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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.... and all other Scots as well. Heres something I did a while back and recently updated. This was written by a certain Scottish poet born 250 years ago tomorrow (Sunday 25th January). When I started doing this (at the same time as I worked along with Simon (Lord Fickle) on a fan mix thing which included my version of Silent Night - remember that Mr Stuart???), I was trying to go for a "Brian May style" orchestration. It didnt quite work as I intended, but I liked what I ended up with. I hope you like this as well. Maybe some of you who may well be attending a Burns Supper night will have the bottle to play this version of The Banks Of Doon [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

This is a completely instrumental version as I cant sing to save myself

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZGRZUFJA

Heres the words for those of you who want to sing along anyway

http://www.robertburns.org/works/316.shtml


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But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."
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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i kinda guessed it was 'Burns night' soon as the pub had haggis on the menu last night,gives me the excuse to open that bottle of Bells i got for xmas i suppose


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



JoxerTheDeityPirate wrote:

i kinda guessed it was 'Burns night' soon as the pub had haggis on the menu last night,gives me the excuse to open that bottle of Bells i got for xmas i suppose



I thought you didnt need an excuse to open the bottle Joxer..... from what I hear from those lovely girlies everyday with you is christmas and birthdays rolled into one!! Great excuse for opening that bottle heheheheheheheh!!






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But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."
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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's my plan for a typical Scottish celebration of the bard's birthday.

0800: Decorate the Burns tree. This is in fact the christmas tree which I still haven't taken down but by draping a few bits of tartan, a Hibs top and some empty cans of Tennants lager from the branches, I can get another couple of weeks worth of value from the bugger.

0900: A traditional scottish breakfast of sausages (of both the link and Lorne variety), bacon, black pudding, white pudding, fruit pudding, fried eggs, tattie scones, mushrooms, baked beans and toast all smothered in broon sauce and washed down with a 2 litre bottle of Irn-Bru.

0930: The paramedics arrive and attempt to re-start my heart.

1200: Following a triple bypass, the family gathers in the front room to hear my annual recital of 'Tam O' Shanter.

1730: It's usually around the 113th or 114th verse that it dawn on me that my family have all fucked off upstairs to watch last night's episode of Casualty on I-Player and I'm talking to myself.

1800: I begin to adorn myself in the full Scottish highland dress consisting of shirt, kilt, belt, sporran, socks, flashes, brogues, wee knife thing that goes in the sock, bow-tie, waistcoat, jacket and plaid.

1845: Give up and put on a 1978 world cup replica shirt and a "see you Jimmy" hat.

1900: go to a J.D Wetherspoons pub which has pulled out all the stops by laying on haggis, neeps and tatties and a dram of "house" whisky for £2.99.

1930: Find someone with an English accent and frighten them into agreeing that they are solely responsible for 400 years of opression and injustice using a subtle blend of persuasion, menace and blatant disregard of facts.

2030: Turn my nose up at the Burns supper on offer and have a curry instead.

2100: Go looking for that guy with the English accent again.

2145: Find the guy with an English accent hiding in the toilets and subject him to a long and badly researched lecture on the ingenuity of the Scots and how they invented the telephone, the television, radar, the self-adhesive postage stamp, the microwave oven, the car, the areoplane, space travel, the internet, corn flakes and Seasame Street.

2330: Sing a few traditional sectarian Scottish football songs about the Bishop of Rome, The Queen of England, a Dutch king and the troubles of Northern Ireland.

0030: Thrown out of pub.

0100: Return home to indulge in a spot of domestic violence with my wife.







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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aren't you supposed to watch Braveheart too?


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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

Aren't you supposed to watch Braveheart too?




Yes, but only when you are pissed. If you watch it sober, you will only moan about the fact it is factually incorrect and all your Scottishness will go out the window..........





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But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."
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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Burns night, eh?  I should make Pieter wear a kilt tomorrow. [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Mr Mercury wrote:



 



JoxerTheDeityPirate wrote:



i kinda guessed it was 'Burns night' soon as the pub had haggis on the menu last night,gives me the excuse to open that bottle of Bells i got for xmas i suppose




I thought you didnt need an excuse to open the bottle Joxer..... from what I hear from those lovely girlies everyday with you is christmas and birthdays rolled into one!! Great excuse for opening that bottle heheheheheheheh!!



i have you know i resemble that remark! 
i never need an excuse but one is always handy ;-]









isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!

joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]

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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

Aren't you supposed to watch Braveheart too?

Being Scottish is extremely contagious.

Ask Mel Gibson.

After making only one Scottish movie - he too turned into a drunken bigot.
Can't get much better than this.

(Where did I leave my deep-fried 'Mars Bar'?)







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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



 



 



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.... Maybe some of you who may well be attending a Burns Supper night will have the bottle to play this version of The Banks Of Doon [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]



 

And a very special Burns celebration it is too - it is the bard's 250th birthday after all.
Quite an achievement to have a Scot write the song/track of the Millennium.

In saying that - Nice track - but (IMO) would work better with some punchy militray (Edinburgh Tattoo) type drumming/drummers.
NO PIPES!!!!

If anyone else could add those to the mix - then it could be another classic!






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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Given the current credit crunch, Banks of Doom would be more appropriate.


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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

Given the current credit crunch, Banks of Doom would be more appropriate.

its always been that for the Scots, thats why the one in number 10 had to make the rest of the UK feel the same as the 'skirt wearing freaks' [not my words btw,blame Bobby Heenan] :-]









isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!

joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]

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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

Aren't you supposed to watch Braveheart too?

No one with even remotely Scottish heritage should have anything to do with that movie..



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is the big deal with Robert Burns? Really?! Whenever i was forced to study his poems in school i used to dread it, and i could never understand the fascination with him. I'm probably the only Scotsman who has these opinions.


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@ndy38 wrote:

What is the big deal with Robert Burns? Really?! Whenever i was forced to study his poems in school i used to dread it, and i could never understand the fascination with him. I'm probably the only Scotsman who has these opinions.



Its probably because you were forced to study his poems in school that made you hate his stuff. I was, and still am, the same with Shakespeare.

That said, I dont like everything Burns did either. Just some of the stuff.






"Normally i can't dance to save my life.

But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."