Written by Robert Burns to commemorate the hapless love of a young Ayrshlre lass for faithlessness of a local laird. 'Most bitter sorrow shrined in strain most sweet'. The River Doon runs near where Burns was born in Alloway and is featured in his famous tale of Tam 0' Shanter, who was chased across it by Cutty Sark and her fellow witches. Burns was often to be seen walking by its banks, deep in thought.
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