Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Corries :: Jock O'Braidislee

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The Song is Jock O'Braidislee and the lyrics are here, complete with references to "twa grey dugs" which would be to two large grey coursing dogs in this case.

The cultural refererence is a bit deeper than it first appears, of course, for any reference to Twa Dugs is also a nod to the Robert Burns Twa Dugs poem. For the poem (and a modern-English translation), see here.

For those wondering about the instruments that Ronnie Browne and Roy Williamson are playing, they are called "combolins" and are instruments made by the late Roy Williamson.

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