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SCOTTISH SONGS,



%ntunt antr glob^rn.



CAEEFULLY COLLATED AND CORRECTED FROM
THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES.



WITH BRIEF NOTICES



JOHN GILCHRIST.



EDINBURGH :

79 P

1865.



JAMES STILLIE, 79 PRINCES STREET.






This celebrated Collection was printed many-
years ago, but never published. Mr. Gilchrist is
highly commended by Professor Aytoun for his
selections, and Editorial care in his collection of
Scottish Ballads and Sonars.



The names of the Songs are printed on a larger type, the
letters affixed, H. C, are from Herd's Collection, 1776,
T. T. M., from Ramsaifs Tea Table Miscellany,
1724-29.

The first lines of the Songs are on the smaller type.



Page
Acogieofale, . . Andrew Sheriffs 412

A' bodie's like to be married, | ^; ^«^**^^^ I 408

' [ oj JLdinr., I

Alloa House, Bev. Dr. Alex. Webster of Edin., 149

Andro and his cutty gun, . T. T. 31., IS

Anna, .... Burns, 145



A red red rose,
Auld gudeman,
Auld King Coul,
Auld lang syne,
Auld Eob Morris
Do.



Burns, 194

Sir Alex. Boswell, 328

410

Burns, 322

. T. T.M., 357

Burns, 358



Auld Robin Grray, Lady Anne Lindsay, 200

Awa, Whigs, awa, ^ . Jacobite Song, 27G

( Picked uply Burns from \
A waukrife minnie, < a country girl in\zb2

( Nithsdale, . j

A boat danc'd on Clyde's bonny stream, . , 393

A friend of mine came here yestreen, -^ .** . 53

Again rejoicing nature sees, -^ . , . 206

A Highland lad my love was born, . . 362

832875 •



Vi



INDEX.



A laddie and a lassie, ^ ; ■.

A lass that was laden with care, .

Altho' I he but a country lass,

Altho' my back be at the wa'

And are ye sure the news is true ?

And ye sail walk in silk attire, r .

An O, for ane and twenty, Tam! .^'

As I came by Loch Eroch side, .

As I came in by Auchindown,

As I cam in by Calder fair.

As I was walking ae May morning,

As I went forth to take the air, ;

As Jenny sat down wi' her wheel,

As Patie came up frae the glen, • .

As walking forth to vicAV the plain,

At Polwart on the green, .

Auld Rob the laird o' muckle land,

Awa wi' your witchcraft o' beauty's alarms,

A wee bird cam to our ha' door, .



Bagrie o't, , ,

Bannockburil,
Bannocks o' barley,
Bannocks o' barley meal,
Bauldy Fraser, . . J. Jdogg^

Bess the gawkee, Rev. Mr. Muirliead of Urr,
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray, partly by Bamsay,
. . H. C,



Page
38
194
350
406
238
191
18?
164
364
335
217
16
408
34
93
146
400
126
380

323

272

288

318

376

22t)

104

235

' 268

Eamsayj 160

Jacobite, 371

T. T. M., 179

Ramsay, 858



Burns,
Jacobite,



Bide ye yet,

Billet by Jeany Gradden,

Bonny Christy,

Bonny laddie,

Broom of the Cowdenknows,

Busk ye, busk ye.

Behind yon hills where Lugar flows, . . 118

Beneath a green shade I fand a fair maid, . 156

Beyond thee, dearie, beyond thee^ dearie^ ; 180

Blyth, blyth, blyth was she, • . . 78

felythe, biythe, aroun' the nappy, * . 41 1

Blythe Jocky young and gay, . . . 356
Biythe was the time when he fee'd wi' my father, 0, 210

Blyth young Bess to Jean did say, . . 226

B»-aw, braw lads of Galla water, . . . 129



INDEX.



Page
130
197
174

283



Braw, braw lads on Yarrow braes,

By Logan's streams that ran sae deep, . _

By smooth-winding Tay a swain was reclining, ;

By yon castle wa'^ - i. *

Ga' tlie ewes to the knowes, ^ . Burns^ 135
Caledonia, . . . Do. 270

Do. . W. Lockhart of Ed in., 387

Captain O'Kane, . . E. Gall, 389

Carl an' the king come, . Ramsay,

Cauld kail in Aberdeen, . Old luords.

Do. Duke ^ Oordon, 1785,



Charlie he's my darling,
Clout the cauldron,
Come under my plaidie,
Contented wi' little, -
Corn rigs are bonny,
Country lassie,
Craigieburn Wood,
Crookie Den,
Culloden,



367
86
86

369
41



Jacobite,

. T. T. 31.

H. Macneill, 223

Burns, 331

Ramsay, 1 01

Burns, 126

Do., 180

. Jacobite, 299

W. Nicholson, 374

Jacobite, 300



Cumberland and Murray's descent.

Published in Cromek's Eemains of Nithsdale Song
probably written by Allan Cunningham, who con^
tributed to the collection.



Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west,
Clarers and his JHighland men, .
Come boat me o'er, come row me o'er.
Come gie's a sang, Montgomery cry'd.
Come let's hae mair wine in, •
Comin thro' the craigs o' Kyle,
Coming through the broom at e'en,
Coup sent a challenge frae Dunbar,



265
302
367

82.
325

97
150
311



Donald Macdonald,
Doun the burn, Davie,
Drap o' cappie o', i

Druken wife o' Galloway,
Dumbarton drums,
Duncan Davison i %



J Hogg, 315

Col. Crawford, 136

56

E. C. ^8

. T. T. M. 120

t Burns, 63



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INDEX.



Duncan Gray, - old words,

Do. . . . Burns,

Dear batclielour, I've read your billet, .
Down in yon meadow a couple did tarie,



Page

233
234

258
58



Ettrick banks, .
Ewe-bughts, Marion,
Fee him, faither, fee him.
For a' that,
For lack of gold.
For the love of Jean,
For the sake o' somebody.

Do.
Fareweel to auld Scotia,
Farewell to Ayrshire,
Farewell to Lochaber, .

Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame,
First when Maggy was my care,
Fy let us a' to the bridal,



130
133



T. T. M.,
Do.

old song, 10

Burns, 311

Dr. Austin, 216

T. T. M. 166

old iDords, 170

Burns, VI '2,

A. Bain, 385

Burns, 266

Ramsay, 193

284
72
29



G-ala water,

Do.
G-arb of Old Gaul,

Get up an' bar the door,



old words, 129
Burns, 130
. Sir Harry Ersldne, 270
another version of \
an old song in John- \ ao
son' s Museum, titled, i
*•' Johnie Blunt,'' j
Gin e'er I'm in love, . . 248

Gloomy winter, . . TannaJiill, 152

Go to Berwick, Johnny, . 405

Green grow the rashes o', . , Burns, 247

Gude nicht and joy, . . 382

Gudewife, count the lawin, . Burns, 382

Gane is the day and mirk the night, . . 332

Gi'e me a lass wi' a lump of land, . , 125

Gin I had a wee house, and a canty wee fire, . 235

Gin living worth cou'd win my heart, . . 203

Go fetch to me a pint o' wine, . . . 185

Hand awa' frae mc, Donald, 154



INDEX.



IX



Hay's bonnie lassie,
Here awa', there awa',



Page

Ramsay, 174

old words, 195

Do. . • Burns, 196

Here's a health to them that's awa', Jacobite, 382

Here's his health in water, . Do., 406

Here's to the king, sir, . ahout 1710, 313

Hey for a lass wi' a tocher, . Bimis, 120

Hey, how, Johnny, lad, . H. C, 338

Hey, Jenny, come doun to Jock, Do., 37

Hey tutti taiti, . altered by Emms, 333

Ramsay, 107



Do.,

Burns,
Do.



Highland laddie,
Highland lassie.
Highland laddie,
Highland Mary,
iSow lang and dreary,

Harkelij and I will tell you how, .

Have you any pots or pans,

Hear me, ye nymphs, and ev'ry swain,

Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear,

Hersell pe Highland shentleman,

Honest man, John Ochiltree,

llow blythe, ilk morn, was I to see,

How sweet is the scene at the dawning o' morning,

How sweetly smells the simmer green ! .

I'm o'er young to marry yet,
I carena for your e'en sae blue
I had a horse,
I hae a wife o' my ain, .
1 love my Jean,



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