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My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
YouTube ^ | May 13, 2006 | Dayfornight

Posted on 01/25/2011 5:31:19 AM PST by Sparky1776

0, my love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. 0, my love is like a melody, that's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair thou art, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt wi' the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands of life shall run.

And fare the weel, my only love! And fare the well awhile! And I will come again, my love. Tho it were ten thousand mile!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Poetry
KEYWORDS: burns; godsgravesglyphs; robertburns; scotland; scotlandyet
More on Burns, womanizer, drunk, commie? You decide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruJ6mmZ0cbU

1 posted on 01/25/2011 5:31:20 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Moral Reprobate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruJ6mmZ0cbU

“My Love is Like a Red Red Rose” by the lovely Eddi Reader:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUs-5dHFksw


2 posted on 01/25/2011 5:34:45 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Happy Birthday!!!!!!


3 posted on 01/25/2011 5:36:38 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Sparky1776

Well, I would not condemn him as a commie. Economic conditions were so dreadful back then, there were so many people suffering and actually starving to death in Scotland and the abuses of the aristocracy so cruel and prevalent, that a compassionate soul who could not predict the future might well support some ideas to equalize matters a bit.

But he was pretty hard on the womenfolk, for sure! Poor Jean bore him nine children, and it seems he could hardly look at a woman without starting a child. A naughty lad.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 5:39:58 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ottbmare
Economic conditions were so dreadful back then, there were so many people suffering and actually starving to death in Scotland and the abuses of the aristocracy so cruel and prevalent, that a compassionate soul who could not predict the future might well support some ideas to equalize matters a bit.

Also the excuse for the Bolsheviks.

5 posted on 01/25/2011 5:42:30 AM PST by what's up
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To: ottbmare
...But he was pretty hard on the womenfolk, for sure! Poor Jean bore him nine children, and it seems he could hardly look at a woman without starting a child. A naughty lad.

Well...I suppose that "A Man's A Man for A' That." :)

Happy birthday, Rabbie! I'm going to pass on the haggis, though.

6 posted on 01/25/2011 5:50:03 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (A zebra does not change its spots~Al "Nature Watch" Gore)
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To: ottbmare
A naughty lad.

But eventually a penintent one.

Reader attend-whether thy soul
Soars fancy flights beyond the pole
Or darkling grubs this earthly hole
In low Pursuit
Know, prudent, cautious, self controul
Is wisdom's root.

7 posted on 01/25/2011 5:52:36 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: what's up

“Also the excuse for the Bolsheviks”

True but here he sounds more like a Tea Party type (though he was a revenue officer at one time) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKT7qxk9-pw


8 posted on 01/25/2011 5:59:34 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
Difference is that Tea Partiers are trying to build up the influence of the church to combat socialism.

Burns was trying to tear down the influence of the church, thus aiding socialistic ideas.

His "free-love" practices are a dead giveaway. He would have been fully content belonging to the SDS in the 60's.

9 posted on 01/25/2011 6:07:03 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

“Burns was trying to tear down the influence of the church, thus aiding socialistic ideas.”

There was no separation of chuch & state in Scotland then, he would have fit in nicely during the American Revolution - and clearly sided with the people in the French Revolution - to be fair the commies didn’t come around till well after his death.

Interesting points though.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 6:39:44 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
I love that guy's cigars...;-)


11 posted on 01/25/2011 6:44:54 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sparky1776

Burns’ bohemian lifestyle wouldn’t have put him in good stead with the Founding Fathers. His strident anti-churchism would also have made him unpopular. The French Revolution was more his style. Even Thomas Jefferson came to renounce the French Revolution for its over-the-top mob rule.

The seeds of communism were born in the French revolution.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 6:46:42 AM PST by what's up
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To: Sparky1776
Nice. I like Bill Douglas' arrangement with the Ars Nova Singers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Sc-Xht3yU
13 posted on 01/25/2011 6:52:54 AM PST by mancini
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To: sionnsar

~ Scots Ping ~


14 posted on 01/25/2011 1:24:49 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: mancini

That was very nice Mancini - Thank you!


15 posted on 01/25/2011 1:25:40 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Joe 6-pack

Do they still sell them Joe? Haven’t had one in years!


16 posted on 01/25/2011 1:26:29 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Timocrat

I agree!


17 posted on 01/25/2011 1:27:53 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
Here you go!
18 posted on 01/25/2011 1:43:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Thanks to Sparky1776 for the ping!
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19 posted on 01/25/2011 1:47:48 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Sparky1776
An Englishman is being shown around a Scottish hospital.

At the end of his visit, he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no obvious signs of injury. He goes to examine the first man he sees, and the man proclaims:

Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain e' the puddin' race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
  painch tripe or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
  as lang's my arm.
 

The Englishman, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, and immediately the patient launches into:

Some hae meat, and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
 

This continues with the next patient:

Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie,
O what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
  wi' bickering brattle.
I wad be laith to run and chase thee,
  wi' murdering prattle!"
 

"Well," the Englishman mutters to his Scottish colleague, "I see you saved the psychiatric ward for the last."

"Nay, nay," the Scottish doctor corrected him, "this is the Serious Burns unit."

 
 

— From Rampant Scotland, Scottish Snippets, 23-Feb-02

20 posted on 01/25/2011 1:54:04 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar

Thanks sionnsar. BTW, that gif animation is one of the best on the web. :’)


21 posted on 01/25/2011 3:37:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Bobby Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, on January 25, 1759. I wonder if that's Julian or Gregorian? If I were going to take the low road and piss and moan about his faults, I'd probably just post this link: Wonder of wonders, a city now associated with drunken Irishmen -- Boston Mass -- has a statue to the man: And there's a recipe there for Scotch Eggs. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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22 posted on 01/25/2011 3:45:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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23 posted on 01/25/2011 3:48:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: sionnsar

LOL!


24 posted on 01/25/2011 3:51:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: what's up

In Soviet Russia, Burns was elevated as the archetypal poet of the people. A new translation of Burns proved enormously popular. The Soviet Union was the first country in the world to honour Burns with a commemorative stamp in 1956.

The English Romantic poets were a strange bunch. Blake was an anarchist, If Shelley had lived longer he probably would have been a communist.


25 posted on 01/27/2011 6:41:43 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Interesting info. Thanks.


26 posted on 01/27/2011 10:36:12 AM PST by what's up
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