By Donald Low
During this definitive paintings for our iteration, Donald Low brings jointly, for the 1st time, the phrases and tunes of all Burns' identified songs, either `polite' and bawdy. The Songs of Robert Burns have been, of their author's eyes, the crown of his fulfillment as a poet. After years of analysis and research, many hours spent hearing outdated airs, as he recalled the dwelling, day-by-day, song-life of the folk of Scotland, and during the construction of a few of the best lyric poetry produced within the British Isles, Burns' luck is past doubt.
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In its overall quality, ‘Auld lang syne’ seems to bear his stamp. Significantly, too, it is signed ‘Z’ in the Scots Musical Museum. ‘Z’ denotes not simply traditional songs, which go unsigned, but ‘old verses, with corrections or additions’. It is possible that the tradition-bearer whose singing introduced Burns to ‘A red, red rose’ was his own wife, Jean Armour, with whose name the song has been romantically linked. Certainly, Burns used the same words ‘from a country girl’s singing’ to describe songs which Jean Armour is known to have sung.
This thought, in my yesternight’s evening walk, warmed me to a pitch of enthusiasm on the theme of Liberty & Independance, which I threw into a kind of Scots Ode, fitted to the air that one might suppose to be the gallant ROYAL SCOT’s address to his heroic followers on that eventful morning [here he gives the complete words of the ode]. —Amen! S. 43 Thomson liked the ode but not the tune, and suggested instead Lewie Gordon, an air with ‘more of the grand than the plaintive’. 44 When Currie’s edition of Burns’s Works came out in 1800, the public demanded that ‘Scots wha hae’ be set to the tune Burns had originally intended.
Jessie Lewars (1778–1855) was the sister of one of his Excise colleagues. She cared for the children and nursed Burns in his last illness. According to Robert Chambers, Burns called on her one day when he was already very ill. He offered, if she would play to him her favourite tune, to write verses for it—just as, at the beginning of his career, he had set words to Nelly Kilpatrick’s favourite reel. She played Lenox love to Blantyre on the harpsichord until he was familiar with it by ear. ‘O, wert thou in the cauld blast’ was the result—one of his finest songs, expressing protective, tender feeling in words which are perfectly adapted to the tune: O, wert thou in the cauld blast On yonder lea, on yonder lea, My plaidie to the angry airt, I’d shelter thee, I’d shelter thee; Or did Misfortune’s bitter storms Around thee blaw, around thee blaw, Thy bield should be my bosom, To share it a’, to share it a’.