Daily Archives: September 24, 2013

Idler vocal workshop 24 September 2013 - My Love is like a Red, Red Rose - R Burns, arr, Diana de Cabarrus

This is a well known Burns song, with an interesting background-he apparently noted the lyrics down as he heard them sung by a young girl, rather than composing them himself. Burns was an avid collector of songs as well as writing them.

Here are the individual vocal parts you can refer to. They’re in midi, which isn’t an aurally expressive format, but you will at least get the notes. The full arrangement is at the bottom. It will sound much better sung by humans!

Soprano RRR

Alto RRR

Tenor RRR

Bass RRR

My_Love’s_like_a_Red_Red_Rose (all vocals)


O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!