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Thread #43822   Message #641896
Posted By: Zipster
04-Feb-02 - 08:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dumbarton's Drums
Subject: 'Dumbarton's Drum'
I was at a dinner the other night at which Jim Renwick spoke. (How we could have used someone with his class and determination on Saturday, sorry its a rugby thing, I don't mean to bore)

They had singers between speakers which is apparently a borders tradition. An older gentleman gave a great rendition of this lovely song, which I am not convinced I'd heard before. Just wanted to know a bit about the origin of the song. Digitrad has the legend "From Orpheus Caledoneus, Thomson (1733)" but I know no more.

Anyone able to cast any light on it?

I'd be delighted to have the guitar chords if anyone has them