Exiled Crofter's Lament, The

DESCRIPTION: "We're awa, we're awa frae the auld country, To a far awa land, far o'er the sea." "In the wee crofter's garden... nae crofters' families appear on the scene... They are chased ower the ocean that sportsmen may reign." The singer wishes he were home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord), reportedly from a Canadian book published 1812
KEYWORDS: home separation emigration
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 366, "The Exiled Crofter's Lament" (1 text)
Roud #4597
NOTES [20 words]: Obviously a composed item about the Highland Clearances, and probably not traditional -- but surprisingly effective. - RBW
File: Ord366

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