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Harry Lauder

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Sir Harry Lauder was a popular Scottish entertainer specializing in skits and songs in Scottish dialect. Clad in knit kilts and equipped with a knotty cane, Lauder merrily performed the classic Scots songs he'd devised, some of which now are as ingrained in Scotland's cultural fabric as though they were folk songs: "She Is Ma Daisy," "I Love a Lassie," "Roamin' in the Gloamin'," and "A Wee Deoch an' Doris" being among the best known. Born in Edinburgh, Lauder's father died when he was 13 and he went to work in a coal mine to help his family make ends meet. In the mines, Lauder sang songs and told jokes, much to the amusement of his fellow miners. Through their encouragement, Lauder entered and won a number of talent shows in the region, and by the time he was 25, Lauder was able to leave the mines for a career in show business. With his London debut at Gatti's Music Hall on March 19, 1900, Lauder was an immediate success. He performed before King Edward VII in 1908 and toured the world repeatedly -- Lauder appeared in the United States no less than 25 times between 1909 and 1932. Lauder made an enormous number of recordings beginning in February 1902 and lasting until 1935. When England got involved in World War I, so did Lauder; his one and only son was Captain John Lauder, killed in action on December 28, 1916. Before his son's death, Lauder had worked to interest young Scotsmen in conscripting to the war effort and afterward, Lauder went into the field himself, taking a small piano attached to a military vehicle onto the front lines and performing for the troops. For his achievements in this regard, Lauder was knighted by King George V in 1919. By the end of the 1920s Lauder showed signs of slowing down. Although semi-retired and mostly out of the entertainment business by 1930, Lauder, in his seventies, began to barnstorm once again on the battlefields of World War II. In 1999, Variety named Lauder as one of the top 100 stars of the twentieth century, and in Scotland, Sir Harry Lauder remains a national icon, a "Scotsman's Scot."
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  2.   A Wee Deoch An' Doris
  3.   Roamin' In The Gloamin'
  4.   The Waggle O' The Kilt
  5.   Oh How
  6.   Keep Right On Till the End of the Road
  7.   Sound Advice
  8.   It's Nicer To Be In Bed
  9.   Flower of the Heather
  10.   Mrs Le. Browning (From "A Sister to Assist 'Er")
  11.   Scotch Memories Medley: Hame O'mine/A Scot Is a Scot/My Bonnie Wee Wee
  12.   Override The Medley
  13.   Just a Wee Deoch and Doris
  14.   Wedding of Sandy McCab
  15.   We Parted On The Shore
  16.   Stop Yer Ticklin' Jock
  17.   I've Just Got Off The Chain
  18.   Breakfast In Bed On Sunday Morning
  19.   That's the Reason Noo I Wear a Kilt
  20.   Medley of Famous Songs
  21.   It's A' Roun TH' Toon
  22.   Oh, How I Weary Dearie
  23.   Flower O' The Heather
  24.   Music and Song
  25.   Keep Right On To The End of The Road
  26.   Ta-Ta, My Bonnie Maggie Darling
  27.   Soosie Maclean
  28.   I Think I'll Get Wed In The Summer
  29.   Love Makes the World a Merry-Go-Round
  30.   I'm Looking For A Bonnie Lass Tae Love Me
  31.   Oh, Sing Tae Me The Auld Scotch Songs
  32.   I Like My Old Home Town
  33.   Saturday Night
  34.   Stop Your Ticklin' Jock
  35.   The Wedding of Lauchie McGraw
  36.   I Love A Lassie
  37.   Doughie, the Baker
  38.   A Wee Deoch an ' Doris, Weary Dearie for You
  39.   It's Just Like Being at Home
  40.   The Wee House 'Mang' the Heather
  41.   I Wonder If Your Missing Me
  42.   Appeal for One Million Pounds
  43.   Tobermory
  44.   The Kilty Lads
  45.   Sousie Mcclean
  46.   The Laddies Who Fought and Won
  47.   When I Get Back to Bonnie Scotland
  48.   Pin Your Faith On The Motherland
  49.   Keep Right On
  50.   The Hoose 'Mang The Heather
  51.   Bonnie Maggie Tamson
  52.   The Harry Lauder Medley
  53.   Portobello Lass
  54.   The Lass of Killiecrankie
  55.   The End of the Road
  56.   Somebody Is Waiting for Me
  57.   Breakfast in Bed
  58.   Bonnie Leezie Lindsay
  59.   I've Something in the Bottle for the Morning
  60.   Wee Hoose Among the Heather
  61.   We Just Got Off The Chain
  62.   Always Take Care of Your Pennies
  63.   She Is My Daisy
  64.   The Saftest O' The Family
  65.   The Road to the Isles
  66.   There Is Somebody Waiting for Me
  67.   It's Nice to Get Up in the Morning (But It's Nicer to Lie in Bed)
  68.   I Wish You Were Here Again
  69.   Wee Jean McGregor
  70.   Rob Roy-Tam-O-Chanter O'Brien
  71.   Soosie McLean
  72.   I Love to Be a Sailor
  73.   She's the Lass for Me
  74.   When I Meet MacKay
  75.   Loch Lomond/Stop Your Tickling Jock/Bonnie
  76.   A Wee Hoose 'Mang the Heather
  77.   Nanny Or I Never Loved Another Lass But You
  78.   Stop Yer Ticklin' Jock
  79.   Don't Let Us Sing About War Anymore
  80.   Stop Your Tickling Jock! (2012 - Remaster)

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