The Songs of Robert Burns: a Discography

Jean Redpath's recordings of the songs of Robert Burns

Two major recording projects over the years have yielded 7 CDs which are devoted to the works of Scotland's national bard. Many of you have asked for an index of the songs, so here Jean offers a way to find your favorites from the tracks that she has recorded. Further information can be found in Details of Individual Recordings.

Working for many years with the late Serge Hovey, Jean sang his arrangements for seven LP/cassette collections all of which are now on CD. These have accompaniments that range from piano only to large ensembles (string and wind).

SONGS OF BURNS researched and arranged by Serge Hovey

Songs of Burns arr. Serge Hovey: Vols 1 & 2
now available in CD PH 1187
In U.K. Greentrax CDTrax 114

Songs of Burns arr. Serge Hovey: Vols 3 & 4
now available in CD PH 1188
In U.K. Greentrax CDTrax 115

Songs of Burns arr. Serge Hovey: Vols 5 & 6
now available in CD PH 1189
In U.K. Greentrax CDTrax 116

Songs of Burns arr. Serge Hovey: Vol. 7
available in CD PH 1126
In U.K. Greentrax CDTrax 029

Serge's wife and son have continued his life's work and there are now two printed volumes of the Hovey arrangements available from MelBay

The Robert Burns Song Book Vol 1
The Robert Burns Song Book Vol 2

During these same years, Jean worked in Scotland with Douglas Gray of Scottish Records and produced four cassettes of the songs of Burns which are now presented on three generous CDs. Here the voice is most often a cappella except on a few tracks where Jean provides her own guitar accompaniment.

THE SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS from the Scots Musical Museum

Volume 1 Jean Redpath Records JR 103
Volume 2 Jean Redpath Records JR 104
Volume 3 Jean Redpath Records JR 105

The source for much of this material was from the definitive book on the subject:

The Songs of Robert Bums
ed. Donald Low
Routledge Kegan Paul, 1993

N.B. For the sake of a complete reference we have included those songs that were on some early tracks of recordings that are no longer in print.

Title Record ID# First Line
Address to the Woodlark Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 Oh, stay sweet warbling woodlark, stay
Ae fond kiss Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Ae fond kiss and then we sever
Amang the Trees Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 Amang the trees where humming bees
As I went out ae May morning Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 As I went out ae May morning
Auld Lang Syne Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Auld Lang Syne Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Auld Lang Syne Jean Redpath Live! JR 111 Dbl CD Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Auld man's mare's dead Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 The auld man's mare's dead
Ay waukin' O Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Ay waukin' O
Bairns gat oot wi' an unco shout Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 The bairns gat oot wi' an unco shout
Banks o' Doon Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon
Banks o' Nith (2 versions) Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 The Thames flows proudly to the sea
Battle of Sherra-Moor Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 O cam' ye here the fight tae shun
Behold, my Love Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 Behold, my love
Belles of Mauchline Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 In Mauchline there dwells 6 proper young belles
Beware o' Bonnie Ann Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Ye gallants bricht I rede ye richt
Birks o' Aberfeldy Scottish Fiddle LIS 7009 oop Bonny lassie will ye go
Birks of Aberfeldy Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Bonny lassie will ye go
Birks of Abergeldie Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Bonny lassie will ye go
Blythe Was She Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Blythe, blythe and merry was she
Bonny lass of Albanie Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 My heart is wae and unco wae
Broom o' the Cowdenknowes Fine Song PH 1110 How blythe ilk morn was I to see
But lately seen in gladsome green Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 But lately seen in gladsome green
By yon castle wa' Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 By yon castle wa' at the break o' the day
Ca' the yowes Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Ca' the yowes to the knowes
Ca' the yowes Laddie Lie Near Me EKL 274 oop Ca' the yowes to the knowes
Can ye Labor Lea? Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 O can ye labor lea?
Can ye Labour Lea? (w. Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 O can ye labour lea?
Cardin' O't Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 I coft a stane o' haslock woo
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 There's cauld kail in Aberdeen
Charlie He's my Darling Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 Twas on a Monday morning
Collier Laddie Midlothian oop I've traivelled east, I've traivelled west
Collier Laddie (with Rod Paterson) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 I've travelled east, I've travelled west
Comin' through the rye Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Gin a body meet a body
Cooper o' Cuddy Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 We'll hide the cooper behint the door
Corn Rigs Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 It was upon a Lammas night
Corn Rigs (with Rod Paterson) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 It was upon a Lammas night
Country Lassie Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 In summer when the hay was mawn
Craigieburn Wood Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Sweet closes the evening on Craigieburn Wood
Dainty Davy First Flight Rndr 11556 Being pursued by the dragoons
Dainty Davy Laddie Lie Near Me EKL 274 oop Being pursued by the dragoons
Dance tunes medley Jean Redpath Live! JR 111 Dbl CD First when Maggie was my care etc
Day Returns Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 The day returns my bosom burns
De'il's awa' wi' the Exciseman Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 The De'il cam' fiddlin' through the toon
De'il's awa' wi' the Exciseman Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 The De'il cam' fiddlin' through the toon
Deuk's dang o'er my Daddie Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 The bairns gat out wi' an unco shout
Does haughty Gaul invasion threat? Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Does haughty Gaul invasion threat?
Duncan Davidson Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 There was a lass, they ca'd her Meg
Dusty Miller Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Hey the dusty miller and his dusty coat
Dusty Miller Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Hey the dusty miller and his dusty coat
Fare ye weel, my Auld Wife Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 O fare ye weel, my auld wife
Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame
Fine Flowers in the Valley Love is Teasin JR 101 She sat down below a thorn
First when Maggie was my care Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 First when Maggie was my care
Flow gently sweet Afton Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Flow gently sweet Afton
Fornicator Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Ye jovial boys who love the joys
Fragment Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 Why, why, must thou cruel
Gae fetch tae me a pint o' wine Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Gae fetch tae me a pint o' wine
Gallant Weaver Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 Where Cart rins rowin' tae the sea
Galloway Tam Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 O Gallowa' Tam cam' here tae woo
Gardener wi' his Paidle Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 When rosy May comes in wi' flowers
Gardener wi'his Paidle Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass When rosy May comes in wi' flowers
German Lairdie Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 What merriment has taen the Whigs?
Gloomy December Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Aince mair I hail thee, thou gloomy December
Green Grow the Rashes (with Rod) *Miller' Reel BBC REH 737 There's nought but care on every hand
Green grow the rashes, O Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 There's nought but care on every hand
Green Grow the Rashes,O Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 There's nought but care on every hand
Gude ale comes Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O gude ale comes
Gude nicht and joy be wi' you a' Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 The nicht is my departing nicht
Guid ale comes Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 O gude ale comes
Had I the Wyte Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Had I the wyte, had I the wyte
Had I the Wyte Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Had I the wyte, had I the wyte
Here's a health to them that's awa' Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Here's a health to them that's awa'
Here's his Health (with Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Although my back be at the wa'
Here's his health in Water Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 Although my back be at the wa'
Here's to thy Health Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Here's to thy health, my bonny lass
Hey How Johnie Lad Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Hey how, my Johnie lad, ye're no sae kind
Hey, Ca' Thro' Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Up wi' the carles o' Dysart
Highland Harry Scottish Fiddle LIS 7009 oop My Harry was a gallant gay
Highland Harry Song of the Seals PH 1054 My Harry was a gallant gay
Highland Lad Jean Redpath Live! JR 111 Dbl CD A Highland lad my love was born
How long and drearie is the night Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass How long and drearie is the night
I hae been at Crookieden Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 I hae been at Crookieden
I'll ay ca' in by yon town Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 I'll ay ca' in by yon town
I'll ay ca' in by yon town Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 I'll ay ca' in by yon town
I'm o'er young to marry yet Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 I'm o'er young to marry yet
It was a' for our Rightfu' King Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 It was a' for our rightfu' King
It was a' for our Rightfu' King Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 It was a' for our rightfu' King
Jamie Come try me Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Jamie come try me
Jamie come try me Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Jamie come try me
Jamie Come Try Me (w. Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Jamie come try me
John Anderson Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 John Anderson, my jo, John
Johnie Blunt Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 There lived a man in yonder glen
Jumpin' John Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Her Daddie forbad, her Minnie forbad
Killiecrankie Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Killiecrankie Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad?
Laddie Lie Near Me *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Lang hae we pairted been
Laddie Lie Near me Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Lang hae we pairted been
Laddie Lie Near me Laddie Lie Near Me EKL 274 oop Lang hae we pairted been
Lady Mary Ann Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 O Lady Mary Ann stood by the castle wa'
Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 Now nature hangs her mantle green
Landlady Count the Lawin' Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Landlady, count the lawin'
Lass o' Ecclefechan Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 Gat ye me, o gat ye me?
Lass O' Ecclefechan (w. Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Gat ye me, o gat ye me
Last May a Braw Wooer Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Last May a braw wooer
Lay thy loof in mine, lass Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O lay thy loof in mine lass
Lea Rig Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 When o'er the hill the eastern star
Leeze me on my spinning wheel Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 O leeze me on my spinning wheel
Leezie Lindsay Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Will ye gang tae the hielands, Leezie Lindsay?
Let me in this ae night Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass O Let me in this ae night
Logan Water Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 O Logan sweetly didst thou glide
Long Winter Night Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 A long winter night
Louis what reck I by thee? Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Louis what reck I by thee?
Love will venture in Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 O Love will venture in
Mary Morison Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 O Mary at thy window be
Mauchline Lady Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 When first I ca' tae Stewart Kyle
McPherson's Farewell Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Farewell ye dungeons dark and strang
Meikle thinks my love Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 O meikle thinks my love o' my beauty
Mill, Mill O Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 As I cam' doon yon water side
Mill, Mill O (w. Rod & Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 As I cam doon yon water side
My ain kind dearie Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass Will ye gan o'er the learig
My Ain Kind Dearie (w. Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Will ye gan o'er the learig
My Collier Laddie Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 Whare live ye my bonny lass
My Father was a Farmer Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 My father was a farmer
My Love she's but a Lassie Yet There were minstrels LER 2106 oop My love she's but a lassie yet
My Love she's but a Lassie yet Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 My love she's but a lassie yet
My Love she's but a lassie yet Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 My love she's but a lassie yet
My Nanie, O Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 Behind yon hills where Lugar(Stinchar) flows
My Tocher's the Jewel Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 O meikle thinks my love o' my beauty
My Wife's a wanton wee thing Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 My wife's a wanton wee thing
Nine Inch will please a Lady Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Come rede me. dame
No Churchman am I Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 No Churchman am I
Now Nature hangs her mantle green Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Now Nature hangs her mantle green
Now westlin' winds Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Now westlin' winds, and slaughterin guns
O for ane and twenty, Tam Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 And O! for ane and twenty, Tam
O for ane-and-twenty, Tam Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 And O! for ane and twenty, Tam
O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles
O Merry hae I been Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 O merry hae I been
O that I had ne'er been married Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O that I had ne'er been married
Ode to Spring Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 When mawkin bucks at early
Of a' the Airts Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Of a' the airts Jean Redpath Live! JR 111 Dbl CD Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
On a bank of flowers Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 On a bank of flowers
Out over the Forth Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Out over the Forth, I look to the north
Parcel of Rogues in a Nation Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Fareweel tae a' our Scottish fame
Parnassus Hill Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 O were I on Parnassus Hill
Peg o' Ramsay Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Cauld is the e'enin' blast
Peggy Ramsay Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 Cauld is the e'enin' blast
Phillis the Fair Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 While larks with little wing
Ploughman Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 The ploughman he's a bonny lad
Ploughman Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 The ploughman he's a bonny lad
Ploughman Lad (with Ensemble) *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 The ploughman he's a bonny lad
Posie Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 O love will venture in
Rantin' Dog the daddie o't Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Oh, wha my babie-clouts will buy?
Rantin' dog, the daddie o't Ain Countrie FSS 0049 oop Oh, wha my babie-clouts will buy?
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 O rattlin' roarin' Willie
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 O rattlin' roarin' Willie
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie There were minstrels LER 2106 oop Rattlin' roarin' Willie
Red Red Rose *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 O, my love's like a red red rose
Red Red Rose Burns 1(Hovey) PH 1037 O, my love is like a red, red rose
Red Red Rose Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O, my love is like a red, red rose
Red red rose Jean Redpath Live! JR 111 Dbl CD O, my love is like a red red rose
Reel o' Stumpie Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 Wap and rowe
Robin Shure in Hairst Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Robin shure in hairst
Robin Shure in Hairst There were minstrels LER 2106 oop Robin shure in hairst
Rosebud by my early walk Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 A rosebud by my early walk
Sae Flaxen were her Ringlets Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Sae flaxen were her ringlets
Sae Flaxen were her Ringlets Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Sae flaxen were her ringlets
Sandy & amp; Jockie Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Twa bonny lads were Sandy and Jockie
Saw You my Maggie? (cf. Peggy) Love is Teasin JR 101 Saw you my Maggie?
She sat down below a thorn Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 She sat down below a thorn
She's fair and fause Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 She's fair and fause
Sheath and Knife Now and Then JR 110 O, it's whispered in the kitchen
Sheath and Knife There were minstrels LER 2106 oop It's whispered in the kitchen
Silver Tassie Ain Countrie FSS 0049 oop Gae fetch tae me a pint o' wine
Slave's Lament Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 It was in sweet Senegal
Song, Composed in August Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 Now westlin winds and slaughtering guns
Steer her up Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Steer her up and haud her gaun
Strathallan's Lament Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 Thickest night surround my dwelling
Sweetest May Burns 2 (Hovey) PH 1048 Sweetest May let love inspire thee
Tae the Weavers First Flight Rndr 11556 My heart was aince as blythe and free
Tae the Weavers Love Lilt and Laughter EKL 224 oop My heart was aince as blythe and free
Tam Glen Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 My heart is a-breaking, dear Tittie
Tam Glen Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 My heart is a-breaking, dear Tittie
Tam Lin Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 O I forbid you, maidens a'
Taylor fell through the bed Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 The taylor fell through the bed
Taylor fell through the bed Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 The taylor fell through the bed
There Grows a bonnie briar bush Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 There grows a bonnie briar bush
There Grows a bonnie briar bush Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 There grows a bonnie briar bush
This is no my ain Lassie Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 O this is no my ain lassie
Thou hast Left Me ever, Jamie *Miller's Reel BBC REH 737 Thou hast left me ever, Jamie
Thou hast left me ever, Jamie Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 Thou hast left me ever, Jamie
Tibbie Dunbar Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 O wilt thou go wi' me, sweet Tibbie Dunbar?
Tibbie, I hae seen the Day Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 O Tibbie, I hae seen the day
To the Weavers gin ye Go Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 My heart was aince as blythe and free
To the Weavers gin ye go Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 My heart was aince as blythe and free
Todlen Hame Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass When I hae a sixpence under my thumb
Turn again, thou fair Eliza Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Turn again, thou fair Eliza
Up in the mornin' early Haydn's Scottish Songs PH 1082 cass Cauld blaws the wind frae east tae west
Up in the Morning Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Cauld blaws the wind frae east tae west
Wantonness Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 Wantonness for ever mair
Weary pund o' tow Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 The weary pund, the weary pund
Were I on Parnassus Hill Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 O were I on Parnassus Hill
Wert thou in the Cauld Blast First Flight Rndr 11556 O wert thou in the cauld blast
Wert thou in the Cauld Blast Laddie Lie Near Me EKL 274 oop O wert thou in the cauld blast
Wert thou in the Cauld blast Laddie Lie Near me EKL 274 oop O wert thou in the Cauld blast
Wha is that at my Bower Door? Burns 4 (Hovey) PH 1072 Wha is that at my Bower Door?
Whare are ye gaun? Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Whare are ye gaun, my bonnie lass
Where are the Joys Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 Where are the Joys I have met in the morning
Where Braving Angry Winter's Storm Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Where Braving Angry Winter's Storm
Where Cart rins rowin' to the sea Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Where Cart rins rowin' to the sea
Whistle an' I'll come tae ye, my lad Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 O whistle an' I'll come tae ye, my lad
White Cockade Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 A Highland lad my love was born
White Cockade Burns 6 (Hovey) PH 1113 A highland lad my love was born
Will ye go to the Indes, my Mary? Burns 3 (Hovey) PH 1071 Will ye go to the Indes, my Mary?
Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed
Wilt thou be my dearie? Burns SMM CD #3 JR 105 Wilt thou be my dearie?
Winter it is past Burns 1 (Hovey) PH 1037 The winter it is past
Winter it is past Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 The winter it is past
Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon
Ye Jacobites by name Burns SMM CD #2 JR 104 Ye Jacobites by name lend an ear
You're Welcome, Willie Stewart Burns 5 (Hovey) PH 1093 You're welcome, Willie Stewart
Young Highland Rover Burns 7 (Hovey) PH 1126 Loud blaw the frosty breezes
Young Highland Rover Burns SMM CD #1 JR 103 Loud blaw the frosty breezes