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Thread #46759   Message #966648
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Jun-03 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Jamie Raeburn's Farewell
Subject: Origins: Jamie Raeburn's Farewell
I guess we could explore this song a bit more. Here's the entry from the Traditional Ballad Index.
-Joe Offer-

Jamie Raeburn (Caledonia)

DESCRIPTION: "My name is (Jamie Raeburn), in Glasgow I was born." Convicted (of a crime he did not commit), he has been sentenced to transportation. He bids farewell to family, sweetheart, and his beloved home in Caledonia. He hopes to return when free
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: transportation separation farewell Scotland
FOUND IN: Australia Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 85-86, "Caledonia"; 245-246, "Caledonio" (2 texts, 2 tunea)
SHenry H151, p. 124, "Jamie Raeburn's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 357-358, "Jamie Raeburn's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacSeegTrav 94, "Jamie Raeburn" (1 text, 1 tune)

File: MA085

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