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Thread #63204 Message #1024862
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
25-Sep-03 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of New Scotland
Re your last post, George, looking for supplementary words to songs, I have also run across websites that took Mudcat material. How am I sure? The identical errors in spelling.
Don't know how good the history is, but when the Acadians were expelled, in the mid-1700s, Gov. Lawrence invited New Englanders to come. They became known as the "Planters." This was, however, a little after the appearance of the song in "The Gentleman."
The song does seem meant for immigrants, but going by the words, more likely those from Scotland rather than those from the south.