This song was Robert Burns’s first composition, written when he was 15, for Nelly Kilpatrick, alongside whom he worked at harvest time
During his short life, Robert Burns wrote and collected hundreds of poems and songs. Here is a small selection of Robert Burns poems.
Robert wrote this tender poem following the birth of his first child, Elizabeth, born to the family servant Elizabeth Paton
A favourite of many Victorian readers of Burns, The Cotter’s Saturday Night is a warm portrait of simple family life and a tribute to the devoutness of the poet’s father
Burns wrote this satirical attack against a particularly sanctimonious Kirk elder, William Fisher, who had made a public complaint against Burns’s friend, Gavin Hamilton – for such sins as digging his garden on a Sunday instead of reading a Bible