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The Scottish Orpheus: a collection of the most admired songs of Scotland

The Scottish Orpheus: a collection of the most admired songs of Scotland

Hamilton, Adam

Vocal score, Score. English.
An early but not first edition.
Published Edinburgh; London: Paterson & Sons

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Statement of responsibility: arranged with pianoforte accompaniments by Adam Hamilton
Note: For voice and piano
Note: 1st ed. was published by Hamilton and Muller. Subsequent editions published by Paterson. Subsequent to the present edition, later editions were edited by Diack, were split into multiple volumes, and had slightly different contents. The language in later editions also had more Scotticisms.
Physical Description: Vocal score (215 p.]
Subject: Scottish songs


  1. The auld house
  2. Bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon' (1st line = by yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes)
  3. Castles in the air (1st line = The bonnie, bonnie bairn)
  4. John Anderson my jo
  5. Gala Water (Braw, braw lads on Yarrow Braes)
  6. Scotland yet (Gae bring my guid auld harp)
  7. Annie Laurie (1st line = Maxwelton Braes are bonnie)
  8. Scots wha hae (wi' Wallace bled)
  9. The auld fisher (There was an auld fisher)
  10. Doun the burn Davie (1st line = When trees did bud)
  11. Jessie the flower o' Dunblane (1st line = The sun has gane doun)
  12. Lassie wi' the lint-white locks
  13. My dearie (Love never more shall give me pain)
  14. Afton Water (1st line = Flow gently sweet Afton)
  15. Ye Banks and braes o' bonnie Doon
  16. O the ewe-bughting's bonnie
  17. Logan Water
  18. O this is no my ain lassie
  19. Auld Reekie (There's a braw, braw toun)
  20. Logie o' Buchan
  21. Gloomy winter's now awa'
  22. The hundred pipers (1st line = Wi' a hundred pipers, an' a')
  23. My heather hills (O! gladsome is the sea)
  24. Bonnie Dundee (1st line = To the Lords of Convention)
  25. The ash tree (There grows an ash by my bowr' door)
  26. Charlie is my darling
  27. Auld Robin Gray (1st line = Young Jamielo'ed me weel)
  28. The bush aboon Traquair (Hear me, ye nymphs)
  29. The Birks of Aberfeldy (1st line = Bonnie lassie, will ye go)
  30. Rolling home to bonnie Scotland (Up aloft amid the rigging)
  31. My love's in Germany [My luve's in Germanie, in later edition]
  32. The dowie dens o' Yarrow (Oh sister, there are midnight dreams)
  33. Argyle is my name
  34. Muirland Willie (Hearken and I will tell you)
  35. Mary Morison (1st line = O Mary, at thy window be)
  36. Duncan Gray (cam' here to woo)
  37. Corn rigs (1st line = It was upon a Lammas nicht)
  38. The boatie rows (O weel may the boatie row)
  39. Lang lang syne (Hae ye mind o' lang lang syne?)
  40. Of a' the airts the wind can blaw (In later edition, O a' the airts)
  41. Wae's me for Prince Charlie (A wee bird cam to our ha' door)
  42. Come under my plaidie
  43. Tak' your auld cloak aboot ye (1st line = In winter when the rain rain'd cauld) (In later edition, Tak' your auld cloak about ye)
  44. Maggie Lauder (1st line = Wha wadna be in love)
  45. Oh why left I my hame
  46. Mary of Argyle (I have heard the mavis singing)
  47. Where Gadie rins (I wish I were where Gadie rins)
  48. And ye shall walk in silk attire
  49. Cam' ye by Athol?
  50. Will ye no come back again (Bonnie Charlie's now awa') (In later ed, 1st line = Bonnie Charlie's noo awa)
  51. The spinning wheel (As I sat at my spinning wheel)
  52. Flora Macdonald's lament (1st line = Far over yon hills of the heather)
  53. She's fair and fause
  54. From thee, Eliza
  55. Comin' thro' the rye (1st line = Gin a body meet a body)
  56. The lass of Patie's mill
  57. The rowan tree (1st line = Oh Rowan tree)
  58. Waly, waly (O waly, waly)
  59. Roslin Castle ('Twas in the season of the year)
  60. I'm glad my heart's my ain (It's no very lang sin' syne)
  61. Jock o' Hazeldean (1st line = Why weep ye by the tide, ladye)
  62. Lochnagar (Away, ye gay landscapes)
  63. Huntingtower (When ye gang awa', Jamie) - duet in last verse
  64. The march of the Cameron men (There's many a man of the Cameron clan)
  65. Here awa', there awa'
  66. A rosebud by my early walk
  67. Bonnie Jean (See spring her graces wild disclose)
  68. How can ye gang, lassie (O how can ye gang)
  69. The flowers o' the forest (I've seen the smiling o')
  70. I lo'e na a laddie but ane
  71. Thou art gane awa'
  72. My Nannie's awa' (Now in her green mantle blythe) (Later edition, 1st line = Noo in her green mantle blythe)
  73. Ilka blade o' grass (1st line = Confide ye aye in Providence)
  74. The soldier's return (When wild wars deadly) (later edition, The sodger's return)
  75. Here's to the year that's awa'
  76. Willie's gane to Melville Castle (O Willie's gane to Melville Castle)
  77. Bonnie wee thing
  78. Gae bring to me a pint o' wine
  79. The bluebells of Scotland (O where, and O where does your Highland laddie dwell)
  80. O let me in this ae night (O Lassie art thou sleepin' yet)
  81. The Laird o' Cockpen
  82. The lass o' Gowrie (1st line = 'Twas on a simmer's afternoon)
  83. Within a mile ('Twas within a mile o' Edinboro' town)
  84. The lea rig (1st line = When ower the hill the eastern star) (Later edition: When owre the hill)
  85. Saw ye Johnie comin'
  86. Robin Adair (What's this dull town to me?)
  87. My Nannie o (Behind yon hills)
  88. My boy Tammie (Whar' hae ye been a' day) (later ed. 1st line = Whaur hae ye been a' day)
  89. The rover o' Lochryan
  90. Dinna forget!
  91. The Scottish blue bells (Let the pround Indian boast of is jessamine bowers)
  92. Kelvin Grove (1st line = Let us haste)
  93. O for the bloom of my own native heather
  94. Caller herrin' (1st line = Wha'll buy caller herrin)
  95. Lassie, would ye lo'e me (Oh gin I were a baron's heir)
  96. Row weel my boatie (duet)
  97. Auld lang syne (1st line = Should auld acquaintance be forgot)