Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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pondeuce seems to indicate that the verses she wrote for the occasion were different, and that this song was written long before the financial calamity, and did refer to the eventful battle of Flodden. Mrs. Cockburn's song has been spoken of in some collections, as an imitation of Jane Elliot's " Flowers of the Forest." The fact is, Mrs. Cockburn's song was written many years earlier than that of Miss Elliot, who was fifteen years her junior.
The air to which the words were first set was three centuries old. but it has been superseded by a more modern one.
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