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Songs of Robert Burns

Songs of Robert Burns

Robert Burns (1759–1796) is generally considered the national poet of Scotland, not only for his poems but for his songs. He avidly collected traditional melodies and composed lyrics to them if these did not exist; if they did exist, he passionately fought to preserve them in their original Scots form rather than Anglicize them. In this album, Ewan MacColl, one of the leaders of the British folk revival, presents a faithful and engaging interpretation of Burns’ great work.

Liner notes include an appreciation of Burns as a songwriter and lyrics, with explanations of some of the unfamiliar words and phrases.

Track Listing

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Green Grow the Rashes, O Ewan MacColl 2:16
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102
Landlady, Count the Lawin Ewan MacColl 1:19
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103
I Maun Hae a Wife Ewan MacColl 2:10
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104
O That I Had Ne'er Been Married Ewan MacColl 1:33
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105
Galloway Tam Ewan MacColl 0:51
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106
I Hae a Wife O' My Ain Ewan MacColl 0:46
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107
There's Cauld Kail in Aberdeen Ewan MacColl 0:47
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108
A Braw Wooer Ewan MacColl 2:31
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109
The Rantin Dog, The Daddie O't Ewan MacColl 0:47
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110
Ay Waukin, O Ewan MacColl 2:12
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111
Duncan Grey Ewan MacColl 1:04
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112
Wha'll Mow Me Now? Ewan MacColl 2:17
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201
Rattlin Roarin' Willie Ewan MacColl 0:51
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202
Hey Ca' Thro' Ewan MacColl 0:45
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203
To Daunton Me Ewan MacColl 2:46
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204
Jumpin John Ewan MacColl 0:49
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205
What Can a Young Lassie Do Wi' an Auld Man Ewan MacColl 3:14
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206
The Dusty Miller Ewan MacColl 0:47
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207
Tibbie Dunbar Ewan MacColl 0:59
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208
The Cooper O' Cuddy Ewan MacColl 1:23
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209
She's Fair and Fause Ewan MacColl 1:38
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210
The Deil's Awa Wi' Th' Exciseman Ewan MacColl 1:21
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211
A Man's a Man for A' That Ewan MacColl 2:37
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