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The Rantin Dog, The Daddie O’t – Davidona Pittock

Performed by Davidona Pittock

Davina Pittock

Davina Pittock

There is some debate about the subject of this song. Burns revealed that it was addressed ‘to a young girl, a very particular acquaintance of mine, who was at that time under a cloud’. However the identity of the young girl could either be Elizabeth Paton, with whom Burns had a child, or his wife to be, Jean Armour. James Johnson first published this song in the Scots Musical Museum (1790).

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