The Star o' Rabbie Burns

by James Thomson (words) James Booth (Music)

There is a star whose beaming ray
Is shed on every clime.
It shines by night, it shines by day,
And ne'er grows dim wi' time.
It rose upon the banks o' Ayr,
It shone on Doon's clear stream.
A hundred years are gane and mair,
Yet brighter grows its beam.

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Let kings and courtiers rise and fa'
This world has mony turns,
But brightly beams abune them aw'
The Star o' Rabbie Burns.

Though he was but a ploughman lad
And wore the hodden grey,
Auld Scotland's sweetest bard was bred
Aneath a roof o' strae.
To sweep the strings o' Scotia's lyre,
It needs nae classic lore;
It's mither wit an' native fire
That warms the bosom's core.

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On fame's emblazon'd page enshrin'd
His name is foremost now,
And many a costly wreath's been twin'd
To grace his honest brow.
And Scotland's heart expands wi' joy
Whene'er the day returns
That gave the world its peasant boy
Immortal Rabbie Burns.

Chorus

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Jan 15, 2016
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Backing Track Of The Star o' Rabbie Burns NEW
by: Anonymous

Backing Track Of The Star o' Rabbie Burns Available on this link https://goo.gl/SrJ2H7

Jan 15, 2016
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Backing Track Of The Star o' Rabbie Burns NEW
by: Anonymous

Backing Track Of The Star o' Rabbie Burns Available On This Link https://goo.gl/SrJ2H7

Jan 24, 2015
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BACKING TRACK FOUND FOR THIS!
by: Jean

I did write about 15 minutes ago about the site I found for lots of Scottish folk songs, who very kindly did a backing track for 'The Star of Robbie Burns' after I sent them the copy of the music, but the message has not appeared.
In case I didn't load it correctly, I thought I'd better send another message.
It is now on their web site and I can recommend it. Go to youraccompanist.com

Jan 14, 2015
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Backing track
by: Jean

I,too,require a backing track for 'The Star o' Rabbie Burns' and other well known Scottish folk songs but no-one seems to do them. Can anyone help?

Jan 11, 2015
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Rousing and celebratory
by: Anonymous

Can be very rousing when many join in with the chorus........ a ceremonial song for a legend!

Nov 17, 2014
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great service
by: Peter Parsons

Thanks for a great quick service

Nov 17, 2014
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great service
by: Peter Parsons

Thanks for a great quick service

Jan 04, 2014
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The musical score for "The Star O Robbie Burns
by: Anonymous

I have the musical score for this song, I need background music (Karaoke if nessecery) of this song, along with My Love is Like a Red Red Rose, and A Man's a Man...
Hope someone can help within the next week

Jan 16, 2013
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Need the Music for The Star O' Rabbie Burns
by: J.Grey

Can anyone send me a copy of the music for
'The Star O' Rabbie Burns? Soon!

Oct 30, 2012
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Sheet misic /bagpipes
by: Robert

Hi,
I have been trying to find the sheet music for The Star o Rabie Burns for the bagpipes but to no avail.can anyone help me.

Feb 03, 2012
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by: Graeme Henderson

Was there ever a country like Scotland that gave the world so much..and Rabbie Burns is truly our star..may all the Scots world wide keep their gift that is ours. Graeme.

Apr 19, 2011
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Find the Music
by: Stan Horn

I have had to sing The Star unaccompanied and would like to have the sheet music to encourage my choir to sing the chorus. I did not sing it with the choir but in Karaoke

Jan 23, 2010
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Having the Same Problem, I'm the tenor!!
by: Anonymous

I cannot find the sheet music anywhere? Any suggestions?

Dec 31, 2009
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The Music for the Star O' Rabbie Burns?
by: Sandy Robinson

Hi
I have been trying to find a copy of the sheet music or a good recording of the tune to the song.
We are having Burns Supper in our local Masonic Lodge on Jan. 7th, but cant seem to find the music to this great Burns tribute.
Any ideas??

Have a Happy New Year
And a nip o' scotch whiskey for Auld Lang Syne !!

Sandy Robinson
P.O. Box 640, Jasper, AB, Canada, T0E 1E0

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Nov 16, 2007
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Great Tribute
by: May

I am a real fan of Rabbie - and this poem is a great tribute to him.

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