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THE

BOOK OF SCOTTISH SONG;

COLLECTED AND ILLUSTRATED

WITH

HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES.


By ALEX. WHITELAW.



BLACKIE AND SON,

QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW; SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH:

WARWICK SQUARE, LONDON.


MDCCCXLIII.

 

GLASGOW:
W. G. BLACKIE AND CO.
PRINTERS.

 

AULD SCOTIA'S SANGS.


[Written for this Work by John Imlah.]


Auld Scotia's Sangs! Auld Scotia's Sangs!—the strains o' youth and yore!—
O lilt to me, and I will list—will list them o'er and o'er;
Though mak' me wae, or mak' me wud,—or changefu' as a child,
Yet lilt to me, and I will list—the "native wood notes wild!"

They mak' me present wi' the past—they bring up, fresh and fair,
The Bonnie Broom o' Cowden Knowes, the Bush abune Traquair,
The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow, or the Birks o' Invermay,
Or Catrine's green and yellow Woods in autumn's dwining day!

They bring me back the holms and howes whar siller burnies shine,
The Lea-rig whar the gowans glint we pu'd in Auld Lang Syne;
And, mair than a', the Trystin' Thorn that blossom'd down the vale,
Whar gloamin' breathed sae sweetly—but far sweeter luve's fond tale!

Now melt we o'er the lay that wails for Flodden's day o' dule,—
And now some rant will gar us loup like daffin' youth at Yule;—
Now o'er young luve's impassion'd strain our conscious heart will yearn,—
And now our blude fires at the call o' Bruce o' Bannockburn!

O! lovely in the licht o' sang the Ettrick and the Tweed,
Whar shepherd swains were wont to blaw auld Scotia's lyric reed;—
The Logan and the Lugar, too, but, hallow'd meikle mair,
The Banks and Braes o' bonnie Doun,—the Afton and the Ayr!

The hind whase hands are on the pleugh—the shepherd wi' his crook—
The maiden o'er the milkin' pail, or by the ingle neuk,
Lo'e weel to croon auld Scotia's sangs—O may they ever sae!
And it may be a daffin' lilt—may be a dowie lay!

Though warldly grief and warldling's guile maun I like ithers dree,
Maun thole the sair saigh rive my breist—the het tear scald my e'e!
But let me list the melodies o' some o' Scotia's sangs,
And I will a' forget my waes—will a' forgie my wrangs!

O! born o' feeling's warmest depths—o' fancy's wildest dreams,
They're twined wi' monie lovely thochts, wi' monie lo'esome themes;
They gar the glass o' memorie glint back wi' brichter shine
On far aff scenes, and far aff friends—and Auld Lang Syne!

Auld Scotia's Sangs!—Auld Scotia's Sangs!—her "native wood notes wild!"
Her monie artless melodies, that move me like a child;
Sing on—sing on! and I will list—will list them o'er and o'er,—
Auld Scotia's Sangs!—Auld Scotia's Sangs!—the sangs o' youth and yore!

 

Song sweetens toil, however rude the sound:
All at her work the village maiden sings:
Nor, while she turns the giddy wheel around,
Revolves the sad vicissitude of things.

GIFFARD.

 


Title Page
Tullochgorum 1
Ettrick Banks 2
Fee him, Father 2
Scornfu' Nancy 3
The Lea Rig 3
Bide ye yet 4
Bonnie Chirsty 4
My only jo and dearie, O 5
Up amang yon cliffy rocks 5
The Brier Bush 6
Gree, bairnies, gree 6
There lives a young lassie 7
Bonnie Mary Hay 7
My wife has ta'en the gee 7
Roy's Wife 8
Highland Minstrel Boy 8
My Highland home 8
My Nannie, O 9
Mary of Castle-Cary 9
Hey, my bonnie wee lassie 10
The Bridal Day 10
The Bush aboon Traquair 11
The Widow's Lament 11
Nora's Vow 12
The Laird o' Lamington 12
Auld Gudeman 13
Fare ye weel, my Auld Wife 13
The Old Scottish Gentleman 14
Two Original Songs by Tannahill 15
Blue bonnets over the border 15
Ah, Chloris 16
The Soldier's Grave 16
The Minstrel Sleeps 16
The Rose of Allandale 17
Bess the Gawkie 17
O tell me how to woo thee 18
It fell on a Morning 18
Old King Coul 19
Willie was a wanton wag 20
Bonnie Lady Ann 20
Sae flaxen were her ringlets 21
Sing on, sing on 21
Jock o' Hazeldean 22
The Laird o' Cockpen 22
The Emigrant's Farewell 23
Maid of my Heart 23
Logan Braes 24
For ever, Fortune 24
Logan Water 25
Sailor and Shepherdess 25
Farewell to Funery 26
Donald Couper 27
Tho' simmer smiles 27
The Waukin' o' the Fauld 27
The Ewe-Bughts 28
Will ye go to the Indies 28
Lizzy Lindsay 29
Hooly and Fairly 29
Hooly and Fairly 30
We're a' noddin' 30
Tibbie Dunbar 31
Come under my Plaidie 32
The lovely lass of Inverness 32
The lovely lass of Inverness 33
Charlie he's my darling 33
Broom of Cowdenknows 34
A red, red Rose 35
Low down i' the Brume 35
Tell me, thou soul 36
O the weary siller 36
The Trysting Tree 36
Oh, Poverty 37
My Bessie 37
Bonnie Aggie Lang 38
Neidpath 39
Esabell 39
There was a lass 40
My jo Janet 40
My spouse, Nancy 41
Loudon's bonnie woods 41
Somebody 42
Somebody 42
Jessie o' the Dell 43
I'll gar our Gudeman 43
Hame, hame, hame 43
John Highlandman 44
The White Cockade 44
Lament of Flora M'Donald 44
Dumbarton's Drums 45
The Old Man's Song 45
Our gudeman cam' hame 46
The Birks of Invermay 47
Ah, the poor Shepherd 48
Kath'rine Ogie 48
Highland Mary 49
Mary Morison 49
Jeanie Morrison 50
Blue-eyed Anne 51
Such a parcel of rogues 51
O where, tell me where 52
The Scottish Blue Bells 53
John Anderson, my jo 54
Old Long Syne 55
Auld Lang Syne 56
Auld Lang Syne 56
The Campbells are coming 57
Tam o' the Balloch 57
Dirge of Wallace 58
Wallace's Lament 58
The Rowan Tree 59
The Emigrant's Complaint 59
I dream'd I lay 60
Jenny's Bawbee 60
Tibbie Fowler 61
Genty Tibby 62
Willie Wastle 62
My ain dear Land 62
Scotland's Hills 63
Kail brose of Old Scotland 63
Broad Swords of Scotland 64
Song of Death 64
When I rov'd 65
The bride cam' out o' the byre 65
The grass had nae freedom 66
The Old Maid 66
Donald Macdonald 67
Dundee 68
The bonnie Redesdale Lassie 68
O Jeanie 69
The Shepherd's Song 69
Lucy's flittin' 70
Captain Wedderburn 70
Todlin' Hame 71
Todlin' Hame 71
The Totums 73
Lewis Gordon 73
Connel and Flora 74
Allen-a-dale 74
O, saw ye the lass 74
John o' Badenyon 75
The Wee Wifukie 76
Contented wi' little 77
Her Name 78
Wilt thou remember me 78
Sweet Jeanie lass 78
I had a dream 78
Fishing Song 79
Hame 79
The Happy Mother 80
Wae's me for Prince Charlie 80
The New Year 81
The Woods of Dunmore 81
Duncan Gray 82
Duncan Gray 82
Auld Rob Morris 82
Auld Rob Morris 83
Rob's Jock 83
Hey, Jenny 84
Maggie's Tocher 84
Muirland Willie 85
Banks o' Doon 86
Banks o' Doon 87
Bonnie Prince Charlie 87
See the Moon 87
The Ewie 88
Their groves o' sweet myrtle 89
My heart's in the Highlands 89
Romance of Dunois 90
Native Caledonia 90
Land o' the Leal 91
The Auld Cloak 91
The Barring o' the Door 92
Tam Glen 92
The Carle 93
The Wanton Wife 93
The Gude Farmer 94
Symon and Janet 94
Oh ono chri oh 95
The Gaberlunzie-man 96
"It's weel it's nae waur." 97
Scotland 97
"A good old Song." 97
Dainty Davie 98
The Gardener wi' his paidle 98
Lucky Nancy 98
Symon Brodie 99
The Blythsome Bridal 99
Hallow-fair 100
Slichtit Nancy 101
The winter sat lang 101
I'll aye ca' in 102
O, wat ye wha's 102
O, thou hast seen 103
O sair I rue 103
Ye Jacobites by Name 103
The Nabob 104
What care I 105
What ails this heart 105
The Toom Pouch 106
The bricht Star 106
The Lawlands of Holland 107
A lassie cam' to our gate 107
Barrochan Jean 108
When Maggie gangs away 108
The Thistle and the Rose 109
The Covenanter's Lament 109
My Mary 110
The Rantin' Highlandman 110
Earl March 110
Ae Happy Hour 111
My Johnnie 111
Tak' tent now, Jean 111
Nae luck about the house 112
The Hameward Song 113
Peggie 113
Peggie 114
My ain Bonnie May 114
The Evening Star 114
Low Germanie 115
The Hills o' Gallowa' 115
The Braes of Ballahun 116
Cessnock Banks 116
Young Jocky 117
The lad that's far awa' 117
The Chelsea Pensioners 118
Dear Highland Laddie 118
The Mason Laddie 119
The Deil cam' Fiddlin' 120
For lack of Gold 120
I gaed a waefu' gate 121
Gi'e me a lass 121
Hey for a lass 121
O gin ye were but mine 122
Love's like a dizziness 122
Sing on 123
I'm ower young 123
Polwarth on the Green 123
'Twas summer tide 124
The rinaway bride 124
Exile of Uldoonan 125
Clout the Caldron 125
The Lass's Wardrobe 126
Lass, gin ye wad lo'e 126
The Lass o' Cambuslang 127
The want o' Siller 127
The Auld Man's Mear 128
Johnnie Cope 129
When lonely thou wander'st 130
The Maid I lo'e 130
Benlomond 131
The lass ayont the hill 131
The mighty Munro 131
Wha is she that lo'es me 132
The Hills of the Heather 132
Jessie 133
The Shepherd Boy 133
Glenaray 133
Dowie in the hint o' hairst 134
On wi' the Tartan 134
My sheep I neglected 134
Colonel Gardiner 135
Were na my heart licht 135
The Banks of the Dee 136
Merry may the keel row 137
My ain Countrie 1 137
Lochaber 137
Wooing Song 138
My ain countrie 2 138
O gin I were 139
Phœbe Graeme 130
The Three Lasses 139
Hills o' Caledonia 140
The Kiss ahint the Door 140
The Prince's Street Beau 141
I wander'd alane 141
Beechen Tree 142
I'm wandering wide 142
Poor me 143
Border Song 143
The Thistle 144
Jocky said to Jenny 145
Within a mile of Edinburgh 145
Jocky met wi' Jenny 145
How can my poor heart 146
Turnimspike 147
The Auld Highlandman 147
Shon M'Nab 148
Ta Offish 149
Lauchie's Promotions 150
Tugal M'Taggart 150
The Black Eagle 151
Mary's Dream 151
The Smiling Plains 152
My heid is like to rend 152
Dirge of a Highland Chief 153
Callum-a-Glen 153
John Tod 154
John Maut 154
When the kye come hame 155
The Brakens wi' me 155
The Flower o' Dunblane 156
The Braes o' Gleniffer 156
Pibroch of Donuil Dhu 157
Macgregor's Gathering 157
Donald Caird 158
Saw ye nae my Peggy 158
The year that's awa' 159
Here's a health 159
Bruce's Address 160
O'er hill and dale roamin' 161
How blythely the pipe 161
Behave yoursel' before folk 162
Jockie's far awa' 163
It's no that thou'rt Bonnie 163
I'll awa' hame 164
The Maid of Dunmore 164
My mither men't 165
Corn Rigs 165
Rigs o' Barley 166
Wifie, come hame 166
Laddie, oh, leave me 167
Forget na', dear Lassie 167
Battle of Sheriff-Muir 168
Up and waur them a' 170
Battle of Sheriff-Muir 171
Battle of Sheriff-Muir 172
The Drygate Brig 173
Pompey's Ghost 174
Roslin Castle 174
The gloomy night 175
Jamie Gay 176
Jockey 176
Deil tak' the wars 177
The Lover's Salute 177
Mark yonder pomp 177
The Miller 178
The Dusty Miller 178
My Fiddle and me 179
Auchtertool 179
The Group 180
I'll lo'e thee, Annie 181
My Mammy 181
My Peggy's Face 181
Strathallan's Lament 182
Beware o' bonnie Ann 182
O Cherub Content 182
Where Gadie rins 183
Thou'rt sair alter'd 183
Fare thee weel 183
We've drunk to them 184
My Ain Wife 184
St. Andrew's Day 185
The sun had slipped 185
I neither gat 186
Donald of Dundee 186
The Lass o' Isla 186
The Maid's Remonstrance 187
Taste life's glad moments 187
Here's to thee, my Scottish lassie 188
The Witch on the brae 189
My ain Fireside 190
Andro and his cutty gun 191
Blythe was she 191
Blythe and cheerie 192
The Social Cup 192
Scotia's Sons 192
Strathbungo Jean 193
Kelvin Grove 193
Welcome Summer 194
Dunoon 194
I ance knew content 195
On the Death of Burns 195
Glendochart Vale 196
I winna gang back 196
Cradle Song 196
The Hazlewood Witch 197
Farewell to Ayrshire 197
The Pride o' the Glen 198
Love is timid 198
The Flower of Caledonia 199
Somebody 199
Charming Nancy 199
The Auld Gudeman 200
Ha'e ye seen 200
The Auld Highlan' Piper 201
There's nae laddie coming 201
Maggy Maclane 202
Auld Robin Gray 204
Whistle o'er the lave o't 206
The Land o' Bonnets Blue 206
Marriage and the care o't 206
Vittoria 207
Boat Song 207
Mary's twa lovers 208
O love delights 208
The Banks of the Devon 209
Lassie wi' the lintwhite locks 209
Craigie-burn-wood 209
Craigie-burn-wood 210
The Braes aboon Bonaw 210
When Autumn 211
The Social Cup 211
Allister M'Allister 212
The Glasgow Fair 212
Jamie 214
Meg o' Marley 214
Nancy 214
He's owre the hills 214
A Boy's Song 215
Mary Shearer 215
Row weel, my boatie 216
Willie brew'd a peck o' maut 216
Willie brew'd a peck o' maut (sequel) 216
The Soldier's Return 217
Song to Maria 218
The Cock-Laird 218
Henry 219
Cock up your beaver 219
Jenny dang the Weaver 219
Cromlet's Lilt 220
Had I a cave 221
Phillis the fair 221
Adown winding Nith 221
Halucket Meg 222
Bannocks o' barley 223
Argyll is my name 223
Janet Dunbar 224
The Collier's bonnie lassie 224
The Collier Laddie 225
Deluded Swain 225
Hie to the woodlands, hie 225
The Woodlark 226
As gloaming was drawing 226
Helen of Kirkconnell 227
Yonder sunny brae 227
I canna sleep 228
The Star of Glengary 228
I'm naebody noo 228
Lament for the Bards 229
The Weaver's Wife 229
To my auld Wife 230
Handsome Nell 230
The Banks of the Esk 231
My Highland Vale 231
The blind lassie 231
The Thorn Tree 232
Soldier, rest 232
The Boatie Rows 233
The Lark and Wren 234
The Evening Shade 234
For a' that 234
For a' that 235
Tune your Fiddles 235
Ye gods 236
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen 237
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen 237
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen 238
The Cogie 238
Let Topers sing 239
Life aye has been 239
Highland Whisky 239
Farewell to Whiskey 240
Up in the air 240
Wilt thou be my dearie 241
O, my love's bonnie 241
Loch-Erroch Side 241
Young Peggy 242
The Cogie 242
O, are ye sleeping, Maggie 242
Handsome Katie 243
This is the night 243
She rose and let me in 244
Thou art gane awa' 244
Let me in this ae night 245
Let me in this ae night (her answer) 245
Forlorn, my love 246
Rob Roy Macgregor 246
Here's a health 246
Scotland yet 247
Janet and Me 247
Bonnie lassie 248
Tak' it, man, tak' it 248
Campsie Glen 249
Caledonia 249
I have listen'd 249
Bonnie Mysie 250
How eerily, how drearily 251
Jeanie Graham 251
The Spinnin' Wheel 252
Nae mair we'll meet 252
The simmer sun 253
Sorrow and Song 253
A' body's like to be married 253
Nicol Jarvie's Journey 254
The old Scotch air 254
The woods of Dunmore 255
Janet Macbean 255
The Curler's Song 255
The Linnet 256
Tee-total Song 256
Red gleams the sun 257
Sweet's the dew 257
And can thy bosom 258
The Heathy Hills 258
Glen-na-H'Albyn 258
Maggie Lauder 259
Maggie Lauder (sequel) 260
The Joyfu' Widower 260
Though Boreas bauld 260
Auld Janet Baird 261
The Wee Auld Man 261
The guid, guid wife 262
A cogie o' yill 262
Donald Gunn 263
Miss Weir 263
Hey the Hielan Heather 264
They're a' teasing me 264
The Lass o' Preston Mill 264
The simmer morn 265
The Land o' Cakes 265
The Heather Bell 265
The Flowers of Edinburgh 266
Scotland dear 266
Mary Cowley 267
Sae will we yet 267
Blythe are we set 267
The land for me 268
If on earth 268
O give me the ear 269
The Lark 269
The Tweed 269
Hurra for the Highlands 270
The Dainty Bit Plan 270
A wet sheet 271
My bonnie Wife 271
The Lass o' Arranteenie 272
She's fair and fause 272
My Jamie 272
A Lassie Fair 273
The Broomy Brae 273
Gloomy Winter 273
The Highland Laddie 274
Bonnie George Campbell 274
Rob Macgregor 275
Bauldy Baird 275
Heather Jock 276
The Wearie Body 276
Willie Waggletail 277
The Wanter 277
Bannocks o' Barley 278
Lizy Liberty 278
Maclaine 279
Oh, take me to yon sunny isle 280
The days o' auld Langsyne 280
Wae be to the orders 281
Glen-Orra 282
Anna 282
Her kiss was soft 282
How ardently 283
In Summer 283
The Breist-knots 284
Bonnie Peggy 284
The Unhappy Father 284
My heart's my ain 285
Say not the Bard 285
Jamie o' the Glen 286
There's none to soothe 286
Kind Robin lo'es me 287
Loch Cathrine 287
Lullaby 287
The bashfu' Wooer 288
Honest men 288
The lass o' Haddington 289
Can ye lo'e me 289
The years of Youth 289
Bonnie Mary Græme 290
My first and last love 290
The circle of Friendship 291
The weel-tocher'd Lass 291
Bonnie Jean 292
Her blue rollin' e'e 292
The banks o' Glaizart 292
Mary, O 293
The Plaidie 293
The spinning o't 293
The bud on the brier 294
Daintie Davie 294
Lassie wi' the raven locks 295
Blue-eyed Anne 295
What ails you, Pate 296
Mary 296
Bessie's Lamentation 297
Fair Helen 297
The Lass o' Netherlee 297
Hie, bonnie lassie 298
Old Nanny's Song 298
The lassie o' the glen 298
The Farewell 299
Poor Mary 299
Carle Time 300
The autumn leaves 300
Matrimonial Happiness 301
Johnnie and Mary 301
One day I heard Mary 302
My Nannie's awa' 302
Sae merry as we ha'e been 303
Hap me wi' thy petticoat 303
The Country Lass 304
Amang the Heather 304
The Lass o' Livingstone 305
Address to a Lady 305
The Crook and Plaid 306
Prince Charles Edward 306
The Scotsman's Farewell 307
How hard's the fate 308
Jeanie's black e'e 308
When life was gay 308
Farewell to Avondale 309
Hush, ye rude breezes 309
O'er the mist-shrouded 309
The Wanderer's Return 310
Wee Johnny Duncan 310
Cuttie's Wedding 311
Behold the hour 311
My bonnie Mary 311
O lassie I lo'e dearest 312
Advice to the Lasses 312
Lay of the Hopeless 312
Where are they 313
Welcome Jamie hame again 313
The Yellow-Hair'd Laddie 314
Peggy and Patie 314
On Whitsunday morning 315
All joy was bereft me 315
Her bonnie black e'e 316
While some to distant 316
The Campsie Lassie 317
My Jeanie and I 317
The Folk at Lindores 317
Nan of Logie Green 318
The Beggar 318
O weel's me 318
Jeanie Graham 319
Thy fatal shafts 319
Bonnie Mary Halliday 319
The Evening Star 320
Speak not of love 320
Corunna's lone shore 320
The light of Glen Fruin 321
The Bonnie Bride 322
Bonny Mary 322
The unco bit want 322
Colin Clout 323
The Lady of my Love 324
Far, far away 324
The Highland Soldier 325
The Campbell's Pibroch 325
Caledonians, brave and bold 325
Fair in Kinrara 326
Scotland and Charlie 326
The Maid of Islay 326
Donald is no more 327
O'er the mountain 327
The wood of Craigie-lea 327
Langsyne, beside 328
A famous man 328
Know'st thou the land 328
I'll twine a wreath 329
The wee primrose 329
When summer's sun 329
The Weaver 330
Away to the mountains 330
The Highland Maid 330
Cheerly, Soldier 331
Comin' thro' the rye 331
Comin' thro' the rye 332
Oh, dinna ask me 332
The silken-snooded lassie 332
Rest awhile with me 333
Twine weel the plaiden 333
The Cooper of Fife 333
The bonnie red ribbon 334
Willie wi' his wig a-jee 334
O, whistle 334
Come hame to your lingels 335
Lass gin ye lo'e me 335
Patie's Wedding 336
I lo'ed ne'er a laddie but ane 337
Here awa', there awa' 337
Wandering Willie 338
Eskdale Braes 338
The lily of the vale 339
The Day Returns 339
Where shall the lover rest 339
The way for to woo 340
The Highland Lassie 341
To Mary in Heaven 342
Song of the Stars 342
The tears I shed 343
The Non-Descript 343
The Braes o' Bedlay 344
Afton Water 344
Here is the glen 345
The auld Man's Lament 345
Macpherson's Rant 346
Macpherson's Farewell 346
Habbie's frae hame 347
On the wild braes of Calder 348
Calder braes 348
The Vale of Clyde 348
The tither morn 349
Lanark Mills 349
The troops were embark'd 350
When first I saw 350
Last May a braw Wooer 351
O merry row 351
Emigrant's Death Song 352
Wifie and me 352
The bonnie Moor-hen 352
Louisa's but a lassie 353
Sailor's Wife's Song 353
There is a bonnie flower 353
Draw the sword 354
The Ploughman 354
Sweet Susan 354
I'll cheer up my heart 355
I ha'e lost my love 355
O'er the muir 356
O'er the muir 356
Scotland and Charlie 357
Gin e'er I'm in love 357
The Braes of Mar 358
The Cauldrife Wooer 359
The Maid of Glenconnel 359
The Bridal o't 360
The Spinnin' o't 360
What's a' the steer 361
The Lomond 361
Bessie Bell & Mary Gray 362
Iona 362
Oscar's Ghost 363
Culloden Muir 363
Jumpin' John 363
O wake thee 364
I ha'e nae kith 364
Gae to the kye wi' me 364
Oh, Helen dear 365
The days of old 365
Eliza 365
The waes o' Scotland 366
The Covenanter's Tomb 366
Gloamin' 366
I canna smile 367
Ye bonnie haughs 367
Wha's at the window 368
The Flowers of the Forest 368
African Song 369
Loch-na-gar 369
We'll meet beside 369
Wap at the Widow 370
The bonnie brucket lassie 370
I had a horse 371
Puirtith Cauld 371
The Lass o' Patie's Mill 372
Cadogan's Lament 372
The Minstrel 373
The Barn, O 374
Coila's Bard 374
O, leave me not 375
Love 376
The Flittin' o' the Cow 376
Mary 376
The setting Sun 377
Oh, I lo'ed 377
The Husband's Song 377
The Window Pane 378
The primrose blooms 378
Now Jenny, lass 379
Janet 379
Sandy 380
Summer Wooing 380
The Auld Folks 381
Highland Mary 381
Queen Mary's Lament 382
The Making o' the Hay 382
Love's Adieu 383
Highland Coronach 383
Wearie's Well 384
The kind breath o' Summer 384
I heard the evening linnet's voice 385
The Home of my Fathers 385
The Young Laird and Edinburgh Katie 386
Alloa House 387
Oh, how could I venture 387
The unco Grave 388
Raven's stream 388
Cameron's Welcome hame 388
Gin ye meet a bonnie lassie 389
My Native Land 390
The Shipwreck 391
The black-haired laddie 391
The Rover o' Lochryan 391
Mary 392
Mary Macneil 392
Leddie Anne 393
The Waits 393
O Nancy's hair 393
Farewell 394
Isabell 394
Culloden 394
Hill of Lochiel 395
Red is the Rose 395
When we two parted 396
The Ingle Side 396
The Bonnie Rowan Bush 396
Marion 397
The Captive Huntsman 397
The Hills of the Highlan's 397
The banks of Tarf 398
Now lanely I sit 398
Absence 399
While frequent on Tweed 399
Fair modest flower 400
Wee Johnnie 400
Lovely Mary 401
'Neath the wave 401
The Mermaiden 401
Lenachan's Farewell 402
Life's a faught 402
The Corbie and Craw 403
The Tod 403
My Mother bids me bind 403
In airy dreams 404
Remembrance 404
The Farewell 404
Indian Death Song 404
Wedded Love 405
Time cannot blot 405
Our gudeman 405
My luve's in Germany 406
Winter, wi' his cloudy brow 406
Land of my Fathers 406
Farewell to the Land 407
The midges dance 407
Our bonnie Scots lads 407
Dinna think, bonnie lassie 408
O saft is the blink o' thine e'e 409
My Love 409
I winna be weel 409
Sandy Allan 410
Now spring again 410
When gowans sprinkl'd 411
My bonnie lassie's dead 411
The Jilted Nymph 411
Barbara Allan 412
My Heather Land 412
This is no mine ain house 413
This is no my ain house 413
This is no my ain lassie 414
This is no my plaid 414
The Lassie by the Loch 414
Fair fa' the Lasses 415
Our ain Land 415
The Trystin' Tree 416
Where Quair rins sweet 416
The Scotch Blue-bell 417
To the Clyde 418
Aikendrum 418
A canty Sang 419
We'll go to sea no more 419
Bonnie Ann 420
Our gudeman's an unco body 420
The leal light heart 421
O come with me 421
Up in the morning early 422
When I am far away 422
Bessie 423
Courtship 423
To Isabel 424
O Mary, turn awa' 424
The Tocherless Lass 424
A steed, a steed 424
Myot's lofty brow 425
The Trystin' Tree 425
The Highland Character 426
The Narrow House 427
O saw ye my Father 427
Gude Coldstream toon 427
Ae fond kiss 428
Och, hey, Johnnie lad 428
Fair Eliza 428
The days of my youth 429
Blythe ha'e I been 429
What can a young lassie 429
Some love to roam 430
Lassie, would ye lo'e me 430
My Lowland Bride 430
Beneath a green shade 431
The Woods o' Castle Doune 431
The Thistle 432
O the Ewe-bughting's bonnie 433
Lovely Davies 434
Bonnie Wee Thing 434
O Leeze me on the Glen 435
The Mountaineer's Death 436
Kate of Aberdeen 437
Bet of Aberdeen 437
The Mariner 438
My Goddess, Woman 438
Annie Laurie 438
Up wi' the Widow 439
Prestwick Drum 439
Jockie's ta'en the parting kiss 440
“I canna be fashed.” 440
Hap and Row 440
Keep the country 441
The lass that made the bed 441
'Twas na her bonnie blue e'e 441
Bothwell Bank 442
How sweet this lone vale 442
Logie o' Buchan 443
The Humble Beggar 443
She left us 444
Mary Gill 444
Strephon and Lydia 445
Gilderoy 445
Why hangs that cloud 446
Johnnie's Grey Breeks 446
Menie 447
Matilda 447
Blue-e'ed Mary 448
Tweedside 449
Tweedside 449
The Banks of Tay 450
When John and me 450
The Posie 451
Young Phemie 452
The Bonnie Scotch Lass 452
Leader Haughs and Yarrow 453
Leader Haughs and Yarrow 454
The Flower of Yarrow 454
Mary Scott 455
The Rose in Yarrow 455
Willie's drowned in Yarrow 456
The Braes of Yarrow 456
Busk ye, busk ye 457
The Braes of Yarrow 457
The Dowie Dens of Yarrow 459
Love's Constancy 459
Young Donald 459
The Wedding Day 460
Caledonia 460
Love inviting Reason 460
Old Scotland 461
Jockey fou, Jenny fain 461
When we were at the Schule 462
Back Again 462
The Wee Lassie 463
The Cardin' o't 463
Bring a' your maut 464
John Grumlie 464
The Widow's Dream 464
I mark'd a gem 465
Highland Harry 465
Ca' the Yowes 466
Ca' the Yowes 466
The widow's ae bit Lassie 467
Gather in 467
I kenna what's come o'er him 467
The cauld winter's gane 468
Ours is the land 468
My faithful Somebody 468
Po'k-head Wood 469
A Nursery Rhyme 469
Farewell, ye Streams 470
By Allan Stream 470
I've loved thee, love 471
The Auld Brig-stane 471
The Bonnie Wee Wifie 472
Her bonnie black e'e 472
The Lass of Ballochmyle 473
O ye wha here 474
My boy, Tammy 474
The secret lover 475
Captain Paton's Lament 475
Ha'e ye seen 477
Happy Friendship 477
They're a' teasing me 477
Killiecrankie 478
Tranent Muir 479
Doun the burn, Davie 480
I cam' o'er the muir 481
The Braes of Branksome 481
Sweet the Bard 482
Auld Peter M‘Gowan 482
The Happy Clown 483
Bonnie Jeannie Gray 483
There'll never be peace 484
Lament 484
O Mally's meek 485
The waes of Scotland 485
The Young Maxwell 486
My dear little Lassie 486
Phemie 487
The Light of the Moon 487
The Emigrant's Farewell 488
'Twas nae her bonnie blue e'e 488
O gin my love 489
The yellow-haired Laddie 489
It is na, Jean 490
Arran Maid 490
The bright sun had given 490
O'er the Water to Charlie 491
Royal Charlie 491
Native Land 491
Dumbarton's bonnie Dell 492
Garryhorn 492
The Esk 492
O wat ye wha 493
My dearie, if thou dee 493
Wattle's the waur o' the wear 493
Haud awa' 494
Haud awa' 495
I'll tend thy bower 495
Farewell, ye haunts of joy 496
Tarry woo 496
My wife's 497
She is a winsome 497
Though dowie's the Winter 497
Peggy, I must love thee 498
O, dinna think 499
Gala Water 499
An thou were my ain thing 500
To Daunton me 501
The Banks of Forth 501
The Bonnie Scot 502
Pinkie House 502
Ower Bogie 503
Bonnie Jean 503
John Hay's Bonnie Lassie 504
Hamilla 504
I'll never leave thee 505
Tranent Wedding 506
The toom Meal pock 507
The Poor Man 507
The Women Fo'k 508
I'll no wake 508
Caledonia 509
Birniebouzle 509
Auld John Nicol 510
The Ladies' Evening Song 510
Kirk wad let me be 511
The Winter of Life 511
Bess and her Wheel 511
My love is but a lassie 512
Come, let me take 512
Duncan M‘Cleary 512
The Wren 513
A Lassie's Wonders 513
With waefu' heart 513
The Cottar's Sang 514
The hour of Love 514
Through the wood, laddie 515
Green Sleeves 515
There's my thumb 516
I'll gar ye be fain 517
Adieu for a while 517
The Blaithrie o't 518
The Blaithrie o't 518
Blink o'er the burn 519
Sweet Betty 519
The wee German Lairdie 520
O brother Sandie 520
Why do ye tarry 521
Waly, Waly 521
Glancing of her Apron 522
Birks of Abergeldy 522
Birks of Aberfeldy 523
The Man in Aberdeen 523
Get up, gudewife 524
Jamie frae Dundee 524
Tell me, Dear 525
Hey, how, my Johnnie lad 525
Woe's my heart 526
The Highland Queen 526
There's plenty come to woo me 527
Norland Jockey 527
The Soger Laddie 527
Patie and Peggie 528
Cold, cold's the hand 528
The Waefu' Heart 528
Lady Onlie 529
Theniel Menzies' Mary 529
Katy 529
O lay thy loof in mine 530
O that I had ne'er married 530
My Wife she dang me 530
In yon Garden 530
Bobbing John 531
Robin shure in hairst 531
Anna 531
Fairly shot of her 532
O gude ale comes 532
The Siller Crown 532
O Mary, ye'se be clad 533
Evan Banks 533
The Lass of Pittenweem 534
Kate o' Gowrie 534
The Lass o' Gowrie 535
Cherry Valley 535
Cockle-Leerie-La 536
Doctor Monroe 536
The Stuarts of Appin 537
Adieu for evermore 539
A weary lot is thine 539
Willie Winkie's Testament 540
My Lady's Gown 540
The Wild Glen 541
The Hawthorn Tree 541
Is your war-pipe asleep 542
Woo'd and married and a' 543
The Lass o' Carron side 543
How early I woo'd thee 544
Not the swan on the lake 544
The bonnie House o' Airly 545
A Rose-bud 546
Tho' we ne'er should meet 546
The merry Ploughman 546
O, were I on Parnassus 547
A Wife o' my ain 547
Bonnie Lesley 548
My love she's but a lassie 548
Peggy 549
Gloomy winter's come again 549
Sweet Annie 550
Lament for Jamie 550
Lovely Polly Stewart 551
Ane-and-twenty, Tam 551
When she cam' ben 551
Hame 552
The dying Girl's song 552
The Land of Cakes 553
Despairing Mary 554
Of a' the airts 555
Dear Roger, if your Jenny 555
O, as I was kist 556
The Lasses a' leugh 556
October Winds 557
O'er the muir to Maggy 557
Mary's Grave 557
Oh hon a ri 558
Love at Thirty-nine 558
The Dumfries Volunteers 558
Gudewife, count the lawin 559
He is gone on the mountain 559
Carle, an the king come 560
Peggy, now the king's come 560
Gilderoy 560
At setting day 562
The heath this night 562
The Blythesome Lad 562
Mary Gray 562
The deuks dang o'er 563
Mary Shaw 563
The Highland Seer 564
St. Mungo's Kirk-yard 564
O, Kenmure's on and awa' 566
Donald Macgillavry 566
Go to him, then 567
The Harper of Mull 567
Here's to the king, sir 568
Landlady count the lawin 568
The Robin's Testament 569
The Highland Baloc 569
My Wife shall ha'e her will 569
Lord Gregory 570
Open the door to me 570
My auld Man 570
Go to Berwick, Johnnie 571
The Landart Laird 571
Lassie, lie near me 571
The Thistle of Scotland 572
Sweet Robin 573
The Big-bellied Bottle 573
My Gudeman 573
The Black-e'ed Lassie 574
Bonnie Dundee 574
Auld Uncle Watty 575
Daft Days 575
One star of the morning 576
Bonnie Jean mak's muckle 576
Married the Morn 576
Jeannie's Bosom 577
Young Jamie 577
As I cam' down 577
O, wha's that 578
The Farewell 578
John, come kiss me now 578
The Highland Widow 579
The Auld Gudeman 579
The weary pund o' tow 580
Galloway Tam 580
There dwalt a man 580
The Banks of Aith 581
The Gallant Weaver 581
Ungrateful Nannie 582
I'll never love thee more 582
Sly Widow Skinner 583
The Braes o' Ballochmyle 583
Blackford Hill 584
The bloom hath fled 584
Push about the Glass 584
My sweet wee laddie 585
A Lullaby 585
The Bumper 585
Thou gloomy Feberwar 586
Julia 586
The Deceiver 586
To Arms 587
The month of July 587
Sweet is the dawn 587
Sanct Mungo 587
The Quern Lilt 588
Sweet May 588
Braxfield Braes 589
Fairest of her days 589
The Mitherless Bairn 589
Omnia vincit amor 589
Poor little Jessie 590
Sandyford Ha' 591
The Maid o' Montrose 591
O hast thou forgotten 592
Highland Mother's Lament 592
Alake for the Lassie 592
Mary Dhu 593
The Lady of my Heart 593
Bleaching her claes 594
I am married 594
Mary Lee's Lament 595
O Tibbie 595
The Widow sae Young 595
Adieu 596
Good night and joy 596
Index of First Lines 597
Index of Authors 607


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