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Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
16-Feb-10 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burns songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burn's songs
The tune of "Endearing Young Charms" (written long after Burns was dead) is taken from the 17th century song "My lodging is on the cold ground" - look that up.

Robert Chambers's book "Songs of Scotland prior to Burns" is worth a look for this sort of thing. So is Bruce Olson's site, which has been archived here.