In the late 1819s
Cunningham was asked by Robert Cromek to help gather old songs for Cromek’s
book called Robert Hartley Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale
Song. Cummingham successfully presented several of his own imitations of ballads and Jacobite songs as old
originals. One of these was ‘My Ain Countrie’.
The tune is said
to be ‘A Gaelic air’.
For use of the
same tune for a joint Scottish-Russian piece called ‘Winter Night’, [make this link]
This site is created and maintained by Ewan McVicar.
This site is to replace the Education Scotland Scotland's Songs site that was 'taken down' in January 2017.