Ref. 146 - Jessie, The Flower Of Dunblane / Ye Banks And Braes / Will Ye Gang Tae Kelvin Grove / Come O'er The Stream Charlie

a set of four Scottish airs arranged for accordion 
RH and LH notation with suggested couplers
duration:  3:59
suitable for self-improvers and teaching accordion


Jessie, The Flower O' Dunblane  This song, written by the ‘weaver poet’ Robert Tannahill of Paisley (1774-1810), is believed to have been set to an ancient Scottish melody.  It is not clear, however, why Tannahill should have been inspired by Jessie from Dunblane in Perthshire but it has become one of his most popular songs.

Ye Banks And Braes  This melody was composed by James Miller, a clerk at the General Register House at Edinburgh in the 18th Century.  His friend, Stephen Clarke, afterwards suggested it to Robert Burns who, in 1791, wrote one of his more soulful songs to accompany the tune as he describes a girl lost in thoughts of love as she wanders by the banks of the river Doon in Ayrshire.  Also known as The Banks O’ Doon and Ye Banks And Braes O’ Bonnie Doon

Will Ye Gang Tae Kelvin Grove  The song was written by Thomas Lyle of Paisley (1792-1859) to the tune of The Shearin's No For You.  Kelvingrove appeared in a volume of his works, 'Collected Poems and Songs' in 1837.  Kelvin Grove was a picturesque and richly wooded dell a short distance north west of Glasgow and was a favourite place for young people to meet on summer afternoons.

Come O'er The Stream Charlie  Lyrics by James Hogg (1770-1835), the Ettrick Shepherd.  This is a song commemorating the Jacobite Rising of 1745.  Also known as MacLean’s Welcome.

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