[Music] Some things you don't appreciate 'till yer older, laddie!

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  1. Langenschwert

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    I was born to immigrant parents on Canada's east coast. Having been brought up in the middle of (but apart from) "maritimer" culture... I didn't really appreciate how special and precious it all was until I moved away. The other day, I heard for the first time a group I'd heard of 25 years ago and never listened to: Ryans' Fancy. Kind of got me thinking of home, it did. So here they be, a few tunes from me native land (God's country!) where they sometimes still say "Where ya to?" in stead of "Where are you?", and "dasn't" instead of "ought not to". As in: "You dasn't go anywhere. Stay where yer to till I get where you're at." So gather 'round ye nautical types and listen to some stuff... some maritimer tunes and some old world celtic songs thrown in fer good measure:

    First up, the Nova Scotia Song, which probably has the most poetic chorus of any song written ever, and speaks to all Nova Scotians, be as many of us are, scattered to four winds, just waiting to return home:

    Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
    Let your mountains dark and dreary be
    And when I am far away on the briny oceans tossed
    Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me?


    So here's the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owy0__HhQ3U&feature=related

    And yes, dreary is pronounced "dreer-eye", not like everyone else says it when they're not signing the song. ;)

    And more; The Gallant Forty Twa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M86BhW1x1do&feature=related

    Yarmouth Town (would that all Canadian girls were so friendly!)

    I ain't forgotten any of you Newfies out there, neither. ;) Here's the classic "I'se the Bye" (translation: I'm the Boy):

    And the unofficial anthem of maritimers everywhere: Barret's Privateers:

    Pass me the sou'ester bye, she's pourin' out. ;)

    Best regards,

    -Mark
     
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    Yea it sounds great but in all seriness I only recognized about half the words, sorry.
     
  3. Langenschwert

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    Yes, us bluenosers talk as fast as we sing. Here be the lyrics, bye;

    Farewell to Nova Scotia:

    http://www.lyricsdownload.com/unknown-farewell-to-nova-scotia-lyrics.html

    Gallant Forty Twa: http://celtic-lyrics.com/forum/index.php?autocom=tclc&code=lyrics&id=211

    Yarmouth town: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Yarmouth_Town.htm

    I'se the Bye: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_the_By#Lyrics

    Barret's Privateers: http://ingeb.org/songs/otheyrwa.html

    That should help. :)

    Best regards,

    -Mark123
     

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