Now Westlin Winds
Date December 1953
Track ID 73
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.262.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1953.262.test

Summary

Pastoral love song by Burns, inviting his sweetheart to enjoy the beauties of nature with him.

Jock Cameron heard the song from his grandmother, who was from the west side of Fife. He never heard anyone else sing it. Only once in 30 years did one man recognise it, a man working on the bogeys in Lady Victoria pit; he had heard the song from his own mother or grandmother (but couldn't sing it).

Item Notes

5 verses. By Robert Burns, c. 1775, written for Peggy Thomson when Burns was sixteen. Minimal Scots, mostly English.

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Village/Place - Edinburgh

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R6936;