MS: 'Ken ye what Meg o' the mill has gotten'

Creator:
Robert Burns, Author 
Object Number:
3.6205

Summary

This song was written in 1793. Burns based this version on an earlier traditional ballad sung to the tune of O ken ye what, Meg. This version is sung to a different song, O bonie lass, will ye lie in a barrack?

Burns sent the song to George Thomson for consideration for A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice. Burns wrote of the work, 'my song...pleases myself so much, that I cannot without disgust try my hand at another song to the air; so I shall not attempt it.'

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