Song of the Emigrant, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer is "lying on a foreign shore and hear[ing] the birdies sing." His hair is "mixed wi' siller threads" He remembers a girl "in years lang, lang gane," who used to sing the old songs, which he names. He'll sing of Scotland while he can.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3); 19C (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.70(29b))
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration Scotland nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 532, "The Song of the Emigrant" (1 text)
Roud #6011
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(29b), "The Song of the Emigrant," Poets Box (Dundee), c.1890
cf. "Scarborough Settler's Lament" and references there
File: GrD3532

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