Auld Robin Gray
Date 1961
Track ID 37325
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1961.38.A17

Original Tape ID

SA1961.038

Summary

Fragments of the opening verses of the song 'Auld Robin Gray', in which Jamie goes to sea to provide for his sweetheart.

Item Notes

2 verses; verse 1 has 4 lines; verse 2 has only 1 line. Composed by Lady Anne Lindsay (1750-1825), melody by William Leeves (1748-1880). The original melody selected by the author was an old Scots tune called 'The Bridegroom Greets (Grat) when the Sun Gaes (Gaed) Doon'.

See:
'Song Histories' (R. Ford, 1900) pp. 77-86
'Songs of Scotland' vol. 1 (G. F. Graham, 1854) pp. 20-21
'Scotish Songs' vol. 1 (J. Ritson, 1794, 1869) pp. 218-220
'The Scotish Minstrel' vol. 3 (R. A. Smith, 1823) pp. 30-31
'Songs of Scotland Prior to Burns' (R. Chambers, 1862) pp. 428-433
'Scottish Songs Ancient & Modern' (J. Gilchrist, 1865) pp. 200-201
'Lyric Gems of Scotland' vol. 1 (John Cameron, 1856) pp. 37-38
'Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs' vol. 2 (D. Herd, 1869, 1973) pp. 320-321
'The Scots Musical Museum' vol. 3 (J. Johnson, R. Burns, 1853) p. 256, no. 247
Murray Collection (Broadsides), Glasgow University Library, mu23-y4:029, mu23-y4:034

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Huntly

Village - Huntly

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R2652; GD1364;