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Posted By: Gallus Moll
11-Jan-20 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Burns night repertoire suggestions? (songs)
Subject: RE: Burns night repertoire suggestions?
Re Robin's post (also now Allan's) about fake Scottish accent / comic English translation, I am concerned about your apparent lack of understanding of the meaning of Address to a Haggis? Yes it is a lighthearted poem (as many of Burns' compositions are) rather than a philosophical treatise, however I wonder how you would feel about me taking the piss out of Milton or Shakespeare, in a 'fake English strangulated vowels accent' with hilarious translations into Glasgwegian?
Burns was well educated. literate and composed in both Scots and English. His songs, poems and letters covered love, death, war, politics, slavery. injustice, arrogance, pride, humility, nature and everything in between - some serious, some funny, some heartbreaking and some rousing.
The more I have studied Burns the more there is to know about him - and I have been steeped in his works since early childhood. Burns commands my respect, and I despair when people who have little knowledge of him don't think to take time to seek out more. Visit the Burns Room in Mitchell Library next time you are in Glasgow!