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Postcard illustrating "Oh! Whistle & I'll come to you my lad!"

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Colour lithographic postcard of a cartoon illustrating a line from a Burns song, "Oh! Whistle & I'll Come To You My Lad". It is signed by its artist, "Cynicus" and was published by the Cynicus Publishing Company. It is typical of many early humorous postcards on a Scottish theme and was posted on 17 October 1904.

 

Robert Burns collected and refined this traditional song, sending his version to his publisher, George Thomson in August 1793.  It was published in "A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice" in 1817.  The light hearted lyrics and catchy tune make this one of his most popular songs.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 137mm, width 88mm
Source:
Robert Burns Centre
Accession number:
BUR/245
Digital Number:
BCBN050a
Creation Date:
c1904
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council