Interleaved 'Scots Musical Museum' Volume 1, annotated by Robert Burns

Date:
1787 
Location:
Edinburgh 
Creator:
James Johnson, editor; Johnson & Co, publisher 
Object Number:
3.3009.a

Summary

This copy of Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, was in the possession of Burns's neighbour Robert Riddell at Friars Carse when he farmed at Ellisland. Riddell's copy was interleaved with annotation relating to the songs, most of which were written by Burns.

In this volume, Burns has written a version of the words to Auld Lang Syne adjacent to a page of music which he prefaces with the comment 'The Original & by much the best set of the words of this song.'

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