Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

300 traditional songs, inc sheet music with full piano accompaniment & lyrics.

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
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AFTON WATER.
The following song was written by Burns in honor of Mrs. Dugald Stewart, the first person of high position who noticed or encouraged him. Mrs. Stewart inherited Afton Lodge, which was situated ou the bank of Sweet Afton, a small river in Ayrshire.
The melody to which Mr. J. E. Spilman set these plaintive words, is so sweet and so familiar, that I give it in addition to the more elaborate Scottish air.








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