DESCRIPTION: Singer wanders out to admire Copshawholm, where he grew up. "But there is not work for all And youth must wander from Their place of birth... I maun haste away." He will dream "of times to come When I shall end my days in... sweet Copshawholm."
AUTHOR: James Telfer (source: McMorland-Scott)
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (McMorland-Scott)
KEYWORDS: emigration farewell home parting unemployment work Scotland nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 30-31, 149, "Sweet Copshawholm" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: McMorland-Scott: Copshawholm is the old name for Newcastleton, a border region village. - BS
Last updated in version 3.2
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.