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Subject: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Branwen23
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 06:57 PM

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has the chords handy...

Thanks,


-Branwen-

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Glencoe in the Digital Tradition.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 07:16 PM

Lyrics are in DT, but shorty is down, and I can't get there to see if there is a "click to play" button..should be able to get the chords from that. Will try later.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Branwen23
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 07:22 PM

If anyone has them now, that would be really great... I'm going to a session in just a little while and would really love to be able to work on this one.

thanks


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: kendall
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 09:51 PM

it depends on what key you want to sing it in??


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:25 PM

Which "Glencoe"?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GLENCOE
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:52 AM

This is the version I know. The chords are as I play them but I'm no expert. (Don't worry, there are plenty of THEM around) Bill

GLENCOE
(Jim McLean)

D                           G          D
Oh, cruel was the snow that sweeps Glencoe
A7
And covers the grave o' Donald
D G D
Oh, cruel was the foe that raped Glencoe
G A D
And murdered the house of MacDonald

They came in a blizzard, we offered them heat
A roof for their heads, dry shoes for their feet
We wined them and dined them; they ate of our meat
And they slept in the house of MacDonald

They came from Fort William with murder in mind
The Campbell had orders King William had signed
"Put all to the sword"- these words underlined
"And leave none alive called MacDonald.”

They came in the night when the men were asleep
This band of Argyles, through snow soft and deep
Like murdering foxes amongst helpless sheep
They slaughtered the house of MacDonald

Some died in their beds at the hand of the foe
Some fled in the night and were lost in the snow
Some lived to accuse him who struck the first blow
But gone was the house of MacDonald.

HTML line breaks and preformat commands added. --JoeClone, 7-Mar-02.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:54 AM

The chords were in the right place when I sent them but when I read the thread, they've been moved. Mystery to me. Bill


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Subject: Chords Add: GLENCOE
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:29 AM

See if this works. Is this the right song anyway?

GLENCOE

(D)Oh, cruel was the snow that(G) sweeps Glen(D)coe

And covers the grave o' Do(A7)nald

Oh,(D) cruel was the foe that (G) raped Glen(D)coe

And (G) murdered the (A) house of MacDo(D)nald


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Subject: Chords Add: GLENCOE
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 02:10 PM

Or you might try (chords over words in parentheses):

C (Cruel), F (sweeps), C (coe in Glencoe)

Am (covers), C (grave), G (Donald)

C (Cruel), F (raped), C (coe in Glencoe)

F (murdered), G (house), C (Donald in MacDonald)

Verse: C (came), Dm (blizzard), Em (offered), Am (heat)

Dm (roof), G (heads), C (shoes), G (feet)

C (wined), Dm (dined), Em (ate), Am (meat)

F (slept), G (house), C (Donald in MacDonald)

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:20 PM

No mystery Bill, MUDCAT Forum reads it as HTML. HTLM converts all sucessive space sequences to a single space.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:22 PM

I also prefer the minors


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Branwen23
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:34 PM

Guest,

I like your DGDA7/ DGD, etc. chords... any chance of getting the chrods for the vers, also?


-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:56 AM

Tragedy at Glencoe (history & McLean Lyrics)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:33 AM

two more sites, one with different lyrics
no music or chords
MORT GHLINNE-COMHANN
Glencoe (McLean Lyrics)

Roger


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GLENCOE
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:50 AM

I've had a few Christmas beers so I hope I've got this right.

GLENCOE

CHORUS
(D) Oh, cruel was the snow that (G) sweeps Glen (D) coe
And covers the grave o' (A) Donald
Oh, (D) cruel was the foe that (G) raped Glen (D) coe
And (G) murdered the (A) house of Mac (D) Donald

They came in a (A) blizzard, we (D) offered them heat.
A (A) roof for their heads, dry (D) shoes for their (A) feet.
We (D) wined them and (A) dined them, they (D) ate of our meat
And they (G) slept in the (A) house of Mac (D) Donald

They came from Fort William with murder in mind
The Campbell had orders King William had signed
"Put all to the sword"- these words underlined.”
And leave none alive called MacDonald.”

They came in the night when the men were asleep
This band of Argyles, through snow soft and deep
Like murdering foxes amongst helpless sheep
They slaughtered the house of MacDonald

Some died in their beds at the hand of the foe
Some fled in the night and were lost in the snow
Some lived to accuse him who struck the first blow
But gone was the house of MacDonald

MY COMMENTS
This is one of the songs that made me fall in love with folk music. I think I first heard it sang by The Corries and, as is typical of me, I never thought any other rendition measured up.

Like 'Danny Boy' and like many songs of beautiful simplicity and quality, every time you add to it, you also seem to take something away.

Bill

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 7-Mar-02.
Songwriter is Jim McLean


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:02 PM

Chords and tune from JC Tune finder
hope it works


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST,Toto, Email:Toto@Irishrangers.com
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:52 AM

I have been to Glencoe and I have visited the Grave and the site where the old house stood.God damn why does English intervention in any matter in any nation they dont consider to be on par with them end in bloodshed? Scottish royalty of Irish descent slaughtered in their beds at night in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.Fuck you England,breaking the backs of nations by deceit,cowardice,malice and cloak and dagger tactics.Fuck you.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 04:04 PM

Sounds like GUEST Toto has had a few Christmas beers as well ...


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST,Ethereal Purple
Date: 29 May 05 - 02:01 AM

Just started picking sometime back... any picking patterns I could use on this song?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Jim McLean
Date: 29 May 05 - 02:22 PM

These are the chords on my original lead sheet (1963) in G major.

GLENCOE

CHORUS
Oh, (G)cruel was the snow that (C) sweeps Glen (G) coe
And covers the grave o' (D) Donald
Oh, (G) cruel was the foe that (C) raped Glen (Bm) coe
And (C) murdered the (D) house of Mac (G) Donald

They (G)came in a (Am) blizzard, we (Bm) offered them (Em) heat.
A (Am7) roof for their (D)heads, dry (G) shoes for their (D) feet.
We (G) wined them and (Am) dined them, they (Bm) ate of our (Em)meat
And they (C) slept in the (D) house of Mac (G) Donald

They came from Fort William with murder in mind
The Campbell had orders King William had signed
"Put all to the sword"- these words underlined.
And leave none alive called MacDonald.

They came in the night when the men were asleep
This band of Argyles, through snow soft and deep
Like murdering foxes amongst helpless sheep
They slaughtered the house of MacDonald

Some died in their beds at the hand of the foe
Some fled in the night and were lost in the snow
Some lived to accuse him who struck the first blow
But gone was the house of MacDonald.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST,eshivor@hotmail.com
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 11:46 PM

I wanted to hear the versions mentioned. I heard this ballad while touring Scotland and would like the same version. Corries that someone mentioned sounds familiar. Is there a way to listen before ordering. Thank you e


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: Jim McLean
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 01:32 PM

eshivor, there are many versions of my song but if you PM me I can help.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Glencoe
From: GUEST,marlene
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 07:37 PM

thanks for the chords and lyrics-I like this song and really love scottish , Irish and American folk music.


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