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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of Material Relating to "Dumbarton's Drums"

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: May 2, 1967

Chambers, Robert.
The Scottish Songs. Two volumes, Edinburgh: William Tait, 1829. Vol. 1, pp. 59-60: text and discussion.

Dick, James C.
Notes on Scottish Songs by Robert Burns. London, 1908. Pp. 31, 94: discussion. Reprinted with Dick's The Songs of Robert Burns and Davidson Cook's Annotation of Scottish Songs by Burns, with forward by George Henry Farmer, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1962.

Glen, John.
Early Scottish Melodies. Edinburgh: J. & R. Glen, 1900

Goldstein, Kenneth S.
"Robert "Fiddler" Beers and His Songs: A Study of the Revival of a Family Tradition." In: Two Penny Ballads and Four Dollar Whiskey: A Pennsylvania Folklore Miscellany, edited by Kenneth S. Goldstein and Robert H. Byington, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, Inc., for the Pennsylvania Folklore Society, 1996, pp. 33-50. Text, tune and extensive discussion.

Johnson, James.
The Scots Musical Museum. Edinburgh, 1788. Volume 2, p. 160, number 161: text and tune. 4th edition (1853) reprinted with William Stenhouse's Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland (see below) and foreward by George Henry Farmer, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1962.

Lurtsema, Bob.
"Dumbarton's Drums." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 5, November 1966, p. 32. Text, tune, and discussion.

Ramsay, Allan.
The Tea-Table Miscellany. Edinburgh: A. Ramsay, 1724. [Volume 1.] First printing of text.

Musik for the Scots Songs in the Tea-Table Miscellany, Glasgow; 1725-1726. Pp. 98-99: first printing of tune.

[no author]
The Singer's Companion. New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1854. Pp. 104-105: text and tune.

Stenhouse, William.
Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland. Edinburgh and London, 1854. Pp. 149-150: discussion. Reprinted as volume 2 of James Johnson's The Scots Musical Museum (see above), Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1962.

Thompson, William.
Orpheus Oaledonius: A Collection of Scots Songs Set to Music. Second edition, two volumes, London, 1733. Volume 2, pp. 16-17, number 8: first printing of text and tune. Reprinted in one volume with forward by George Henry Farmer, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1962.

[no author]
The Vocal Enchantress. London: J. Fielding, 1783.

 

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