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folk-rock

This is a compilation derived from two earlier albums released in the 1990s. The tracks have been reworked with some editing, overdubbing and remastering giving them a more contemporary sound. Track 10, Different Class (a tribute to Burns), is a new piece recorded in 2013. The material is a mixture of original and traditional song alongside some instrumentals. The compliment of musicians who feature comes from the cream of the Scottish crop.

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released July 30, 2013

recorded 1991, 1998, 2013

produced-arranged by CLARK SORLEY
original compositions by SORLEY & KENNEDY

COLIN KENNEDY - vocals, guitars
CLARK SORLEY - piano, bass, studio instruments
ROBBIE DALE- electric guitar
RAB HANDLEIGH - violin, bodhran
EILIDH SHAW - violin
ALASTAIR McDONALD - mandolin, percussion
SANDY BRECHIN - accordion
JOHN CARMICHAEL - accordion
LORRAINE JORDAN - bouzouki, voice
SIMON THOUMIRE - concertina
DOUGIE PINCOCK - pipes
JOHN SAMPSON - whistle
MICHAEL LAWRENCE - acoustic bass guitar
LIZ PRYCE - backing vocals
LORNA BROOKS - backing vocals
CAROL LAULA - backing vocals
AVRIL JAMIESON - backing vocals
JOHN BEALES QUARTET- strings

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CS: Maker of recorded works, veteran studio guy; aka... producer, arranger, songwriter, composer & a total eejit for staying in the music biz too long!!

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Track Name: Innocent / Haughs O' Cromdale
As I came in fae Auchindoun
Just a wee bit fae the toun
Tae the Hi'lands I was bound
To view the Haughs of Cromdale
I met a man in tartan trews
I spiered at him what was the news
Quo' he, "The Hi'land army rues
That e'er we came to Cromdale

"We were in bed sir every man
When the English host upon us came
A bloody battle then began
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale
The English horse they were so rude
They bathed their hoofs in Hi'land blood
But our brave clans they boldly stood
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale

"But alas! We could no longer stay
For o'er the hills we came away
Sore we did lament the day
That e’er we came to Cromdale."
Thus the great Montrose did say
"Can you direct the nearest way?
For I will o'er the hills this day
And view the Haughs of Cromdale."

"Alas my lord you're not so strong
You scarcely have two thousand men
There’s twenty-thousand on the plain
Stand rank and file on Cromdale."
Thus the great Montrose did say
“Hi’land man show me the way
For I will o'er the hills this day
And view the Haughs of Cromdale."

They were at dinner every man
When the great Montrose upon them came
A second battle then began
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale
The Grant, Mackenzie and McKay
Soon as Montrose they did espy
O then they fought most valiantly
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale

The McDonalds they returned again
The Camerons did their standard join
McIntosh played a bloody game
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale
The Gordons boldly did advance
The Frasers fought with sword and lance
The Grahams made their heads to dance
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale

The loyal Stewarts with Montrose
So boldly set upon their foes
And brought them down with Hi'land blows
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale
Of twenty-thousand Cromwell's men
Five-hundred fled to Aberdeen
The rest of them lie on the plain
Upon the Haughs of Cromdale
Track Name: The Sleeping Child
V1
Wake the sleeping child the time has come
Ring the kirk bell beat the battle drum
Sing your freedom song
We’ve been waiting for so long
The lion heart beats strong
Let this wind of change take you along

V2
You need not be afraid any more
The brave new world is there outside you door
Keep the dream alive
Brothers sisters heed the call
See the mighty fall
We’ll walk with pride standing tall

Ch1
Raise your head
We’re moving on now there’s no turning back
Brace yourself
Hit the road running fast
Make like it’s going to last

V3
Sing your freedom song
We’ve been waiting for so long
The lion heart beats strong
This wind of change takes you along

Ch2
Raise your head
We’re moving on now there’s no turning back
Brace yourself
Hit the road running fast
Make like it’s going to last
Say what you want to say
Be what you want to be
Track Name: Green Grow The Rashes
There's nought but care on every hand
In every hour that passes o
What signifies the life of man
And 'twere na' for the lassies o

Green grow the rashes o
Green grow the rashes o
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend
Are spent among the lassies o

The worldly race may riches chase
And riches still may fly them o
And though at last they catch them fast
Their hearts can ne'er enjoy them o

Gi'e me a cannie hour at e'en,
My arms about my dearie o
And worldly cares and worldly men
May a' gae tapsalteerie o

Green grow the rashes o
Green grow the rashes o
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend
Are spent among the lassies o

You sae douce ye sneer at this
Ye're nought but senseless asses o
The wisest man the world e'er saw
He dearly loved the lasses o

Auld Nature swears the lovely dears
Her noblest work she classes o
Her prentice hand she tried on man
And then she made the lasses
She made the lassies
Green grow the rashes

Green grow the rashes o
Green grow the rashes o
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend
Are spent among the lassies
Green grow the rashes
Track Name: This Land
V1
Look out your window open your eyes
It’s not hard to see you’re living next door to paradise
Down by the river below the willow tree
I’ll be waiting so come and join me

V2
There’s too many people afraid to give in
To open their hearts and minds to the yearning within
It’s no mystical secret only desire
If you want it you’ll find it without walking on fire

Ch1
It’s all around you reach out and touch it and see
You belong to this land and this land is your destiny

V3
You talk about leaving whatever the price
But are you aware of the personal sacrifice
Maybe some day you’d look back and see
You were closer to heaven when you were with me

Ch2
An��d it’s all around you reach out and touch it and see
You belong to this land and this land is your destiny

Ch3
Yes it’s all around you reach out and touch it and see
You belong to this land and this land is your destiny
You belong to this land and this land is your destiny
Track Name: Ye Jacobites By Name
Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name yer faults I will proclaim
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear, you shall hear
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear

What is right and what is wrong by the law, by the law
What is right and what is wrong by the law
What is right and what is wrong a short sword and a long
A weak arm and a strong for to draw, for to draw
A weak arm and a strong for to draw, for to draw

Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name yer faults I will proclaim
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear, you shall hear
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear

What makes heroic strife famed afar, famed afar
What makes heroic strife famed afar
What makes heroic strife to whet the assassin's knife
And haunt a parent's life wi bloody war, bloody war
And haunt a parent's life wi bloody war

Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name yer faults I will proclaim
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear, you shall hear
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear

Then leave yer schemes alone in the state, in the state
Then leave yer schemes alone in the state
Then leave yer schemes alone, adore the rising sun
And leave a man alone to his fate, to his fate
And leave a man alone to his fate

Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear, lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear
Ye Jacobites by name yer faults I will proclaim
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear, you shall hear
Yer doctrines I maun blame you shall hear
Track Name: Jock O' Hazeldean
Why weep ye by the tide lady
Why weep ye by the tide
I’ll wed ye tae my youngest son
And ye shall be his bride
And ye shall be his bride lady
Sae comely tae be seen
But aye she let the tears down fa’
For Jock o’ Hazeldean

Now let this wilfu' grief be done
And dry that cheek sae pale
Young Frank is chief of Errington
And Lord o’ Langleydale
His step is first in peaceful ha'
His sword in battle keen
But aye she let the tears down fa’
For Jock o’ Hazeldean

A chain of gold ye shall not lack
Nor braid tae bind your hair
Nor mettled hound nor managed hawk
Nor palfry fresh and fair
And you the foremost o’ them a’
Shall ride our forest queen
But aye she let the tears down fa’
For Jock o Hazeldean

The kirk was decked at morning tide
The taper glimmered fair
The priest and bridegroom wait the bride
And dame and knight were there
They sought her baith by bower and ha’
The lady was not seen
She's ower the border and awa’
Wi Jock o’ Hazeldean
Wi Jock o’ Hazeldean
Track Name: The Trickster / Scots Wha Hae
Scots wha ha'e wi' Wallace bled
Scots wham Bruce has often led
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victory

Now's the day, now's the hour
See the front of battle lour
See approach proud Edward's power
Chains and slavery

Wha for Scotland's king and law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw
Freeman stand or freeman fa'
Let him follow me
Let him follow me

Wha will be a traitor knave
Wha can fill a coward's grave
Wha sae base as be a slave
Let him turn and flee

Lay the proud usurpers low
Tyrants fall in every foe
Liberty's in every blow
Let us do or die
Let us do or die

By oppression's woes and pains
By your sons in servile chains
We will drain our dearest veins
But they shall be free

Scots wha ha'e wi' Wallace bled
Scots wham Bruce has often led
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victory

Now's the day and now’s the hour
See the front of battle lour
See approach proud Edward's power
Chains and slavery
Track Name: Good Enough
If you want me take me as I am
If you don’t well that’s just tough
I’ve learned to live with what they always told me
Sometimes’s good’s not good enough

I gave up trying when I
Found that I was lying to myself

I could take you to the place I’m going
Where even strong hearts find it tough
Give me your best and I will make it better
Just being good’s not good enough

Don’t be afraid to stand for
What your heart believe’s in

So follow on for hope and love and glory
Don’t expect help from above
If you can make it to your destination
You’ll find that good is good enough

Give me a reason
Why I’m the one to see this through
Is there a hope in hell
It’s something you would want to do
Show me you’re not laughing to yourself

So if you want me take me as I am
If you don’t well that’s just tough
When I make it to my destination
I’ll know that good is good enough
I’ll know that good is good enough
I’ll know that good is good enough
Track Name: Different Class
V1
Show me a troubadour
I’ll give you the best I’ve got
He was an atman
Maybe the best of the lot

Show me a superstar
Never to fall from grace
I'll show you a radical
Cream of the human race

Br
The truth about your life I want to know
Tell me the truth about your life
How it came to be this way

Ch1
You’re different class
I cannot see past you
Rulers and kings do powerful things
They never outlast you
See the beau-monde take a different view
Let the bravehearts do what they do
You’re different class
We could step up change the world eventually

V2
Show him in celluloid
Show him with feet of clay
Crude as a rude-boy
Good for a roll in the hay

Or praised like a patron saint
Made up and set in stone
Harder than hardcore
He'd rather be stripped to the bone

Br
The world misunderstood a tinder heart
Said that if he could
He’d wipe away the tears from all eyes

Ch2
You’re different class
I cannot see past you
Rulers and kings do powerful things
They never outlast you
See the beau-monde take a different view
Let the bravehearts do what they do
You’re different class
We could step up change the world eventually

Mid
Gonna be a long time coming
Man to man will brothers be
For auld lang syne
For auld acquaintance
We could change the world eventually

Ch3
You’re different class
I cannot see past you
Rulers and kings do powerful things
They never outlast you
See the beau-monde take a different view
Let the bravehearts do what they do
You’re different class
We could step up change the world eventually
Change the world eventually
Track Name: Bonnie Doon
Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair
How can ye chant ye little birds
And I sae weary fu' o' care

Thou’ll break my heart thou warbling bird
That wanton through the flow'ry thorn
Thou minds me o' departed joys
Departed never to return

Aft hae I rov'd by bonnie Doon
To see the rose and woodbine twine
And ilka bird sang o' its love
And fondly sae did I o' mine

Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose
Fu' sweet upon its thorny tree
And my fause lover staw my rose
But ah! she left the thorn wi' me
But ah! she left the thorn wi' me
Track Name: Lying's Rampant
V1
Freedom sold with a heart of gold
Nothing to gain in return
Union proud to be free allowed
To rule the waves never be slaves again

Three hundred years of hopes and fears
Beginning to tell on you
That’s old enough to be fair enough
The flower is not ascending and words are never-ending

Ch1
London calling me I’m going round and round again
London calling the odds are falling
Never be the same again

V2
��I am only afraid at most
Of missing the turn of the tide
Where nations bound by states and crowns
Have nothing left to offer but pride

But I can’t help but think there’s a fix on the brink
And there’s no one to comfort me
So it’s goodbye to most of that heavenly toast
The lions heart is breaking the Old Pretender’s faking

Ch2
London calling me I’m going round and round again
London calling me I’m going down

Ch3
London calling me I’m going round and round again
London calling the odds are falling
Never be the same again
London calling me I’m going up and down again
London calling me
I’m coming back again
I’m coming back again

Goin’ round and round again
Goin’ round and round again
Track Name: Loch Lomond
By yon bonnie banks, by yon bonnie braes
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond
Me and my true love were ever wont to gae
On the bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond

'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen
On the steep steep side o’ Ben Lomond
Where in purple hue the Hi’land hills we view
And the moon coming out in the gloaming

Ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak’ the low road
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond

The wee birdies sing and the wild flowers spring
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again
And the waefu' may cease fae their greetin'

Ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak’ the low road
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond
On the bonny bonny banks of Loch Lomond