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The Second Commonplace Book of Robert Burns (page 03 of 40)

Introduction:
Burns when he was in Edinburgh decided to create his second Commonplace Book where he could record his thoughts and compositions as they occurred to him. Commenced on April 9th 1787, its pages are numbered from 1 to 40 with pages 23-26 missing. The bulk of the pages contain copies of poems, which he saved for later use, and his personal reflections are confined to the first dozen or so pages.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT190C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
The Second Commonplace Book of Robert Burns
Subject:
This version has totally different words in the chorus and in line one the word birkie was replaced by lad. Line 3 of verse 4 was also changed in entirety and probably for the better. Verses 5 and 6 are on page 4 of the book.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
When:
9th April 1787 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This version has totally different words in the chorus and in line one the word birkie was replaced by lad. Line 3 of verse 4 was also changed in entirety and probably for the better. Verses 5 and 6 are on page 4 of the book.
Description:
Page 3 is a version of the poem more usually published under the title 'Rantin Rovin Robin' (poem no 140) however here the name Davie was used and presumably it was changed to Robin some time later. The song published under the title 'Dainty Davie' is an entirely different and unrelated composition.