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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Grave O' Rabbie Burns Original and Correct Version'
Original and Correct Version, written
There wis a laud wis born in Kyle,
In winter cauld an' drear,
His memory's ever dear.
An' linger there for lang;
Auld Scotland's son o' sang.
Scotland's Bard that's noo awa;
Rabbie Burns?Immortal Burns;
Tae him oor memory turns.
When summer nichts were lang an' fair,
He wander'd by the banks o'Ayr ;
The hairt o' every Scotchman's in'
'Mang Mither Nature's solitnde
He roved for mony a mile;
An' sang a aboot the woods an' braes
O' bonnie Ballochmyle.
Oor fancy over turns;
But aye we'll think upon the spot
The flowers begin tae bloom in spring,
In winter drear they fade ;
An' lichtens up the glade.
Till even-tide does fa'?
But silent is the voice o'him
That noo is faur awa'-
Probable period of publication:
1860-1890 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(16b)