Auld Rob the Laird

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AULD ROB THE LAIRD. AKA - "Jamie o' the Glen." Scottish, Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song "Auld Rob the Laird" is printed in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, vol. 4 (1797, p, 420), and sometimes appears in collections under the title "Jamie o' the Glen". Written from the female point of view, it begins:

Auld Rob the laird o' muckle land,
to woo me was nae very blate,
But spite o' a' his gear he fand,
he came to woo, a day o'er late.
A lad sae blyth, sae full o' glee,
My heart did never never ken,
And nane can gie sic joy to me,
as Jamie o' the glen.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 11, p. 4.

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