The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105266   Message #2167563
Posted By: Genie
09-Oct-07 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Bonny Doon- The Banks o' Doon
Thanks, leeneia.
Malcolm, I wasn't aware that this thread's focus was that narrow (especially given its title), and it wasn't my intention to throw any hounds off the scent (so to speak).

I appreciate the background info offered in this thread - including your identification of the Hall/MacGregor version as "the standard verses printed in hundreds of popular song anthologies and selections from Burns, and learned by most of us at school," as I have heard several quite different versions of this song - both the poem and the melody - and somewhere I had gotten the idea that Burns had published 3 different versions of it. Nice to know which one is the "standard."