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GUEST,Scabby Doug Daintie Davie tune (6) RE: Daintie Davie tune 27 Aug 02

Hi... yeah I usually sing "There was a Lad...." aka "Rantin Rovin' Robin" to the Dainty Davie tune.

The song as it stands is a bit much anyway, basically Burns is saying "what a crackin guy I am, sure I am?".. But the Dainty Davie tune does make it a bit gentler and more singable.

I just re-read your post and see what you were asking... the bouncy "Rantin Rovin Robin" tune was a later invention. The slower Dainty Davie air is the one to which he originally wrote "There was a lad...".
I'll see iof I can find out who wrote the newer tune for "There was a Lad"



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