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Poems and ballads


Answeir to the Englisch Ballad
Ballad of Archibald Douglas
Ballad of Chevy Chase
Chief Douglas' Daughter
Death of Archibald Douglas, 1667
Death of Douglas of Dornock
Douglas of Springwood Park Music
Flodden, a poem by Sir Walter Scott
James the Good
Jamie Douglas - a poem
Northumberland Betrayed By Douglas
Sea Shanties
The Black Douglas
The Douglas Parade March
The Douglas Tragedy
The Flowers of the Forest
The Heart of Bruce
The Heart of Douglas, poem
Waly Waly


Dumbarton's Drums
Earl of Morton's Jig
Lady Mary Douglas's Reel
Miss Ann Douglas of Brigton's jig
Miss Douglas of Brigton strathspey
Miss Douglas of Brigton's reel
Morton's Maggot
Morton's Reel
Mrs Douglas of Brigton strathspey
The Ballad of Kinmont Willie
The Buke of the Howlat


A poem imagines William, the 8th Earl's refusal to agree to the King's demands:

'No, by the cross it may not be;
I've pledged my knightly word',
And like a thundercloud he scowled,
And half unsheathed his sword.
Then drew the King that jewelled glaive,
Which gore so oft had spilt
And in the haughty Douglas' heart
He sheathed it to the hilt.




See also:
Ballad of the Black Douglas
Annie Laurie/Mawellton's Braes
Lady Mary Douglas' Reel
Lady Douglas of Bothwell
A Jig for Major William Hew Sholto Douglas
Castle Dangerous
Douglas Parade March
The Douglas Strthspey
Morton's Hornpipe (aka Morton's Reel)
Douglas Castle - March
A selection of recordings can be found in our community video section.
There is a pipe tune: Lt. Col. J.S. H. Douglas, O.B.E.



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See also our list of poets


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