The New Student's Reference Work/Auld Robin Gray
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Auld Robin Gray
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Auld Robin Gray, a popular Scottish ballad, written about the year 1772, by Lady Anne Barnard, daughter of the Earl of Balcarras, whose family name was Lindsay. It was originally sung to an old Scotch tune, known as The Bridegroom Grat, but has been superseded by a modern air. A second part of the ballad, it is said, was written by Lady Amie, in which Robin Gray dies and Jeanie happily marries Jamie, who “lo’ed her weel,” as the song portrays.
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