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GUEST,jim bainbridge Lyr Req: Glenisla / Bonny Glenshee (24) RE: Lyr Req: Glenisla / Bonny Glenshee 30 Jul 20


Mention of this lovely song brings back happy memories!- of many fine Scottish singers, but also of my late friend Denis Rowan of Elwick, Co Durham, the song was in his repertoire.
We were regulars at the Red Lion club in Trimdon until it closed in 1975. Denis was a fine singer- he also wrote songs & his friend Bert (spoons) Draycott of nearby Fishburn sang some of them, notably 'There's nee netties doon the pit'.
Anyway, it was decided that with remaining club funds, an LP should be made & we all went to the studio. Denis decided 'Bonnie Glenshee' would be his contribution, and did so in his usual relaxed manner, leaning on a studio piano.
He must have moved with the song, and just as he finished the phrase...
'to Bonny Glenshee' the piano fell over with a huge crash! **
   The recording engineer visibly leapt in his seat, but when he'd recovered his hearing, said he'd treasure the recording forever!

We all collapsed laughing of course & couldn't continue so sent out for fish and chips & beer before resuming....
....thanks for the memories!!
ps Denis did record it & it's on the LP- 'Trimdon', but not the version described above.


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