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sdalley Posted on: 11-May-2011, 08:22 AM

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Very moving, thanks for writing it.
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sdalley Posted on: 11-May-2011, 08:04 AM

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I posted this in general, but it belong here.

Believed to have been written in the 1840's it's a great song about a Scot who would rather be back home rather than in Canada in the 1800's.

In my humble opinion Stan Rogers did the best version.

Here is a link to the Bruce Davies version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDy7Y2Z-HHw

SCARBOROUGH SETTLER'S LAMENT
Away wi' Canada's muddy creeks
And Canada's fields of pine
Your land of wheat is a goodly land,
But oh, it is not mine
The heathy hill, the grassy date.
The daisy spangled lea, the purling burn and craggy linn, auld
Scotland's glens give me.
Oh, I would like to hear again the lark on Tinny's hill
And see the wee bit gowany that blooms beside the rill.
Like banished Swill who view afar his Alps with longing e'e.
I gaze upon the morning star that shines on my country.
No more I'll win by Eskdale glen or Pentland's craggy comb.
The days can ne'er come back again of thirty years that's gone,
But fancy oft at midnight hour will steal across the sea.
And yestereve, in a pleasant dream, I saw the old country.
Each well-known scene that met my view brought childhood's joys
to mind.
The blackbird sang on Tushey linn the song he sang, 'lang syne.'
But like a dream time flies away, again, the morning came.
And I awoke in Canada, three thousand miles frae hame.
  Forum: Celtic Hearts  ·  Post Preview: #302160

sdalley Posted on: 11-May-2011, 01:05 AM

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I'm glad to be here. I used to like liveireland.com but the commercials just kill it.

Congratulations on a great station and site, I look forward to listening reading and posting useful comments and links.

Cheers.

Stephen.
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #302157

sdalley Posted on: 11-May-2011, 12:45 AM

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A great song about a Scot who would rather be back home rather than in canada in the 1800's.

In my humble opinion Stan Rogers did the best version.

Here is the Bruce Davies version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDy7Y2Z-HHw

SCARBOROUGH SETTLER'S LAMENT
Away wi' Canada's muddy creeks
And Canada's fields of pine
Your land of wheat is a goodly land,
But oh, it is not mine
The heathy hill, the grassy date.
The daisy spangled lea, the purling burn and craggy linn, auld
Scotland's glens give me.
Oh, I would like to hear again the lark on Tinny's hill
And see the wee bit gowany that blooms beside the rill.
Like banished Swill who view afar his Alps with longing e'e.
I gaze upon the morning star that shines on my country.
No more I'll win by Eskdale glen or Pentland's craggy comb.
The days can ne'er come back again of thirty years that's gone,
But fancy oft at midnight hour will steal across the sea.
And yestereve, in a pleasant dream, I saw the old country.
Each well-known scene that met my view brought childhood's joys
to mind.
The blackbird sang on Tushey linn the song he sang, 'lang syne.'
But like a dream time flies away, again, the morning came.
And I awoke in Canada, three thousand miles frae hame.

  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #302156

sdalley Posted on: 10-May-2011, 11:56 PM

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Dougie Maclean.
I first heard him on Tay radio AM before they stopped streaming outside of the UK.

If you haven't heard him you should. I don't know if he's on the play list, but he should be.

http://www.dougiemaclean.com/

  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #302154

sdalley Posted on: 10-May-2011, 09:47 PM

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Views: 1,327
Hello there,
I'm a new member and am so glad I found this great community.
Many of the original settlers of Vancouver Island immigrated from the highlands and the outer Islands of Scotland. The climate and landscape reminded them of home.

Great Listening

Stephen.
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