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Thread #127395 Message #2841471
Posted By: Jack Campin
16-Feb-10 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burns songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Original lyrics to some of Burn's songs
Margo, "Endearing Young Charms" is by Thomas Moore, as MtheGM said. Moore would have known the tune he used as "My lodging is on the cold ground", for which the original words should be in Bruce Olson's site - it's a monologue by a black madman in a cell in Bedlam. That tune had legs - there were many versions of it in the 18th century.