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Richard Gall (1776–1801)

Gall, Richard. A Scottish song-writer; born at Linkhouse, Dec. 1776; died in Edinburgh, May 10, 1801. He was successively a carpenter, printer, and traveling clerk. Burns and Thomas Campbell were among his friends. Several of his songs were set to music, and were popular. Two of these, ‘The Farewell to Ayrshire’ and that beginning “Now bank and brae are clad in green,” are often credited to Burns.