Bob Hay and the Jolly Beggars photo Burns' Night 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Hendershot's, in The Bottleworks, 237 Prince Ave, Athens, GA

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars was formed in 2002 after Bob played his first all Burns show... more

Robert Burns was born in 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of... more

Bob Hay and the Jolly Beggars drawing

Toils Obscure (2004)

Toils Obscure cover

"Toils Obscure is the right title for an album if ever there was one."
- Peter Massey, The Green Man Reivew

To hear a song, click the audio widget play button. To read the lyrics, click the song title. To stream the whole album, click on the album cover above.

Rantin' rovin' Robin Rob Mossgiel Green grow the rushes Bard of no regard Hughie Graham Willie brew'd a peck o' maut The lea-rig Bonnie Doon Collier Laddie Crowdie For a' that

Tam Lin (2006)

Tam Lin cover

Tam Lin (also Tamlane or Tom Lane) is an ancient ballad, cited as early as 1549, which Robert Burns collected and published in 1792... more

To hear a song, click the audio widget play button. To read the lyrics, click the song title. To stream the whole album, click on the album cover above.

Bonnie Ann Sandy and Jockie Handsome Nell Whistle o'er the lave o't The rantin' dog Big belly'd bottle Awa, Whigs, awa! The gloomy night Meg o' the mill Lady Onlie, honest lucky Duncan Gray Blythe hae I been Tam Lin Caledonia I love my Jean A red, red rose Guidwife count the lawin Ae fond kiss

Bawdy Noise (2009)

Bawdy Noise

In their third album of songs by Robert Burns, the band explores some of the Bard's bawdy songs... more

To hear a song, click the audio widget play button. To read the lyrics, click the song title. To stream the whole album, click on the album cover above.

The de'il came fiddlin' Act Sederunt / O'er the moor My girl, she's airy There's news, lasses, news As I was a-wandrin' My spouse Nancy Epitaph on Cap. Matt. Henderson Wanderin' Willie Where Helen lies When princes and prelates Charlie, he's my darlin' The ploughman Nine inch Content'd wi' little I sing of a whistle Ca' the yowes
Hana Hay's painting
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