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Thread #63204   Message #1024525
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
24-Sep-03 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Hi George,
Many emigrants left Alba seeking a better life based on false promise of riches in the new land. This song could well be written to entice settlers, but I wonder.....
If it predates 1750 most people (emigrants) would not have understood the Bearla lyrics . Do you suppose that this may have been a translation from the Gaidhlig?
             Sandy