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Tannahill, Robertlocked

(1774–1810)
  • William Donaldson

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Tannahill, Robert (1774–1810), songwriter, was born in Paisley on 3 June 1774, the fifth child of the seven sons and one daughter of James Tannahill, silk gauze weaver from Kilmarnock, and his wife, Janet Pollock, daughter of a farmer near Beith. Tannahill began to write verses while still at school, and at about the age of twelve was apprenticed as a cotton weaver. He worked in ...

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R. Chambers, ed., (1832–5) [1st edn; many edns to 1875]
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