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Campbeltown Loch (Sons of Erin) MIDIs, videos
#1534 YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

Now, Campbeltown Loch is a beautiful place,
A place where the whisky is trim;
How nice it would be if the whisky was free,
And the Loch was full up to the brim.

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

I'd buy a yacht with the money I got,
I'd anchor her out in the bay;
If I wanted a nip, I'd go in for a dip,
I'd be swimming by night and by day.

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

We have a gathering of the clans,
They come from near and far;
I can see them grin as they're wading in,
And jumping from the bar.

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

But what if the boat should overturn,
And drowned in the Loch was I?
You would hear me shout,
you would hear me call out,
"What a wonderful way to die!"

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

But what's this I see, och one for me,
It's a vision to make your blood freeze;
It's the police afloat in a dusty bright boat,
And they're shouting, "Time, gentlemen, please!"

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
Campbeltown Loch, och aye!
Oh, Campbeltown Loch, I wish you were whisky,
I would drink you dry.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a Scottish traditional, Campbeltown Loch, I Wish You Were Whisky, popularized in the 1960s as Campbeltown Loch by the Scottish singer and entertainer Andy Stewart [1933-1993] ....####
This arrangement recorded by the Sons Of Erin (The Sons of Erin, 1969, Dominion Records, featuring bandleader Ralph O'Brien, Denis Ryan, "Wee" John Cameron, Johnnie Lynn, and Ron McDonald.

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From Wikipedia:
Campbeltown - one of the handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a distinct whisky producing region and home to the Campbeltown Single Malts, at one point having 34 distilleries and proclaiming itself "the whisky capital of the world". However, a focus on quantity rather than quality, and the combination of prohibition and the Great Depression in the United States, led to most distilleries going out of business. Today only three active distilleries remain in Campbeltown, which have, or in one case is expected to have, an excellent reputation for their quality. The well known folk song titled Campbeltown Loch, I Wish You Were Whisky is based on the town's history in this industry.

The video below features a 12-string guitar performance of a variant by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.


#1395 YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~


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