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rumgumption Origins: When First I Went to Caledonia (74* d) RE: Origins: When First I Came to Caledonia 20 Nov 05

I've wondered myself about those starving slaves, but I have no further light to shed. Anyone else?

In the next verse, I learned the end of the first line as "to buy some brochan" and assumed it meant porridge (also from the Scots Gaelic) rather than footwear. I don't know whether it's brochan until it's cooked though--if not, then the idea would make little sense.

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