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Item #:  D2203
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Running Time: 30 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031220393
ISBN: 0-7697-8617-0

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Scottish poet Robert Burns’ works are known and loved wherever the English language is read. Burns touched with his own genius the traditional folk songs of Scotland, transmuting them into great poetry, and he immortalized its countryside and humble farm life. He was a keen and discerning satirist who reserved his sharpest barbs for sham, hypocrisy, and cruelty. His satirical verse, once little appreciated, has in recent decades been recognized widely as his finest work. He was also a master of the verse-narrative technique, as exemplified in Tam O’Shanter. His love songs, perfectly fitted to the tunes for which he wrote them, are, at their best, unsurpassed.

In 1784 Burns read the works of the Edinburgh poet Robert Fergusson and that of Scottish folk tradition and older Scottish Poetry. He became aware of the literary possibilities of the Scottish regional dialects.

Burns’ later literary output consisted almost entirely of songs, both original compositions and adaptations of traditional Scottish ballads and folk songs. Beginning in 1792 Burns wrote about 100 songs and some humorous verse. Among his songs in this collection are such favorites as Auld Lang Syne, Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, Scots Wha Hae, A Red, Red, Rose, The Banks o’Doon, and John Anderson, My Jo.

• To a Mountain Daisy
• To a Mouse
• Scots Wha Hae
• A Red, Red Rose
• Address to the Deil
• Tam O’Shanter


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