If you, like me, have wondered about the "old tunes" that Carroll wanted preserved for his songs, then listen to this Youtube clip of the Corries singing "Bonny Dundee." You might recognise the song in Looking Glass which Carroll intended to be sung to it.



'To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said
"I've a sceptre in hand, I've a crown on my head.
Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be
Come and dine with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!"'

'Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran:
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the teaŚ
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!'

'"O Looking-Glass creatures," quoth Alice, "draw near!
'Tis an honour to see me, a favour to hear:
'Tis a privilege high to have dinner and tea
Along with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!"'

'Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink,
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink:
Mix sand with the cider, and wool with the wineŚ
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety-times-nine!'