While Robert Burns is celebrated today for his body of poetry, the composer of Auld Lang Syne was also the composer or arranger of more than three hundred songs. A Rosebud by My Early Walk is set to the traditional tune The Shepherd’s Wife and it was a favourite of drawing room musicians for many years. According to at least one researcher, the ‘rosebud’ was the daughter of a family with whom Burns lived while recovering from a broken leg. The girl was just twelve years old, and, as a young musician, played Burns's songs to him on harpsichord. The sheet music includes a version in C and in D.