The Merry Muses of Caledonia/The Ranting Dog the Daddy o't
THE RANTING DOG THE DADDY O'T.
Tune—"East Neuk o' Fife."
|Concerning this composition, Burns himself says:—"I composed this song pretty early in life, and sent it to a young girl, a very particular acquaintance of mine, who was at that time under a cloud." This was doubtless Betty Paton, mother of his "dear bought Bess," at whose birth he composed "The Poet's Welcome." Both pieces are printed in most editions of Burns's works.|