Genre: Folk
BPM: 52
Released: March 2018
URL: /sndblnd.co/3Uq8

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The Bonnie Earl of Moray




Composition

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James Fraser ("offthewall")

Traditional song arranged by James Fraser

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Sound Recording

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

All instruments, vocal, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Artist's Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Earl_O%27_Moray

"The Bonnie Earl o' Moray" is a popular Scottish ballad, which may date from as early as the 17th century. It is catalogued as Child Ballad No. 181.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Ballads

The ballad touches on a true story stemming from the rivalry of James StewartEarl of Moray , and the Earl of Huntly, which culminated in Huntly's murder of Moray in 1592

Recently our friend Gemini made a project called ?Mondegreen?.

This song is the source of the invention of that word, by American writer Sylvia Wright in1954.


Lyrics

Ye Heilan's and ye lowlands, whaur hae ye been?
Ye hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green
He was a braw gallant, he played at the ball
The bonnie Earl o' Moray was the floo'er amang them all

And woe betide ye, Huntly, wherefore were ye, Tay
I bad ye bring him tae ma, forbad ye him tae slay
He was a braw gallant, he played at the ring
The bonnie Earl o' Moray micht hae been the king

Lang may his lady
Look fae the castle Doune
'Ere she sees the Earl o' Moray
Gang soondin' through the toon

Ye Heilan's and ye lowlands, whaur hae ye been?
Ye hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green
He was a braw gallant, he played at the glove
The bonnie Earl o' Moray, he was the queen's true love

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South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom