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Postby gaius marius on Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:52 pm

Look what i saw at LEGION 20XX.com

PICTISH MARCHING SONG, Passed along to me by Kevin Hendryx:
Sensational new discoveries have been made at an archaeological dig at the site of a Roman army camp near Hadrian's Wall. When the legions were evacuated, orders were sent out to destroy all valuable military records. However, in the far-flung camps, lazy army bureaucrats simply pitched all the files into the nearest bog. Now archaeologists are recovering all the records, preserved in the highly tannic bog water. Among the latest discoveries is what appears to be a Latin translation of a Pictish folk-song. No doubt the lonely legionaries on sentry duty on the wall heard the melodic strains drifting on the wind from the Pictish encampments to the north. Roman soldiers must have learned this traditional Pictish melody, which is the earliest folksong recorded in the British Isles.
Of particular interest is the chorus of syllabic vocables, remarkably similar to the Gaelic walking song which is not found in written records until almost 1000 years later. In fact, a remarkable similar chorus of vocables: I\ aigh i\ aigh o\ can be found in a walking song from Skye, "Tha baile aig sean-Mhac a' Domhnuill",in the Frances Tolmie collection.
Following is a transcription of the original manuscript:

Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO
Et in ille fundum habebat porces, EIEIO
Cum oink oink hic, oink oink hoc
Oink hic, oink hoc, ubique oink oink
Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO

Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO
Et in ille fundum habebat boves, EIEIO
Cum moo moo hic, moo moo hoc
Moo hic, moo hoc, ubique moo moo
Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO

Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO
Et in ille fundum habebat oves, EIEIO
Cum baa baa hic, baa baa hoc
Baa hic, baa hoc, ubique baa baa
Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO

Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO
Et in ille fundum habebat anates, EIEIO
Cum quack quack hic, quack quack hoc
Quack hic, quack hoc, ubique quack quack
Senex Macdonaldus habebat fundum, EIEIO

etc.
"The Kaiser knows the Munsters,
by the Shamrock on their caps,
And the famous Bengal Tiger, ever ready for a scrap,
And all his big battalions, Prussian Guards and grenadiers,
Fear to face the flashing bayonets of the Munster Fusiliers."

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Re: Songs

Postby RecycledViking on Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:27 am

Oh ha ha, you almost had me there for a second :P
But E-I-E-I-O in Latin would be "Eh ee eh ee oh"; a closer vowel sound would be I-Æ-I-Æ-O.
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Re: Songs

Postby gaius marius on Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:07 pm

I just copyed and paste it 8-) (You would have to ask the dude who translated it into English :!: )
I CAN BARLY SPEEK ENGLISH YOU KNOW ;)
"The Kaiser knows the Munsters,
by the Shamrock on their caps,
And the famous Bengal Tiger, ever ready for a scrap,
And all his big battalions, Prussian Guards and grenadiers,
Fear to face the flashing bayonets of the Munster Fusiliers."

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Re: Songs

Postby knightofredemption on Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:26 pm

:evil: You evil, twisted son of a ......splutter :lol: :lol: :lol: I was taken in completely...how stupid am I :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: now its obvious DOH :oops:
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Re: Songs

Postby gaius marius on Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:06 pm

knightofredemption wrote::evil: You evil, twisted son of a ......splutter :lol: :lol: :lol: I was taken in completely...how stupid am I :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: now its obvious DOH :oops:


YOUR FUNNY :roll: bY THE WAY
"The Kaiser knows the Munsters,
by the Shamrock on their caps,
And the famous Bengal Tiger, ever ready for a scrap,
And all his big battalions, Prussian Guards and grenadiers,
Fear to face the flashing bayonets of the Munster Fusiliers."

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Re: Songs

Postby knightofredemption on Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:14 pm

YOUR FUNNY :roll: bY THE WAY
:?: :?: :?: :shock:
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Re: Songs

Postby Nerva on Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:46 am

knightofredemption wrote:
YOUR FUNNY :roll: bY THE WAY
:?: :?: :?: :shock:


Arn't we all ;)
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