Robert Burns
Song—m’Pherson’s Farewell by Robert Burns

Song—m’Pherson’s Farewell by Robert Burns

FAREWELL, ye dungeons dark and strong,The wretch's destinie!M'Pherson's time will not be longOn yonder gallows-tree.Chorus.—Sae rantingly, sae wantonly,Sae dauntingly gaed he;He ...

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You’Re Welcome, Willie Stewart by Robert Burns

You’Re Welcome, Willie Stewart by Robert Burns

Chorus.—You're welcome, Willie Stewart,You're welcome, Willie Stewart,There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May,That's half sae welcome's thou art!COME, bumpers high, express your ...

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Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn by Robert Burns

Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn by Robert Burns

Scots, what hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victorie! Now's the day, and now's the hour; See the front o' battle lour; See ...

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Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning by Robert Burns

Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning by Robert Burns

A Guide New-year I wish thee, Maggie! Hae, there's a ripp to thy auld baggie: Tho' thou's howe-backit now, an' knaggie, I've seen the day There could hae gaen like ony staggie, ...

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A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Robert Burns

A Man’s A Man For A’ That by Robert Burns

Is there for honesty poverty That hings his head, an' a' that; The coward slave - we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure an' a' ...

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My Heart’s In The Highlands by Robert Burns

My Heart’s In The Highlands by Robert Burns

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.My ...

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Song—talk Of Him That’s Far Awa by Robert Burns

Song—talk Of Him That’s Far Awa by Robert Burns

MUSING on the roaring ocean,Which divides my love and me;Wearying heav'n in warm devotion,For his weal where'er he be.Hope and Fear's alternate billowYielding late to Nature's ...

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I Dream’D I Lay by Robert Burns

I Dream’D I Lay by Robert Burns

I dream'd I lay where flowers were springingGaily in the sunny beam;List'ning to the wild birds singing,By a falling crystal stream:Straight the sky grew black and daring;Thro' ...

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Scots, Wha Hae Wi’ Wallace Bled by Robert Burns

Scots, Wha Hae Wi’ Wallace Bled by Robert Burns

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,Welcome to your gory bed,Or to victory!Now's the day, and now's the hour;See the front o' battle lour,See approach ...

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Sonnet On The Author’s Birthday by Robert Burns

Sonnet On The Author’s Birthday by Robert Burns

SING on, sweet thrush, upon the leafless bough,Sing on, sweet bird, I listen to thy strain,See aged Winter, 'mid his surly reign,At thy blythe carol, clears his furrowed brow.So ...

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Song—the Rigs O’ Barley by Robert Burns

Song—the Rigs O’ Barley by Robert Burns

IT was upon a Lammas night,When corn rigs are bonie,Beneath the moon's unclouded light,I held awa to Annie;The time flew by, wi' tentless heed,Till, 'tween the late and early,Wi' ...

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Tam O’ Shanter by Robert Burns

Tam O’ Shanter by Robert Burns

A Tale "Of Brownyis and of Bogillis full is this Buke." Gawin Douglas. When chapman billies leave the street, And ...

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Ye Banks And Braes O’Bonnie Doon by Robert Burns

Ye Banks And Braes O’Bonnie Doon by Robert Burns

Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,How can ye bloom sae fair!How can ye chant, ye little birds,And I sae fu' o' care!Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie birdThat sings upon the ...

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A Bard’s Epitaph by Robert Burns

A Bard’s Epitaph by Robert Burns

Is there a whim-inspired fool, Owre fast for thought, owre hot for rule, Owre blate to seek, owre proud to snool, Let him draw near; And owre this grassy heap sing dool, And drap ...

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Holy Willie’s Prayer by Robert Burns

Holy Willie’s Prayer by Robert Burns

'And send the godly in a pet to pray.' - Pope O Thou, that in the heavens does dwell, Wha, as it pleases best Thysel', Sends ane to heaven an' ten to hell, A' for Thy glory, And ...

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Ploughman’s Life, The by Robert Burns

Ploughman’s Life, The by Robert Burns

As I was a-wand'ring ae morning in spring,I heard a young ploughman sae sweetly to sing;And as he was singin', thir words he did say, -There's nae life like the ploughman's in the ...

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Fareweel To A’Our Scottish Fame by Robert Burns

Fareweel To A’Our Scottish Fame by Robert Burns

Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame,Fareweel our ancient glory;Fareweel ev'n to the Scottish name,Sae famed in martial story!Now Sark rins over Solway sands,And Tweed rins to the ...

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My Love, She’s But A Lassie Yet by Robert Burns

My Love, She’s But A Lassie Yet by Robert Burns

My love, she's but a lassie yet, My love, she's but a lassie yet! We'll let her stand a year or twa, She'll no be half sae saucy yet! I rue the day I sought her, O! I rue the day ...

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Ca’ The Yowes To The Knowes by Robert Burns

Ca’ The Yowes To The Knowes by Robert Burns

1 Ca' the yowes to the knowes, 2 Ca' them where the heather grows3 Ca' them where the burnie rows,4 My bonie dearie.5 Hark! the mavis' evening sang6 ...

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Here’s A Health To Them That’s Awa by Robert Burns

Here’s A Health To Them That’s Awa by Robert Burns

Here's a health to them that's awa, Here's a health to them that's awaAnd wha winna wish guid luck to our cause, May never guid luck be their fa'!It's guid to be merry and ...

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Despondency — An Ode by Robert Burns

Despondency — An Ode by Robert Burns

Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care,A burden more than I can bear, I set me down and sigh:O life! thou art a galling load,Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches ...

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The Ploughman’s Life by Robert Burns

The Ploughman’s Life by Robert Burns

As I was a-wand'ring ae morning in spring,I heard a young ploughman sae sweetly to sing;And as he was singin', thir words he did say, -There's nae life like the ploughman's in the ...

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Lines Of John M’Murdo, Esq. by Robert Burns

Lines Of John M’Murdo, Esq. by Robert Burns

BLEST be M'Murdo to his latest day!No envious cloud o'ercast his evening ray;No wrinkle, furrow'd by the hand of care,Nor ever sorrow add one silver hair!O may no son the father's ...

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Banks O’ Doon, The by Robert Burns

Banks O’ Doon, The by Robert Burns

Ye banks and braes o' bonie Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair? How can ye chant, ye little birds, And I sae weary fu' o' care! Thou'll break my heart, thou warbling bird, ...

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Cotter’s Saturday Night, The by Robert Burns

Cotter’s Saturday Night, The by Robert Burns

Inscribed to Robert Aiken, Esq.Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,Their homely joys and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple ...

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The Rigs O’ Barley by Robert Burns

The Rigs O’ Barley by Robert Burns

It was upon a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonnie, Beneath the moon's unclouded light, I held away to Annie: The time flew by wi' tentless heed Till 'tween the ...

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For A’ That And A’ That by Robert Burns

For A’ That And A’ That by Robert Burns

1 Is there, for honest poverty, 2 That hings his head, an' a' that?3 The coward slave, we pass him by,4 We dare be poor for a' that!5 For a' ...

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A Poets’s Welcome To His Love-Begotten Daughter by Robert Burns

A Poets’s Welcome To His Love-Begotten Daughter by Robert Burns

Thou's welcome, wean; mishanter fa' me, If thoughts o' thee, or yet thy mammie, Shall ever daunton me or awe me, My sweet wee lady, Or if I blush when thou shalt ca' me Tyta or ...

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Sketch—new Year’s Day, 1790 by Robert Burns

Sketch—new Year’s Day, 1790 by Robert Burns

THIS day, Time winds th' exhausted chain;To run the twelvemonth's length again:I see, the old bald-pated fellow,With ardent eyes, complexion sallow,Adjust the unimpair'd ...

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The Hairst O’ Rettie by Robert Burns

The Hairst O’ Rettie by Robert Burns

I hae seen the hairst o' Rettie, lads,And twa-three aff the throne.I've heard o sax and seven weeksThe hairsters girn and groan.But wi' a covie Willie RaeA monthie an' a daySends ...

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Here’s A Bottle by Robert Burns

Here’s A Bottle by Robert Burns

There's nane that's blest of human kindBut the cheerful and the gay, man.Here's a bottle and an honest friend!What wad ye wish for mair, man?Wha kens, before his life may end,What ...

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Of A’ The Airts by Robert Burns

Of A’ The Airts by Robert Burns

Of a' the airts the wind can blaw I dearly like the west,For there the bonie lassie lives, The lassie I lo'e best.There wild woods grow and rivers row, And monie a hill ...

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Prayer, Under The Pressure Of Violent Anguish by Robert Burns

Prayer, Under The Pressure Of Violent Anguish by Robert Burns

O Thou Great Being! what Thou art,Surpasses me to know;Yet sure I am, that known to TheeAre all Thy works below.Thy creature here before Thee stands,All wretched and distrest;Yet ...

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The Gloomy Night Is Gath’Ring Fast by Robert Burns

The Gloomy Night Is Gath’Ring Fast by Robert Burns

The gloomy night is gath'ring fast, Loud roars the wild inconstant blast; Yon murky cloud is filled with rain, I see it driving o'er the plain; The hunter now has left the moor, ...

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Montgomerie’s Peggy by Robert Burns

Montgomerie’s Peggy by Robert Burns

Tune - "Galla Water."Altho' my bed were in yon muir,Amang the heather, in my plaidie;Yet happy, happy would I be,Had I my dear Montgomerie's Peggy.When o'er the hill beat surly ...

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Here’s To Thy Health by Robert Burns

Here’s To Thy Health by Robert Burns

Tune - "Laggan Burn."Here's to thy health, my bonie lass,Gude nicht and joy be wi' thee;I'll come nae mair to thy bower-door,To tell thee that I lo'e thee.O dinna think, my pretty ...

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The Cotter’s Saturday Night by Robert Burns

The Cotter’s Saturday Night by Robert Burns

Inscribed to Robert Aiken, Esq.Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,Their homely joys and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple ...

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The Banks O’ Doon by Robert Burns

The Banks O’ Doon by Robert Burns

YE flowery banks o' bonnie Doon, How can ye blume sae fair! How can ye chant, ye little birds, And I sae fu' o' care! Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird, That sings ...

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The Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning Salutation To His Auld Mare , Maggie by Robert Burns

The Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning Salutation To His Auld Mare , Maggie by Robert Burns

A Guide New-year I wish thee, Maggie! Hae, there's a ripp to thy auld baggie: Tho' thou's howe-backit now, an' knaggie, I've seen the day There could hae gaen like ony staggie, ...

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148. To Miss Logan, With Beattie’s Poems by Robert Burns

148. To Miss Logan, With Beattie’s Poems by Robert Burns

AGAIN the silent wheels of timeTheir annual round have driven,And you, tho' scarce in maiden prime,Are so much nearer Heaven.No gifts have I from Indian coastsThe infant year to ...

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Poor Mailie’s Elegy by Robert Burns

Poor Mailie’s Elegy by Robert Burns

Lament in rhyme, lament in prose, Wi' saut tears tricklin down your nose; Our bardie's fate is at a close, Past a' remead! The last, sad cape-stane o' his woes; Poor Mailie's ...

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It Was A’ For Our Rightfu’ King by Robert Burns

It Was A’ For Our Rightfu’ King by Robert Burns

It was a' for our rightfu' king That we left fair Scotland's strand;It was a' for our rightfu' kingWe e'er saw Irish land, my dear,We e'er saw Irish land.Now a' is done that men ...

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For A’ That by Robert Burns

For A’ That by Robert Burns

Is there for honest poverty That hangs his head, an' a' that? The coward slave, we pass him by We dare be poor for a' that. For a' that, an' a' that, Our toil's obscure, and a' ...

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The Muckin’ O’ Geordie’s Byre by Robert Burns

The Muckin’ O’ Geordie’s Byre by Robert Burns

At a relic aul' croft upon the hill,Roon the neuk frae Sprottie's mill,Tryin' a' his life tae jine the killLived Geordie MacIntyre.He had a wife as sweir's himsel'An' a daughter ...

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Airlin’s Fine Braes by Robert Burns

Airlin’s Fine Braes by Robert Burns

O I've walked o'er yon countries baith early and lateAmong Airlin's braw lasses I've had mony a lang seat.Comin' hame in the mornins, fin I should have been at easeFin I wis a ...

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M’Pherson’s Rant by Robert Burns

M’Pherson’s Rant by Robert Burns

Farewell, ye dungeons dark and strong,The wretch's destinie!M'Pherson's time will not be longOn yonder gallows-tree.Chorus:Sae rantingly, sae wantonly,Sae dauntingly gaed he;He ...

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Ye Jacobites By Name by Robert Burns

Ye Jacobites By Name by Robert Burns

Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear! Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, Ye Jacobites by name, Your fautes I will proclaim, Your doctrines I maun blame - you shall hear, ...

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Commemoration Of Rodney’s Victory by Robert Burns

Commemoration Of Rodney’s Victory by Robert Burns

INSTEAD of a Song, boy's, I'll give you a Toast;Here's to the memory of those on the twelfth that we lost!—That we lost, did I say?—nay, by Heav'n, that we found;For their fame it ...

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Song—i Hae A Wife O’ My Ain by Robert Burns

Song—i Hae A Wife O’ My Ain by Robert Burns

I HAE a wife of my ain,I'll partake wi' naebody;I'll take Cuckold frae nane,I'll gie Cuckold to naebody.I hae a penny to spend,There—thanks to naebody!I hae naething to lend,I'll ...

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Ode For General Washington’s Birthday by Robert Burns

Ode For General Washington’s Birthday by Robert Burns

NO Spartan tube, no Attic shell,No lyre Æolian I awake;'Tis liberty's bold note I swell,Thy harp, Columbia, let me take!See gathering thousands, while I sing,A broken chain ...

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