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|Ye banks and braes|
As with Comin' through the rye, "Ye banks and braes" is song known in childhood but never learned it until coming across it in Andrew Gant's Folk Songs of the British Isles. The text is by Robert Burns and can be found in the The Scots Musical Museum (1782-1803) and the melody is traditional Scottish also known as The Caledonian Hunt's Delight
This tune is truly delightful, for my taste melody and text are a perfect match. It is a gentle two-verse song of a young girl betrayed in love and, left with a thorn (sic)!
"Ye banks and braes" has been recorded by:
Kenneth McKellar on "The Very Best of Kenneth McKellar" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Various Artists on "Hearts of Oak: Songs of the British Isles" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Martin Jones on "Grainger: The Complete Piano Music / Martin Jones"
Various Artists on "Bonnie Scotland"
Benjamin Luxon on "I love my love"
Various Artists on "Songs of Scotland"
Various Artists on "20 Favourites from the Scottish"
Various Artists on "40 Scottish Melodies"
Carl Wilson on "Scottish Ceilidh Singsong"