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Thread #105266   Message #4138762
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
11-Apr-22 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
I took the first version above (Sweet are the banks...) and set it to Ballandaloch's reel. Gotta love the airy way Burns spoke of setting a sad song to a reel, when the reel, like almost all Brit trad dance tunes, has a range of an octave plus four or five notes, almost all of them eighth notes.

Nonetheless with my handy-dandy computer I did it. It makes a nice song but did not set the Mudcat Singaround crowd on fire.

That last line:

   And sae was pu'd or noon.

should be "And sae was pu'd ere noon."