The Jacobite Relics of Scotland; Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends of the Adherents to the House of Stuart Volume 2

The Jacobite Relics of Scotland; Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends of the Adherents to the House of Stuart Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...SONG XXVIII. CD, Doto sjwll X bentuvc? Was likewise copied from Mr Moir's book of manuscripts, and is rather a commonplace song. The air was set to it at random, being an original one composed by the too little celebrated Mr Oswald, to whom Scottish music was so much indebted. SONG XXIX. f&tny mag tjje Heel rofo, Is a well known song and air. The verses given here are copied from Cromck's Remains. SONG XXX. Is likewise a popular song and air, both of which have been published. This edition is taken from Mr Moir's collection. The first three verses were altered by Burns from an old song; the other two were added by Sutherland. SONG XXXI. CJie Plan o' the I got this song and air among some old papers belonging to Mr Orr of Alloa. Neither of them, I have reason to believe, were ever before published. There is an air of peculiar originality both in the song and tune. SONG XXXII., alva. Of this confused ballad I am sure I got twenty copies, and the greater part of them quite different from one another. On comparing one which I got from Mr Wallace of Peterhead with another sent me by Mr Gordon, both equally long, I found not one single verse the same. I made up the present copy out of several, leaving out a number of stanzas of extraneous matter. The ballad has visibly been composed at different periods and by different hands. SONG XXXIII. Clje jaiacfcfctrtr, Seems to have been one of the street songs of the day; at least, it is much in that style, and totally different from the manner of most Jacobite songs. It has had, however, considerable popularity. This copy was communicated by Mr Fairley, schoolmaster in Tweedsmuir. SONG XXXIV. am fconnj? HaBBte. There is a copy of this song in Sir W. Scott's Jacobite Collection, and in several others that I...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578473
  • 9781236578471