#01094
The Tiree Love Song (Ryan's Fancy) video
#526: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Horee horo, my bonnie wee girl,
Horee horo, my fair one;
Will you come away with me, love,
To be my own, my rare one?

All together down by the sea,
Down by the sea in the gloamin';
Stepping it lightly with dancing feet,
The two of us together.

Horee horo, my bonnie wee girl,
Horee horo, my fair one;
Will you come away with me, love,
To be my own, my rare one?

Smiling the land, smiling the sea,
Sweet was the smell of the heather;
Would we were yonder, both you and me,
The two of us together.

Horee horo, my bonnie wee girl,
Horee horo, my fair one;
Will you come away with me, love,
To be my own, my rare one?

Horee horo, my bonnie wee girl,
Horee horo, my fair one;
Will you come away with me, love,
To be my own, my rare one?

####.... Alexander Sinclair, wine and spirit merchant of Glasgow, Scotland (see notes below) ....####
This arrangement recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Dark Island - A Portrait Of Ryan's Fancy, trk#10, ©1971, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

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Notes to GEST: (from Duncan Grant of An Iodhlann - Tiree's Historical Centre, Feb 10, 2009 -

"There is an old publication Na Baird Thirisdeach i.e The Tiree Bards, which was published in 1932. On page 400 we see the following:

"Alexander Sinclair (Alasdair Neaill Oig) is a wine and spirit merchant in Glasgow. He has on not a few occasions successfully captivated the muse. He is a devoted Tireeman, taking a deep and active interest in The Glasgow Tiree Association and in all that pertains to the welfare of his fellow-islanders at home and from home. His brother Donald, now for many years in America, also gave evidence of poetic talent in Oran na Van, which, we are sorry to say, we can only submit in a fragmentary condition. It was composed about 1882, and proclaimed the advent of the first van that hawked goods around Tiree. It always announced its arrival at any station by a loud blast on a trumpet. Hence the allusion in the song to Righ na Mointich mistaking it for the distress signal of a ship ashore.

"Neil Sinclair, (Neil og) married Christina MacDonald on 24 Feb 1864, here on Tiree. His son Alexander (Alasdair) was born at Balephuil on 13 Dec 1870. According to the above he was alive in 1932, I do not know when he died. If I am able to find out I will let you know. Nice to hear from across the ocean. Hope this is of help to you. Regards - Duncan Grant"



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