Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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

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The author of "Lord Ullin's Daughter," Thomas Campbell, although boasting of high Scottish ancestry, might have been an American, if the Bostonians had not upset the tea that was passed to them without sugar j for when the Eevolution broke out, his father was a prosperous merchant in Virginia. He returned with his family to Glasgow, where his son Thomas was born, in July, 1777. The poet's life is too well known to need repetition. This ballad of the Highlands of Scotland, was one of the every-day favorites of our grand­parents and great-grandparents.
The music is by George Thomson, the collector of Scottish melodies. In connection with Burns, he did for Scottish music what Sir John Stevenson, in connection with Thomas THoore, did for Irish music. He waf born in Fifeshire, about 1760, and died in Edinburgh, Feb. 16, 1853.