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The Dumfries Volunteers – SMM

smmv6_fullbook - Copy57Performers: Jonathan Kennedy, Claire McBride, Beth Taylor, Alina Horvath, Daniel Mészöly, Nicholas Montgomery

Song 546, volume 6

The air to this song as it appears in the Scots Musical Museum is ‘Push about the jorum’. It was written against the threat of a French invasion.

We decided, in the workshops, that this was really a British call to arms and so we pulled in other voices to make up a chorus (even though, presumably, the chorus in Burns’s day would have been all-male!).

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Beth, Claire

*This song is part of the Robert Burns Period Performance project.