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MY DONAL
Owen Hand

 
                                            Oh my Donal he works on the sea
                                            With the waves blowing wild and free
                                            He splices the rope and sets the sail
                                            Now he is awa' to the home of the whale.
 
                                            Oh he ne'r thinks of me far behind
                                            O' the torments that rage in my mind
                                            He's mine for only half part o' the year
                                            Then I'm left all alone with nought but a tear.
 
                                            Oh guid ladies who smell the wild rose
                                            Think ye for your perfume to where a man goes
                                            Think you o' the wives and bairnies so young
                                            'Cause their man ne'r returned from hunting the Sperm.
 
                                            Oh my Donal he works on the sea
                                            With the waves blowing wild and free
                                            He splices the rope and sets the sail
                                            Now he is awa' to the home of the whale.
 
 
Footnote : The death on 16 February 2003 has robbed Scotland of yet another major figure of the Scottish Folk Revival, Edinburgh's Owen Hand. Born in Edinburgh on 28 December 1938, Owen Hand was a man of many parts. He began work at 15 in the pits, enjoyed success as an amateur boxer, sailed on whaling and merchant ships, and lumberjacked in Canada. During his National service he first picked up the guitar and back home in Edinburgh took part in the Folk Revival, making his solo debut on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1962. Recording fame followed and he became a regular on the expanding folk circuit.  He proudly graduated in 1993 as MA with Honours from Edinburgh University in Scottish Ethnology with a thesis entitled 'The political influences behind the folk song revival in Britain c1950s-1960s'. 'My Donal' came from his whaling days and is still a popular song among his successors in the folk tradition. 

 


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