I love her, I love her just the same Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. "I have friends who play in pubs who say when they are dying a death they just whip that song out and the whole pub is back on their side again. The etymology of the name is probably from a P-Celtic source. "It transcends a lot of that stuff," he says. Caledonia, Caledonia Seeing you walk by Make a river twist and shout Shakes the birds right from the sky [Chorus] Caledonia, who could own ya Spirit of romance Caledonia, Caledonia, dance Caledonia, Caledonia Your simple little greed Make an inch of a loser`s wings Lyrics courtesy Top40db. Over the years the song has been covered by musicians from Eddi Reader and Paolo Nutini to Amy Macdonald and Ronan Keating. Forty years after recording the song, MacLean says he has to sing it wherever in the world he goes, from the Yukon delta in Alaska to the Northern Territories of Australia. In 1942, Jordan had started on an unparalleled run of success on the Billboard Harlem Hit Parade (forerunner of the R&B chart), which by 1945 had included four number-one hits, and eventually made Jordan by far the most successful R&B chart act of the 1940s. Andy Williams' 1962 hit was reborn reggae-style by The Beat on their 1980 album, I Just Can't Stop It. MacLean says there have been some "horrendous" cover versions over the years but generally he loves to hear other people singing it. She's long, lean, and lanky and ain't had nothing to eat But this year marks four decades since the song featured on MacLean's debut album. Caledonia I don't know if you can see the changes That have come over me In these last few days I've been afraid That I might drift away I've been telling old stories, singing songs That make me think about where I come from And that's the reason why I seem so far away today Chorus: Let me tell you that I love you And I think about you all the time Louis, ‘’The Greatest Hits: No Moe!’’, Mercury Records, 1992 liner notes, Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming), Ain't That Just Like a Woman (They'll Do It Every Time), Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself), Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me), What My Baby Needs Now Is a Little More Lovin', I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want to Dance), Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved), The Night Time Is the Right Time (To Be With the One That You Love), (So Tired of Standing Still We Got to) Move On, I Got You (I Feel Good) [James Brown v. Dakeyne], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Caldonia&oldid=992781215, Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one singles, United States National Recording Registry recordings, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door", This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 01:50. For more than a decade he and his wife ran their own festival in Perthshire and he now broadcasts to the world every month from the studio he created at the village school in Butterstone. This song is from just Dave Matthews. Frontman Dave Wakeling's father loved the original, and as it happened, the song was a perfect fit for the ska treatment. "I was very young when I wrote it so the words are very simple," he says. I liked it, but didn't think anything of it. Caledonia was a homesick song. [4] Hawkins' version of "Caldonia", featuring piano and vocals by Ace Harris, reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number 12 on the pop chart. @BBCPolliemac selected a few of the best for #BBCGMS. "I still enjoy singing it. More about this song. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Dougie MacLean's love song to his homeland has become an anthem of Scottish pride but it was written in just 10 minutes on a beach in France when he was in his early 20s. He says: "It would be very rude of me to do shows without singing it because it means so much to so many people. "I walk down the street and there are buskers singing it," he says. However, it was written by Jordan, who used his wife's name to enable him to work with an additional music publisher. Caldonia! [5], In 1949, a version by Sugar Chile Robinson reached number 14 on the R&B chart. The programm was called: Rockpalast. This song is not about Caledonia as Scotland. Caledonia was sent to James Johnson on 23 January 1789 for inclusion in the Scots Musical Museum, however Johnson did not print the song.. US Pfizer Covid vaccine approved for emergency use, UK-EU talks continue as Navy boats put on standby, Trump's latest, legal longshot to challenge result, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. A performance from the Muddy Waters Blues Band in 1978. A list of lyrics, artists and songs that contain the term "caledonia" - from the Lyrics.com website. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. It was used for a television advert for Homecoming Scotland 2009 but the most famous version was sung by Frankie Miller for a Tennent's Lager commercial in the early 90s. Caledonia, historical area of north Britain beyond Roman control, roughly corresponding to modern Scotland.It was inhabited by the tribe of Caledones (Calidones). Comment and share your favourite lyrics. Watch official video, print or download text in PDF. Have a listen.🎧 pic.twitter.com/UZEyV7eCD5. [7], Jordan. [3] Jordan also filmed a "soundie" performance of the song for the musical short Caldonia, which was shown in movie theaters. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. C G Caledonia you're calling me, D G Now I'm going home. Original lyrics of Caledonia song by Dougie MacLean. It was missed off the compilations until the box set. The song's effect on expatriate Scots was summed up by Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young, who chose it to mark the programme's 75th anniversary last year. Records. stern and, wild". The “ cask of brandy” verse seems to have been borrowed from Peggy Gordon, which is another song from Nova Scotia. The Caledonia of his most famous song's title refers to the name the Romans gave to the country beyond the northern boundaries of Britannia that they failed to control. The Romans first invaded the district under Agricola about ad 80 and later won a decisive battle at Mons Graupius. Van Morrison named his seventies touring group, The Caledonia Soul Orchestra. She's my baby and I love her just the same Read about our approach to external linking. I was on a beach in Brittany, France. "As a songwriter you try to have universal themes in the songs so other people can sing it using their own background and their own connection to that universal truth. There are some other generic floating verses. Caledonia was originally the name given by the Romans to the north of Great Britain. Lips Page song. The issue of Billboard magazine for April 21, 1945, described Hawkins' version as "right rhythmic rock and roll music", possibly the first use of the term to describe a musical style, and pre-dating by 14 months a more often cited use of the words in a June 1946 description of "Sugar Lump" by Joe Liggins. 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It is a romantic name for Scotland with connotations of history, mystery and resistance. 2. The writing of the song is credited to Jordan's wife of the time, Fleecie Moore. I can still transport myself back to being young 20-year-old that wrote it.". He was still finding his way as a songwriter when he wrote Caledonia and says that if he tried to write it now it would be much more complex lyrically and musically. MacLean voiced his support for independence during the Scottish referendum in 2014 and sang Caledonia at Yes rallies but he says it is up to every individual to decide what the song means. 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G D Now I have moved and kept on moving, Em C Proved the points that I needed proving, G D Lost the friends that I needed losing, Em C Found others on the way. "The bass line translated into a reggae feel effortlessly," said Wakeling told Rolling Stone. © 2020 BBC. [1] It debuted on the chart in May 1945 and reached number one in June, where it stayed for seven weeks. That was my wife at the time, and we put it in her name. [1] "Caldonia" became his fifth number one on "Race Records" chart. "It is a very honest, authentic, genuine little love song for the place where I grew up, maybe that's why it pushes buttons in people.". A version by Erskine Hawkins, also in 1945, was described by Billboard magazine as "rock and roll", the first time that phrase was used in print to describe any style of music. On the pop chart, the song peaked at number six with the title "Caldonia Boogie".[1]. I don't know if you can see The changes that have come over me In these last few days I've been afraid That I might drift away I've been telling old stories, singing songs Video, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter, Zodiac Killer: Code-breakers solve San Francisco killer's cipher, US Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed bid to overturn election, Brexit: UK-EU talks continue as Navy boats put on standby, Alfred Bourgeois: Second death row inmate executed in two days, Prince William and Kate make red carpet debut with royal children, Space tourism: Virgin space plane to fly above new base, Covid: Genes hold clues to why some people get severely ill, Covid: FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in US, Aztec skull tower: Archaeologists unearth new sections in Mexico City, FKA twigs sues ex-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf over alleged abuse. General CommentThis song has such a personal meaning to me. I.R.S. "I was genuinely homesick and it was just a little song I wrote.". Caledonia is the original Roman name for Northern Britain, later becoming restricted to Scotland. Jordan later commented, "Fleecie Moore's name is on it, but she didn't have anything to do with it. Watch official video, print or download text in PDF. Caledonia Lyrics: I don't know if you can see the changes that have come over me / In these last few days I've been afraid that I might drift away / So I've been telling old stories, singing songs What makes your big head so hard? Crazy 'bout that woman 'cause Caldonia is her name. C aledonia as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Caledonia is "the Scottish highlands". Walkin' with my baby She got great big feet She's long, lean and like Ain't had nothing to eat But she's my baby And I love her just the sa Comment and share your favourite lyrics. It never came out on a DMB CD. This song came out when he went solo for that short time. "I probably would not be able to write something like Caledonia now, which is fascinating as a songwriter," he says. C Caledonia you're calling me, G C Now I'm going home. Her name is on this song and that song, and she's still getting money. Lyrics to 'Caledonia' by Celtic Woman. MacLean says: "I remembered them asking me about the ad and I went down thinking 'I'm not letting anyone use my song to sell beer'. Caledonia is belted out by football crowds, pub regulars and even wedding guests and feels like a traditional tune that has been around for generations. She didn't know nothin' about no music at all. He says he had been busking around Europe with three Irish guys but the day after writing the song - with its lyric "Caledonia you're calling me and now I'm going home" - he set off back to Scotland. Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. Tiffany from Conroe, Tx Actually, this song isn't from the band. "Then I saw the ad and said to myself 'this is about Scottish self-confidence, go ahead, use the song'.". Caledonia, you're calling me and now I'm going home For if I should become a stranger you know that it would make me more than sad Caledonia's been everything I've ever had But I'm steady thinking, my way is clear and I know what I will do tomorrow When the hands have shaken and the kisses flowed then I will disappear Chorus The song was written and originally performed by the Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie McLean. It's only on the Dave Matthews CD. "That's when you feel like you have got a good song. "That's lovely. (Geological Science) of or denoting a period of mountain building in NW Europe in the Palaeozoic era "Caldonia" is a jump blues song, first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five. Caledonia is a frequent subject in the songs and poetry of Scotland. 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