember this:
Well, if you smile--------------------------------------------


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HAGGIS (Stuart Clyde & David Clifford
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 04:35 PM

Hey, guess what? My brother's wife, Melanie, who plays bagpipes in the Juneau AK pipe band scored the words (and chords but not the proper placement, but I bet you can figure them out) from the authors. Here ya go --

THE HAGGIS

(Stuart Clyde & David Clifford)

[chanted]
Show us your haggis, Show us your haggis
[first line of Scotland the Brave on guitar, starting on C#]
Show us your haggis, Show us your haggis


A D A E
Well Scotland's got a dance for you, it's funky and it's new,
A D E A
So don yer kilts and fill yer boots, we're bringing it to you
A D A E
You can do it on yer own, in pairs or do it in a crowd,
A D E A
But wherever you do it, you gotta do it proud.


Chorus:
[chanted]
Show us your haggis, Show us your haggis
A D
Show us your haggis, raise your right arm to the sky,
A E
Stand on one leg, flip it round and shout "och aye"
A D
Saltire for Scotland, and hoik it to the right,
E A
And grab yer neebor's shoulder, and nessie through the night.


[chanted]
Show us your haggis, Show us your haggis
[first line of Scotland the Brave on guitar, starting on C#]
From Land's End to John o'Groats or from across the sea
Just take the high road or the low 500 miles to me
Then we would walk 500 more to bring this song today
'Oh what fun it is to do the haggis all the way'


Chorus


With Bonnie Charlie's raised right arm and left foot to his knee
The haggis was invented proudly for the world to see
Yer sister and yer mammy even Auntie Mary too
Now raise their arms and cock their legs and shout 'och aye the noo'


Chorus


[bridge]
A G
Picts and Celts and Jacobites and William Wallace too
F# E
All fought with pride and courage for freedom for me and you
A G
The wars would've been avoided and the enemy'd have fled
F# E
If 50,000 kilted Celts just haggissed them instead

[Chant "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" on second line of bagpipe break]
[bagpipes continue through next verse]

When we lose at football, or when it rains all year
We don't get too disheartened we just don our haggis gear
But if you think the nation's crazy just remember this
In these clothes and this red nose you'll get a Glasgow kiss

Chorus

Chorus

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 04:38 PM

If you PM me with your email, I can send the the PDF which has the chords over the right words.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: jeddy
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 05:36 PM

yay!!!1 thanks barbara, we weren't too far out were we?

case closed!!!!!

take care all

jade x x x x

ps i have downloaded it from itunes, i couldn't help myself! x x


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Ron Davies
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 11:08 PM

All right!!!!   Congratulations and thanks to you, Barbara--and to anybody else involved in the Great Haggis Lyrics Hunt.

Now we can sing it for Jan's birthday on 23 March.   We can memorize it by then, I'm sure.

Thanks again.

Ron


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Subject: RE: Show Us Your Haggis
From: Little Robyn
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:22 AM

Thank you Barbara.
Robyn


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