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Dita Lyr Req: Govan Billiard Hall Song (Roddy McMillan) (39) RE: govan billiard hall lyrics 26 Aug 03

Hi Jim,

It's not often I get the chance to tell you something you don't know, or have forgotten.

Roddy made a couple of EPs for Beltona in 1960.

Roddy McMillan No1 SEP 83

Thomas O'Winesbury, Queen Mary, The Bleacher Lass, McPherson's Rant.

No2 SEP 86

Jamie Raeburn, Lassie with the Yellow Coatie, The Banks o'Fordie, The Tod.

acc George Elliott (Guitar)

Ironicly Roddy does sing on the Highland Voyage - a sail aboard a puffer album, Scottish Records (SR 33120), Aberdeen

Roddy was the Mate on the record and for my money steals the show with "The Land of the Haderum Ho", he also sings "Maggie Ann", and duets with Duncan on "Me and you" and "Seonaid Mhor and Mairi Bhan".

All the songs were written by Alex. Mackenzie who plays Engineer.

Presumably because of copyright reasons they are known as Skipper, Mate, Engineer and Cook, and not by the Munro/Foulis names.

I've never found any of Roddy's own songs on record unfortunatley.

A bit like Alex Norton, another actor who can write and sing, but I've only ever found his great "Hindustani Granny" single.

Cheers, John.

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