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Thread #105266 Message #2164386
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
05-Oct-07 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Bonny Doon- The Banks o' Doon
this is interesting. I sing this song, having seen it in (I believe) William Cole's collection of British Isles folk songs.
I have my doubts about the name Luman. I never the name before. Do you suppose it's a variant on the old word "leman," which means beloved person of the opposite sex?
When I sing it, I eliminate the broad Scots features. I figure if Burns miraculously appeared at my home, I wouldn't make him speak like me. Therefore I don't have to speak like him. Seem fair?