The website for Dr Martin Shaw OBE FRCM (1875 –1958)

"Aft hae I roved by bonnie Doon to see the woodbine twine, and ilka bird sang o' its love..."

Ye Banks and Ye Braes


Traditional Scots Song. First bars of sheet music fading out into a circle with the title etc. Musical instructions, 
        'rather slowly'.


31: Ye Banks and Ye Braes

Recording Artists: Iain Burnside & Andrew Kennedy

This is Shaw’s arrangement of a traditional Scot’s song. Something to be sung on Burns Night perhaps, after the haggis has been addressed and eaten. It was published in the keys of F, G, and A.

The light Scots dialect includes the word ‘braes’ which are the ‘hillsides’, and ‘ilka’, which means ‘every’.


Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) Cramer 1925 currently out of print