DESCRIPTION: "It's Tarvis parish that I cam frae... To the Fyvie lands in the mornin'." The singer works at Cameloun, where they make him rise too early and feed him dreadful food. He lists the people he works with. If any ask about him, he says to say he is gone
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: food hardtimes work farming
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #16, p. 2, "Cameloun"; "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 72-74, "Cameloun"(2 texts, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan3 389, "Cameloun" (6 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 260-261, "Cameloun" (1 text)

Roud #5592
cf. "Pitgair" (tune, per Greig)
NOTES [36 words]: Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Cameloun (389) is at coordinate (h4,v8) on that map [roughly 25 miles NNW of Aberdeen] - BS
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