Robert Burns
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1759-01-25
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Robert Burns Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

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Ae fond kiss
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Ae fond kiss
Traditional Scottish, Anne Dorsam, Peter Brown, Evelyn Read, Robert Burns, Serge Hovey & Jean Redpath
Mary Morrison
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Mary Morrison
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Auld Lang Syne
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Auld Lang Syne
Jean Redpath
Galloway Tam (feat. Robert Burns)
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Galloway Tam (feat. Robert Burns)
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Ye banks and braes
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Ye banks and braes
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When Rosy May Comes in Wi Flowers
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When Rosy May Comes in Wi Flowers
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My Love is Like a Red, Red rose
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My Love is Like a Red, Red rose
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