“Scotland's Burning”


"Scotland's burning, Scotland's burning, Look out, look out, Fire, fire, fire, fire, Pour on water, pour on water."


No doubt some enterprising folklorist has attributed this to one or another of Scotland's various political crises (e.g. the period between the death of Alexander III and the accession of Robert the Bruce). Me, I think it's just a round. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 150, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text)
  2. Linscott, p. 283, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 412, "Scotland's Burning" (1 text)
  4. Roud #3752
  5. BI, FSWB412D


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910 (Brown)
Keywords: nonballad
Found in: US(NE,SE)