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A tragic love song about the romance between a highland chieftain, Sir James the Rose, and the fair Matilda, the daughter of the Lord Buchan. When Matilda’s father discovers her love for Sir James, he does not approve of the match and instead bids…

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A collection of songs and ballads, mostly on the theme of love. The first tells the happy story of two young lovers who run off to be married secretly at the fair, while the second is a poem by Robert Burns on the beauty of his love. The third is a…

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A collection of songs and ballads, most of which focus on love, beauty, and courtship. The first describes the childhood and youth of a young couple and the wish of the singer to return to those days of love and joy, while the second is a song by…

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A short folktale taken from Robert Chambers’s Popular Rhymes of Scotland, purportedly based on a recitation of Mrs. Begg, Robert Burns’ sister, and attributed to Burns himself (8). The story tells the tale of a robin who cheerfully bypasses several…

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Sixth part in a series of chapbooks on Scottish ballads. Author, tune, and composer are noted where known. Includes a total of thirty-three ballads on a variety of topics, including songs of war, the Highlands, death and mourning, humour, drinking,…
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