The Best of Mrs. Bruce's Boys

by Fraser & Ian Bruce

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    Well well well. 35 years later!
    Fraser & Ian Bruce were very much in vogue on the Scottish Folk Scene particularly, in the eighties. They brought out 3 LPs. They were well liked. Ian went on to be a popular solo performer and in cahoots with busses Ian Walker and Victor Besch. But now....here it is! A huge tasty glimpse of those halcyon days. It stands up. It really does. Ian Walker's presence just makes so much sense.

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Well well well. 35 years later!
Fraser & Ian Bruce were very much in vogue on the Scottish Folk Scene particularly, in the eighties. They brought out 3 LPs. They were well liked. Ian went on to be a popular solo performer and in cahoots with busses Ian Walker and Victor Besch. But now....here it is! A huge tasty glimpse of those halcyon days. It stands up. It really does. Ian Walker's presence just makes so much sense.

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released September 1, 2015

Ian Bruce - Vocals, Guitars
Fraser Bruce - Vocals Guitar
Allan Mairs - Fiddle, Mandolin
Rob Mairs - 5 String Banjo, Guitar, Dobro
Ian Mairs - Guitar
Ian "Stevie" Stevenson - Upright Bass
Donnie "large" MacDonald - Tenor Banjo
Colin Forgrieve - Accordion
Margaret Steel - Piano
Carol Jamieson - Vocals, Pianos, Brass Section
Ian Harkness - Bass
John Gahagan - Whistles
Tom Doyle - Drums
Ken Meikle - Drums
Ron Gardner - Keyboards
Chris Miller - Fiddle, Northumbrian Pipes

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Track Name: Edinburgh
EDINBURGH
(Ian M. Bruce)

Travelling through to Edinburgh
On an eastbound train.
I'm going through to feel at home
In my father's land again.

I was born and brought up in the west
A very fine place to be.
But I feel the east run in my veins.
Auld Reekie's the city fro me.

CHORUS
Edinburgh. Edinburgh.
A day ne'er passes by
When Prince's Street is not proud to watch
Her castle scratch the sky.

I remember well the sound of the seagulls
And the Forth smelling salt like the sea.
As we walked from Leith to Newhaven Harbour
My mother, my father and me.
Wed sit on the "capstans" in the harbour light.
The cutting wind blowing our hair.

CHORUS

From Balerno down to Portobello
I love you through and through.
There's none, I swear, anywhere
As beautiful as you.

Oh Edinburgh I hear you call
Your ghostly voice is clear.
And I know someday I'll be there forever
In the city I love so dear.

CHORUS
Track Name: White Flower
WHITE FLOWER
(Ian M. Bruce)

1914 Saw The Great War begin
Times of great turmoil for all kith and kin.
But through the grim poppies of the red and the blue.
One single white flower grew.

And all through the valleys the town clocks resound
Male voices seep from the ground.
And sing with the sirens from dusk till till the dawn
One single white flower is born.

1939 The world at war once again.
Sent from their homes conscripted men
Like seeds on the wind to pastures anew
From Leith to Tredegar they blew.

And all through the valleys the town clocks resound
Male voices seep from the ground
And sing with the sirens roar upon roar.
The white flower’s single no more.

In three different gardens roots were put down.
Branches from each in turn settled down.
Time marches on, and it’s so sad to say,
The white flower’s fading away.

And all through the valleys the town clocks ding dong
We weep with the male voices’ song
As sure as she’s graced us we’ve been left alone
Lily of the valley’s gone home

Mai hen wlad fy nhadau by crowd or by choir
Sets every Welsh soul afire
But we knew it gentle. We knew it shy.
Lily of the valley – Goodbye

Mai hen wlad dy dadai’n, gofledio di enwaith mwy.