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This is an interesting chapbook in that it contains songs within a larger ballad narrative describing the events, food, and music played at a Christmas celebration. The chapbook begins with a short little rhyme on the theme of Christmas, introducing…

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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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This tells the tragic tale of Sir Rose, who falls in love with Matilda. Her father, Lord Buchan, objects to the marriage and tells her she will marry Lord Graeme. Sir Rose fights first Graeme’s brother and then is chased down by Graeme himself. While…

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The chapbook begins with an advertisement on inside cover indicating that Robert Burns’ earlier poems had been received very favourably and included in a volume of poetry, which has led to these next poems being published. The first poem is a…

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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 short poems and stories on a variety of topics, including a conversation between a bully (fause knight) and a school boy, a number of coercions in trying to teach an old woman to whistle, a humorous story of a man coming home to find…

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A reprint of a story taken from Robert Chambers’s Popular Rhymes of Scotland. In this variation of a Cinderella tale, Rashie-Coat is a king’s daughter who does not wish to marry the man chosen for her. She seeks the advice of an old hen-wife, who…

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This is a comical Scots tale about a simple sack-weaver who decides it is high time he married. Taking advice from his mother, he decides to woo one of the butcher’s three daughters, two of whom have bastards by other men, and one who has a…

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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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