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Islesman 
Posted: 26-Mar-2010, 07:52 AM
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I wonder if anyone can help me with the lyrics of a song my father used to sing a long time ago, or perhaps direct me to a site where I might find it. If a recording could be traced that would be great.

The song was made up of lines of English followed by lines of Gaelic

As I recall, some parts of it went something like this:

When I went to Glasgow first
A mach a tr nan Gail
I was like a man adrift
Mar imrach dhol air chall
The noise it seemed like thunder
Cuir a tuine na mo cheann
And often times I wished I was
Air ais an an tr nan Gail

Thanks very much, in anticipation of an end to decades of searching.

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Posted: 26-Mar-2010, 01:12 PM
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I just popped some of the English lines into Google and there it is: http://puxill.livejournal.com/220114.html

This is brilliant! laugh.gif

He sings a few thing a bit differently from the written version though.


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Islesman 
Posted: 26-Mar-2010, 03:20 PM
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I am impressed. Forty odd years, on and off, I have been looking for these lyrics, and you make it look so easily. It never occured to me that this technology could answer the question, as I was unsure of what to ask it.

Thank you very much indeed.

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Posted: 06-May-2010, 01:55 AM
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