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> The Hairy Legged Healing Man...?, question
allisoncacmeron
post 11th Dec 2008, 04:06pm
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Hello Glasgow!
Does anyone have a recollection of the song 'hairy legged healing man?
Any help for finding the lyrics, perhaps even the tune itself would be much appreciated for sure.
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post 11th Dec 2008, 04:57pm
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Sorry, ah don't know it but ah canny wait tae see the lyrics...laugh.gif

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post 11th Dec 2008, 07:16pm
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I think Allisoncacmeron is referring to “hairy-legged Hielan' men”.

Fragment here:

The braw glen warple, the Hielan' men,
The big, strong whisky-suppin' Hielan' men,
The hard-workin', hairy-legged Hielan' men,
Sae lang doon frae Oban, warple!

I think "warple" means "misses" or "longs for" but the word does not appear in Dictionar o' the Scots Leid so I cannot confirm its exact meaning.

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**tboltlad**
post 15th May 2010, 01:25pm
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"In the days of old McAdam
who of all the men was first,
He lived down in Glen Eden
And he had a muckle thirst.
He wore a fig leaf for a sporen
and he ate the apple too.
And with Eve began the clan of old Glen Warple.

Ach, Glen Warple, healing men,
Great strong whiskey soppin healin men.
They are hard workin' hairly legged healin' men.
Sons of old Glen Warple.

In the days then of the deluge
Dwelt a captain there of fame.
He built himself a muckle boat,
McNoah was his name.
He filled it up with animals
and sailed it o'er the sea
and it landed on a mount near old Glen Warple.

Ach, Glen Warple, healing men,
Great strong whiskey soppin healin men.
They are hard workin' hairly legged healin' men.
Sons of old Glen Warple
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**TBoltlad**
post 26th May 2010, 09:05pm
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QUOTE (Luceo @ 11th Dec 2008, 08:02pm) *
I think Allisoncacmeron is referring to “hairy-legged Hielan' men”.

Fragment here:

The braw glen warple, the Hielan' men,
The big, strong whisky-suppin' Hielan' men,
The hard-workin', hairy-legged Hielan' men,
Sae lang doon frae Oban, warple!

I think "warple" means "misses" or "longs for" but the word does not appear in Dictionar o' the Scots Leid so I cannot confirm its exact meaning.

Luceo

In the days of old McAdam who of all the men was first,
He lived down in Glen Eden and he had a muckle thirst.
Wore a fig leaf for a sporen and he ate the apple too,
And with Eve began the clan of Old Glen Warple.

Och, Glen Warple, healin' men,
Great strong whiskey soppin' healin' men,
They are hard workin', hairy legged healin' men,
Sons of old Glen Warple.

In the days then of the Deluge, dwelt a captain there of fame,
He built himself a muckle boat, McNoah was his name.
He fillled it up with animals and sailed it o'er the sea,
and it landed on a mount near old Glen Warple

"refrain"

I think there are more verses, but these were the only ones I can remember. Since the was one of our "drinking songs" when I was in the service back in the '60's, it's a wonder I can remember 2 verses! smile.gif
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**Phil**
post 17th Jul 2011, 05:34pm
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Have you folks found the remaining verses yet? My Dad knows them and has all the words written down somewhere. If you're still interested, I'll have a go. Dad is Tor Scots, formerly 75th Expeditionary, Canada. Phil.
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*Mike Quastel*
post 9th Jul 2012, 10:37pm
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Here's the version I know. I have the tune if anyone is interested but have forgotten a few lines:

Yeech - Glen Warble Hieland (Highland) Men
Great strong whiskey suppin hieland men
They were hard workin hairly legged hieland men
Sons of Old Glen Warble

Now there's a braw fine regiment that I no doubt ye ken
They're devils at the fightin and ha cleared the site of men
They suppet mukle whiskey at the campsite I (gangben ?)
The braw hielend men of Glen Warble

Yeech etc

Now their founder were McAdam who of all the men were first
He resided in Glen Eden where he piped ft to burst
With a fig leaf for a sporen and a perfect hielend thirst
Till they stole awa the apple frae Glen Warple.

Yeech etc

When the waters of the deluge drownded all the world o'er
The leader of the regiment his name was Shawn McNoah
............................till they snuckled out the door
And sailed away from doomed Glen Warble.

Yeech etc

What a bonny sight they makeit when the lads are on parade
Withe their braw glen heiland tartans and the claymores all ablaze
When the sergeant major's sober and the lads are no afraid
Of wearing tartan spiders in Glen Warble.

Yeech etc

When the great King Solomon were leader of the clan
He kept a hundred pipers and a thousand fightin men
Twere a mukle fine establishment as I no doubt ye ken
For he kept a sic o wives in old Glen Warble.

Yeech etc

Now the ladies of the regiment as I no doubt ye ken
They're bonny as the heather or the roses in the glen
Now their knees are ne'er so hairy but they're sturdy as the men
When it comes to suppin whiskey in Glen Warble.

Yeech etc
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