Burns by Burns Robert
In his short life Robert Burns forged for himself a reputation as a poet and songwriter that has never been eclipsed. Today more than 200 years after his death his verse remains among the most popular in the world. Best known for his dialect lyrical verse on nature love patriotism and rural life as well as for such well-loved songs as 'Auld Lang Syne' and 'Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn' ('Scots Wha Hae') he was equally as skilful with great lyrics on philosophical subjects. Offering everything from simple ballads to great set pieces like 'Tam O'Shanter' this collection celebrates the work of the poor farmer-turned-exciseman who became literally the voice of an entire nation.