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