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Burns had intended the work to be published as part of Thomson's selection. However, he wrote to a friend that Thomson and he disagreed on the merits of that type of song. In his book, Urbani claimed "the words of The Red Red Rose were obligingly given to him by a celebrated Scots poet, who was so struck by them when sung by a country girl that he wrote them down and, not being pleased with the air, begged the author to set them to music in the style of a Scots tune, which he has done accordingly.
Other sources have been suggested as an inspiration for Burns. A contemporary poem, "O fare thee well, my dearest dear", written by a Lieutenant Hinches bears a striking similarity to Burns's verse, notably the lines which refer to "ten thousand miles" and "Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear". Of particular note is a collection of verse dating from around , The Horn Fair Garland , a copy of which is thought to exist bearing an inscription "Robine Burns aught this buik and no other".
The lyrics of the song are simple but effective. Improved and with Simple and Adapted Graces , claiming to have collaborated with Burns. For a full list of Burns tunes at this site, enter Robert Burns in the search engine. O, my luve is like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; O, my luve is like a melodie That's sweetly played in tune.
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