Mike Cox posted on March 16, 2014 10:31
Another month, another YouTube Playlist. There are so many familiar songs this month but a bunch of new ones too.
Click here for the Pla...
Sue Rogers posted on March 11, 2014 20:51
I've taken a little liberty with the lyrics of the song - it just seemed fitting for our wee room at BUG!
And now a little history o...
Sue Rogers posted on March 09, 2014 23:14
TO LEARN THE SONG, YOU CAN USE THE SONGSHEET AND PLAY ALONG WITH THE DUBLINERS RECORDING IN GCEA TUNING, BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 7...
Sue Rogers posted on March 09, 2014 16:47
Here's a link to Collections Canada about this mining disaster: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sos/002028-2100-e.html
This is perhaps...
Mark Rogers posted on March 09, 2014 13:28
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG IN THE SAME KEY AS THE VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING!
[ Roud 181 ; Laws K27 ; Ballad Index LK27 ; trad. Here's a link to further info]...
Mike Cox posted on March 02, 2014 23:35
From Mike: "This is an old Sea Shanty, Chris and I feel it will fit in well with the March theme and to demonstrate, we put together a little vid...
Mike Cox posted on May 25, 2013 18:31
This very contemporary song with a great easy-to-play structure by a fabulous band from Toronto. There is no video available for this song so I ...
Mark Rogers posted on March 18, 2013 20:03
You can play in the same key as the Great Big Sea version in GCEA tuning!
"The Mermaid" is a song about a whaler falling in lo...
Sue Rogers posted on March 16, 2013 20:58
ON BUG NIGHT, WE'LL LIKELY USE THE (C) SONGSHEET. YOU CAN PLAY IN THE SAME KEY AS THE VIDEOS IN GCEA TUNING USING THE (G) SONGSHEET.
Sue Rogers posted on March 16, 2013 18:56
I've combined the lyrics from some of the oldest versions I could find by LeMessieurs - collected by Gerald Doyle and James Murphy.
Sue Rogers posted on March 16, 2013 17:03
Squid-Jiggin' Ground became Newfoundland's first local hit record when it sold 15,000 copies in 1943. Art Scammell composed it for a high scho...
Sue Rogers posted on March 16, 2013 16:11
"Lord of the Dance" is a hymn with words written by English songwriter Sydney Carter in 1963 based on the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts". I...
Sue Rogers posted on January 19, 2013 14:16
"Drunken Sailor" is a sea shanty, also known as "What Shall We Do with a/the Drunken Sailor?"
The shanty was sung to accompany ...
Tim Kitz posted on March 08, 2012 12:27
Down by the Sally Garden
paddy rayburn posted on March 05, 2012 12:35
"Forty Shades of Green" is a song about Ireland, written and first performed by American country singer Johnny Cash. Cash wrote the song in ...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 28, 2012 21:33
"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City") is a popular song set in Dublin, Ire...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 28, 2012 21:32
"My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean" is a traditional Scottish folk song that remains popular in Western culture. Although the song's origin ...
Fiona posted on February 28, 2012 16:23
"Botany Bay" is a song that can be traced back to the musical burlesque, Little Jack Sheppard, staged at The Gaiety Theatre, Londo...
Sue Rogers posted on February 28, 2012 15:54
You can play along with the 1st video in GCEA tuning!
History: "composed in 1877 by Bobby Newcomb of Cincinnati who published it in sheet musi...
Sue Rogers posted on February 28, 2012 14:35
"I'll Tell Me Ma" (also called "The Wind") is a well-known children's song. It was collected in various parts of England i...
Sue Rogers posted on February 27, 2012 16:32
Citadel Hill (Collected by Fowke and Johnston)
See also: Back Bay Hill (Ed McCurdy)
Collected by Edith Fulton Fowke (Literary Editor) and Richard ...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 25, 2012 16:59
"The Unicorn" is a song by Shel Silverstein that was made very popular by The Irish Rovers in 1968. It remains one of the best-known songs o...
Mike Cox posted on February 24, 2012 11:29
You can play along with the UKULUI video in GCEA tuning using the UKULUI songsheet and putting your capo on the 7th fret! You can play along with Stev...
Sue Rogers posted on February 23, 2012 23:37
The Kelligrews Soiree is a popular Newfoundland folk song first published in 1904. It was written by Johnny Burke (1851 – 1930), a po...
Sue Rogers posted on February 23, 2012 23:12
"Lily the Pink" is a 1968 song released by the UK comedy group The Scaffold. It is a modernisation of an older folk song titled "The Ba...
Sue Rogers posted on February 23, 2012 23:04
Written by Charles J. Kickham
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Sue Rogers posted on February 23, 2012 22:20
Mairi's Wedding (also known as Marie's Wedding, the Lewis Bridal Song, or Mairi Bhan) is a Scottish folk song&nb...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 23, 2012 21:12
Written by Marty Cooper 1966. Recorded by The Shacklefords, The Irish Rovers, and The Royal Guardsmen.
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Gordon Thomas posted on February 23, 2012 18:30
"I'se The B'y" (also I's The Bye) is a traditional Newfoundland folk song/ballad. "I's the B'y" i...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 23, 2012 18:13
"Whiskey in the Jar" is a well-known Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, often with specific mention of counti...
Sue Rogers posted on February 23, 2012 17:03
"Beer, Beer, Beer", also titled "An Ode to Charlie Mopps - The Man Who Invented Beer" and "Charlie Mopps", is a fol...
Gordon Thomas posted on February 22, 2012 22:30
The most popular Irish highwayman since the second half of the 19th century was William Brennan who is immortalized in the ballad "Brennan On The...
paddy rayburn posted on February 19, 2012 23:08
"Maids When You're Young" is a bawdy song which is full of innuendo and risqué allusions. It would have been shocking in its day. It'...
Sue Rogers posted on November 03, 2011 19:50
Historically, the song has been referred to in Irish folklore and, since the late sixteenth century, it has been noted in written records—althou...
Sue Rogers posted on November 03, 2011 19:45
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a lighthearted song in tribute to Ireland. Its lyrics were written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr....
Gordon Thomas posted on October 31, 2011 18:14
The Whistling Gypsy, sometimes known simply as The Gypsy Rover, is a well-known ballad composed and copyrighted by Dublin songwriter Leo M...
Sue Rogers posted on June 04, 2011 14:51
A loose retelling of the biblical Jonah story with a Newfoundland fisherman as the hero, this folksong seems to have been adapted from the New York mu...
Sharon Baird posted on April 23, 2011 14:46
"Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)" is a classic Irish-American song originally written in 1913 by composer James Royce Sh...
Sue Rogers posted on April 17, 2011 15:25
Last song of the old "Pig and Whistle Show"
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Fiona posted on April 12, 2011 22:31
This is another of those songs which many people believe to be a traditional Scottish song, but like so many songs popularised during the 1960’s...
Sue Rogers posted on April 12, 2011 22:22
Background: "Breeks" - trousers or pants.
"Donald Where's Your Troosers?" is a comic song about a Scotsman who wears a...
Sharon Baird posted on April 12, 2011 22:19
"Danny Boy" is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air"...
Sue Rogers posted on April 12, 2011 17:46
In a neat little town they call Belfast apprenticed to trade I was bound
And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town
Sue Rogers posted on February 26, 2011 21:45
Here's a really interesting link to the history of the song: http://www.helencreighton.org/collection/NSsong/
"Farewell to Nova Scoti...