Works with a theme of death (94)

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  1. John Gordon Sinclair

    A Bard's Epitaph

    “Is there a whim-inspired fool ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  2. Alex Norton

    A Fragment [Ballad on the American War]

    “When Guilford good our Pilot stood ...”

    A song written in 1784 and performed by Alex Norton

  3. Vivien Heilbron

    A Mother's Lament

    “Fate gave the word, the arrow sped ...”

    A work performed by Vivien Heilbron

  4. Brian Cox

    A Prayer in the Prospect of Death

    “O Thou unknown, Almighty Cause ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Brian Cox

  5. Daniela Nardini

    A Verse composed and repeated by Burns

    “When death's dark stream I ferry o'er, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Daniela Nardini

  6. Gerry Carruthers

    Adam Armour's Prayer

    “Gude pity me, because I'm little ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  7. Liam Brennan

    Address to the Deil

    “O Thou! Whatever title suit thee! ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Liam Brennan

  8. Phyllida Law

    Address, to the shade of Thomson, on crowning his bust, at Ednam, Roxburghshire, with bays

    “While virgin Spring, by Eden's flood ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllida Law

  9. Alan Cumming

    Death and Doctor Hornbook

    “Some books are lies frae end to end, ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  10. Tom Fleming

    Elegy On The Death Of Robert Ruisseaux

    “Now Robin lies in his last lair ...”

    An epitaph performed by Tom Fleming

  11. Siobhan Redmond

    Elegy On The Death of Sir James Hunter Blair

    “The lamp of day, with-ill presaging glare ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  12. Alan Cumming

    Elegy On The Late Miss Burnet Of Monboddo

    “Life ne'er exulted in so rich a prize, ...”

    An elegy written in 1791 and performed by Alan Cumming

  13. John Bett

    Elegy on Mr William Cruikshank A.M.

    “Now honest William's gaen to Heaven ...”

    An elegy written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  14. Gary Lewis

    Elegy on Peg Nicholson

    “Peg Nicholson was a good bay mare ...”

    An elegy written in 1790 and performed by Gary Lewis

  15. Richard Wilson

    Epigram On Said Occasion

    “O Death, had'st thou but spar'd his life ...”

    An epigram written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  16. Simon Tait

    Epigram on Captain Francis Grose, The Celebrated Antiquary

    “The devil got notice that Grose was a-dying ...”

    An epigram written in 1790 and performed by Simon Tait

  17. Richard Wilson

    Epigram. Another On The Said Occasion

    “One Queen Artemisia, as old stories tell, ...”

    An epigram written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  18. Gerry Carruthers

    Epistle to James Smith

    “Dear Smith, the sleest, pawkie thief ...”

    An epistle written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  19. Derek Riddell

    Epitaph

    “Lo worms enjoy the seat of bliss ...”

    An epitaph performed by Derek Riddell

  20. Crawford Logan

    Epitaph For Mr Walter Riddell

    “Sic a reptile was Wat, sic a miscreant slave ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Crawford Logan

  21. John Gordon Sinclair

    Epitaph For William Nicol

    “Ye maggots, feed on Nicol's brain ...”

    An epitaph written in 1788 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  22. Richard Wilson

    Epitaph On A Henpecked Country Squire

    “As father Adam first was fool'd, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  23. John Sessions

    Epitaph On Holy Willie

    “Here Holy Willie's sair worn clay ...”

    An epitaph written in 1785 and performed by John Sessions

  24. John Gordon Sinclair

    Epitaph On Robert Muir

    “What man could esteem, or what what woman could love ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  25. Lorraine McIntosh

    Epitaph On Wm. Graham, Esq of Mossknowe

    “'Stop thief!' Dame nature called to Death ...”

    An epitaph written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  26. Paul Higgins

    Epitaph for Gavin Hamilton Esq

    “The poor man weeps - here Gavin sleeps ...”

    An epitaph written in 1786 and performed by Paul Higgins

  27. Clare Grogan

    Epitaph for Hugh Logan

    “Here lyes Squire Hugh - ye harlot crew ...”

    An epitaph written in and performed by Clare Grogan

  28. Elaine C Smith

    Epitaph for Robert Aiken Esq;

    “Know thou, O stranger to the fame ...”

    An epitaph written in 1786 and performed by Elaine C Smith

  29. Jonathan Watson

    Epitaph for the Author's Father

    “O ye whose cheek the tear of pity stains ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  30. Annette Crosbie

    Epitaph on D- C-

    “Here lies in earth a root of Hell ...”

    An epitaph performed by Annette Crosbie

  31. Alan Cumming

    Epitaph on John Bushby Esq

    “Here lies John Bushby-honest man ...”

    A song written in 1796 and performed by Alan Cumming

  32. Lorraine McIntosh

    Epitaph on Mr Burton

    “Here, cursing swearing Burton lies ...”

    An epitaph written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  33. Elaine C Smith

    Epitaph on Tam the Chapman

    “As Tam the chapman on a day ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Elaine C Smith

  34. Elaine C Smith

    Epitaph on Wee Johnie

    “Whoe'er thou art, O reader, know, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1786 and performed by Elaine C Smith

  35. Paul Higgins

    Epitaph on a Celebrated Ruling Elder

    “Here Sowter Hood in Death does sleep ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Paul Higgins

  36. Jonathan Watson

    Epitaph on a Noisy Polemic

    “Below thir stanes lie Jamie's banes ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  37. Blythe Duff

    Epitaph on a Wag in Mauchline

    “Lament 'im, Mauchline husbands a' ...”

    An epitaph written in 1785 and performed by Blythe Duff

  38. Barbara Rafferty

    Epitaph. Here lies Robert Fergusson, Poet

    “No sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous lay, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  39. Phyllida Law

    Extempore - on some commemorations of Thomson

    “Dost thou not rise, indignant shade ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllida Law

  40. Stuart McQuarrie

    Fragment [Now health forsakes that angel face]

    “Now health forsakes that angel face ...”

    A poem performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  41. Cal Macaninch

    Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear

    “Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  42. David Rintoul

    Highland Mary

    “Ye banks, and braes, and streams around ...”

    A song written in 1792 and performed by David Rintoul

  43. Gary Lewis

    Hughie Graham

    “Our lords are to the mountains gane ...”

    A song written in 1792 and performed by Gary Lewis

  44. Gerry Carruthers

    In the character of a ruined Farmer

    “The sun he is sunk in the west ...”

    A song written in 1771-9 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  45. Eileen McCallum

    John Anderson My Jo

    “John Anderson, my jo, John ...”

    A song written in 1789 and performed by Eileen McCallum

  46. Alison Peebles

    Killiecrankie

    “Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad! ...”

    A song written in 1790 and performed by Alison Peebles

  47. Phyllis Logan

    Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots, On The Approach Of Spring

    “Now Nature hangs her mantle green ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  48. John Cairney

    Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

    “The wind blew hollow frae the hills ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  49. Blythe Duff

    Lines Addressed to Mr John Ranken

    “Ae day, as Death, that grusome carl ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Blythe Duff

  50. Douglas Henshall

    Lines, wrote by Burns, while on his deathbed

    “He who of Ranken sang, lies stiff and dead ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  51. Annette Crosbie

    Lord Ronald My Son

    “O where hae ye been, Lord Ronald, my son? ...”

    A poem performed by Annette Crosbie

  52. Bill Paterson

    Man Was Made To Mourn

    “When chill November's surly blast ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Bill Paterson

  53. Paul Young

    McPherson's Farewell

    “Farewell, ye dungeons dark and strong ...”

    A song written in 1788 and performed by Paul Young

  54. Ralph Riach

    Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle

    “O Merry hae I been teethin' a heckle ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Ralph Riach

  55. Stella Gonet

    Monody on Maria

    “How cold is that bosom which folly once fired ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Stella Gonet

  56. Phyllida Law

    Ode, sacred to the memory of Mrs Oswald of Auchencruive

    “Dweller in yon dungeon dark ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Phyllida Law

  57. Crawford Logan

    On An Innkeeper In Tarbolton

    “Here lies a mock Marquis, whose titles were shamm'd ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Crawford Logan

  58. Alan Cumming

    On An Innkeeper Nicknamed The Marquis

    “Here lies a mock Marquis, whose titles were shamm'd ...”

    An epitaph written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  59. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Captain Lascelles

    “When Lascelles thought fit from this world to depart ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  60. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Captain William Roddirk of Corbiston

    “Light lay the earth on Billy's breast ...”

    An epitaph written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  61. John Shedden

    On Fergusson B

    “Ill-fated genius! Heaven-taught Fergusson ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  62. Stella Gonet

    On Gabriel Richardson

    “Here brewer Gabriel's fire's extinct ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Stella Gonet

  63. John Bett

    On Jessy Lewars

    “Talk not to me of savages ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by John Bett

  64. Liz Lochhead

    On John Morine, laird of Laggan

    “When Morine, deceased, to the Devil went down ...”

    An epigram written in 1793 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  65. Liz Lochhead

    On Maxwell of Cardoness

    “Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness ...”

    An epigram written in 1794 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  66. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Robert Riddel

    “To Riddel, much-lamented man ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  67. Blythe Duff

    On Wee Johnie

    “Whoe'er thou art, O reader, know ...”

    An epitaph written in 1786 and performed by Blythe Duff

  68. Alan Cumming

    On a Suicide One

    “Here lies in earth a root of Hell ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Alan Cumming

  69. Alan Cumming

    On a Suicide Two

    “Earth'd up, here lies an imp o' hell, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Alan Cumming

  70. Liam Brennan

    On the Birth of a Posthumous Child, born in peculiar circumstances of Family-Distress

    “Sweet flow'ret, pledge o' meikle love, ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by Liam Brennan

  71. David Hayman

    On the death of Echo, a Lap-dog

    “In wood and wild, ye warbling throng ...”

    An epitaph written in 1793 and performed by David Hayman

  72. Kate Dickie

    On the death of the late Lord President Dundas

    “Lone on the bleaky hills, the straying flocks ...”

    An elegy written in 1787 and performed by Kate Dickie

  73. John Cairney

    Orananaoig, or The Song of Death

    “Farewell, thou fair day; thou green earth; and ye skies, ...”

    A song written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  74. Jonathan Watson

    Poem on Life

    “My honored colonel, deep I feel ...”

    An epistle written in 1796 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  75. Elaine C Smith

    Poor Mailie's Elegy

    “Lament in rhyme, lament in prose ...”

    An elegy written in 1783 and performed by Elaine C Smith

  76. Liam Brennan

    Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn

    “Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, ...”

    A song written in 1793 and performed by Liam Brennan

  77. Phyllida Law

    Sonnet, on the death of Robert Riddel, Esq. of Glen Riddel, April 1974

    “No more, ye warblers of the wood, no more ...”

    An epitaph performed by Phyllida Law

  78. Eileen McCallum

    Tam Samson's Elegy

    “Has auld Kilmarnock seen the Deil? ...”

    An elegy written in 1786 and performed by Eileen McCallum

  79. Liam Brennan

    The Auld Man's mare's dead

    “She was cut-luggit, painch-lippit, ...”

    A song written in 1795 and performed by Liam Brennan

  80. Blythe Duff

    The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie, The Author's Only Pet Yowe, An Unco Mournfu' Tale

    “As Mailie, an' her lambs thegither ...”

    A poem written in 1783 and performed by Blythe Duff

  81. Annette Crosbie

    The Highland Widow's Lament

    “Oh, I am come to the low Countrie ...”

    A song written in 1794 and performed by Annette Crosbie

  82. Douglas Henshall

    The Jolly Beggars : I am a son of Mars

    “I am a Son of Mars who have been in many wars ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  83. David Hayman

    The Lovely Lass o' Inverness

    “The luvely Lass o' Inverness ...”

    A song written in 1794 and performed by David Hayman

  84. Juliet Cadzow

    The Minstrel at Lincluden

    “As I stood by yon roofless tower ...”

    A song performed by Juliet Cadzow

  85. John Cairney

    There'll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame

    “By yon Castle wa', at the close of the day, ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  86. Phyllis Logan

    Thou Hast Left Me Ever Jamie

    “Thou hast left me ever, Jamie ...”

    A song written in 1793 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  87. Billy Boyd

    To Alexander Cunningham

    “My godlike Friend - nay do not stare ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Billy Boyd

  88. John Bett

    To Chloris

    “'Tis Friendship's pledge, my young, fair Friend ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  89. John Shedden

    To John Kennedy

    “Farewel, dear Friend! May Guid luck hit you ...”

    An epitaph written in 1786 and performed by John Shedden

  90. Dougray Scott

    To Mary in Heaven

    “Thou lingering star with lessening ray ...”

    A song written in 1795 and performed by Dougray Scott

  91. Derek Riddell

    To Ruin

    “All hail! inexorable lord! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Derek Riddell

  92. Karen Dunbar

    To the Memory of the Unfortunate Miss Burns

    “Like to a fading flower in May, ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Karen Dunbar

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