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October 06, 2008

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That Robert Burns was pretty cute!

Bobby Dylan's choice is wonderful. Of course, Dylan seems to like a whole lot about Scotland. Sometime, probably mid-2006, he and his brother, David, bought Aultmore House, a mansion in Cairngorms National Park near Nethybridge, Inverness-shire.

Dylan, after all, is the guy who wrote "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" and "Highlands" (on the "Time Out of Mind" album), and in 2004 he did get an honorary degree from St. Andrews.

Dylan also adapted a Scottish folk song for "The Times They Are A-Changin'." For those interested, it was Hamish Henderson’s "The 51st (Highland) Division’s Farewell to Sicily."



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