Where are you going sweet Robin?
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WHERE ARE YOU GOING SWEET ROBIN? AKA and see "Humors of Glasgow Fair (The)." English, Scottish; Air (9/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A broadside ballad [Roud Number: V6116] that appears in several 19th century collections and songsters, including Robert Chambers' The Scottish Songs: Collected and Illustrated, vol. 2 (1829, p. 579). The first stanza begins:
O where are you going, sweet Robin?
What makes you sae proud and sae shy?
I once saw the day, little Robin,
My friendship you would not deny.
But winter again is returning,
And weather both stormy and snell:
Gin ye will come back, little Robin
I'll feed ye wi' moulins mysell.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 151.