MS: 'The Posie'
- Robert Burns, Author
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It is unknown when Burns wrote this song, but it is believed to be from his time at Ellisland Farm (1788 - 1791). In 1794, Burns wrote to George Thomson, 'My composition, the air was taken down from Mrs Burns voice. --It is well known in the West Country, but the old words are trash.'
It was later included in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum.