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As the title implies, name that obscure or somewhat forgotten tune based on a small clip of the lyrics.

 

Here's the first one . . .

 

"Two yoke of oxen a big yeller dog
A tall Shanghai rooster and one spotted hog"

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

I dunno but I bet it’s Scottish. Do I get half a trophy?

 

Every clan has a "pibroch," which loosely translates to "gathering tune."  If the clan chief determined they were going to war, or needed to gather the clan for another reason, he would tell a piper to play the pibroch.  Bagpipes are LOUD, and the sound carries for miles in the highlands.  If you heard your clan pibroch, you grabbed your sword and made for the chief's house.

 

"Thogail nam bo" is the title of my clan pibroch.  Here is a guy playing it on electric pipes.  Remember, electric pipes are a LOT quieter than real bagpipes.  You can hardly play real pipes indoors.  The electric ones also allowed him to sing the words that accompany it.  

 

 

It loosely translates to, "A lifting cattle we'll go."  My clan was known to be quite adept at bovine relocation :)

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2 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

 

Every clan has a "pibroch," which loosely translates to "gathering tune."  If the clan chief determined they were going to war, or needed to gather the clan for another reason, he would tell a piper to play the pibroch.  Bagpipes are LOUD, and the sound carries for miles in the highlands.  If you heard your clan pibroch, you grabbed your sword and made for the chief's house.

 

"Thogail nam bo" is the title of my clan pibroch.  Here is a guy playing it on electric pipes.  Remember, electric pipes are a LOT quieter than real bagpipes.  You can hardly play real pipes indoors.  The electric ones also allowed him to sing the words that accompany it.  

 

 

It loosely translates to, "A lifting cattle we'll go."  My clan was known to be quite adept at bovine relocation :)

What clan? MacQuarrie here

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How about “He whistled and sang, ‘til the green woods rang!” ??

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6 minutes ago, DeaconKC said:

What clan? MacQuarrie here

MacDougall here.  I tried to learn the GHP's when I was a member of the Panama City Pipes & Drums, but just couldn't maintain enough wind to keep the bag inflated.  Maybe I'll try the Uillean pipes instead.

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BINGO!!

 

how about something newer??

 

“Hey man, what’s the plan?

What was that you said?

Suntan, drink in hand,

Lyin’ there in bed.”

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Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!!

 

Here’s another newer one.

 

”Now and then I feel a cold wind,

blowin’ through my achin’ bones!”

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11 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!!

 

Here’s another newer one.

 

”Now and then I feel a cold wind,

blowin’ through my achin’ bones!”

I know it, but I'm gonna let someone else stab at it first.

 

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Just now, Marshal Hangtree said:

I know it, but I'm gonna let someone else stab at it first.

 

 

It’s one of my favorites!!  We often use it as a closing number in our shows!

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Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'

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4 minutes ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'

 

That would be “Boots of Spanish Leather”. Bob Dylan

 

GOOD ONE!!

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1 hour ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Ding!Ding!Ding!Ding!!

 

Here’s another newer one.

 

”Now and then I feel a cold wind,

blowin’ through my achin’ bones!”

 

I’ll ad another line. The next line is, 

 

“I think back to what my daddy said,

he said, ‘boy in this darkness, 

before the dawn,’ “

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They call Alabama the crimson tide......

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Just now, Rye Miles #13621 said:

They call Alabama the crimson tide......

 

call me “Deacon Blue”

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28 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

 

call me “Deacon Blue”

I knew you'd be the one to get that! ;)

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It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry................

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1 minute ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry................

Oh Susanna

 

I'm goin' where the water drinks like cherry wine, sing 'em boy sing 'em
Lord I'm goin' where the water drinks like cherry wine
'Cause this Georgia water tastes like turpentine

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11 minutes ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair
She made the Woolworth counter shine

That would be "Love at the 5 and Dime".  I like Kathy Mattea's version best.

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6 minutes ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

Oh Susanna

 

I'm goin' where the water drinks like cherry wine, sing 'em boy sing 'em
Lord I'm goin' where the water drinks like cherry wine
'Cause this Georgia water tastes like turpentine

That would be "T for Texas", multiple artists.  First recorded as "Blue Yodel #1" by Jimmie Rodgers.

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