Scottish Kennel Club CC May 2008
From this weekends’ Scottish Kennel Club CC comes the Deerhound class. And if you want to enjoy a sing-a-long to one of the featured songs, Rabbie Burns’ Bonnie Mary the lyrics are included below. This version is by Martin Treacher from the Burn it Up! cd.
And with all the magic that these internet pages can include - the pipe tune on the video comes from our friends Saor Patrol and is featured on their new album Full Throttle. The track is entitled Aftermath (Blar-nan-leine, 1544) Battle Of The Field Of Shirts and for the history of this event (because everyday is a schoolday . . .) or to obtain information / Saor Patrol music, as usual follow the relevant internet magic link.
Our favourite track from Full Throttle is M.S.B. - Now that is the ‘Dogs . . . .‘
Robert Burns. 1759–1796
GO fetch to me a pint o' wine,
An' fill it in a silver tassie,
That I may drink, before I go,
A service to my bonnie lassie.
The boat rocks at the pier o' Leith,
Fu' loud the wind blaws frae the ferry,
The ship rides by the Berwick-law,
And I maun leave my bonnie Mary.
The trumpets sound, the banners fly,
The glittering spears are rankèd ready;
The shouts o' war are heard afar,
The battle closes thick and bloody;
But it's no the roar o' sea or shore
Wad mak me langer wish to tarry;
Nor shout o' war that's heard afar—
It's leaving thee, my bonnie Mary!
GLOSSARY: tassie] cup.