Welcome tae oor page aboot The Muckle Sangs.
We’re nae gan tae ging intae lots o detail aboot fit they are an far they cam fae, we’re jist gan tae gee a wee taste fae this kist o ancient tales in the Scots leid.
We hope it’ll get ye interested enough tae find oot mair aboot them and tae twig fou rich the Scots leid can be.
The ful collection is three hunner an five ballads, but we’re jist gan tae look at a puckle o them wi gweed stories.
Fit are Muckle Sangs?
Muckle Sangs is anither name for the traditional ballads that hae been passed doon in faimlies an communities for hunners o years. They’re really jist stories wi a tune, and because they wir passed on bi wird-
Awa back in the 18th & 19th centuries, a lot o cliver fowk collected these sangs so they widna be lost. Then, in the second half o the 19th century an American Professor caed Francis James Child gaithered a these sangs the-