Ebene Magazine – Robert Burns interpreted an old classic differently

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Ebene Magazine - Robert Burns interpreted an old classic differently

However, it turns out that Scotland’s national bard, Auld Lang Syne, never sang as the world has come to know because his words coincided with the popular tune three years after his death.

Professor Kirsteen McCue, Co-director of the Center for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, says the poet introduced Auld Lang Syne to his second song editor, George Thomson, with other music he was dissatisfied with.

As the song was published by Thomson in a select collection of original Scottish Airs in 1799 – three years after Burns’ death – he had compared it with the world-famous version

Ref: https://www.thetimes.co.uk

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