Farewell to Fintray
DESCRIPTION: "Pox upon poverty and all for want of cash Causes me and mony a bonny lad gang wintin his lass." The singer will leave tomorrow. He bids farewell to his sweetheart, family, friends, and Fintray's "beauties rare." His sweetheart chooses not to go with him.
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: poverty emigration parting Scotland separation abandonment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1533, "Farewell to Fintray" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES [24 words]: GreigDuncan8: "Learnt in Fintray fifty-five years ago. Noted December 1906."
Google maps places Fintray about 15 miles northwest of Aberdeen. - BS
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