An introduction for a reprint of the first edition of The Merry Muses of Caledonia, collection of (sometimes) bawdy songs, including some by Burns, first printed in 1799, probably in Edinburgh, for the Crochallan Fencibles. an Edinburgh social club to which Burns belonged.
2018, pages 99-111.
(c) G. Ross Roy and the University of South Carolina Press, 1999. First published as a separate pamphlet, boxed with the facsimile of The Merry Muses of Caledonia (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999), and also in Burns Chronicle (1999): 128-135. Reprinted by permission of the University of South Carolina Press.