SubrosaBeautiful.You may like this, in the opinion of a Fifer I think this is one of the best versions of The Road and the Miles to Dundee.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwF_ZmZKtWw
Well, Well. So Scotland can produce something good, other than Malts - like a good tune!I jest SR, I jest!One of my favourites and thank you for sharing it.
I felt nauseous after about thirty-five seconds. Sorry. Nothing personal, just an overdose of 'twee'..
I always sing it as: "I will build my love a bower, by yon cool crystal fountain" As sung by the Corries. After a dram or two of the Glenfiddich,providing I can hold the guitar ;)It is one of my favourites.http://tinyurl.com/9rufd2The song's chorus is:Will ye go, lassie, go,And we’ll all go togetherTo pull wild mountain thymeAll around the blooming heather, Will ye go, lassie, go.The song is commonly described as a variant of "The Braes of Balquhidder" by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), which was named after the braes, or hills, of Balquhidder near Lochearnhead, and has a similar lyric and tune. For example, the first two verses of "The Braes of Balquhidder" are:Let us go, lassie, goTae the braes o' BalquhidderWhere the blaeberries growMang the bonnie bloomin' heatherWhar the deer and the raeLichtly bounding thegitherSport the lang summer dayOn the braes o' BalquhidderI will twine thee a bowerBy the clear silver fountainAnd I'll cover it o'erWi' the flowers o' the mountainI will range through the wildsAnd the deep glens sae drearyAnd return wi' their spoilsTo the bower o' my dearieAs well as being covered many times, "Wild Mountain Thyme" also appears in one of the opening scenes of the movie, The Woman in Green (1945). The film's central character, Sherlock Holmes, played by Basil Rathbone, is playing the tune on a violin as Doctor Watson interrupts him.
Sorry I meant to say it was written by William McPeake, a native of Belfast,It was first recorded by Francis McPeake in 1957, and has since been covered by numerous artists.
That makes no sense I must do some research?????
SRfantastic pics but prefer the version off The Red Shed by Heartland a couple from Portree.Fine day here at last!CD
Dubbie, thanks for the video. The singer very much reminds me of a chap who used to sing that at ceilidhs many years ago.That's my song when I've had a glass of whatever. There's a tiny part of Germany in which I suspect it's still sung at Hogmanay. :)
Hey WFW, it produced me! Mind you whether I'm good or not is a matter of opinion. ;)
Oh dear BTS, really you should consider yourself lucky. You may have been nauseous much quicker if I'd put up the video of Dundee in the 50s. ;)
Aye that is a bonny version KBW, I couldn't find it though. But I do like the song, it's very Perthshire.Thanks too for the wee history. I remember that film you know, not all of it but a bit.
OK CD, I'll try to remember that and on the next fine day I see if I can post it.That'll possibly be around September.;)
Ach aye, Crazy Daisy, right so....and they're not th only ones frae the 'village' that's worth the listening to.One of my favourite versions of this song is on Youtube. The video was done on a shoestring but none the less it's pretty cool.Do a YouTube search for a group called 'the Silencers'.
I'll do that wisnaeme and post it sometime so as folks could have a listen. I find these days we get too much Gaelic compared with my youth when we had the traditional Celtic.
Ach, that's it. I'm cummin hame.Can anybody give me the estate agents for the des -res's shown?
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