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Niel Gow's Apprentice

  • (Michael Marra)

    Chorus:
    O no more will I rove no more, it's over
    O no more will I rove no more, it's done
    I'll sit beneath the fiddle tree
    With the ghost of Niel Gow next to me
    Listen, Niel, your apprentice has begun

    The old man looked in the inglenook and wondered
    His brother in a foreign land he must remain
    When deived about the life he'd choose
    They each would wear the other one's shoes
    This motherland is a source of constant pain

    Rumblin' Brig I hear your music calling
    In the outback still I heard your song
    Living off a foreign field
    With far more fish than the burn could yield
    This trip will be my last and it won't be long

    (as sung by The McCalmans)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1992:] Gow, Neil (1727-1807). Born Inver, near Dunkeld; took fiddle lessons from John Cameron of Perth; introduced to London society through patronage of ducal family of Atholl and became a popular and skilled performer as well as a composer.
    Gow, Nathaniel (1766-1831). Son of Neil Gow and like him a fiddler; his son Neil carried on the tradition. (DSH88)

  • [1993:] Written by Michael Marra about Dougie MacLean, who told him about being in Australia and wishing himself back in Scotland, writing songs. (Intro McCalmans)

Quelle: Scotland

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