The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #182   Message #690689
Posted By: GUEST,nerd
15-Apr-02 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When First I Went to Caledonia
Subject: RE: When first I came to Caledonia
Tony Cuffe once told me that he met people in NS who remember Donald Norman's general store, where the character is refused credit. So it seems more likely early 20th C than 19th (though, of course, the floating verses are older).

I think it's great this song is being sung in the UK. I believe it was Tony who popularized it, and it's another piece of his remarkable legacy. We miss him here in the US!