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Various Artists: Robert Burns: The Complete Songs, Vol. 11

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  1. Ca the Yowes $0.99 on iTunes
  2. I Gaed a Waefu Gate $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Fy, Let Us Aa to Kirkcudbright $0.99 on iTunes
  4. O for My Ain King $0.99 on iTunes
  5. O Sad and Heavy - Wilt Thou Be My Dearie? $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Clarinda $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Had I a Cave - Farewell, Thou Fair Day $0.99 on iTunes
  8. True-Hearted Was He $0.99 on iTunes
  9. My Father Was a Farmer $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Thickest Night - How Lang and Dreary Is the Night $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Fate Gave the Word $0.99 on iTunes
  12. O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast $0.99 on iTunes
  13. As I Came ower the Cairney Mount - Dainty Davie $0.99 on iTunes
  14. As I Stood By $0.99 on iTunes
  15. O Philly $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stay, My Charmer $0.99 on iTunes
  17. O Wert Thou, Love $0.99 on iTunes
  18. In Simmer $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Heard Ye o the Tree o France $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Here Is the Glen $0.99 on iTunes
  21. The Taylor Fell thro the Bed $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Fair the Face $0.99 on iTunes
  23. In Tarbolton $0.99 on iTunes
  24. There Was a Lass $0.99 on iTunes
  25. By Allan Stream $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Up and Warn Aa, Willie $0.99 on iTunes
  27. O, I Forbid You $0.99 on iTunes
  28. In Edinburgh Town - Cock Up Your Beaver $0.99 on iTunes
  29. As I Cam Down by Annan Side $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Had I the Wyte - When Maukin Bucks $0.99 on iTunes
  31. When Mary Cam over the Border $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Saw Ye My Maggie? $0.99 on iTunes
  33. As Honest Jacob on a Night $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Grim Grizzel - The Night $0.99 on iTunes
  35. The Cares o Love - Come Rede Me Dame $0.99 on iTunes
  36. While Prose-Work and Rhymes - When Princes and Prelates $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Amang Our Young Lassies $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Green Grow the Rashes, O - Altho My Back Be at the Wa $0.99 on iTunes
  39. There Was Twa Wives $0.99 on iTunes

Track List

>Ca the yowes
>I gaed a waefu gate
>Fy, let us aa to Kirkcudbright
>Thou ling-ring star
>O for my ain king
>Work(s): O sad and heavy / Wilt thou be my dearie?
>'Twas in the seventeen hunder years
>My love, she's but a lassie yet
>Work(s): Had I a cave / Farewell, thou fair day
>True-hearted was he
>My father was a farmer
>Work(s): Thickest night / How lang and dreary is the night
>Fate gave the word
>Work(s): Here's to thy health / O, wat ye wha's in yon town
>O, wert thou in the cauld blast
>Work(s): As I came ower the Cairney mount / Dainty Davie
>As I stood by
>O Philly
>'Twas even
>Stay, my charmer
>O wert thou, love
>In simmer
>Heard ye o the tree o France
>Here is the Glen
>Taylor fell thro the bed, The
>Fair the face
>Aften hae I play'd at the cards and the dice
>In Tarbolton
>There was a lass
>Ay Allan stream
>Up and warn aa, Willie
>O, I forbid you
>Work(s): In Edinburgh town / Cock up your beaver
>As I cam down by Annan side
>Work(s): Had I the Wyte / When maukin bucks
>When Mary cam over the border
>Saw ye my Maggie?
>As honest Jacob on a night
>Grim Grizzel / The night
>cares o love / Come rede m e dame, The
>Work(s): While prose-work and rhymes / When Princes and Prelates
>I'll tell you a tale
>O wha'll m-w me now
>Amang our young lassies
>Work(s): Green grow the rashes, O (Bawdy version) / Altho my back be at the wa
>There was twa wives

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

The twelve volumes which comprise The Complete Songs of Robert Burns remain the benchmark of all Burns songs recordings. Released to coincide with the worldwide Burns Night celebrations, this is the eleventh volume in the ground breaking series which took seven years to complete and involved over 80 singers and instrumentalists. This unsurpassed collection was collated by Burns specialist Dr Fred Freeman, who worked in the fluid tradition of folk music with the players and singers to bring the timeless poetry of the Bard vividly to life. The Telegraph described the series as 'a marvellous tribute to the man who gave the anonymous feelings of Scots folk song a sharp, poignant individuality, and by doing so made them the whole world's possession.' Encompassing ballads and bawdy songs (note the parental advisory stickers on this volume), patriotic and political anthems plus songs which bring Scottish places and people to life, this collection of songs touches on all aspects of human nature and is a true representation of a vigorous folk tradition past and present. The performance practice essential to the authentic performance of Burns is evident: singers, like Tony Cuffe and Billy Ross, and fiddlers, like John Martin and Johnnie Cunningham, perform with light, clear articulation, whilst singers, like Rod Paterson, display admirable 'restraint' and almost 'non-existent' vibrato. Each musician here shares Burns' commitment to communication and expression creating both a lasting tribute to the man and to the contemporary folk movement in Scotland. Featured musicians include members of Malinky, The Tannahill Weavers, Black-Eyed Biddy, Jock Tamson's Bairns, Calasaig and many more.

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Fred Freeman.

Recording information: Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland (09/2002).

Arranger: Fred Freeman.


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