Prose & SongCorrespondence & Poetry

Urtext Edition of Leopold Koželuch’s settings of Robert Burns’s Songs for George Thomson

Edited by Marjorie Rycroft

This online edition provides readers of Kirsteen McCue’s Robert Burns’s Songs for George Thomson (The Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns, Vol IV) the opportunity to explore the Scottish Airs that George Thomson commissioned from Leopold Koželuch to which Thomson set the verses of Robert Burns. It complements previous Urtext editions (ed. Rycroft et al) of Thomson’s Scottish Airs arranged by Pleyel, Haydn and Weber. A critical commentary on the edition can be read here.

Press on a Koželuch Edition number to open a PDF of the corresponding music score. Press on a column heading to order the table by the column; press a second time to reverse the order.

Koželuch Edition Thomson No Glasgow T No Air Song Title First Line
1 SCOSA (B), 26 8 Locherroch Side O stay, sweet warbling Wood-lark O stay, sweet warbling Woodlark, stay,
2 SCOSA (B), 27 9 The flowers of Edinburgh Here is the glen, &c. Here is the glen, and here the bower,
3 SCOSA (B), 28 10 The seventh of November The day returns &c. The day returns, my bosom burns,
4a SCOSA (S1a), 29 11 O Jean I love thee O Were I on Parnassus Hill O were I on Parnassus hill;
4b SCOSA (B), 29 11 O Jean I love thee O Were I on Parnassus Hill O were I on Parnassus hill;
5a unpublished 12 Cauld kail in Aberdeen How lang and dreary is the night How lang and dreary is the night,
5b SCOSA (B), 31 12 Cauld kail in Aberdeen How lang and dreary is the night How lang and dreary is the night,
6a unpublished 13 Craigieburn Wood Sweet fa’s the eve on Craigieburn,
6b SCOSA (B), 32 13 Craigieburn Wood Sweet Fa’s the Eve on Craigieburn Sweet fa’s the eve on Craigieburn,
7 SCOSA (B), 33 14 The collier’s bonie lassie O saw ye bonie Lesley O saw ye bonie Lesley,
7 SCOSA (B), 33 15 The collier’s bonie lassie Deluded Swain, the Pleasure Deluded swain, the pleasure
8 SCOSA (B), 35 16 My Love she’s but a lassie yet My Love she’s but a Lassie yet My Love she’s but a lassie yet,
9a unpublished 17 The posie O Love will venture in, where it dare na weel be seen;
9b SCOSA (B), 36 17 The posie O love will venture In &c. O Love will venture in, where it dare na weel be seen;
9c SCOSA(S1a), 36 17 The posie O love will venture In &c. O Love will venture in, where it dare na weel be seen;
10 SCOSA (B), 37 18 The deuks dang o’er my daddy Nae gentle dames, &c. Nae gentle dames, tho’ e’er sae fair,
11 SCOSA (B), 38 19 Lord Gregory O mirk, mirk is the midnight hour O mirk, mirk is this midnight hour,
12a unpublished 20 The auld wife ayont the fire Where Cart rins rowing to the sea,
12b SCOSA (B), 39 20 The auld wife ayont the fire Where Cart Rins Rowing to the Sea Where Cart rins rowing to the sea,
13 SCOSA (B), 40 21 She’s fair and fause She’s fair and fause, &c. She’s fair and fause that causes my smart,
14 SCOSA (B), 42 22 The bonny brucket lassie Turn again, thou fair Eliza Turn again, thou fair Eliza,
15 SCOSA (B), 43 23 The Caledonian Hunt’s delight Ye banks and braes o’ bonie Doon Ye banks and braes o’ bonie Doon,
16 SCOSA (B), 45 24 Finlayston House Fate gave the word, &c. Fate gave the word, the arrow sped,
17a SCOSA (B), 46 25 Bonny Dundee True hearted was he, &c. True hearted was he the sad swain of the Yarrow,
17b SCOSA (S1a), 46 25 Bonny Dundee True hearted was he, &c. True hearted was he the sad swain of the Yarrow,
18 SCOSA (B), 48 26 Duncan Gray Duncan Gray came here to woo Duncan Gray came here to woo,
18 SCOSA (B), 48 27 Duncan Gray Let Not Woman E’er Complain Let not woman e’er complain
19 SCOSA (B), 49 28 I had a horse and I had nae mair O poortith cauld, &c. O poortith cauld, and restless love,
20 SCOSA (B), 50 29 Here’s a health to my true love The lazy mist hangs, &c. The lazy mist hangs from the brow of the hill,
21a unpublished 30 John Anderson my jo John Anderson My Jo. John Anderson, my jo, John when Nature first began
21b SCOSA (C), 51 30 John Anderson my jo John Anderson My Jo. John Anderson, my jo, John when Nature first began
21c SCOSA (S2a), 51 30 John Anderson my jo John Anderson My Jo. John Anderson, my jo, John when Nature first began
21b SCOSA (C), 51 31 John Anderson my jo How Cruel are the Parents How cruel are the parents
21c SCOSA (S2a), 51 31 John Anderson my jo How Cruel are the Parents How cruel are the parents
22 SCOSA (C), 52 32 The Lothian lassie Last May a braw wooer &c. Last May a braw wooer cam’ down the lang glen,
23a SCOSA (C), 53 33 We’ll gang nae mair to yon town O wat ye wha’s in yon town O wat ye wha’s in yon town,
23b SCOSA (S2a), 53 33 We’ll gang nae mair to yon town O wat ye wha’s in yon town O wat ye wha’s in yon town,
24 SCOSA (C), 54 34 John, come kiss me now In simmer when the hay was mawn In simmer when the hay was mawn,
25 SCOSA (C), 56 35 This is no my ain house O this is no my ain Lassie O this is no my ain lassie,
26 SCOSA (C), 57 36 Logie o’ Buchan O Logie o’ Buchan O Logie o’ Buchan, O Logie the Laird,
27 SCOSA (C), 58 37 The quaker’s wife Blythe have I been on yon hill Blyth ha’e I been on yon hill,
28 SCOSA (C), 59 38 Up in the morning early And O for ane & twenty, Tam And O for ane and twenty, Tam!
28 SCOSA (C), 59 39 Up in the morning early Thine Am I, My Faithful Fair Thine am I my faithful fair,
29 SCOSA (C), 61 40 Andrew and his cutty gun Blythe, blythe & merry was she Blythe, blythe, and merry was she,
30 SCOSA (C), 62 41 My Jo Janet O sweet Sir for your courtesie Husband, husband, cease your strife,
31 SCOSA (C), 65 42 Lumps o’ puddings Contented wi’ little & canty wi’ mair Contented wi’ little, and canty wi’ mair,
32 SCOSA (C), 66 43 Tam Glen My heart is a breaking dear Titty My heart is a-breaking, dear titty
33 SCOSA (C), 67 44 Morag O wat ye wha that lo’es me O wat ye wha that lo’es me,
33 SCOSA (C), 67 45 Morag Loud Blaw the Frosty Breezes Loud blaw the frosty breezes,
34a SCOSA (C), 68 46 Auld lang syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
34b SCOSA (S2a), 68 46 Auld lang syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
35 SCOSA (C), 69 47 Dainty Davie Now rosy May comes in wi’ flowers Now rosy May comes in wi’ flowers
35 SCOSA (C), 69 48 Dainty Davie It was the Charming Month of May It was the charming month of May
36a unpublished 49 Roy’s wife Canst thou leave me thus, my Katy
36b SCOSA (C), 70 49 Roy’s wife Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch
37a unpublished 50 My tocher’s the jewel O meikle thinks my love o my beauty,
37b SCOSA (C), 73 50 My tocher’s the jewel O meikle thinks my Love &c. O meikle thinks my love o’ my beauty,
38a SCOSA (C), 74 51 Lewie Gordon O send Lewie Gordon hame O send Lewie Gordon hame
38b SCOSA (S2a), 74 51 Lewie Gordon O send Lewie Gordon hame O send Lewie Gordon hame
39 SCOSA (C), 75 52 Here’s a health to them that’s awa’ Here’s a health to ane I lo’e dear Here’s a health to ane I lo’e dear;
40 SCOSA (D), 77 54 The sutor’s doughter Wilt thou be my Dearie Wilt thou be my dearie?
41 SCOSA (D), 79 55 Allan Water What Numbers shall the Muse repeat What numbers shall the Muse repeat?
42 SCOSA (D), 83 57 Katharine Ogie Ye banks and braes, &c. Ye banks, and braes, and streams around
43 SCOSA (D), 85 58 Farewell to Ayr The Gloomy Night is gathering Fast The gloomy night is gath’ring fast,
44a SCOSA (D), 88 60 On a bank of flowers On a Bank of Flowers on a Summers Day On a bank of flowers in a summer day,
44b SCOSA(S2a), 88 60 On a bank of flowers On a Bank of Flowers on a Summers Day On a bank of flowers in a summer day,
45 SCOSA (D), 89 61 Wishaw’s favourite O My Love’s Like the Red Rose. O my Love’s like the red red rose,
46 SCOSA (D), 90 62 The lammy Whar hae ye been a’ day Whar hae ye been a’ day, my bot Tammy?
47a unpublished 63 The hopeless lover Now Spring has clad the grove in green,
47b SCOSA (D), 91 63 The hopeless lover Now Spring has Clad Now Spring has clad the grove in green,
48 SCOSA (D), 93 65 Alley Croaker Come, let me take thee to my Breast Come, let me take thee to my breast,
48 SCOSA (D), 93 66 Alley Croaker Now Westlin Winds, &c. Now westlin winds and Sportsmen’s guns,
49a SCOSA (D), 94 67 O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad O whistle, and I’ll come to you O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad,
49b SCOSA(S2a), 94 67 O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad O whistle, and I’ll come to you O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad,
49a SCOSA (D), 94 68 O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad The Whistle,– A Ballad I sing of a Whistle, a Whistle of worth,
49b SCOSA(S2a), 94 68 O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad The Whistle,– A Ballad I sing of a Whistle, a Whistle of worth,
50 SCOSA (D), 95 69 The humours of Glen Their groves of Sweet Myrtle Their groves of sweet myrtle let foreign lands reckon,
51 SCOSA (D), 96 70 Irish Air – [Ulican dubh oh] Farewel dear Mistress of my Soul Farewell, dear mistress of my soul,
52 SCOSA (D), 97 71 Irish Air – Captain Okain The Small Birds Rejoice The small birds rejoice on the green leaves returning,
53a unpublished 72 Irish Air – Savourna deligh Slow spreads the gloom my soul desires,
53b SCOSA (D), 98 72 Irish Air – Savourna deligh Slow Spreads the Gloom, &c. Slow spreads the gloom my soul desires,
54 SCOSA (D), 99 73 Irish Air – Coolun Now In her green Mantle Now in her green mantle blythe Nature arrays,
55 SCOSA (D), 100 74 Irish Air – Balinamona ora Awa’ wi’ your witchcraft &c. Awa’ wi’ your witchcraft o’ beauty’s alarms,
56 SCOWA (W2), 37 170 Serch hudol – The allurement of love The allurement of love To thee, lov’d Dee, thy gladsome vales
57 SCOSA (S2e), 91 63 Happy Dick Dawson Now Spring has clad &c. Now spring has clad the grove in green,
58 SCOSA (S1f), 46 98 Rise up and bar the door Does haughty Gaul invasion threat Does haughty Gaul invasion threat?
59 unpublished 118 Kellyburn Braes There liv’d ance a carle in Kellyburn Braes,
60 unpublished 174A Young Jockey was the blythest lad Young Jockey was the blythest lad
61 unpublished 128 Kitty Tyrell The lovely lass of Inverness,
62a unpublished 105 Let me in this ae night O lassie, art thou sleeping yet,
62b unpublished 105 Let me in this ae night O lassie, art thou sleeping yet,
63 unpublished 99 The mucking o’ Geordie’s byre Adown winding Nith I did wander,
64a unpublished 110 A Jacobite Air. Phely & Willy O Phely, happy be that day
64b unpublished 110 A Jacobite Air. Phely & Willy O Phely, happy be that day
65 unpublished 107 Deil tak’ the wars Sleep’st thou, or wak’st thou, fairest creature
66 unpublished 102 Oran gaoil Behold the hour, the boat arrive!
67 unpublished 104 Green grow the rashes There’s nought but care on ev’ry han’,
68 unpublished 109 The Poet’s ain Jean Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw,
69 unpublished 117 The happy trio / The happy topers O Willie brew’d a peck o’ maut,
70a unpublished 123 Oonagh Sae flaxen were her ringlets,
70b unpublished 123 Oonagh Sae flaxen were her ringlets,
71a unpublished 114 Whistle o’er the lave o’t First when Maggy was my care;
71b unpublished 114 Whistle o’er the lave o’t First when Maggy was my care;
72 unpublished 115 Strathallan’s lament Thickest night surround my dwelling!
73 unpublished 138 For the sake o’ somebody My heart is sair, I darena tell
74 unpublished 124 Tibbie Fowler Tibbie Fowler o’ the glen,
75 unpublished 171 Macgregor of Ruara’s lament Raving winds around her blowing
76 unpublished 120 The white cockade A Highland lad my love was born,
77 unpublished 139 Bonny wee thing Bonny wee thing, canny wee thing