My Hielan Hame
DESCRIPTION: The singer will not leave his Highland home, where his parents are buried. He is not tempted to leave by promises of "wealth and ease... gold and fame... a glorious name...." "Flowers may bloom fer ayont the sea But oh, my Hielan hame for me."
EARLIEST DATE: before 1911 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.14(27) but see the notes)
KEYWORDS: homesickness emigration gold work Scotland father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 97, 153, "My Hielan Hame" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, 2806 c.14(27), "My Hieland Hame" ("I canna leave my hieland hame"), J. Lindsay (Glasgow), 1851-1910; also 2806 c.11(25), "My Hielan' Hame"
NOTES: McMorland-Scott dates what is probably Bodleian 2806 c.11(25) "probably circa 1880." - BS
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