It's My Dundee

by Joe Covenant

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about

This album was the result of 6 months of struggle and sweat and toil. Created as a means to boost the funds of Dundee Football Club's Youth Development Fund, it's initial run sold out in 2 days! 9 years on it still sounds fresh to me, but sadly Dundee are now BACK in 'soccer hell'... (Re: the title track!)... BUT looks good for a return to the top flight this season.

Much Kudos goes to Mike Brown who, at the time, owned the studio this was recorded in and gave me the room time at VASTLY reduced rates so the club could gain as much cash as possible. Mike also co-produced and engineered the album with me, his expertise is all over this album.

Finally thanks go to the Club itself for allowing all the access required to make this a great little CD, completely family friendly and something I am still proud of...

It's certainly 'specialised' material, but some of the tracks are classics ('Road and the Miles' could be off any 'Scots CD' there is!)

I hope you enjoy it.

credits

released May 1, 2001

Joe 'Covenant' Lamb: Vocals, BVs, Acoustic Guitar, Bodhrán, Keyboard, Programing, Egg, Ego.

Jock Ferguson: BVs, Bodhrán, Kazoo, 'Jaw' Harp, Laughs and Shouts.
Mike Brown: Programming, Electric Guitar.
Alan Wilson: Washboard.
Mike Greg: Accordian.
Joanne Gunning: Keyboard.
Howie and Juan Sara: Vocals on I 'Thank God (Sara's Song)'.
The Dee-Lites: Vocals on '12 Days of the Season'.

Dundee F.C. Players and Fans: Songs & Chants.

Special Appearance: Bagpipes by Euan Whitmore.
(And apologies for leaving his credit off the ACTUAL CD artwork!)

Strings arranged and orchestrated by Graeme Stevenson with the University of Dundee String Ensemble.

Many thanks to the Board of Directors, Players and Fans - Past and Present - of Dundee Football Club.

The New Johnnie Scobie (trad./Lamb)
My Dundee (Lamb)
Follow Our Dundee (trad./Lamb)
I Thank God (Sara's Song) (Brown/Lamb)
Bonnie Dundee (trad. /Lamb)
Dream Team (Ferguson/Lamb)
12 Days of the Season (trad./Lamb)
Davie's Bus (Brown/Ferguson/Lamb)
11 Heroes (Lamb)
Peh's 'n' Pipes (trad/Whitmore/Ferguson/Lamb)
C'Mon Dundee (Lamb)
Johnnie Scobie Reprise (trad./Lamb)
Road and the Miles Tae Dundee (trad/Lamb)


'Road and the Miles Tae Dundee' respectfully dedicated to the memory of Willie Dryden.


...for Charlotte

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Track Name: The New Johnnie Scobie
As I was comin’ doon the Overgate,
I met wi’ Johnnie Scobie,
and he says tae me, wid ye like tae see
the famous Dundee F.C. ?

So we made oor way tae the High Corner
and we had a pint thi'gether.
And the next we knew, it had gone half two
and outside was stormy weather.

So we had a dram, and anither dram,
for tae keep the cauld and the rain oot,
then he said tae me, "Hey it’s ten tae three!"
It wiz time tae go, and nae doot!

So we made oor way up tae Dens Park,
just tae see the famous eleven.
and when we got there, the terraces were bare,
but we gave United seven!

So if ever you are in this toon
and ye want tae see some maaaaaagic,
just at Dens you’ll see, one team in Dundee,
cos the other lot are traaaaaaaagic !!!

(First verse x 3 to end.)
Track Name: My Dundee
Oh don’t send me down
towards Edinb’rugh town,
that’s a place - I’ve already been.
I don’t belong, you know,
to the streets of Glasgow
or the north lights of old Aberdeen.

And the city of Perth,
I am sure, has some worth
but it’s further than I want to be.
Motherwell makes you smile,
Killie’s fine for a while,
but it’s better back home in Dundee.

(chorus)
For it’s my Dundee…
It’s my Dundee…
It’s my Dundee…
Dundee F.C.

Now we had some bad luck,
we seemed to get stuck
in a place that is called soccer hell.
Up from division one,
then back down we would come,
from that most elusive S.P.L.

But we all made our choice.
We’ll lift up our voice
and be there if we lose or we win
and if fortune is kind…
then maybe we’ll find…
that U.E.F.A. might just let us in!

(chorus)

Still our time came round,
and now we have found
we can stand face to face with the best.
Saints, Dons, Motherwell fell…
and United as well
and the auld firm were put to the test.

So if you find your way
to this place near the Tay,
they’re the sight that you really should to see.
Come along for the ride,
there’s nowhere to hide
as we follow; the boys from Dundee…..

(chorus x2 to end)
Track Name: Follow Our Dundee
Come and listen here tae me
of the team, we’re going tae see.
Only one team they could be,
follow our Dundee!

Now’s the time and now’s the hour
Come and witness Dundee’s power.
See the opposition glower,
beaten by Dundee!

Wha wad be a Killie fan?
Wha’d be a United man?
They can no' dae what we can!
Follow our Dundee!

Wha wad cheer St Mirren’s team?
Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen?
They all mean little tae me!
Follow our Dundee!

By our players' deadly skills,
battling on with all their will.
Proud are our opponents till
they’re beaten, by Dundee!

By the way we take them on,
fighting hard and fighting strong,
join the crowd and follow on,
follow our Dundee!

Wha wad be a killie fan?
Wha’d be a united man?
They can no' dae what we can!
Follow our dundee!

Wha wad cheer St Mirren’s team?
Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen?
They all mean little tae me!
Follow our Dundee!
Follow our Dundee!
Track Name: Sara's Song (I Thank God)
DUNDEE!

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

I Thank God!

Ivano, Ivano!

I thank God for Saturday and the wisdom to know the difference.
Track Name: Bonnie Dundee
Tae Ivano Bonetti, t’was Cannegia spoke
tae come tae den’s park and tae sign for the folk
who capture oor hearts,
every time that we see,
those footballing wizards, of bonnie Dundee.

(chorus)
Come give me a Bovril, come buy me a pie,
we’ll follow Dundee till the day that we die!
We gave The Saints five, we gave United three!
We’re the boys in dark blue, and we’ll follow Dundee.


There’s men from Italia and from Argentine,
the best football players that you’ve ever seen!
There’s lads from the south
and there’s lads from the north,
to show all of Scotland just what they are worth!

(chorus)

So we’ll all join together on each Saturday
tae cheer on the Dees every time that they play
so tremble all other’s,
you’ve still yet to see,
the best is tae come from the boys of Dundee


(chorus x2 to end)
Track Name: Dream Team (half time)
What - Seriously??
Track Name: 12 Days of the Season
On The n'th Day Of The Season, My True Love Gave To Me;

A Season Ticket for Dundee,
Two on the Bench,
Three Scotch Pies,
Four Hot Italians,
Five Goals In,
Six Cups of Bovril,
Seven Quid for Bairns,
Eight Corners Curling,
Nine Away Wins,
Ten Thousand Punters,
Eleven Players Scoring,
Twelve Arabs Crying.

Ready Reckoner:
On The Bench - Substitute players, Two are allowed during a normal game.
Scotch Pies, the standard fare of the Scotsman,
Hot Italians-we hat four Italian players at that time. Bovril, as discussed earlier.
Quid for Bairns-At that time it cost £7 for a child's ticket to a game.
Arabs Crying... Dundee's local rivals Dundee Utd. are known as The Arabs.
Track Name: Davie's Bus
(For non Dundonians, a glossary of terms is given below!)

In 1893, a force emerged in Scottish Football, which, within 20 years of its humble beginnings, would lift the coveted Scottish Cup.
This fighting force is still to be reckoned with to this day.

Hoooaaww!!!!

E'h! E'h!
Brulyint!

Bovril!

Davie musta missed 'es bus.
Davie musta missed 'es bus.
Eh tred t'get in the Boys Gate.
Eh didnae ken wit eh wis dain'.

Bangin'!

Davie musta missed 'es bus.

Hoooaaww!
Davie, Hoooaaww!
There's Davie noo!
Davie, Hoooaaww!
Davie musta missed 'es bus.
Davie musta missed 'es bus.

Dinnah robotez mah voice, no dinnah!
Dinnah robotez mah voice, no dinnah!
No! Ooohh! Ooohh! Ooohh!

In 1893, a force emerged in Scottish Football.
Brulyint!
This fighting force is still to be reckoned with.
Hoooaaww!

E'h, that'll dae! (x2)

Bovril!
Bangin'!
Bangin'!
Bovril!

Hoooaaww!
Davie, Hoooaaww!
There's Davie noo!
Davie, Hoooaaww!

Davie musta missed 'es bus. (x4)

Davie, Hoooaaww! (x4)
Hoooaaww!

Davie musta missed 'es bus. (x3)
Davie, Hoooaaww!

Davie musta missed 'es bus. (x3)
There's Davie noo!

Eh'm only happy when it rens!
Shut Up!

E'h, that'll dae!
Bovril!

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GLOSSARY

Hoooaaww!!!! - General exclamation to attract attention.
E'h! E'h! - Yes! Yes!
Brulyint! - Brilliant!
Davie musta missed 'es bus. - David must have missed his bus.
Eh tred t'get in the Boys Gate. - I tried to get in through the Boys Gate.
Eh didnae ken wit eh wis dain'. - I did not know what I was doing.
There's Davie noo! - There's David now!
Dinnah robotez mah voice, no dinnah! - Do not apply the *Robotize* effect to my voice, No don't!
E'h, that'll dae! - Yes, that will do!
Eh'm only happy when it rens! - I am only happy when it rains!
Track Name: 11 Heroes
Oh we have eleven heroes
and they all stand together
and the faces may change weekly,
but they all stand together.
Some have crossed the world to be here
and they all stand together.
They all stand together for Dundee.

We’ve a team that’s full of winners
and they all stand together.
Some are saints - Some are sinners,
but they all stand together.
And they play the game so sweetly
when they all stand together.
They all stand together for Dundee.

(chorus)
For Dundee. For Dundee.
Yes we all stand together for Dundee.
Oh we have eleven heroes and they all stand together,
they all stand together for Dundee.

When we battle strong opponents
then we all stand together.
When our strength seems to be waning
then we all stand together.
They will never stop us singing
for we all stand together.
We all stand together for Dundee.

(chorus)

Watch us taking on all comers
when we all stand together.
Let us show Dundee we love them
as we all stand together.
In the sun and stormy weather
we will all stand together,
we’ll all stand together for Dundee.

(chorus x 2 to end.)
Track Name: Pehs 'n' Pipes
Tatties and Neeps
Cannaloni
Tatties and Neeps
Ravioli
Tatties and Neeps
Macaroni
Tatties and Neeps
wi' gravy.

Lookit the sehz, Lookit the sehz, Lookit the sehz o' thae pehs eh sez.
Lookit the sehz, Lookit the sehz, Lookit the sehz o' thae pehs. E'h!

GLOSSARY:
Tatties and Neeps - Potatoes and Turnips
Lookit the sehz o' thae pehs eh sez - Look at the size of those pies, I said.
E'h! - Yes.

It is a unique feature of Dundonian dialect that the gutteral sound "eh", (pronounced as the 'E' in the word Step), is used for at least four seperate and distinct meanings.

The phrase:
"E'h, eh eh't it a'!" means "Yes, I ate it all!"
and the phrase
"E'h, eh've got a sare eh!" means "Yes, I have a sore eye!"
Track Name: C'Mon Dundee
We came across the town,
men with little men of worth,
all the proud and loyal fans,
to this place of football’s birth.

This place of football’s birth,
where the sounds of battle rang
and we joined the boys in blue,
while we sang.

We raised our banners high,
up for all the world to see,
tears of joy within our eyes,
as we follow our Dundee.

We’ll follow our Dundee
and we’ll cheer them on to win.
Come and join the Dundee choir,
while we sing…

(chorus)
We’re coming down the provie road
and into dens is where we’ll go,
the greatest team we’re going to see, and cry
Come On Dundee !!

We’ll field an argentine
and some boys from italee
and our local lads are grand,
as we’d wish them all to be.

We’d wish them all to be,
playing hard and playing fair
and we’ll make the whole wide world,
stop and stare.

So come on down to dens,
for it’s not too far away
and we’ll watch with gladdened hearts,
as they show us how to play.

They’ll show us how to play,
how to score and how to win
then the celebrations all,
can begin!

(chorus)

Now we’re singing all the more,
For it’s Dundee on the ball
and we’ll cheer them further on
as we watch the other’s fall.

We’ll watch the others fall,
as we score another goal.
See the power of Dundee,
take it’s toll !

(chorus x2 to end)
Track Name: Johnnie Scobie (Reprise)
NOTE: THIS TRACK IS FREE

We'll be coming, we'll be coming, we'll be coming down the road, when you hear the noise of the Dundee...

...as I was comin' doon the overgate, I met wi' Johnnie Scobie and he says tae me would ye like tae see the famous Dundee FC...(x3)

...we'll support you evermore. We'll support you evermore, Dundee F.C., Dundee F.C. We'll support you evermore. We'll support you evermore. Dundee F.C. Dundee F.C., We'll support you evermore...

...one team in Dundee, there's only one team in Dundee (x13..!)

...please don't take my Dundee away.
You are my Dundee, my only Dundee you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never notice how much I love you please don't take...

...Hello, Hello, we are the Dundee boys, Hello hello you'll tell us by our noise...(x3)

...Dundee F.C., Dundee F.C.
We'll support you evermore.
We'll support you evermore...(x3)

...come Buy me a pie, we'll follow dundee til the day that we die, we gave the saints five we gave united three...

...there's only One team in Dundee, One team in Dundee...(x4)

...we'll be coming we'll be coming we'll be comin' down the road when you hear the noise of the Dundee F.C. Boys...

Dundee!
Track Name: The Road and the Miles Tae Dundee
Cold winter was howling o'er moor and o'er mountain
and wild was the surge on the dark rolling sea,
when I met aboot daybreak a bonnie wee lassie,
wha' asked me the road and the miles tae Dundee.

Says I, "Ah young lassie, I cannae well tell ye.
The road and the distance, I cannae weel gie,
but you'll permit me tae gang a wee bittie,
I'll show you the road and the miles tae Dundee."

At once she consented and gave me her airm.
N'ere a word did I ask, wha' the lassie might be.
She appeared like an angel in feature and form,
as she walked by my side on the road tae Dundee.

I took a gold pin from the scarf in my bosom
and said, "Keep ye this in remembrance o' me."
Then bravely I kissed the sweet lips o' that lassie,
ere I parted wi' her on the road tae Dundee.

So here's tae that lassie, I ne'er can forget her
and ilka young laddie wha's listenin' tae me
and never forswear tae convoy a young lassie,
tho' it's only to show her the road tae Dundee.

Just to show her the road and the miles tae Dundee.