New Plantation, The
DESCRIPTION: "Our bonnie laddies are a' gaun awa' To plenish the new Plantation." After crossing the ocean they are welcomed with food and a girl. But the girls are yellow and "a piece of gold ... Was all they had for a napkin." The singer wishes he had never come.
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: emigration settler
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #132, p. 2, "The New Plantation" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 536, "The New Plantation" (1 text)
NOTES: Just which "new plantation" is this? Someplace in America? West Indies? Cape Breton? - BS
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