DESCRIPTION: "Come a' my young lads, ye'll mak haste and be ready... An' we ane and a'... Maun leave Tochineal, nae mair to come back." "Awa to the West we maun a' gang thegither." Many are forced to depart; the singer laments that the new home will not be Tochineal
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: home emigration
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 374, "Tochineal" (1 text)
Ord, p. 353, "Tochineal" (1 text)
NOTES [82 words]: Nowhere does this song explain the reason for this mass emigration, but one has to suspect it is the result of the Highland Clearances.
Given the title and the metrical form, I suspect this of having been sung to "Teddy O'Neill," though neither Ord nor Grieg had a tune. - RBW
GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Tochineal (374) is at coordinate (h6-7,v5) on that map [roughly 45 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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