The Bards Corner: Scottish Songs List
Original Introduction by Ken McGirr
Scotland has a unique charm and beauty of its own and the Scottish ballads
are an attraction to anyone seeking closer contact with the nature and reality
of this individual country north of the English border.
Whilst the music is hauntingly remembered, however, the words are very often
soon forgotten. This page has therefore been designed as a permanent reminder
of the words of some of our most popular songs and it is hoped it will encourage
some good old fashioned community singing .
Many of these tunes were collected by Ken Mcgirr.
They were recovered from the Internet Archive, via the Wayback Machine,
archived in June of 2000.
I have attempted to both update the attributions (which were largely omitted in
the original collection) and to match them with multiple versions and midis
Much of the attibution information and comments come from
"Mudcat - Digital Traditions" database:
This is a work in progress.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the volunteer nature of The Digital
Tradition, it is difficult to ensure proper attribution and copyright
information for every song included. Please assume that any song which lists a
composer is copyrighted ©. You MUST aquire proper license before using these
songs for ANY commercial purpose. If you have any additional information or
corrections to the credit or copyright information included, please e-mail those
those additions or corrections to us (along with the song title as indexed) so
that we can update the database as soon as possible. Thank You.
Should anyone know how to contact Ken Mcgirr, please let me know.
There are many links on the net pointing to his last website,
another website is also pointed to:
William H. Magill
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Revision: 8 May 2005
Last modified: 8 May 2005