The Robert Burns Song Book, Volume I (eBook)
96839EB
This volume of the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns contains 85 songs excerpted from the chapter "Country Life" in a larger collection of 324 Burns songs compiled and researched by Serge Hovey. It includes songs portraying farmers, shepherds, millers, weavers, tinkers, colliers, coopers, shoemakers, tailors, and other country folk reflecting Burns's intense love of the Scottish countryside and the oral tradition and music of its people. Robert Burns (1759-1796) spent his life collecting Scottish songs, u ...more
Product Number:
96839EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Pages:
232
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1658-8
ISBN13:
978-16191-1658-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/29/2016
This volume of the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns contains 85 songs excerpted from the chapter "Country Life" in a larger collection of 324 Burns songs compiled and researched by Serge Hovey. It includes songs portraying farmers, shepherds, millers, weavers, tinkers, colliers, coopers, shoemakers, tailors, and other country folk reflecting Burns's intense love of the Scottish countryside and the oral tradition and music of its people. Robert Burns (1759-1796) spent his life collecting Scottish songs, using fragments of existing lyrics as the basis for his own poems, and wrote original lyrics for traditional melodies. Burns left for posterity about 270 poems and more than 300 songs which are usually printed without their tunes. Serge Hovey meticulously examined Burns' own sources, letters, and manuscripts to determine the origin of every tune and all the verses as well as Burns' intended match of words and music. He then arranged each song with highly imaginative and beautiful accompaniments geared for pianists with average skills.
The Robert Burns Song Book, Volume I

FOREWORD by the Editor 2

AUTHOR'S PREFACE 9

INTRODUCTION by Robert D. Thornton 15

CHAPTER 1- COUNTRY LIFE 19

1.  There Was a Lad 20

2.  My Father Was a Farmer 23

3.  A Ruined Farmer 26

4.  Man Was Made to Mourn 28

5.  The Ploughman 30

6.  Cauld Kail in Aberdeen 32

7.  Country Lassie 34

8.  Robin Shure in Hairst 37

9.  The Dusty Miller 40

10.   Meg o' the Mill 42

11.   My Hoggie 44

12.   The Shepherd's Wife 47

13.   The Cardin o't 49

14.   Bess and Her Spinning Wheel 52

15.   The Gallant Weaver 54

16.   To the Weavers Gin Ye Go 58

17.   Willie Wastle 60

18.   The Taylor 62

19.   The Taylor Fell thro' the Bed 64

20.   The Weary Pund o' Tow 66

21.   0, Merry Hae I Been 68

22.   The Bob o' Dumblane 71

23.   My Collier Laddie 73

24.   The Cooper o' Cuddy 75

25.   The Souters o' Selkirk 80

26.   The Deil's Awa wi' th' Exciseman 82

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27.    The Jolly Gauger 84

28.    Hey, Ca' thro' 86

29.    My Love, She's but a Lassie Yet 88

30.    0 Dear Minny, What Shall I Do? 90

31.    For the Sake o' Somebody 92

32.    0, Leave Novels 94

33.    0, for Ane-and-Twenty, Tam 96

34.    Hey for a Lass wi' a Tocher 98

35.    I'm O'er Young to Marry Yet 100

36.    My Tocher's the Jewel 102

37.    To Daunton Me 104

38.    Jumpin John 106

39.    Galloway Tam 108

40.    A Waukrife Minnie 110

41.    I'll Mak You Be Fain to Follow Me 112

42.    Bonny Dundee 114

43.    The Lass o' Ecclefechan 116

44.    Here's to Thy Health 118

45.    What Can a Young Lassie 120

46.    Auld Rob Morris 124

47.    0, Whistle an' I'll Come to Ye, My Lad 126

48.    Mally's Meek, Mally's Sweet 130

49.    Green Grow the Rashes, 0 132

50.    Tam Glen 135

51.    Steer Her Up 139

52.    Tho' Women's Minds 142

53.    Wha Is That at My  Bower Door? 144

54.    Hey How Johnie Lad 146

55.    I Love My Love in Secret  148

56.    There Grows a  Bonny Brier-bush 150

57.    Duncan Davison 152

58.    There's News, Lasses, News 154

59.    Comin thro' the Rye 156

60.    Eppie McNab 158

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Jamie, Come Try Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

161

62.

My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

163

63.

My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

165

64.

Duncan Gray  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

167

65.

My Wife She Dang Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

170

66.

Husband, Husband, Cease Your Strife  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

172

67.

0 Gude Ale Comes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

174

68.

The Deuks Dang o'er My Daddie  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

176

69.

Wandering Willie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

178

70.

The Reel o' Stumpie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

180

71.

0 Fare Ye Weel My Auld Wife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

182

72.

Broom Besoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

184

73.

The Highland Balou  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

186

74.

When She Cam Ben She Bobbed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

187

74a.

Saw Ye My Phely  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

188

75.

Nine Inch Will Please a Lady  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

189

76.

Scroggam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

192

77.

The Mill, Mill O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

194

77a.

When Wild War's Deadly Blast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

196

78.

Lassie Lie Near Me (from The Scots M usical M useum)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

198

78a.

Laddie Lie Near Me (from Playford's The Dancing Master) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

200

79.

Wee Willie Gray  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

202

80.

I'll Tell You a Tale of a Wife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

204

81.

0 an Ye Were Dead Gudeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

206

82.

There Was Twa Wives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

209

83.

We're A' Noddin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

211

84.

John Anderson My Jo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

213

85.        Cauld Is the E'enin Blast 215

REFERENCES AND ABBREVIATIONS 220

GLOSSARY of frequently appearing Scots words 222

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 224

INDEX OF TUNES 225

INDEX OF SONG TITLES with source of tunes and words 226

INDEX OF FIRST LINES of songs and choruses 231

 
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