No. 162. Jockie 's taen the parting kiss.
No. 162. Jockie 's taen the parting kiss. Currie, Works, 1800, iv. 97 ; Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 270, 'Written for this work by Robert Burns'; Edinburgh edition, 1877, and Centenary Burns, 1897. Stenhouse remarks that ' this charming song was written by Burns for the Museum ' (Illustrations, p. 490).
The tune is probably English, and the copy is a bad setting of Bonie lass take a man in the Caledonian Pocket Companion, c.1759, xi. 18, which, according to Mr. Glen, was one of the airs sung in Mitchell's opera, Highland Fair, 1731.