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Harry Lauder

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Flower of the Heather
  3.   Keep Right On
  4.   It's Nicer To Be In Bed
  5.   I Love A Lassie
  6.   The End of the Road
  7.   Roamin' In The Gloamin'
  8.   Keep Right On To The End of The Road
  9.   Stop Yer Ticklin' Jock
  10.   A Wee Deoch An' Doris
  11.   Scotch Memories Medley: Hame O'mine/A Scot Is a Scot/My Bonnie Wee Wee
  12.   Oh How
  13.   A Wee Deoch an ' Doris, Weary Dearie for You
  14.   Sousie Mcclean
  15.   Override The Medley
  16.   Just a Wee Deoch and Doris
  17.   She Is My Daisy
  18.   We Parted On The Shore
  19.   Keep Right On Till the End of the Road
  20.   I've Just Got Off The Chain
  21.   It's Nice to Get Up in the Morning (But It's Nicer to Lie in Bed)
  22.   That's the Reason Noo I Wear a Kilt
  23.   Breakfast in Bed
  24.   Always Take Care of Your Pennies
  25.   Doughie, the Baker
  26.   Music and Song
  27.   Pin Your Faith On The Motherland
  28.   The Kilty Lads
  29.   Ta-Ta, My Bonnie Maggie Darling
  30.   Soosie Maclean
  31.   Love Makes the World a Merry-Go-Round
  32.   Bonnie Leezie Lindsay
  33.   The Waggle O' The Kilt
  34.   Oh, Sing Tae Me The Auld Scotch Songs
  35.   Mrs Le. Browning (From "A Sister to Assist 'Er")
  36.   There Is Somebody Waiting for Me
  37.   Bonnie Maggie Tamson
  38.   The Hoose 'Mang The Heather
  39.   The Wedding of Lauchie McGraw
  40.   Appeal for One Million Pounds
  41.   Saturday Night
  42.   When I Get Back to Bonnie Scotland
  43.   The Road to the Isles
  44.   The Harry Lauder Medley
  45.   I've Something in the Bottle for the Morning
  46.   Somebody Is Waiting for Me
  47.   Tobermory
  48.   Sound Advice
  49.   Flower O' The Heather
  50.   I Wonder If Your Missing Me
  51.   Oh, How I Weary Dearie
  52.   We Just Got Off The Chain
  53.   The Wee House 'Mang' the Heather
  54.   The Saftest O' The Family
  55.   It's Just Like Being at Home
  56.   I'm Looking For A Bonnie Lass Tae Love Me
  57.   Wedding of Sandy McCab
  58.   Wee Hoose Among the Heather
  59.   Breakfast In Bed On Sunday Morning
  60.   Portobello Lass
  61.   Stop Your Ticklin' Jock
  62.   I Like My Old Home Town
  63.   I Think I'll Get Wed In The Summer
  64.   Medley of Famous Songs
  65.   The Lass of Killiecrankie
  66.   It's A' Roun TH' Toon

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