Episode 5 Transatlantic Sessions


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Episode 5

Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Highlights include the classic Carrickfergus sung by American star Alison Moorer.


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The camera operators and all the technical operators

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are very sensitive to the fact that it's happening and room is made for

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musicians to assemble their ideas and then deliver them.

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You know, in a relaxed way.

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# D'eirigh me ar maidin a tharraing

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# Chun aonaigh mhoir

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# A dhiol 's a cheannacht

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# Mar dheanfadh mo dhaoine romham

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# Bhuail tart ar a' bhealach me

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# 'S shui mise sios a dh'ol

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# 'S le Siun Ni Dhuibhir

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# Gur ol mise luach na mbrog

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# A Shiun Ni Dhuibhir

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# An miste leat me bheith tinn?

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# Mo bhron 's mo mhilleadh

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# Ma's miste liom tu 'bheigh i gcill

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# Brointe 's muilte bheith

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# Scileadh ar chul do chinn

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# Ach cead a bheith in Iorras

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# Go dtara sioi Eabh 'un cinn

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# A Shiun Ni Dhuibhir

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# 'S tu bun agus barr mo sceil

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# Ar mhna an cruinne

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# Go dtug sise 'n baire lei

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# Le gile le finne le mais'

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# Is le dha dtrian sceimh

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# 'S nach mise 'n trua Mhuire

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# Bheith scaradh amarach lei

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# Thiar in Iorras ta searc

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# Agus gra mo chleibh

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# Planda 'n linbh a d'eitigh

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# Mo phosadh inne

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# Beir sceala uaim chuici

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# Ma thug mise pog da beal

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# Go dtabharfainn di tuilleadh

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# Da gcuirfeadh siad bolacht lei

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# D'eirigh me ar maidin a tharraing

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# Chun aonaigh mhoir

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# A dhiol 's a cheannacht

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# Mar dheanfadh mo dhaoine romham

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# Bhuail tart ar a' bhealach me

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# 'S shui mise sios a dh'ol

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# 'S le Siun Ni Dhuibhir

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# Gur ol mise luach na mbrog. #

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Phil had written this gorgeous melody

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and he asked me to write lyrics

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and I think I had Burns' Red Red Rose in mind.

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# If you travel far or tarry long

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# Away from love and refuge

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# If you've lost your way

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# From right to wrong

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# Still my heart is true

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# If the seven seas rise up between

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# And you sail to distant wonders

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# I will wait upon some foreign shore

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# And live on dreams of love

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# Of all the things I've never seen

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# And all the hope inside me

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# I am still the keeper of the flame

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# That will not be denied

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# There is beauty in the silent glen

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# There is light that none can see

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# There is truth when no-one says a word

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# There is love for you and me

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# And the secret life of roses

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# That bloomed out of the sun

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# Is like the love I keep for you

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# It never will be done

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# And the stars we wish on up in the sky

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# They fade into the night

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# But my love will grow where no-one knows

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# Like a rose's secret life

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# And the stars we wish on up in the sky

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# They fade into the night

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# But my love will grow where no-one knows

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# Like a rose's secret life

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# But my love will grow

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# Where no-one knows

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# Like a rose's secret life. #

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Slowly, but we'll get it up to some speed that makes sense

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but not too fast,

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but faster than this.

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-OK. We'll go as fast as we can.

-If we fall off we can pull it back!

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-We'll go to the edge of the world and look over!

-Yeah.

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And then step back, one step.

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Ha-ha! That's pretty good!

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We keep on as we are and the world slows down around us.

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It's all relative.

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# A sailor and his true love

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# Lay doon tae mak their moan

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# When in by came ain o their ain countrymen

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# Saying rise up my bonny lassie

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# Mak haste and come awa

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# There's a vessel lying bound for Caledonia

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# Well, said the sailor

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# Are ye willing for tae pay

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# Five hundred guineas

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# Afore on board ye gae?

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# I'll pay them plack and farthing

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# Afore on board I go

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# If ye'll tak me tae my bonny Caledonia

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# Well, said the sailor

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# Her money we will tak

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# And when we're on the sea

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# We'll throw her over deck

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# Or sell her for a slave

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# Lang ere she win awa

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# And she'll never see her bonny Caledonia

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# Well, said the captain

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# Oh, that'll never do

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# For there are nae slaves

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# Sold intae oor country noo

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# They'd hang us ane and a'

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# They would hang us every man

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# If we sold her for a slave to Caledonia

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# Well, said the sailor

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# She's lying doon below

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# She's bound hand and foot

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# Ready overboard to throw

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# She's bound hand and foot

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# Ready overboard to throw

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# And she'll never see her bonny Caledonia

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# Well the captain away tae the fair maid he has gane

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# Says what is the reason

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# That ye're lying here sae long?

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# And what is the reason

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# That ye're lying here at all?

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# For you've paid your passage dear tae Caledonia

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# Oh, said the lassie

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# Oh, woe is me

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# That ever I was born

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# Such hardships for tae see

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# For the sailor's got a lassie

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# He likes better far than me

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# And it causes me to weep for Caledonia

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# So the captain away to the sailor he has gane

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# He's ta'en him by the neck

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# And him overboard has thrown

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# Saying tak this cup o' water

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# Though the liquor be but sma'

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# And drink your lassie's health tae Caledonia

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# They've sailed east and they've sailed west

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# Until they reached the land

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# That they a' loved the best

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# For the waves they did roar

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# And the seas they did beat

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# And they've all arrived safe to Caledonia

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# Well they hadna been there

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# But three quarters o' a year

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# When in fine silks and satins

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# He's made her for tae wear

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# When in fine silks and satins

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# He's made her for tae go

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# Noo she's the captain's wife in Caledonia

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# Noo she's the captain's wife in Caledonia. #

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This kind of music-making is spontaneous and unarranged.

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And that takes a lot of listening to the other people playing

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in order to get it right.

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When the pipes start up, they've got my attention.

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You know?

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# Oh my love has left me with bairnes twa

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# And that's the last of him I ever saw

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# He joined the army and marched to war

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# He took the shilling

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# He took the shilling and he's off to war

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# Come laddies come hear the cannon roar

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# Take the King's shilling and you're off to war

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# Well did he look as he marched along

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# With his kilt and sporran and his musket gun

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# And the ladies tipped him as he marched along

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# He sailed out by

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# He sailed out by the Broomielaw

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# The pipes did play as he marched along

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# And the soldiers sang out a battle song

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# March on, march on cried the Captain gay

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# For King and country

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# For King and country we will fight today

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# Come laddies come hear the cannon roar

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# Take the King's shilling and you're off to war

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# The battle rattled to the sound of guns

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# And the bayonets flashed in the morning sun

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# Drums did beat and the cannons roared

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# And the shilling didn't seem

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# Oh, the shilling didn't seem much worth the war

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# Well the men they fought and the men did fall

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# Cut down by bayonets and musket ball

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# And many of these brave young men

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# Would never fight for

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# Would never fight for the King again

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# Come laddies come hear the cannon roar

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# Take the King's shilling and you'll die in war

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# Come laddies come hear the cannon roar

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# Take the King's shilling and you'll die in war

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# Come laddies come hear the cannon roar

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# Take the King's shilling and you'll die in war

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# Die in war

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# Die in war

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# Die in war

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# La-de-da

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# Come laddies come

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# La-da-de-daaaa

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# Ahhh

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# La-de-da

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# Hmmmm. #

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# I wished I had you

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# In Carrickfergus

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# Only for nights

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# In Ballygrand

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# I would swim over

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# The deepest ocean

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# The deepest ocean

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# To be by your side

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# But the sea is wide

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# And I can't swim over

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# And neither have

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# I wings to fly

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# I wish I could find me

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# A handy boatman

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# To ferry me over

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# To my love and die

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# My childhood days

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# Bring back sad reflections

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# Of happy times

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# So long ago

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# My girlhood friends

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# And my own relations

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# Have all passed on

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# Like the melting snow

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# So I'll spend my days

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# In endless roving

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# Soft is the grass

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# And my bed is free

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# Ohhh

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# To be home now

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# In Carrickfergus

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# On the long road down

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# To the salty sea

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# And in Kilkenny

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# It is reported

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# On marble stone

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# There black as ink

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# With gold and silver

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# I did support her

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# But I'll sing no more

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# Till I get a drink

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# I'm drunk today

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# And I'm rarely sober

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# A handsome rover

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# From town to town

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# Ah but I am sick now

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# My days are numbered

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# Come all ye young men

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# And lay

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# Me down. #

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Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever', as Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain and dobro ace Jerry Douglas host a Highland gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent.

Highlights include the classic Carrickfergus sung by American star Alison Moorer, which Bain considers the best interpretation of the song he has ever heard.