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Posted By: MGM·Lion
16-Feb-10 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burns songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burn's songs
Burns often had specific tunes in mind for the words he wrote — I believe he wrote the words of Auld Lang Syne adapted from the singing of an old man he had heard; & had a specific tune in mind for "My Love, she's but a lassie yet", and for "Robin is a roving boy".

"Endearing young charms" is surely an Irish song by Thomas Moore?