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Posted By: GUEST,Boab
21-Oct-01 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Help: American songs from Scotland?
Subject: RE: Help: American songs from Scotland?
A point of interest; Robert Burns claims to have COPIED the words of "Auld Lang Syne" from the singing of an old guy in a pub![ He did actually collect, rather than compose, many of his works. For instance, of "Killiecrankie' he says "the words of -verse and -verse are mine; the chorus is very old."]