Songs of Robert BURNS

Robert Burns

Index of the Complete Songs of Robert Burns


The 2007 Linn Recordings [CKD 289] Crossreferred to the 1968 Clarendon edition of
‘The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns’ edited in 3 volumes by James Kinsley.

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If you have, or intend to get, any of the Linn recordings of ‘The Complete Songs of Robert Burns’ this index will help you find the relevant text in ‘The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns’ edited by James Kinsley. (Clarendon Press, 1968) - far and away the best edition. Or you could edit the text to suit the page numbers of your preferred edition.

The PDF is laid out to print A5 double sided and fold in half as an A6 booklet. The INDEX contains the following information in the following order.

  • CD number and track number
  • First line as in Kinsley NOT the Linn track ‘titles’ which are inconsistent and inaccurate.
  • Poem/song number in Kinsley ~ Kinsley volume number ~ Page number

For some mad reason my set of Linn CDs are numbered consecutively from 1 to 10 then; 11, 11b, 12. I eschew such silliness so in my index Linn's 11b is my 12, their 12 my 13.

sewing The booklet can be stapled or sewn together. Being a book-nerd I prefer the latter. In case you don't know how, make a small hole with a needle about ¾” in from the top edge plus another 4 evenly-spaced holes about 1” apart through the centre fold of the pages. Starting from the centre inside, sew as in the diagram at left. [Click to enlarge.] Tie A and B together on the inside of the centre-fold to finish. Enjoy !

That Burns should feature on a website now focussed on my family history is not entirely inappropriate. As a young girl, a relation of mine called Alicia Flint [1828-1912] met Burns’ Clarinda, more properly known as Mrs Agnes McLehose, when the latter was “then a very old lady.” For more about that, see Alicia Flint

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