This song is one of those written down by Robert Burns as part of his longstanding project to preserve traditional Scottish songs for posterity (Auld Lang Syne was his 'greatest hit' among the 300 or so songs he recorded).
The song was first published with a tune written by Pietro Urbani, a Scots singer to whom Burns gave his version of the traditional words, and was later published with other tunes until it was paired with the tune Low Down in the Broom. It was this version, published in 1821, which became the most famous. There have been lots of versions, including:
Sunday 17 September
Busking on the Peaceful Portway
Sat 23rd September
2.00 - 3.00, Mina Rd Railway Tunnel for the St Werburghs Arts Trail.
Joint Concert with People of Note, St Pauls Church, Bedminster.
Saturday 9 December
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert, Colston Hall.
Saturday 16 December
Christmas Concert, St Albans Church
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute Atrium
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All