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    Hi I was wondering if anybody knew the words to this old favourite as I have tried google and have not had any luck, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmacd25 View Post
    Hi I was wondering if anybody knew the words to this old favourite as I have tried google and have not had any luck, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Pm'd you with the words but thought others may want to see them as well!

    OVER THE ORD

    (Chorus) NOW COME ALL YE PEOPLE, COME OVER THE ORD
    THERE'S A WELCOME AWAITING THAT YOU CAN AFFORD
    BE YE A PAUPER OR BE YE A LORD
    YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME IN CAITHNESS

    THERE ARE LOCHIES AND BURNIES, BROCHANS AND BRAES
    QUAINT LITTLE HAMLETS AND HAVENS AND BAYS
    ALL PLACES YOU'LL CHERISH THE REST OF YOUR DAYS
    WITH A WARM HEARTED WELCOME IN CAITHNESS

    FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF MORVEN THERE CAN BE SEEN
    MOORLANDS AND MEADOWS AND RIVERS AND STREAMS
    OF ALL THE FINE PLACES THAT I'VE EVER BEEN
    THERE IS NO FINER COUNTY THAN CAITHNESS

    FOR THE LAND THERE BELOW, THE PLACE OF MY BIRTH
    IS CARRESSED BY THE WAVES OF THE WILD PENTLAND FIRTH
    OF ALL THE FINE PLACES THAT I'VE EVER SEEN
    THERE IN NO FINER COUNTY THAN CAITHNESS

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    Thankyou I remembered certain lines but its great to have the whole thing.

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    ops i thought u meant the book ore the ord, its rare now, libary has it in thurso or did have but its very old
    WoRdS ShOuLd Be SiMpLe An VoIcEs SoFt !!!

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    What tune are these words sung to, please? Who wrote this song? Is there a recording of the song sung online, please?

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    If my memory serves me it was written by Wick man David Sutherland.

    A modern version of it is available on u tube with Hillhead school singing it.

    I have asked Robin Young the presenter on Caithness FM scottish show if he can tell me any more about it and have suggested he plays an old track on his Monday night scottish show. Back in the 70`s most local bands and entertainers had a version of this song in their programme.
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    Lots of interesting information on facebook about this question now.

    I have found historical recordings by Arthur Pottinger on Grampian records and Over the Ord features on Bobby Coghill`s trio of recordings on Ross Records circa 2005.
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    It was written by Donald Sutherland, latterly of Louisburgh Street, Wick...

    see also: http://forum.caithness.org/archive/i.../t-126324.html

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    Brian Coghill made a recording on CD, it's worth a try to look for it.

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