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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Adam Skirving

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ADAM SKIRVING (1719-1803), Scottish song-writer, was born in Haddington in 1719. He became a farmer at Garleton, near Haddington, and died in April 1803. He was buried at Athelstaneford. His reputation rests on two Jacobite ballads on the battle of Prestonpans, one of which, "Hey, Johnnie Cope, are Ye Waking Yet ?" has a well-deserved place in most collections of Scottish songs.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Adam Skirving'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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