Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Trad Tuesday - Is There for Honest Poverty by Old Blind Dogs


Today I've picked a Scottish song written by Robert "Rabbie" Burns in 1795. The verse is famous for its expression of egalitarian ideas of society which may be seen as expressing the ideas of liberalism that arose in the 18th century. Its also known as A Man's A Man for All That.

It has been sung by a number of artists but I like the uptempo version by Old Blind Dogs, the great Scottish folk group.