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Lyr Req: The Drunken Piper

Nancy 18 Dec 99 - 02:39 PM
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Mbo 18 Dec 99 - 03:56 PM
_gargoyle 18 Dec 99 - 04:03 PM
Mbo 18 Dec 99 - 04:19 PM
_gargoyle 18 Dec 99 - 07:10 PM
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_gargoyle 18 Dec 99 - 08:19 PM
Malcolm Douglas 18 Dec 99 - 08:48 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 20 Dec 99 - 11:12 AM
Philippa 21 Dec 99 - 09:50 AM
Nancy 21 Dec 99 - 05:42 PM
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Subject: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Nancy
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 02:39 PM

This is a great tune and I've heard it sung in Gaelic but does anyone have the tune in English? Yes, I've checked here already:) Cheers, Nancy

PS I'll take the lyrics in Gaelic if you have them too.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
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Date: 18 Dec 99 - 03:44 PM

There are three copies of the tune available through the webwide ABC index. I've seen it called "The Drunken Piper of Galloway". Galloway isn't a Gaelic speaking region, and the title isn't Gaelic. I doubt there are any original verses to it in any language.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 03:56 PM

The sung version I've always heard of "The Drunken Piper" is by Natalie MacMaster & Cookie Rankin. On the album "The Drunken Piper" is really a tune set, with Cookie singing the song "Far Am Bi Mi-Fhin" to the tune of the Drunken Piper. The lyrics to the song can be found at Mudcat's own George Seto's Gaelic lyrics site, at http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/6338/far_am.html. Cheers!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: _gargoyle
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 04:03 PM

Sorry, can't locate the lyrics

Dozens of sites have the "Greenwoodsides" midi such as this one here at contemplater.comDrunken Piper Midi truncate to homepage.

There are also several sites with the Standard and ABC notation such as Richard Robinson's Tunebook Drunken Piper Notation truncate to homepage.

There are over a score of different recordings listed and as many dance sites but on a few with a singer.

If someone transcibes and posts to the DT...it will probably be a "first-time ever."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 04:19 PM

Maybe we could be Aine to translate the Gaelic lyrics for us?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: _gargoyle
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 07:10 PM

Check your reference to Gary's page....there is nothing there...and


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 07:22 PM

If you're referring to George's lyrics page, the URL IS correct. I've just triple checked it. It leads me to the lyrics everytime.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: _gargoyle
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 08:19 PM

Mea Culpa!

It does work...... the "." at the end blended into the "l" when cut and pasting.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 18 Dec 99 - 08:48 PM

Davie Stewart used to sing "The Daft Piper" to the tune of The Drunken Piper. It's a mixture of song and monologue, and was popular in Highland regiments during World War 2. The Scots of it is broader than I'm used to, so I won't promise to transcribe it (I will, though, if I get the time; just don't hold your breath!) -it's on Davie Stewart:  Greentrax, CDTRAX 9052, 1998 (a re-issue of the 1978 Topic recording).

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 11:10 AM

I suspect the person who used the url given above probably included the . which ended the sentence. That's the reason I usually do urls on a separate line...

Far Am Bi Mi-Fhìn - http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/6338/far_am.html


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Dec 99 - 11:12 AM

Oops!!!!!

Far Am Bi Mi-Fhìn - http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/6338/far_am.html


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Subject: RE: Far am bi mi fhn
From: Philippa
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:50 AM

other threads to see:
,br. Drunken Piper

There was an Old Piper(a different song)

George doesn't seem to have picked up on the request for a translation of his lyrics for Far Am Bi Mi-fhn. The song, by the way, is a well-known standard among Scottish Gaels. I'll venture a quick, rough translation (I'm writing from the uni library):

wherever I am, is where I want to be {my interpretation - dochas means hope or ecpectation . another possible translation: is where my hopes lie?)

1) travelling the beaches and walking on the sand
2) Sine and I will go to the piper's house and dance a reel on the floor
3)As the piper gives us a tune for the reel, the shepherd has a fiddle and the craftsman has a pipe
3C) I heard from Sine that she had a jaw's harp and a comb, Although every fiddler and piper would be there


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to The Drunken Piper
From: Nancy
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 05:42 PM

Wow great responses and answers too! Thanks to you all for the sites, and translations. That's why I love this place. From Philippa I found the thread that names the tunes Natalie MacAlister plays: "The Drunken Piper," "The Primrose Lasses" and "Father John Angus Rankin" which Natalie plays on her fiddle and "Far Am Bi Mi Fhin" which Cookie sings. Thanks all, Nancy


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